Providing Clarksville natives with a relaxed Southern dining experience since it was opened by the Ellis family in the late 1970s, The Catfish House is a local mainstay nestled on the banks of the Cumberland River. It is famous for its catfish and seafood dishes. From its casual, down-home style dining room to its large veranda, The Catfish House exudes Southern charm. This charm is also reflected in its menu with dishes like lump crab cake and fire-grilled hamburger steak alongside desserts like chocolate chess pie. Of course, it would be a sin not to try its famous catfish—which comes fresh, farm-raised, breaded and fried to perfection.
The Catfish House, 1461 Zinc Plant Road, Clarksville, TN, USA, +1 931 648 2121
Joining the growing number of restaurants jumping on the fast-casual bandwagon, Smokin’ Chikin serves fresh, homemade fare at a fast food speed but with fine dining quality. As its name would suggest, the venue specializes in serving chicken, which it sources locally and marinates in interesting flavors overnight before grilling it to perfection on a rotisserie grill. Guests can choose from chicken in variety of flavors—like the spicy Peruvian La Brasca chicken with hints of aji pepper, aromatic tandoori or fragrant but fiery Jamaican jerk.
Smokin Chikin, 1820 Tiny Town Road, Clarksville, TN, USA, +1 931 896 2014