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The Tennessee Magazine staff thanks everyone who submitted entries to the 2016 Best of Tennessee Readers’ Choice Awards. We received hundreds of online and mail-in ballots nominating the best food, attractions and accommodations our state has to offer.

Here we proudly present each “Best of.” Thanks again to all our readers for helping us recognize these deserving winners. Click here to view expanded results, including the runners-up in all categories.


This Year’s Winners

  • Bakery

    West
    Shirley’s Bakery
    621-C Old Hickory Blvd., Jackson; 731-668-1495; shirleysbakery.net

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

    East
    Miss Bea’s Perks and Pies
    109 S. Church St., Rogersville; 423-272-6555; missbeaspies.com

    Barbecue

    West
    Central BBQ
    147 E. Butler Ave., Memphis; 901-672-7760; cbqmemphis.com

    Middle
    Prater’s Bar-B-Que
    9576 Manchester Highway, Morrison; 931-635-2259

    East
    Ridgewood Barbecue
    900 Elizabethton Highway, Bluff City: 423-212-4813

    Catfish

    West
    Catfish Cabin
    1290 S. Highland Ave., Jackson; 731-422-1001; catfishcabinjackson.com

    Middle
    The Catfish House
    3424 Tom Austin Highway, Springfield; 615-382-1382

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

    Craft Beer

    West
    Rock’n Dough Pizza and Brew Co.
    16 Jackson Walk Plaza, Jackson; 731-300-0404; rockndoughpizza.com

    Middle
    Calfkiller Brewing Company
    1839 Blue Springs Road, Sparta; 931-739-233; calfkillerbeer.comEast

    East
    Smoky Mountain Brewery
    2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge; 865-868-1400; smoky-mtn-brewery.comHamburger

    Hamburger

    West
    Bell’s Drive-In
    204 S. Church Ave., Henderson; 731-989-2816

    Middle
    Jiffy Burger
    1001 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester; 931-728-4452

    East
    Litton’s
    2803 Essary Road, 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
    The Loveless Cafe
    8400 Highway 100, Nashville; 615-646-9700; lovelesscafe.com

    East (tie)
    Farmer’s Daughter
    7700 Erwin Highway, Chuckey; 423-257-4650; thefarmersdaughterrestaurant.com

    Shirley’s Home Cooking
    3266 Highway 321, Hampton; 423-768-2092; shirleyshomecooking.com

    Milkshake

    West
    Bell’s Drive-In
    204 S. Church Ave., Henderson; 731-989-2816­

    Middle
    Reeves-Sain Drug Store
    1801 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 615-896-5731; reevessain.com

    East
    Frostee Freeze
    1617 N. Broad St., Tazewell; 423-626-3521; frosteefreeze56.com

    Place for a Dessert

    West
    Dumplin’s
    31C Wiley Parker Road, Jackson; 731-664-4959; hrhdumplins.com

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

    East
    Miss Bea’s Perks and Pies
    109 S. Church St., Rogersville; 423-272-6555; missbeaspies.com

    Winery

    West
    Crow­n Winery,
    3638 E. Mitchell St., Humboldt; 731-784-8100; crownwinery.comMiddle

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

    East
    Stonehaus Winery
    244 Genesis Road No. 103, Crossville; 931-484-9463; stonehauswinery.com

  • Agritourism/Pick-Your-Own Farm

    West
    Green Acres Berry Farm
    158 Medina Highway, Milan; 731-686-1403; greenacresfarmmilantn.com

    Middle
    Batey Farms
    5331 Baker Road, Murfreesboro; 615-848-4178; bateyfarms.com

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

    Camping

    West
    Chickasaw State Park
    20 Cabin Lane, Henderson; 731-989-5141; state.tn.us/environment/parks/Chickasaw

    Middle
    Fall Creek Falls
    10821 Park Road, Spencer; 800-250-8611; state.tn.us/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls

    East
    Cades Cove
    10035 Campground Drive, Townsend; 877-444-6777; nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/ frontcountry-camping.htm

    Fishing Spot

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

    Middle
    Percy Priest Lake
    Nashville; 615-883-2351; www.percypriestlake.org/percy-priest-lake/

    East
    Cherokee Lake
    Rogersville, cherokeelakeinfo.com

    Golf Course

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

    Middle
    Willowbrook Golf Course
    6751 McMinnville Highway, Manchester; 931-728-8989; golfwillowbrook.net

    East
    Woodlake Lodge Golf and Country Club,
    330 Woodlake Blvd., Tazewell; 877-423-4653; woodlakegolf.com

    Historic Site

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

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

    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 basketball
    191 Beale Street, Memphis; 901-888-4667; nba.com/grizzlies/

