Crossville sits at the center of Cumberland County on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. The city developed at the intersection of two old droving and stagecoach routes that are now Routes 70 and 127 running north-south and east-west through Tennessee. Crossville has a multitude of restaurants with options to suit every taste, from classic Tennessee barbecue joints, to Mexican style food spots and fine dining establishments. Here are 10 of the best.
Tennessee is famous for the quality of the barbecue joints and Big Boy’s BBQ is the best in Crossville, serving up pulled pork and ribs prepped and smoked fresh every day for maximum flavor. Opened in 2000 in a convenience store, the BBQ had to move to the current location to accommodate the demand from customers. The stuffed baked potato is especially famous locally, it’s packed with pulled pork or chicken, butter, cheese, chives and sour cream with a dollop of BBQ sauce on the side for dipping. Or you can grab pulled pork or chicken sandwiches or racks of ribs made using the Big Boy’s special blend of spices each day with beans and slaw on the side.
Big Boy’s BBQ, 5409 Peavine Road, Crossville, TN +1 931 484 1350
Express Lunch doesn’t look anything too flashy from the outside, and there is no website, Facebook page or Twitter stream keeping customers updated on new dishes being dreamt up by the kitchen team. But the small lunch stop on South Main Street in the center of Crossville has built a reputation as one of the hottest places for food in the city. The menu is based on soups, salads and sandwiches with options like grilled chicken salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and shredded carrots, and the Philly sandwich of beef, Swiss cheese, mushrooms and onions.
Express Lunch, 144 South Main Street, Crossville, TN +1 931 707 1061