Restaurants in Tennessee

Admission to Tinsel & Twang Christmas Show with Dinner for Two or Four at The Nashville Palace (Up to 56% Off)

The Nashville Palace

McGavock Pike

Guests enjoy a holiday meal amid western decor while classic country and holiday tunes drift though one of Nashville’s most revered venues

$100 $45

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Indian Food and Drinks at Woodlands Indian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Woodlands Indian Restaurant

Knoxville

Dishes highlight culinary traditions from across the Indian subcontinent; many vegetarian options

$10 $5

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$16 for One Eight-Corner Pizza with Four Toppings and Breadsticks at Jet's Pizza ($29.78 Value)

Jet's Pizza

Chattanooga

Pizzeria specializing in deep-dish pies, as well as wings, salads, and subs

$29.78 $16

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Upscale Comfort Food for Two, Four, or for Take-out at Cloud 9 (Up to 43% Off)

Cloud 9

Clarksville

The creative menu makes it easy to try something new, like buffalo-style cauliflower or filet mignon nestled into a pile of mac ‘n’ cheese

$50 $29

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$12 for $24 Worth of Burgers and Drinks at Your Burger

Your Burger

Murfreesboro

Burgers made from high-quality beef, grilled salmon, or black beans nestle on plates next to sweet-potato fries, onion rings, and fruit cups

$12 $6

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Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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One- or Two-Dozen Gourmet Deviled Eggs or $17 for $40 Worth of Catering at Eggcellence

Eggcellence

Multiple Locations

Deviled eggs come in the classic Southern style or dressed up in Hawaiian, barbecue, Greek, and BLT varieties

$14 $5.50

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Seafood for Dine-In or Takeout at Cajun Catfish Company (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Cajun Catfish Company

Multiple Locations

Chefs cook Cajun favorites such as shrimp poboys and gumbo and fry USDA-certified farm-raised catfish fillets

$20 $12

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Southern Food at Fig Southern Bistro ($20 Value)

Fig Southern Bistro

Cleveland

Chef Ceasar Thomas cooks up Southern comfort-food favorites such as lemon pepper catfish, shrimp and grits, and smothered pork chops

$10 $5

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Mexican Cuisine for Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery at El Porton Mexican Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

El Porton Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Authentic Mexican dishes such as taquitos, carnitas, and tamales coupled with margaritas

$15 $8

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$11 for $25 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Cinco de Mayo Mexican Restaurant

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Guests dine on guacamole and chips followed by fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas, and combo plates at six different locations

$25 $11

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$24 for 2 Vouchers, Each Good for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food ($40 Value)

The Pizza Machine & Company

Gallatin

Over two visits, indulge in customizable hand-tossed pizzas, breadsticks, four flavors of dessert pizza, and fettuccine alfredo

$20 $12

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Southern Cuisine for Two or Four at Burchfield's (Up to 60% Off)

Burchfield's

Oak Ridge

Kettle-fried chicken and buttermilk waffles, sautéed shrimp over cheddar-cheese grits, fried-green-tomato BLTs, and more

$18 $7.50

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Classic American Cuisine at Venue 10 (Up to 48% Off). Two Options Available.

Venue 10

Spring Hill

Pulled pork sliders, black and blue burgers, and barbecue chicken pizza at a restaurant with a stylish lounge and billiards area

$25 $14

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Irish Food and Drinks at Irish Pub and Sports Grill (45% Off)

Irish Pub & Sports Grill

Maryville

American cuisine and Irish favorites like bangers and mash, corned beef bites, and pints of Guinness and a full bar headline the menu

$20 $11

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Barbecue and Housemade Sides for Two, Four, or Carryout at Tom's Blue Moon BBQ (Up to 40% Off)

Tom's Blue Moon BBQ

Lebanon

Cooks hickory-smoke Texas-style brisket, chicken, and pork ribs for 14 hours before finishing each dish with the family’s signature sauce

$20 $12

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American Food at Family Table (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Family Table

East Ridge

Casual American diner food such as sandwiches and burgers alongside calzones, pasta, chicken souvlaki, and pizza

$15 $8

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Farm-To-Table Southern Cuisine at Whitney Lee's Southern Sweets and Savories (Up to 53% Off)

Whitney Lee's Southern Sweets and Savories

Springfield

Enjoy upscale versions of farm-to-table Southern dishes, such as toasted pimento cheese sandwiches or Wild Gulf shrimp and grits

