Eastern Tennessee's Top 5 Rated Steak House- Known for our lean Angus burgers, mouth watering steaks & fork tender prime rib, slow cooked for 8 hrs. with our special house rub. The Fox also caters & has banquet facilities for up to 175 people with full lounge & dance floor. Where old world charm meets southern hospitality.
Modern hanging lamps glow like downturned martini glasses, casting buttery light onto Angus beef burgers, New York-style deli sandwiches, and combination platters of deep-fried catfish and 10-ounce sirloin steak. Through a cacophony of clinking billiard balls and rapid-fire darts, servers emerge with chilly brews by the draft or bottle. After catching the game on one of The Shack In Kodak's flat-screen TVs, guests can peruse the indoor veranda, which houses live bands on the weekends and choreographed dance routines by inanimate objects after hours.
Pork loin, ham, turkey breasts, and certified Angus beef slow cook over plumes of piquant smoke at Clint's BBQ & Country Cookin', where plates of country-fried steak and deep-fried okra crown blue gingham tablecloths. Clint himself takes to the eatery's stage on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights, where he and a small band croon and pluck guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, and an upright bass beneath an antique Texaco marquee. Retro ephemera plaster the walls in the slope-roofed dining room, where old license plates hang beside photographs and metal placards painted with classic advertisements for Beech-Nut, Coca-Cola, and Acme teleporters.
Thick curtains separate Bistro 109’s interior from the light and clamor of the street, allowing for the intimacy of a meal shared by flickering candlelight. The quiet dining room also contrasts with the bistro’s kitchen, where chefs glaze duck breast with Vermont maple syrup and sear filets of yellowtail tuna. While they craft these and other dishes from sustainable and organic ingredients, a musician stationed in the front of the restaurant taps the ivories on a baby grand piano and twirls his finger around the rims of nearby wine glasses.
Near the banks of the Clinch River, visitors enter River Place on the Clinch, a community-based development equally committed to preserving the environment and the spirit of Appalachia. With a knack for eco-tourism, its staff has created an outdoor oasis complete with river activities, a local market, and a Southern-style café.
Boasting Class I and II rapids, Clinch River beckons rafts, kayaks, and canoes into its waters. The waterway flows on an 850-acre portion of the Kyles Ford Preserve. Echoing River Place's mission of conservation, groups work to save the preserve's endangered freshwater mussels. The area also hosts campsites, furnished wood cabins, and a restored retreat center for people looking to escape the monotonous monotony of everyday life.
A statue of Old MacDonald himself greets visitors to Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf, a floppy straw hat casting a shadow across his overalls. His arm is locked in a neighborly wave in front of a gauntlet of animated farm animals and barnyard scenes surrounding three 18-hole mini-golf courses. Ceramic pigs sun themselves alongside a winding stream and wily rabbits poke their heads out of burrow holes. A classic red barn serves as the clubhouse, where players can discuss highlights of the round and arcade games release happy digital chatter like a calculator dreaming about pi.
Crowned Best Overall Restaurant by the Knoxville News Sentinel in 2010, Puleo’s Grille takes tongues on a whirlwind taste tour with its eclectic menu of Southern and Italian classics. Circle tooth wagons around scrumptious orders of fried green tomatoes partnered with a savory side of stone-ground cheese grits and country gravy ($6.99), or lay a delectable claim on Italian mainstays such as lasagna ($11.99) or artichoke- and caper-flecked chicken piccata, which gets its beauty sleep atop a bed of linguini draped in lemon wine sauce ($14.99).