    Middle
    Tennessee Titans football
    1 Titans Way, Nashville; 615-565-4200; titansonline.com

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

    State Park

    West
    Chickasaw State Park
    20 Cabin Lane, Henderson; 731-989-5141; state.tn.us/environment/parks/Chickasaw

    Middle
    Fall Creek Falls State Park
    10821 Park Road, Spencer; 423-881-5298; state.tn.us/environment/ parks/FallCreekFalls

    East
    Panther Creek State Park
    2010 Panther Creek Park Road, Morristown; 423-587-7047; tnstateparks.com/parks/contact/panther-creek

  • Art Gallery

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

    Middle
    Frist Center for the Visual Arts
    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
    Pink Palace Museum
    3050 Central Ave., Memphis; 901-636-2362; memphismuseums.org

    Middle
    Tennessee State Museum
    505 Deadrick St., Nashville; 615-741-2692; tnmuseum.org

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

    Performing Arts

    West
    Orpheum Theater
    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

  • Place to Take the Kids

    West
    Memphis Zoo
    2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis; 901-333-6500; memphiszoo.org

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

    East
    Dollywood
    2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge; 800-365-5996; dollywood.com

    Scenic Drive

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

    Middle
    Natchez Trace Parkway
    2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS; 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

    Weekend Getaway

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

    Middle
    Nashville, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
    150 Fourth Ave. N., Suite G-250, Nashville; 800-657-6910; visitmusiccity.com

    East
    Gatlinburg
    Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, 811 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg; 800-588-1817; gatlinburg.com

  • Antiques Store

    West
    Yarbro’s Antique Mall
    350 Carriage House Drive, Jackson; 731-664-6600

    Middle
    Franklin Antique Mall
    251 Second Ave., Franklin, 615-790-8593; franklinantiquemall.com

    East
    Mountain City Antiques and Collectibles
    101 S. Church St., Mountain City; 423-727-1950; facebook.com/pages/Mountain-City-Antiques-Collectbles/

    Farmers Market

    West
    West Tennessee Farmers Market
    91 New Market St., Jackson; 731-425-8308; www.cityofjackson.net/farmersmarket/main.html

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

    East
    Market Square Farmers’ Market
    Market Square, Knoxville; 865-805-8687; marketsquarefarmersmarket.org

    Flea Market

    West
    Friendly Frank’s Flea Market
    800 S. Highland Ave., Jackson; 901-755-6561

    Middle
    Nashville Flea Market
    The Fairgrounds Nashville, Nashville; 615-862-5016; nashvilleexpocenter.org/expo/fleamarket/index.asp

    East
    Crossville Flea Market
    3034 Highway 70 North, Crossville; 931-456-9674; crossvillefleamarket.com

  • Arts and Crafts Show

    West
    Reelfoot Arts and Crafts Festival,
    P.O. Box 938, Union City; 731-885-7295; reelfootartsandcrafts.com

    Middle
    Webb School Craft Fair,
    P.O. Box 222, Bell Buckle; 931-389-9663; bellbucklechamber.com

    East
    Heritage Days
    415 South Depot St., Rogersville; 423-272-1961; rogersvilleheritage.org

    County/Regional Fair

    West
    West Tennessee State Fair
    800 S. Highland Ave, Jackson; 731-424-0151; wtsfair.com

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

    East
    Tennessee Valley Fair
    3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville; 865-215-1471; tnvalleyfair.org

    Festival

    West
    West Tennessee Strawberry Festival,
    1200 Main St., Humboldt; 731-784-1842; wtsf.org

    Middle
    Remembering WWII
    121 E. Main St., Linden; rememberingwwii.com

    East
    National Cornbread Festival
    221 S. Cedar Ave., South Pittsburg; 423-837-0022; nationalcornbread.com


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.

Monte J. Barrow,
Pickwick EC

Carlene Bain,
Duck River EMC

Karen Darnell,
Plateau EC

James Doty, Chickasaw EC, won $250 after his name was selected from online entrants.

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Robin Conover

Robin Conover has spent the last 23 years documenting the people and places of Tennessee with The Tennessee Magazine. After graduating from Murray State University, Robin began working for magazine in October 1988 as a communications specialist and photojournalist. She now serves as TECA vice president of communications and editor of The Tennessee Magazine. Her interest in preserving the environment and Tennessee’s beautiful natural areas has led her down many miles of trails to capture thousands of images. Robin is currently a board member of the Friends of Radnor Lake, a nonprofit in Nashville. Robin’s images can be seen in greeting cards, calendars, books and at a few fine-art shows she participates in each year.

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