Johnson City, Tennesse?
Anything happening in this city worth the drive?
It's mostly chains. Some better than others. Good barbeque nearby in Elizabethton - Ridgewood Barbeque ( google directions - it's hard to find)
Depending on where you are driving from, you might want to look up Townhouse Grill in Chillhowie Va. There are several glowing posts on Chowhound on this place if you are looking for a "fine dining" experience.