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Ollie's Place

710 East Lake Avenue
Celina,Tennessee 38551
Phone: 931-243-6363

TC&B:  We love Ollie’s.  Good home cookn’.  Good People 
Home of the Elephant Burger

Seven Senses Food & Cheer

Another unique restaurant that you will not find in any other city is Seven Sense. They offer a Southern American restaurant style food and they were named “for its ability to take you beyond the norm and out of the box, to new boundaries you’ve not sensed before." They serve lunch and dinner and have different happy hour specials throughout the week. On Wednesday nights, starting at 7:30 p.m. they offer a TTU Pride Night with a variety of discounted beers, wines, and food for college students, faculty, and staff with a valid TTU ID!

Visit their website here to see their discounts, menus, and more!

Mauricio’s Italian Restaurant

Mauricio’s is a more upscale Italian Restaurant also located on Cookeville’s West Side. They offer traditional Italian cuisine, old music from the '40s and '50s, and a great atmosphere. The restaurant is located within an old house that was built in 1910 and features several dining rooms with fireplaces and an outdoor patio.  Visit their website here.​

** Highly Recommended

Celina / Moss

The Spot


104 E Hull Ave Gainesboro, Tn

Phone: 931) 268-4002

** Highly Recommended

Father Tom’s Pub

Father Tom’s is a local secret located on the West Side of Cookeville’s town square. They have a limited menu, offering your classic pub food with new age grub as their website advertises. They also offer a wide variety of beer on tap that is often from locally-owned or smaller breweries. They are known for hosting various events throughout the year including beer and wine tastings.

Check out their website here.


Crawdaddy’s West Side Grill

A local hotspot, Crawdaddy’s is “like a slice of New Orleans right in the middle of Cookeville,” as their website describes. They offer lunch, dinner and a delicious brunch on Sunday mornings. Many of their entrees are Cajun-Inspired, but they don’t limit themselves to just that. Their menu offers a wide variety of choices! Some of their more popular items include appetizers such as their Gator Bites, Pesto Goat Cheese and Bayou Shrimp Dip. Some of their most popular entrees include the Carpetbagger Filet, the French Cut Pork Chop and the Pesto Grilled Chicken.

Check out their website here.                                        

* Highly Recommended 

Los Primos

Mexican Restaurante
820 E. Lake Ave
Celina, Tennessee 38551
Phone: 931-243-4670

Talley’s Cabins

Gainesboro, TN Local Restaurants

Dale Hollow 1 Stop BBQ

1012 E. Lake Ave,
Celina,Tennessee 38551
Phone: 931-243-4445


Doris' Diner

711 Brown Street

Celina, Tennessee 38551
Phone: 931-243-6868


Restaurants – Come and Get it!

 Hey, if your heading out, below are  just a few of the good eat'n spots!


Call Today! 615.944.4337

Gone Country Cafe

302 Dow Avenue
Celina, Tennessee 38551
Phone: 931-243-6302


Spankie’s is an old college favorite. It’s located practically on Tennessee Tech’s campus, right across from campus housing. They are a locally owned restaurant striving to be different from your average cookie-cutter chain. They pride themselves on affordable college food and their most popular items include the Chicken Spankies and the Grouper Dianne. They also offer wide variety of entertainment which includes acoustic solo acts on Tuesdays and Thursday nights and band acts on the weekends.

The live music also makes it a great place to go hangout with friends. You can check out their website here for more information.

Hwy 52 BBQ!

7965 Clay County Hwy
Moss, Tennessee, TN 38575

(931) 258-5252


The Bull and Thistle


102 S. Main Street, Gainesboro, TN 38562

** Highly Recommended

The Back Room Bistro

This bistro style restaurant features the freshest, highest quality locally grown ingredients. They pride themselves on using local farmers to produce their menu items and use organic products whenever it is possible. Their menu offers a wide variety of sandwiches and salads, while also featuring several quiches and soups. They also have daily and seasonal specials that vary from time to time.

Check out their website here to see their menus and learn more about what all they do to help local farmers!

** The above information extracted from www.theodysseyonline.com Author: Kate Moffitt