$40 $20

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$8 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at Plaza Mexican Bar and Grill

Plaza Mexican Bar and Grill

Goodlettsville

Tamales made from scratch, fajitas served in shelled-out pineapples, and halved poblano peppers with grilled chicken and melted cheese

$15 $8

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Pizza, Pasta, and Salad Buffet for Two or Four at Cici's Pizza (46% Off)

CiCi's Pizza

Sevierville

Pizza made with fresh dough lines the expansive buffet, along with pasta, salads, and desserts

$13.98 $7.50

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Classic Comfort Food at The Blueberry Pig (Up to 49% Off). Two Options Available.

The Blueberry Pig

Decatur

Wings, BBQ, ribs, pasta, burgers, and more at a casual restaurant where everything’s made from scratch

$20 $11

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Southern Food for Two or Four at Dunlap Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Dunlap Restaurant

Dunlap

Southern homestyle food includes chicken and dumplings, turkey and dressing, steaks, chicken pot pie, and home made desserts

$20 $12

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Barbecue at Parton’s Smokin’ Butz BBQ (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Parton’s Smokin’ Butz BBQ

Seymour

Barbecue restaurant with a menu of comfort food such as pulled pork, baked beans, and St. Louis–style ribs with Parton's signature rub

$20 $10

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Lunch or Dinner for Two or More at Strano Sicilian Kitchen & Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Strano Sicilian Kitchen & Bar

Memphis

Chef who trained in the US and Sicily cooks up wood-grilled specialties as interpretations of his Sicilian grandmother’s recipes

$45 $29

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$11 for $25 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Bria Bistro Italiano

Bria Bistro Italiano

Nashville

Cooks crown plates of spaghetti with housemade meatballs and stuff veal rollitini with mozzarella and prosciutto

$25 $11

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$7 for $15 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Mexico Lindo

Mexico Lindo

Knoxville

Traditional Mexican entrees and desserts such as burritos in green sauce, chicken fajitas, enchiladas, and flan

$15 $7

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Authentic Mexican Regional Cuisine at Ovalle's Mexican Cafe (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Ovalle's Mexican Cafe

Chattanooga

Chefs breath new life in traditional regional Mexican fare, such as mole and carne asada tortas, making everything from scratch

$20 $13

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Italian and Deli Food for Dinner for Two or Four or Lunch for Two at Relish (Up to 42% Off)

Relish

Clarksville

Dig into pizza, a sandwich, or pasta covered in housemade sauce; those who want pasta but can’t decide which can try the pasta sampler

$20 $12

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Japanese Food at Shiki Sushi (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Shiki Sushi

Franklin

Chefs craft pork gyoza dumplings, cut slices of fatty salmon or yellowtail, and bundle chef-selected sushi rolls in entrees

$20 $12

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$6 for $10 Worth of Gourmet Food at Simply Living Life

Simply Living Life

Brentwood

Meals made from locally sourced ingredients are available by the pound; choices include pasta primavera, chicken salad, and tomato soup

$10 $6

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Classic American Diner Food at Hot Rods 50's Diner (58% Off)

Hot Rods 50's Diner

Alcoa

More than 50 burgers such as 30-ounce Chubby burger; retro Americana decor

$12 $5

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Homestyle Comfort Food at Sawyer's Farmhouse Breakfast (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sawyer's Farmhouse Breakfast

Pigeon Forge

Restaurant conjures images of the American heartland with omelets, bison burgers, and the Mountain Man breakfast, served on two plates

$20 $12

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German-American Food at Grawemeyer's (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Grawemeyer's

South Main Historic District

Authentic German restaurant has a deli counter, seasonal entrees, and a full bar; piano music and trivia nights spice up evenings

$20 $11

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Dine-In or Takeout Pizza at Michaelangelo's Pizza (Up to 44% Off)

Michaelangelo's Pizza

Midtown

Build-your-own pies plus specialty pizzas that recreate philly cheesesteaks or chicken alfredo

$25 $14

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$13 for Chinese Buffet with Tea for Two at Mandarin House (Up to $23.96 Value)

Mandarin House

Knoxville

Diners pile plates at a buffet filled with more than 100 items that include traditional Chinese cuisine, salad, and dessert dishes

