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The Best of TennesseeTTM Editorial Staff

The Best of TennesseeTTM Editorial Staff

Once again this year, The Tennessee Magazine asked readers to identify their favorites across the state — everything from milkshakes to scenic drives to flea markets — and the answers came pouring in. Without further ado, we present the winners of the 2021 Best of Tennessee Readers’ Choice Awards. Also, be sure to visit our website at tnmagazine.org for expanded results, including the winners and runners-up in every category.

EATS

Bakery

Tiny Baker

West
Tiny Baker, 411 S. Third St., Union City; 731-507-0080, facebook.com/tinybakeruc

Middle
Julia’s Homestyle Bakery, 1911 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro; 615-890-2253; borobakery.com

East
Alessandro’s Italian Artisan Bakery, 231 S. Cedar Ave., South Pittsburg; 423-818-1444;
facebook.com/alessandrositalianartbakery

Central BBQ

Barbecue

West
Central BBQ, 6201 Poplar Ave., Memphis; 901-417-7962; eatcbq.com

Middle
Martin’s BBQ, 410 Fourth Ave S., Nashville; 615-288-0880; martinsbbqjoint.com

East
Big H BBQ, 549 Flora Road, Rogersville; 423-293-3707; facebook.com/bighbbq

Catfish

West
Boyette’s Dining Room, Highway 21, Tiptonville; 731-253-7307; reelfoot.com/boyettes

Middle
Granny Fishes House, 340 Shipman Creek Road, Wartrace; 931-857-4025; grannyfishes.com

East
Huck Finn’s Catfish, 3330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge; 865-429-3353; huckfinnscatfish.com

Craft Beer

West
Hub City Brewing, 250 W. Main St., Jackson; 731-240-1168; drinkhubcity.com

Middle
Common John Brewing Co, 210 Woodbury Highway, Manchester; 931-954-5387; commonjohnbc.com

East
Smoky Mountain Brewery, 1004 Parkway, Gatlinburg; 865-436-4200; smoky-mtn-brewery.com

Common John Brewing Co.

Hamburger

West
The Grind Mac and Cheese Burger Bar, 112 Lovelace Ave., Martin; 731-587-6912; thegrindburgerbar.com

Middle
Jiffy Burger, 1001 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester; 931-728-4452; facebook.com/jiffyburgertn

Litton’s Market, Restaurant and Bakery

East
Litton’s Market, Restaurant and Bakery, 2803 Essary Drive, Knoxville; 865-688-0429; littonsdirecttoyou.com

Home/Country Cooking

West
Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store, 56 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson; 731-668-1223; caseyjones.com

Middle
Miller’s Grocery, 7011 Main St., Christiana; 615-893-1878;  millersgrocery.com

East
Cookie Jar Cafe, 1887 Kelly Cross Road, Dunlap; 423-949-5852; thecookiejarcafe.com

Milkshake

West
The Grind Mac and Cheese Burger Bar, 112 Lovelace Ave., Martin; 731-587-6912; thegrindburgerbar.com

Legendairy Milkshake Bar

Middle
Legendairy Milkshake Bar, 171 Third Ave. N., Nashville; 615-750-5843; legendairymilkshake bar.com

East
Frostee Freeze Drive-In, 1617 N. Broad St., Tazewell; 423-626-3522; facebook.com/frosteefreezedrivein

Place for Dessert

West
Dumplins Bistro & Bakery, 31C Wiley Parker Road, Jackson; 731-664-4959; dumplinsofjackson.com

Middle
Miller’s Grocery, 7011 Main St., Christiana; 615-893-1878; millersgrocery.com

East
Alessandro’s Italian Artisan Bakery, 231 S. Cedar Ave., South Pittsburg; 423-818-1444; facebook.com/alessandros italianartbakery

Winery

West
White Squirrel Winery, 4385 Highway 45 W., Kenton; 731-796-1713;  whitesquirrelwinery.com

White Squirrel Winery

Middle
Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington; 615-395-0102; arringtonvineyards.com

