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Mar 19, 2013 06:42 AM

1-40 between Knoxville and Nashville - Friday Dinner

Here's a shot in the dark. We're driving from Asheville to Nashville Friday and will be pretty much halfway around dinnertime. Any recommendations for something easily accessible from 40? BBQ, diner, etc? Thanks!

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  1. It's definitely not fine dining, but there is every chain restaurant known to man right off the interstate in Cookeville (about 1 1/2 hours from Nashville). Also extremely not fancy is the Bean Pot in Crossville (an hour from Knoxville). I haven't eaten there, but every time I've been inside for a pitstop it has smelled wonderful.

    Eating in Knoxville (try Litton's) early on or in Nashville if you can hold out might be your best bet.