$23.96 $13

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Burgers, Fries, and Draft Beer For Two or More During Lunch or Dinner at Mervs Restaurant (Up to 40% Off)

Mervs Restaurant

Mountain Creek Road

Cooks at family-run diner hand-pat burgers served alongside homemade french fries and draft beer

$20 $12

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Fried Chicken, Fish, and Southern Food at Big Shake's Hot Chicken (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Big Shake's Hot Chicken & Fish

Franklin

Crispy-fried chicken and fish, sides such as mac and cheese, and desserts such as deep-fried oreos

$20 $12

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$10.50 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Coffee at Gatlinburg Parkway Coffee ($21 Value)

Gatlinburg Parkway Coffee

Gatlinburg

In a quaint shop with rustic siding and a handwritten chalkboard menu, visitors customize their coffee and cappuccino with 30 flavor options

$7 $3.50

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Latin-Fusion Food at Rumba Room (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rumba Room

Memphis

Menu of Latin-infused fare may include quesadillas, nachos, Rumba fries, and 12 flavors of wings including Caribbean jerk and lime spice.

$14 $7

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"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" at Music Valley Events Center February 18–March 1 (Up to 45% Off)

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)"

Music Valley Event Center

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Three-person cast embarks on a humorous, interactive, 90-minute romp through all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays

$22 $12

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Dine-In or Carry-Out at Azul Tequila Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Azul Tequila Mexican Grill

Farragut

Chicken, steak, and shrimp pile into fajitas as rice pairs with chicken and chips dive into salsa

$20 $11

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Sandwiches and Deli Fare at Mindy B's Deli (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Mindy B's Deli

Downtown Chattanooga

Homemade chili & desserts pair with sandwiches stuffed with gourmet ingredients such as roasted brussels sprouts, havarti & peppercorn bacon

$20 $11

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Pizza and Appetizers at Matteo's Pizza (Up to 45% Off)

Matteo's Pizzeria

Franklin

Red, white, or barbeque sauces, and toppings such as bacon and mushrooms, piled onto traditional or gluten-free pizza crusts

$20 $12

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Flame Grill Cuisine at Rockhouse Live (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rockhouse Live

Memphis

Fajitas, steaks, homemade queso, paninis, exotic chicken sandwiches, paninis, and more served amid live music and karaoke

$20 $10

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Northern Italian Cuisine or Takeout at Sole Mio (Up to 45% Off)

Sole Mio

Downtown Nashville

Dishes inspired by the owner’s hometown in Rimini, Italy include housemade pastas and sauces, veal, fresh seafood, meats, and tiramisu

$40 $22

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Italian and Mediterranean Food for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Mama Mia Cuisine (Up to 50% Off)

Mama Mia Cuisine

Knoxville

Classic American pizzeria fare includes buffalo wings, chicken parmesan, and pizza served with helpings of garlic butter and peperoncini

$40 $22

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Wings, Fish, and Sides at Saks Wing Shak ($30 Value)

Saks Wing Shak

Brainerd

Signature wings spun in any of nine sauces are served alongside fish, chicken tenders, and sides like fries and okra

$10 $5

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Southern Dinner at Kimbro's Pickin Parlor (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Kimbro's Pickin Parlor

Franklin

While dancing to live music in a former neighborhood store and Victorian cottage, dig into smoked chicken on Johnny Cakes or the meatloaf

$20 $12

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Irish Pub Food for Lunch or Dinner at Celtic Crossing (Up to 47% Off)

Celtic Crossing

Memphis

Pub with special soccer-game menu serves traditional and modern Irish food inside bar and out on patio, named city's best by Memphis Flyer

$15 $8

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Homestyle Country Cuisine at Norman Couser's Country Cooking (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Norman Couser's Country Cooking

Nashville-Davidson

Homestyle meals of turkey, baked chicken, and fried steak with white gravy comfort diners alongside sides of veggies and bread

$20 $12

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Gastropub Food at Armada (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Armada

Old City

Gastropub serves original cocktails alongside classics to complement small plates

$20 $11

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Barbecue and Café Food at The Purple Daisy Picnic Café (47% Off). Two Options Available.

