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  • Saltchunk Feb 7, 2006 02:05 PM
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Need recommendations of any sort for Johnson City TN and the Tri-Cities area in general. What, aside from chain restaurants, does this area have to offer in the way of cuisine. Looking for ethnic possibilities, upscale, downhome - anything worth stopping in for a bite to eat. I'm really looking for stuff in Johnson City, but have expanded the search to the tri-cities with the hope of getting some responses. Thanks in advance - Saltchunk

PS - I checked out an earlier post re: Johnson City and Greeneville, but the response did not report any Johnson City restaurants.

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  1. Just outside of Johnson city in Hampton, Tn is a tremendous place called Charry Hill. I have had two excellent meals there, I am told that lots of people from JC make this their place to go. I had the crab au gratin both times and it was excellent.

    1. If you don't mind a bit of a drive (less than an hour on I-81) Abingdon, Va has several good places. Allisons for home cooking, Caroline's and Starving Artist for more trendy stuff. You can see their menus on line. Also there is a wonderful bakery, The Wildflour, that does sandwiches at lunch and serves dinner a couple of nights a week. I haven't eaten a meal there.

      Ridgewood Barbeque in Elizabethton always gets raves, but I wasn't that impressed

      Johnson City is mostly chains - some better than others (eg. Carrabas)

      1. COW & COFFEE HAS A ODD NAME. IT HAS THE BEST SANDWICH IN TOWN TOO. TRY THE GRILLED CHICKEN MEDITERANIAN ON THERE IN HOUSE MADE FLAT BREAD. THE ALSO HAVE THE TRADITIONAL LATTES ECT TOO. AND ICECREAM TOO. TRY A GOOEYCOWPHOOEY MILK SHAKE A TRUE JOHNSON CITY CLASSIC. LOCATED ON ROAN STREET BEHINF THE OLIVE GARDEN. LOTS A CHAINS IN JOHNSON CITY. COW AND COFFEE IS LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED.

        1. Peerless is a Johnson City institution. Great steaks and the who's who (whomever that may be) of Johnson City eat there.