Restaurants in Murfreesboro

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Since its first restaurant—literally a small, converted shack—opened in 1980, Uncle Bud's has filled its menu of Southern-style eats with golden-brown morsels of fried catfish, chicken, and shrimp. Succulent strips of chicken are breaded by hand before plunging into the deep fryer, and everything from catfish fillets and frog legs to wild-gator tails pile onto dishes such as the Bayou platter. The scent of fried po’ boys fills the dining area, which is decorated with license plates and vintage camping supplies, where patrons can happily slake their hunger or pack up carryout containers with family-size helpings large enough to feed an entire terracotta army.

1618 Northwest Broad Street
Murfreesboro,
TN
US

Barbecue is about balance, about finding the right suspension of smoky and sweet flavors even if it requires hours of labor and patience. At Slick Pig BBQ, chefs achieve flavor harmony by slow cooking and saucing up meats—which range from classic ribs to honey-barbecue wings—and then plate them with requisite sides such as corn bread, turnip greens, and mac ‘n’ cheese. They also tantalize visitors with an array of Southern staples, frying up catfish, baking chess pie, and sweetening tea by telling it how special it is.

1920 E Main St
Murfreesboro,
TN
US

There's no shortage of rays to soak in at Hot Spot Tanning. The salon offers bed tanning, standup spray tanning, and even a mobile airbrush outfit. This breadth of bronzing options makes it easy to achieve a summery glow without going to the pool or that scary, sandy place where the land suddenly turns into water. In addition to darkening complexions, Hot Spot Tanning specializes in red-light therapy, which can help improve skin's tone and texture.

225 N Rutherford Blvd.
Murfreesboro,
TN
US

Licensed massage therapist Anji Cruz is a believer in the positive effect of bodywork on the mind. Each strategically placed knead has the power to release endorphins, calm the psyche, or boost sudoku proficiency. Anji is skilled at many different massage modalities, including deep-tissue and Swedish work.

1850 Memorial Blvd., Ste. 203
Murfreesboro,
TN
US

A small independent coffee shop that offers more than just a cup of delicious specialty grade coffee. Uniquely hand-crafted sandwiches, specialty coffee drinks like you've never seen before and freshly baked goodies prepared daily are just a few things we offer here at Jozoara Coffee Shop.

536 N Thompson Ln
Murfreesboro,
TN
US

At Otter’s Chicken Tenders, patrons can chow down on chicken that's hand-breaded and never frozen. The family-friendly restaurant boasts 101 ways to eat chicken—43 more than the ways to eat pudding and 100 more than the ways to munch on highbrow caviar. Try these myriad variations with menu items such as Otter's chicken boxes, which are served with fries and a choice of sauce: Otter's sauce, barbecue sauce, spicy buffalo sauce, ranch, or honey mustard. The homemade chicken salad box meal ($5.99) can be served on wheat bread or in a wrap, while the chicken sandwich box ($6.79) bookends departed cluckers with a seeded bun. Other items include a seven-piece tenders basket with Texas toast ($9.99), a chicken wrap ($5.79), and a Caesar salad with chicken tenders ($7.49). Dive into an appetizer basket of fried pickles ($5.29 for the full order) without taking a dip in the neighbor’s backyard dill-pickle pool, or streak by on a buzz-inducing Slip 'n Slide with domestic ($3) and import ($3.50) beers.

1970 Medical Center Pkwy
Murfreesboro,
TN
US