The Purple Daisy Picnic Café

St. Elmo

Aluminum siding & antique baubles mingle with aroma of smoke-kissed pork & chicken barbecue selections at indoor & outdoor dining spaces

$15 $8

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Southern Food and Drinks at BeRatus Restaurant and Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

BeRatus Restaurant and Grill

Memphis

Chefs turn local ingredients into specialties from across the south, including fried green tomatoes and chicken and dumplings

$32 $16

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Cuisine at Nashville Street Tacos

Nashville Street Tacos

Nashville

Menu includes breakfast burritos, street corn, loaded nachos, chorizo quesadillas, tortilla soup, and beer-battered Alaskan cod tacos

$20 $12

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Bombay Palace ($28 Value)

Bombay Palace

Knoxville

Chicken marinated in yogurt and cooked in a clay oven, lamb blanketed in spicy almond sauce, and saffron shrimp atop basmati rice

$14 $6

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Two Loosie Stuffed Burgers or $12 for $25 Worth of American Food at Flynn's Restaurant & Bar

Flynn's Restaurant & Bar

Memphis

Loosie beef burgers are stuffed with other ingredients such as smoked pork or pepperoni; menu also includes ribs, catfish sandwiches & pizza

$18.50 $9.25

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$40 for a $50 Gift Card at Tin Roof

Tin Roof

Multiple Locations

Listen to live music and munch on pizzadillas and make-your-own nachos at a Music Row favorite

$50 $40

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$10 for $20 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Koko Japanese Grill (50% Off)

Koko Japanese Grill

Knoxville

Sizzling grilled chicken cutlets, seafood, and steak roll out of open kitchen; sushi chefs fashion specialty maki rolls

$20 $10

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$28 for the All-You-Can-Eat Dinner Buffet for Two at Eat Well Sushi & Grill (Up to $39.90 Value)

Eat Well Sushi & Grill

Bartlett Corporate Park

Innovative sushi rolls and a buffet of fresh tempura, sushi, and sashimi await guests in a dining room lined with aquariums

$39.90 $28

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International Cuisine for Dine-In, Carry-Out, or Catering at The Cookery (Up to 54% Off)

The Cookery

Nashville

Chefs-in-training cook up burgers, Australian meat pies, and loaded potatoes at restaurant and school that benefits homeless population

$16 $8

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Mediterranean Food at Aladdin Grill (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Aladdin Grill

Fort Sanders

Mediterranean classics plus dishes re-imagined as sandwiches, including a moussaka meatball-and-eggplant sandwich and spanakopita sandwich

$22 $13

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Three or Six Vouchers for $6 Worth of Casual American Cuisine at The Port Restaurant (45% Off)

The Port Restaurant

South Memphis Planning Dist

Nautically themed southern-style restuarant with barbecue wings, country fried steak, and deep-fried catfish sandwiches

$6 $3.33

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

The Old Spaghetti Factory

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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New American Dinner & Drinks for Two or Four, or Appetizer & Drinks for Two at Sapphire (Up to 44% Off)

Sapphire

Downtown Knoxville

Chefs tempt diners with refined interpretations of comfort foods that use locally sourced meat, cheese, & produce paired with gourmet drinks

$36 $21

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Two Groupons, Each Good for $7 or $14 Worth of Cuban Cuisine at Havana's Pilon (43% Off)

Havana's Pilon

Memphis Downtown

Pressed sandwiches, tender ropa vieja, and Cuban-style espresso drawn from Havana’s Chinatown neighborhood

$7 $4

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$17 for $25 Worth of Thai Food and Sushi at Orchid Thai & Sushi

Orchid Thai & Sushi

Nashville

Diners dig into a variety of MSG-free Thai dishes and sushi, including red, green, and yellow curries and crunchy eel rolls

$25 $17

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Pizza, Pasta, and Kabobs at Milano Pizza and Mediterranean (Up to 53% Off)

Milano Pizza and Mediterranean

Knoxville

Chefs toss pizzas and top with premium ingredients, and prepare classic pasta dishes and Mediterranean kabobs and entrees

$20 $10

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$19 for Two-Course Seafood Dinner for Two at Boneheads ($31.96 Value)

Boneheads

Colonial View Civic Club

Fresh local ingredients mix with seafood entrees and chicken smothered in piri-piri pepper sauce

$31.96 $19

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Seafood, Burgers, and Wings at Baja Grill (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Baja Grill

Nashville

Sports bar serves up a menu of pub-style classics such as mac and cheese, buffalo chicken wings, loaded nachos, and burgers and fries