East
The Winery at Seven Springs Farm, 1474 Highway 61 E., Maynardville; 865-745-2902; winerysevenspringsfarm.com

Alessandro’s Italian Artisan Bakery

TRAVEL & FUN

Agritourism/Pick-Your-Own Farm

West
Green Acres Farm, 158 Medina Highway, Milan; 731-686-2004; greenacresmilan.com

Middle
Lucky Ladd Farms, 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville; 615-274-3786; luckyladdfarms.com

East
Scott’s Strawberry and Tomato Farms, 650 Scott Road, Unicoi; 423-743-7511; scottfarmstn.com

Camping

West
Reelfoot Lake State Park, 2595 Highway 21 E., Tiptonville; 731-253-9652; tnstateparks.com/parks/reelfoot-lake

Lucky Ladd Farms

Reelfoot Lake State Park

Middle
Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Road, Spencer; 423-881-5298; tnstateparks.com/parks/fall-creek-falls

East
Indian Boundary, 250 Ranger Station Road, Tellico Plains; 423-397-8455; fs.usda.gov/cherokee/

Chickasaw Golf Course

Fishing Spot

West
Reelfoot Lake State Park, 2595 Highway 21 E., Tiptonville; 731-253-9652; tnstateparks.com/parks/reelfoot-lake

Middle
Center Hill Lake, DeKalb County; 931-205-1063; centerhilllaketenn.com

East
Cherokee Lake, Bean Station, Morristown, Jefferson City; cherokee-lake.org

Golf Course

West
Chickasaw Golf Course, 9555 State Route 100, Henderson; 731-989-3111; golfatchickasaw.com

Middle
WillowBrook Golf Club, 6751 McMinnville Highway, Manchester; 931-728-8989; golfwillowbrook.net

East
Woodlake Lodge, Golf and Country Club, 330 Woodlake Blvd., Tazewell; 423-626-6010; woodlakegolf.com

Historic Site

West
Shiloh National Military Park, 1055 Pittsburg Landing Road, Shiloh; 731-689-5696; nps.gov/shil

Middle
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville; 615-889-2941; thehermitage.com

East
Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg; 865-436-1200;
nps.gov/grsm planyourvisit/cadescove.htm

Sporting Event

West
Memphis Grizzlies, 191 Beale St., Memphis; 901-888-HOOP; grizzlies.com

Middle
Tennessee Titans, 1 Titans Way, Nashville; tennesseetitans.com

East
University of Tennessee Volunteers football, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Suite 201, Knoxville; 800-332-VOLS; utsports.com

State Park

West
Reelfoot Lake State Park, 2595 Highway 21 E., Tiptonville; 731-253-9652; tnstateparks.com/parks/reelfoot-lake

Cades Cove

Middle
Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Road, Spencer; 423-881-5298; tnstateparks.com/parks/fall-creek-falls

Shiloh National Military Park

Roan Mountain State Park, photo by Monica Johnson

East (Tie)
Roan Mountain State Park, 1015 Highway 143, Roan Mountain; 423-547-3900;
tnstateparks.com/parks/info/roan-mountain

Warriors’ Path State Park, 490 Hemlock Road, Kingsport; 423-239-8531; tnstateparks.com/parks/warriors-path

THE ARTS

Art Gallery

West
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis; 901-544-6200; brooksmuseum.org

Middle
Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville; 615-244-3340; fristcenter.org

East
Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View, Chattanooga; 423-267-0968; huntermuseum.org

Museum

West
Discovery Park of America, 830 Everett Blvd., Union City; 731-885-5455; discoveryparkofamerica.com

Middle
Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville; 615-741-2692; tnmuseum.org

East
Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Highway, Clinton; 865-494-7680; museumofappalachia.org

Performing Arts

West
Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St., Memphis; 901-525-3000; orpheum-memphis.com

Middle
Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 615-782-4040; tpac.org

East
Cumberland County Playhouse, 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville; 931-484-5000; ccplayhouse.com

