Scottie’s Restaurant, Pikeville TN

We thought we’d visited all of the survivors of this old chain of diners. We were mistaken! Continue reading “Scottie’s Restaurant, Pikeville TN”

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Innside Restaurant, Chattanooga TN

While my son was on winter break, I took a couple of days off work to stay home and play with him. We went out for a chicken sandwich and found that place closed for Christmas vacation. Fortunately, I had a backup plan on my city to-do list. Continue reading “Innside Restaurant, Chattanooga TN”

The Long Horn Restaurant, Chattanooga TN

I had never noticed this small building in front of the old Town & Country shopping center before the late summer, and then it registered that it was an old greasy spoon that has been serving up diner breakfasts and lunches since 1959. Continue reading “The Long Horn Restaurant, Chattanooga TN”

Scottie’s Diner, Etowah TN

In the mid-1970s, the eleven-store Scottie’s chain failed, leaving the stores independent. Today, three remain in Tennessee, and we have visited each of them. The last that we enjoyed is actually in the newest building, since they moved from their aging diner to a new place down the road with an eye on nostalgia. Continue reading “Scottie’s Diner, Etowah TN”

Old Lighthouse Diner, Bristol TN

Marie writes… Sometimes you know before you even see the lobby that you won’t want to eat the free breakfast at your hotel. Sometimes you have a place already in mind that wouldn’t change your decision even if the hotel has the breakfast buffet to end all buffets. In this case, both were true. Continue reading “Old Lighthouse Diner, Bristol TN”