Savor the Experience

From its country cookin’ heritage, there is more than a mouthful to say about dining options in Unicoi County.

From the NOLI Food Truck to a “meat & three” experience at the Maple Grove Restaurant, we have you covered. Yes, there is a McDonald’s, a Taco Bell, and a Hardee’s here too. Explore a quick listing of some of your local and regional options:


Maple Grove Restaurant, 1207 Gouge Road, Unicoi, TN

Maple Grove Restaurant

1207 Gouge Road, Unicoi, TN
Owned by for Olympic decathlete Aric Long, Maple Grove is known for its menu crafted for those who are hungry for country cooking. Diners can choose from a variety of meats and vegetables, sandwiches and specials offered regularly.

Dari Ace, 1105 Jackson-Love Highway, Erwin, TN

Dari Ace

1105 Jackson-Love Highway, Erwin, TN
With a cult following the Dari Ace has been pleasing palates in Unicoi County since 1960. Known for delicious breakfasts, extraordinary cheeseburgers and hot dogs, it’s famous for exceptional desserts and a variety of milk shake flavors.

Clarence’s Drive-In, 1502 North Main Avenue, Erwin, TN

Clarence’s Drive-In

1502 North Main Avenue, Erwin, TN
From southern delights, like Fried Green Tomatoes, to extraordinary traditional breakfasts, burgers and sandwiches, the locals flock to Clarence’s Drive-In daily.

Union Street Taproom, 111 Union Street, Erwin, TN

Union Street Taproom

111 Union Street, Erwin, TN
It’s where craft beer is on tap, regular music and entertainment happens, and there is always something eclectic on the menu. The Union Street Taproom is where great conversation and good times are always on the menu.

NOLI Food Truck

NOLI Food Truck

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There is always the unexpected coming from the mobile kitchen of the NOLI Food Truck. Home grown, its proprietor’s heart and soul are in Unicoi County, and he’s making a name for his food truck through his menu.

Primo’s Italian Cuisine, 100 Rocky Bottom Drive, Unicoi, TN

Primo’s Italian Cuisine

100 Rocky Bottom Drive, Unicoi, TN
Have a hankering for Italian tonight? Unicoi County’s Primo’s Italian Cuisine checks all of the boxes for those who are thinking Italian for lunch or dinner.

Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, 100 Rocky Bottom Drive, Unicoi, TN

Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

100 Rocky Bottom Drive, Unicoi, TN
Our list must include great Mexican cuisine and when you visit Los Jalapenos you won’t be disappointed. A big menu with flavorful finds is what you will love about this restaurant.

Whistle Stop Deli, 110 Howard Gouge Road, Unicoi, TN

Whistle Stop Deli

110 Howard Gouge Road, Unicoi, TN
Down by the railroad tracks in the Town of Unicoi locals and those just passing through have found a mecca of flavor. From thin sliced deli meat sandwiches, Philly Cheesesteaks, and even great desserts, The Whistle Stop Deli is worthy of your search.

Burn Out BBQ Grille, 857 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, TN

Burn Out BBQ Grille

857 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, TN
Dedicated to good times and outstanding BBQ, locals know where to find it at Burnout BBQ Grille. Car and motorcycle enthusiasts love to stop on their way coming and going from a trek across the curvy road to Beauty Spot Mountain just a few miles away.

Hungarian Sausage King & Southern Belle Food Truck

Hungarian Sausage King & Southern Belle Food Truck

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A labor of love by Csaba and Mellissa Szucs, the Hungarian Sausage King and the Southern Belle is a flavor mash up of the familiar and ethnic delights. It’s your choice, but you won’t be disappointed.

Pal’s Sudden Service, 522 Jonesborough Road, Erwin, TN

Pal’s Sudden Service

522 Jonesborough Road, Erwin, TN
Don’t let the crazy building fool you, Pal’s Sudden Service is a regional burger chain that is legendary in all of the USA. Try their Cheddar Rounds or Gravy Biscuit for breakfast, Big Pal Burger for lunch or dinner and be sure to order their 32 oz. Big Tea.

Whisk Bakery

Whisk Bakery

111 S. Main Avenue, Erwin, TN
Whisk Bakery has a wide variety of fresh-made baked goods sure satisfy any craving you might have. Come enjoy the decadence of homemade desserts, pastries, and baked goods.

The Garden Basket

The Garden Basket

290 Union Street, Erwin, TN
The Garden Basket is open Wednesday through Friday 11am – 3pm for lunch and homemade desserts. There is a new and

China Kitchen

China Kitchen

1067 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, TN
China Kitchen offers a wide variety of options that anyone can enjoy. Check out their large menu and feel free to place your order through their website for pickup!

Clinchfield Sub Station

Clinchfield Sub Station

105 Rock Creek Road, Suite 1, Erwin, TN
Clinchfield Sub Station offers hot and cold sandwiches and subs. Be sure to try their hotdogs and sliders too! You can also have their waffle fries topped any way you like.

Tacos & Grill Mexican Cuisine 2

Tacos & Grill Mexican Cuisine 2

1109 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, TN
Offering authentic Mexican cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Tacos & Grill is a great option for any meal of the day.

Engle’s Roadside Restaurant

Engle’s Roadside Restaurant

2403 Temple Hill Road, Erwin, TN
Offering classic Americana cuisine for any meal of the day, Engle’s Roadside is a local favorite. You can enjoy burgers, BBQ, Chicken and frozen creations for dessert. Come check it out!

Hibachi House

Hibachi House

508 Carolina Avenue, Erwin, TN
Hibachi House is a Japanese/American Style restaurant with lots of menu options for any guest. Come enjoy with family and friends!

The Pampered Palate

The Pampered Palate

202 Union Street, Erwin, TN
Come join us for lunch! Wonderful wraps, subs and sandwiches with all the fixins are just the beginning at The Pampered Palate Cafe. Authentic German Bratwurst with housemade German potato salad, sauerkraut and housemade mustard, Hungararian Goulash and Spatzle (egg noodle) are all favorites.

Las Guacamayas Mexican Restaurant

Las Guacamayas Mexican Restaurant

3615 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, TN
Las Guacamayas is a new authentic Mexican Restaurant available in Unicoi, TN. With great dishes and fresh ingredients, you enjoy every menu selection you make!

Joe Bill’s Food Truck

Joe Bill’s Food Truck

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After several years in the restaurant and catering business, Joe Bill’s Food Truck was created. The truck offers lots of menu options featuring BBQ sauces and dry rubs that are original recipes. When you find the truck, you’re in for a treat!

Don Manuel Mexican Restaurant

Don Manuel Mexican Restaurant

1238 N. Main Avenue, Erwin, TN
Come enjoy the great taste of authentic Mexican recipes at Don Manuel Mexican Restaurant. Fresh quacamole, delicious grilled creations and unique drinks and desserts will all be made fresh for your delight!

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