Discovery Park of America

Tennessee State Museum

GETAWAYS

Place to Take the Kids

West
Discovery Park of America, 830 Everett Blvd., Union City; 731-885-5455; discoveryparkofamerica.com

Middle
Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 615-833-1534; nashvillezoo.org

East
Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge; 1-800-DOLLYWOOD; dollywood.com

Scenic Drive

West
Reelfoot Lake State Park, 2595 Highway 21 E., Tiptonville; 731-253-9652; tnstateparks.com/parks/reelfoot-lake

Orpheum Theatre

Middle
Natchez Trace Parkway, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, Mississippi, to Nashville; 800-305-7417; nps.gov/natr/index.htm

East
Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg; 865-436-1200;
nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/cadescove.htm

Gatlinburg

Weekend Getaway

West
Memphis, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, 47 Union Ave., Memphis; 901-543-5300; memphistravel.com

Middle
Nashville, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., 500 11th Ave. N., Suite 650, Nashville; 800-657-6910; visitmusiccity.com

East
Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, 811 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg; 865-436-4178; gatlinburg.com

SHOPPING

Antiques Store

West
Carriage House Antique Market and Cafe, 195 Carriage House Drive, Jackson; 731-664-6678;
carriagehouse antiquemarket.net

Kingsport Farmers Market

Middle
Shelton Lane Antiques, 100 Shelton Lane, Manchester; 931-728-5525; sheltonlaneantiques.com

East
The Homestead Shoppe, 401 Richmond St., Church Hill; 423-357-5400;  facebook.com/the-homestead-shoppe-230494330280

Farmers Market

West
West Tennessee Farmers’ Market, 91 New Market St., Jackson; 731-425-8308; jacksontn.gov/residents/farmers__market

Middle
Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville; 615-880-2001; nashvillefarmersmarket.org

East
Kingsport Farmers Market, 308 Clinchfield St., Kingsport; 423-224-2821; kingsportfarmersmarket.org

Flea Market

West
Friendly Frank’s Flea Market (NOW CLOSED), 800 S. Highland Ave., Jackson

National Cornbread Festival

Middle
Nashville Flea Market, 401 Wingrove St., Nashville; 615-862-5016; thefairgrounds.com/fleamarket

Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair

East
Great Smokies Flea Market, 220 W. Dumplin Valley Road, Kodak; 866-785-3532; greatsmokiesfleamarket.com

EVENTS

Arts and Crafts Show

West
Reelfoot Arts and Crafts Festival, 2595 Highway 21 E., Tiptonville; 731-694-9283; reelfootartsandcrafts.com

Middle
Webb School Art and Craft Festival, 4 Railroad Square, Bell Buckle; bellbucklechamber.com/webb-school-art-craft-festival/

East
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg; 865-436-7479;  craftsmenfair.com

County/Regional Fair

West
Obion County Fair, 1711 E. Church St., Union City; 731-885-5361; obioncountyfair.net

Middle
Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair, 945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon; 615-443-2626; wilsoncountyfair.net

East
Appalachian Fair, P.O. Box 8218, Gray; fair held at 100 Lakeview St., Gray; 423-477-3211 appalachianfair.com

Bonnaroo

Festival

West
West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, 1200 W. Main St., Humboldt; 731-784-1842; strawberryfestivaltn.com

Middle
Bonnaroo 627 Campground Road, Manchester; 512-674-9300; bonnaroo.com

East
National Cornbread Festival, P.O. Box 247, South Pittsburg; 423-837-0022; nationalcornbread.com

West Tennessee Strawberry Festival

Congratulations to our grand-prize winners

Each winner, drawn from all qualifying entries, will receive certificates from Tennessee State Parks for up to a four-night stay at any state resort park inn, $250 to spend while enjoying his or her visit and a basket of farm-direct, locally made artisan foods from Pick Tennessee Products.

Pam Caldwell, Gibson EMC
Hannah Saenz, Cumberland EMC
Steven Owens, Mountain EC

 

Herbert Cox, Southwest Tennessee EMC, won $250 after his name was selected from online entrants.

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