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Local Dining Scene in Dickson, TN

Many top restaurants populate local food scene

By Phil Newman on November 8, 2014

Catfish Kitchen near Dickson, TN
Dickson / Wendy Jo O’Barr

Southern comfort food along with Italian fare, steaks, barbecue and soda shop favorites are among the diverse culinary choices available to diners in Dickson County.

Landmark Restaurants

Southerners love fried catfish, and people in Dickson County get their fix at Catfish Kitchen in Burns. Not only does the establishment have piping hot catfish, but it also offers traditional trimmings like hush puppies, white beans, French fries and tasty vinegar coleslaw.

Charlotte’s Hometown Pharmacy on Highway 48 in Charlotte is a great spot for more than just getting prescriptions filled. The pharmacy also has ice cream, shakes and other soda shop favorites, plus many fun gifts.

For a retro experience, visit Stuffy’s Frosty Jug. Along with classic car cruise-ins, Frosty Jug is the place to go for handmade milkshakes, sundaes, smoothies, burgers, fries and an array of comfort food staples from pork chops to chicken pot pie.

Barbecue Joints

Ronnie’s Q is known for tasty, wood-fired pork barbecue and ribs served with a variety of homemade side dishes, and it also offers delivery and catering – including whole-hog barbecue. In downtown Dickson, just follow the enticing aroma of barbecue to Back Alley BBQ, which serves up juicy, flavorful ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken, plus hearty down-home sides such as corn pudding, coleslaw, baked beans and potato salad. In addition, Carl’s Perfect Pig in White Bluff has carried on the tradition of old-fashioned pit barbecue for more than 25 years and was named one of the best barbecue restaurants in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal.

Newer Favorites

The Hummingbird Restaurant serves classic American dishes, and House of Brews offers traditional pub food along with many craft beers on tap. Lugo’s in downtown Dickson serves American cuisine with Caribbean influences, and Colton’s Steak House has steak dinners, rib combos, fish and seafood, burgers and sandwiches, as well as a bar menu and kids’ menu.

Coffee and Sandwiches

For an excellent coffeehouse experience, visit House Blend on N. Main Street. Owners Jeremy and Holly Spencer opened their cafe in 2002 and today serve much more than coffee. Also available to customers are breakfast offerings, soups, salads and sandwiches, and a retail store with gift items is on site.

Mexican Food

Authentic Mexican dishes prepared by talented Hispanic cooks are the specialty of El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant, located on Dickson Plaza Drive. The friendly staff serves fresh items like mixed fajitas, spicy nachos, tangy tacos and tortillas along with sub sandwiches and salads. Customers can also enjoy margaritas.

Other Local Favorites


BACK ALLEY BBQ: (615) 306-5577

DALE’S STEAKHOUSE: (615) 740-2001

HOUSE OF BREWS: (615) 375-8321


ICHIRO: (615) 326-0188

LUGO’S: (615) 441-0085


RONNIE’S Q: (615) 441-0012

STUFFY’S FROSTY JUG: (615) 446-0030

WHITT’S BARBECUE: (615) 446-7304



COUNTRY VIEW MARKET: (615) 789-5000

JONAH’S PIZZA: (615) 789-6222


CATFISH KITCHEN: (615) 446-4480

JEANINE’S CAFE: (615) 740-9988


CARL’S PERFECT PIG: (615) 797-4020


PAUL’S PIZZA: (615) 797-4040

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