Opened in October 2010, the Vienna Coffee House aims to be the leading neighbourhood coffee house in the whole of Maryville, and given their success so far it seems they’re doing pretty well. Located on College Street in central Maryville, the Coffee House serves up freshly roasted brews, speciality teas, chai and lots of cakes and bites made in-store. Choose from mocha, latte, cappuccino, Americano, frappe, and iced lattes or opt for a freshly made smoothie. As for food, you can get anything from cinnamon rolls, pies, brownies, pastries, scones, quiche, bagels, oatmeal, yoghurt and sandwiches.
Vienna Coffee House, 212 College Street, Maryville, TN +1 865 681 0517
Chef Rocky is Jamaican born and bred and serves up what’s been described as the best Caribbean cuisine in East Tennessee at the Jamaica Sunrise. He has 25 years of experience perfecting the spice combinations that go into his recipe for jerk sauce. On the menu at the Jamaica Sunrise are classics like jerk pork, jerk chicken and stacks of ribs, oxtail soup and goat curry and patties with sides of baked beans, fried plantains, macaroni and cheese, red beans and rice. And the drinks are Jamaican too, so you wash down your serving of ribs with refreshing ginger beer, Ting, and kola champagne.
Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise, 2162 E Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN +1 865 233 1065
Lemon Grass opened up in 2002 serving up Thai and Japanese sushi cuisine. The sushi chef hails from Japan so expect an authentic taste of East Asia. The Thai dishes come in three different levels of intensity, from mild up to medium and hot. The Thai dishes are made up with spices and herbs like lemon grass, coriander, and galanga. Among the Thai classics available are pork, chicken, beef and duck curries with jasmine rice. And if you fancy sushi there are tuna, salmon, or crab meat rolls, or sashimi combination plates.
Lemon Grass, 912 W Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN +1 865 681 8785
Full Service BBQ was opened up in Maryville in 2007 by chef Anthony DiFranco III. He took over and transformed what had been an old gas station and turned it into a drive-through serving up BBQ cuisine. The Maryville Full Service BBQ has been so successful that they’ve been able to open up another branch in Knoxville. On the menu are BBQ classics like barbecued pork, chicken sandwiches with pickles, onions and sauce, brisket sandwiches and peppers and onions, BBQ nachos, smoky sausages, and hickory rib racks. All are served with beans, coleslaw, and potato salad.
Full Service BBQ, 113 S Washington Street, Maryville, TN +1 865 981 4414
Named after the ‘Tail of the Dragon’ road that runs away to the south down Calderwood Highway, the Dragon Pitt Inn and BBQ lies on the road out of Maryville in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains close to the Little Tennessee River. You can get a room to stay and enjoy the scenery and local area or just enjoy some barbecue cuisine. All the food is smoked at the Pitt and is served up with homemade BBQ sauce, with signature dishes like pulled pork, steak burgers or grilled chicken sandwiches.
Dragon Pitt Inn and BBQ, 4407 Calderwood Highway, Maryville, TN +1 865 253 3566
In a historic building in downtown Maryville built over a century ago as a private house, the Grinder and Grains is a family-run and owned café that provides fresh, healthy food. The owners are originally from Wisconsin and subscribe to a food philosophy that they call ‘American Healthy Eclectic Cuisine’ – everything is prepped in-house with fresh produce. You can get sandwiches, wraps, flatbreads, pizza, salads, and gourmet soups at the G&G, with the menu changing every day to keep pace with the best available produce. The signature sandwich is the Grinder Club – packed with smoked turkey, baked ham, bacon, provolone cheese, tomato, and avocado spread.
Grinder and Grains, 321 High Street, Maryville, TN +1 865 983 9864