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Oct 28, 2009 02:49 PM

Help! Need Johnson City, TN, recommendations...

Any cuisine, any price range, as long as it is non-chain, fresh, and GOOD. (Oh, and they've got to at least serve wine and beer.)

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  1. The main steak house, Peerless, in town is just off of I-26 and has earned its place in the city for being great for decades.
    Less expensive, on the other side of the interstate is StirFry Cafe, affliaited with the one in Knoxville. Well done Thai and Chinese (probably not Fushion).
    Both of these would have a bar with many to some options.

    You're not that far from Ridgewood BBQ, just up the road in Bluff CIty (there's a website) but I don't think they have a beer or wine license.

    Peerless Restaurant
    320 N Peters Rd, Knoxville, TN 37922

    The Other Side
    23 E Main St, Ackerman, MS 39735

    1. I love The Firehouse in JC. They serve hickory smoked BBQ. I don't know if they serve beer or wine though.

      Their website is

      I Don't Know
      102 Evans Ln, Saint Louis, MO 63121

      Jc's Bar
      1009 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111

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      1. re: vafarmwife

        If you don't mind driving about 20 minutes to Kingsport, downtown Kingsport has Bonefire Smokehouse, which started out as a 12 Bones franchise, and when they added a music hall, broke away from 12 Bones. However, they have kept the same basic menu, with a few of their own twists, and every time we've eaten there, before and after the name change, we've loved it. They don't have wine, but they do have beer.

        12 Bones
        242 E Main St, Kingsport, TN 37660