$20 $12

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$16 for Two Visits for Sandwiches, Salads, and Breakfast Food at Benton's Cafe ($32 Value)

Benton's Cafe

Nashville

Biscuits and crossiants cradle bacon, ham, and eggs at breakfast; wraps, sandwiches, and salads tout fresh deli meats and veggies

$16 $8

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Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Suzy Wong's House of Yum (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Suzy Wong's House of Yum

Nashville

Press-lauded Asian tapas, specialty entrees, and yum bowls speckle tabletops in two-patio space owned by experienced local restaurateur

$40 $20

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$10 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Wings, and Salad for Carry-Out at Castrillo's Pizza

Castrillo's Pizza

Sylvan Park

Specialty pizzas, baked hot wings, and delectable calzones, pastas, salads, and subs are boxed up for carry-out orders

$20 $10

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Dine-In or Take-Out Southern Food at The WKND (Up to 50% Off)

The WKND

Nashville

Lounge mixes cocktails and serves updated southern cuisine, such as cajun shrimp and blackened catfish tacos

$20 $12

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Colombian Cuisine for Two or Four at Rico Ricky Y El Gordito (Up to 45% Off)

Rico Ricky Y El Gordito

Nashville

Chefs whip up Colombian cuisine, such as empanadas and Cuban sandwiches, before serving TropyMix ice cream

$20 $12

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$16 for Asian Cuisine and Rotating Sushi at Sushi Train ($30 Value)

Sushi Train

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

Fresh sushi and sashimi served on a moving conveyer belt; hibachi steak, crispy honey chicken, and other Asian specialties

$30 $16

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Sushi, Noodles, and Seafood at Nomzilla (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Nomzilla

Edgehill

A panoply of Japanese dishes, including spicy sushi rolls, sashimi, and seafood udon; vegan-friendly options

$8.50 $4

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$14 for $24 Worth of Italian Brunch Served 9 am-2 pm and Drinks at Coco's Italian Market and Restaurant

Coco's Italian Market and Restaurant

Nashville

Italian-style brunch dishes like eggs baked in marinara over homemade focaccia, Panatone holiday bread french toast, & a linguine frittata

$24 $14

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Subs and Salads at On Site Bites (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

On Site Bites

Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance)

Eatery creates sandwiches with fillings like corned beef, tuna, and ham, as well as wings and salads; tray includes eight full sandwiches

$5 $3

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Middle Eastern Dinner for Two or Four at Shish Kabob (Up to 45% Off)

Shish Kabob Nolensville

Nashville

Iranian restaurant features an authentic menu with skewers of lamb, salmon, and cornish hen

$20 $12

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Offering diners a varying selection of Southern classics and 14 protein-and fruit-packed smoothies, the chefs at Scales Café whip up healthy snacks and filling dishes anchored around farm-raised catfish. A dusting of seasoned cornmeal prepares their signature catfish fillets to swim laps in the deep fryer before emerging triumphantly with either a crispy golden coat or a gold medal. Cajun or ranch spice blends can flavor the fresh fish, or diners can forgo the crispy crust in favor of a grilled or skillet-blackened fillet. Although house-made hush puppies, french fries, and coleslaw accompany most entrees to the table, eight other side options, including velvety mac 'n' cheese and sweet-potato fries, can smother hunger like a mother who cleans her son’s dorm room. Straws plumb the creamy depths of Scales Café's smoothies, which are made from fresh fruits, crushed fruit concentrates, and protein boosts. Each sippable meal is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but steers clear of fat, lactose, and artificial flavors.

2857 Kirby Rd
Memphis,
TN
US

Fresh juice straight from the truck?that is the MO at Healthylicious, a food truck that vends nutrient-packed juices and smoothies to the public. Food-truck captain Karen Febles makes her concoctions using exotic fruits and vegetables, such as kale, dragon fruit and berries, straight from her very own farm, mixing up made-to-order smoothies and detoxifying cleanses. The latter includes two green blends made from leafy veggies and two red blends that contain beets, carrots, apples, and organic lemonade. Together, these elixirs help boost the immune system just in time for flu season or Bring Your Sick Relative to Work day.

3566 Greenside Drive
Memphis,
TN
US

A log cabin sits huddled in the woods as breezes sway rolling grasses and flowerbeds across the 1,120 acres that surround it. A Federal-style mansion stands tall against the sky, its columns flanking a towering front door and presidential balcony. Carrying on a 200-year tradition, The Hermitage tells the story of the presidential family, its plantation's slave population, and the atmosphere of the time through 32 historic buildings and more than a dozen archaeological sites.

