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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“BEST BBQ IN TENNESSEE (INCLUDING MEMPHIS) ... THEY THIN SLICE HAMS (NO SHOULDERS) AND SMOKE... NOT ONLY IS THE MEAT WONDERFUL, BUT BEST SIDES I'VE EVER HAD IN BBQ PLACE. THE HOMEMADE FRIES, COLESLAW AND BAKED BEANS ARE TO DIE FOR. I've eaten there over the last 50 years thousands of times and I've only ordered one thing .......bbq sandwich, Cole slaw, fries, and baked beans. My wife leaves off the meat order and orders two beans!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Lakefront setting, hiking and mountain biking trails, picnic pavilion, restrooms.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Library
“This outdoor/indoor museum features an 18th century farmhouse and demonstrations of old timey ways of living. It's well worth a visit.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“People watching. Oh, and all kinds of stuff - from piglets to antiques. The outside area is the best part.”
  • 1 local recommends
Storage
“Enjoy bar, restaurant, and hand-dipped ice cream while looking out onto Boone Lake. Local bands in evenings. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Enjoy a home-cooked country breakfast, lunch or supper in downtown Bluff City. Just five minutes away.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Near the Food City at Bristol Highway and Alison Road. Good food, good service.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Unique restaurant with outdoor seating overlooking a creek. The restaurant is a renovated old house. Cute little bar area.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Excellent river guide for fantastic trout fishing on one of the BEST streams in the East Coat. An Orvis Guide of the Year Patrick offers and delivers a wonderful experience... highly recommended! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Lakeview Marina's Marker 2 Grille has a great little bar and a huge, outdoor restaurant with live music. It also has a beach and swimming pier. Opens in April.”
  • 1 local recommends
Rental Car Location
“The only public transit in our area besides Uber is NET-TRANS, a van service that runs with public support on an on-demand basis, so you'll need a car to get around. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
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Hot Dog Joint
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“Ya'll this is a local staple. If you have seen the building with the hotdog, hamburger, french fries, and big tea on it go here now. They have the best fast food around and honestly they need to go national! My favorite thing to get here is at breakfast, they're called cheddar rounds and they are heavenly!”
  • 1 local recommends
Airport
“We are located just a few miles from the Tri-Cities Airport with national connections and all major car rental agencies.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“BEST BBQ IN TENNESSEE (INCLUDING MEMPHIS) ... THEY THIN SLICE HAMS (NO SHOULDERS) AND SMOKE... NOT ONLY IS THE MEAT WONDERFUL, BUT BEST SIDES I'VE EVER HAD IN BBQ PLACE. THE HOMEMADE FRIES, COLESLAW AND BAKED BEANS ARE TO DIE FOR. I've eaten there over the last 50 years thousands of times and I've only ordered one thing .......bbq sandwich, Cole slaw, fries, and baked beans. My wife leaves off the meat order and orders two beans!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Storage
“Enjoy bar, restaurant, and hand-dipped ice cream while looking out onto Boone Lake. Local bands in evenings. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy a home-cooked country breakfast, lunch or supper in downtown Bluff City. Just five minutes away.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Near the Food City at Bristol Highway and Alison Road. Good food, good service.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Unique restaurant with outdoor seating overlooking a creek. The restaurant is a renovated old house. Cute little bar area.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
“Ya'll this is a local staple. If you have seen the building with the hotdog, hamburger, french fries, and big tea on it go here now. They have the best fast food around and honestly they need to go national! My favorite thing to get here is at breakfast, they're called cheddar rounds and they are heavenly!”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway

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