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Places around Johnson City / Bristol area

Going to be in the area visting friends and would like to find some places to try. Also would love a good burger from a place like on DDD.

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  1. Favorite local restaurants: The Red Chili (Elizabethton - open W-Sat 11-4) for incredible Korean, Ridgewood Barbeque in... Bluff City for BBQ, StirFry in Johnson City for Asian/Sushi, Cafe 111 in Johnson City for the same... There are a lot of good little places - just avoid the chains! =)

    1. Firehouse Barbeque on State of Franklin St is the best I have ever eaten.!

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      1. re: amyann

        I second the Firehouse; however, it is not on State of Franklin. It is on West Walnut Street. I always get the original thin sliced pork platter with bbq beans. Not a fan of their coleslaw though.

      2. Troutdale Bistro in downtown Bristol is nice. I can't advise on the burgers, but you can get a really great Cuban at The Dining Room in Jonesborough. They also have a sirloin sandwich that is ridiculously good. They have some of their bread flown in from a bakery in Miami. Goooood stuff.

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        Troutdale Bistro
        724 State St, Bristol, TN 37620

        The Dining Room
        148 E Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659

        1. I second the reccomendation for Troutdale Bistro. Ate their last week and was wowed! Great fresh local food and thoughtful service. Say yes to dessert!

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          Troutdale Bistro
          724 State St, Bristol, TN 37620

          1. Would also recommend Mothers in Bristol at 1500 Euclid Avenue across from Food City. It's good home cooking meat and three place. Don't be scared by the outside. They have good burgers too.