The mansion and visitor center boast 3,000 original objects and 800,000 archaeological artifacts on display, as well as 1,200 printed items, 3,000 photographs, and 800 manuscripts bearing the president's original handwriting and cappuccino stains. The mansion's Greek-revival woodwork and mantels frame original wallpaper, and glass cases hold Andrew Jackson's authentic glasses, slippers, top hats, swords, and canes. Inside the visitor center, the Jacksons' actual private carriage guards a hallway leading to collections of artifacts from the plantation's slave families and communities. Most items in the collections were purchased directly from the Jackson family, though many artifacts were uncovered in the late 1800s by the historic Ladies' Hermitage Association when they broke ground for a new Olympic-sized swimming pool.

On the outdoor grounds, trained guides usher visitors to the first Hermitage, a log cabin where the Jackson family lived while the mansion was being built, and Alfred's Cabin, the preserved 1840s quarters of the former groundskeeper. In the garden, winding trails take visitors past period plants and the Grecian-style tombs of Andrew and Rachel Jackson. The rest of The Hermitage's grounds contain a network of winding walking trails, as well as grassy areas and cabins where museum staffers host events, weddings, and birthday parties. Across the grounds, interpreters in authentic period dress direct visitors to the sites of historic events and often train grade-school students to do the same through the center's special school programs.

4580 Rachels Ln
Hermitage,
TN
US

One of Tennessee's oldest independent eateries, the story of Peerless Restaurant begins more than 75 years ago with the Kalogeros family. And yet the founders' legacy endures not just through their descendents?the current owners?but also in the food. Many of the steak-and-seafood house's dishes come from decades-old Greek family recipes, and even the signature barbecue sauce hasn't changed since it was first concocted in 1938. Hand-picked and butchered Midwestern steaks are aged and grilled until caramelized. Tender chicken is marinated with Mediterranean spices and cheeses, or slathered in that iconic barbecue sauce and served country-style at the bottom of a giant tin drum. Fresh seafood?such as cold-water lobster, Maryland lump crab, and diver scallops?forms the foundation for the rest of the menu.

To match the eclectic selection of dishes, the bar specializes in mixing craft cocktails and curating a list of more than 50 international wines that's often explored during monthly tastings. At both Peerless locations, the sounds of clinking glasses, forks, and laughter echo throughout a palatial dining room characterized by rows of dark wooden booths and giant mosaic-style glass disks on the ceiling. Just out of sight, even more lavish rooms host banquets and other special events.

320 N Peters Rd
Knoxville,
TN
US

The chefs at Terra Nostra Tapas and Wine mix European, American, Asian, and Caribbean cuisines on a small-plates menu that changes daily, ensuring consistently fresh tastes. Within the bustling kitchen, they can be found architecting shareable servings of tender meats, fresh vegetables, and market fresh seafood. Servers keep diners hydrated as they pour out 80 wines by the glass and 90 wines by the bottle, offering palate-tickling quaffs that both sate grape thirsts and wash away tablemates' memories of conversational gaffes.

Terra Nostra's space comes to life with international art and nautical murals depicting schools of fish. Outdoor seating is available in a festive patio area, and indoor diners are arranged at spacious dining bars designed to foster sharing of food, conversation, and bootlegged films. Along with bringing the local community together over shared meals, Terra Nostra's staffers remain committed to serving the global community via work with charitable organizations. In 2010 and 2011, they took part in medical-relief mission trips to Ecuador.

105 Frazier Ave
Chattanooga,
TN
US

Sleek light fixtures dangle from Kohana Japanese Restaurant's ceiling and subtly illuminate a tidily minimal fleet of indigo and white chairs, booths abutting wavy-lined wall paneling, and plates featuring eats carefully crafted and presented by the chefs. Sharply dressed in the only two colors that can be worn together, black and white, servers march out with precisely sliced sections of signature dishes such as the Phoenix specialty roll, which combines spicy tuna, snow crab, and avocado with a multifaceted dressing. Non-sushi selections, such as crunchy shrimp tempura and baked salmon with eel sauce, also pair well with Kohana's selection of wine, beer, and sake.

120 Corporate Dr
Clarksville,
TN
US