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Aug 23, 2010 02:04 PM

I-24 Where to eat?

We have been plying I-24 and found a couple places- a taqueria in Manchester(gone this trip) and a place in Bell Buckle, but would love to know any other places along the way. We take it all the way across Kentucky and Tennessee. We like everything from mom and Pop's, meat and threes, to more trendy types of places. Anything goes. Thanks.

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  1. at the sewanee/Monteagle exit in Tennessee you could try Ivy Wild for dinner. Dinner only and bring your own wine. Very nice and not cheap. It is across the street from Crust Pizza also quite good in a very different sort of way. About two miles off the exit toward Sewanee.

    Crust Pizza
    12569 Sollace M Freeman Hwy, Sewanee, TN 37375

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      1. Don't leave Paducah, KY without dining at Doe's Eat Place. Have the tamales and fried shrimp appetizer and a big Porterhouse for 2. Whaler's Catch Restaurant and Bar is outstanding seafood and steaks for lunch or dinner. Get off I 24 at Exit 40 in Kuttawa, KY and go S just a second to the Oasis Southwest Grill for outstanding steaks, ribs and cold drinks. Come sit and enjoy a football game on the big screen TV's. Go to Broadbent Hams and pick up a nice smoked ham to take home. Get off I 24 at Exit 31 and go S on Highway 453 about 2 miles to Grand Rivers, KY and have lunch or dinner at Patti's or one of the other two restaurant owned by the family near Kentucky Lake. Get off I 24 at Exit 65 and go E to Hopkinsville, KY to Wood Shed BBQ for good KY road food.

        If you have not stopped since you went through Paducah, KY be sure to take Exit 73 off I 24 and go S on Highway 117 to Knock Em Hill BBQ for the best in KY. Try one of the big pork chops.
        Get off I 24 at Exit 4 in Clarksville, TN and go to Whitt's BBQ for outstanding southern road food.

        Doe's Eat Place @ 136 Broadway Street, Paducah, KY 270 - 443 - 9006.
        Whaler's Catch Restaurant & Bar @ 123 North 2nd Street, Paducah, KY 270 - 444 - 7701.
        The Oasis Southwest Grill @ 42 Days Inn Drive, Kuttawa, KY 270 - 388 - 0777.
        Broadbent Hams @ 257 Mary Blue Rd., Kuttawa, KY 270 - 388 - 0609.
        Patti's 1880's Settlement Restaurant @ Main Street, Grand Rivers, KY 270 - 362 - 2264.
        Woodshed Pit BBQ @ 1821 W. 7th St., Hopkinsville, KY. 270 - 885 - 8144.
        Knock Em Hill BBQ @ 11185 Hwy. 107 S., Herndon, KY. 270 - 271 - 2957.
        Whitt's BBQ @ 2030 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., Clarksville, TN 931 - 503 - 0515.

        1. I highly, highly recommend the Bell Buckle Cafe. Great Meat n 3.

          Just off 24 outside Chattanooga is South Pittsburg Tn. It's the home of Lodge Cast Iron which has an outlet store. Some good deals. Try to stop in at the visitors centre on 24. You'd have to double back but they have coupons for $5 frying pans and free handle mitts.

          While you're there, the Dixie Freeze is a great M&3 and Drive In all rolled into one.


          Dixie Freeze
          200 Elm Ave, South Pittsburg, TN 37380

          1. I love all these great suggestions. The Bell Buckle Cafe was the place we ate in Bell Buckle and it was great. Thank you so much!