If you’re anything like us, you definitely work up an appetite after spending hours on the trail. In fact, one of the first things we think about after loading our rigs back onto the trailers is—where can we get some good grub?
So it’s only fitting, in prepartion of us heading down to the Windrock Venderpalooza in October, that we scope out the The Top 8 UTV and ATV Trails in Tennesse in hopes of sqeezing in some trail time.
And since laying down tracks makes us hungry, it makes sence to introduce you to our new segment of Ride, Eat, Repeat—providing you with all the places to eat near Tennessee’s ride parks.
You can trust us with this one—if there’s good food in the area, we know where it’s at. So choose your park, get sideways, and fill your belly with some delicious cuisine.
Adventure Off-Road Park is located in Pittsburg, Tennessee, with a little something for everyone. Whether taking your UTV or your Jeep out, this park has over 500 acres to be explored…and leaves you with an appetite. From pasta to steak, the restaurants listed below are bound to have something you’ll like.
|Stevarinos Italian Eatery and Pub||Stevarinos Italian Eatery and Pub||Dixie Freeze|
|Miles from Ride Park||7.5||7.4||7.4|
|Popular Options||Pasta, steak, and pizza||Prime rib sandwhich, cheeseburger, and chef salad||Burgers, hot dogs, BBQ, hamburger steak, and ice cream|
|Reviews||“The crab-stuffed mushrooms were very good, and the pizza came with plenty of toppings.”||“Small little hole in the wall with great service and food.”||“One of the best burgers I have had in a while. The toppings were generous and the price was reasonable.”|
Jacksonboro, Tennessee, is home to the North Cumberland OHV Park. Thousands of people get sideways on these trails every year. This park is known for its novice-level trails that are great for new riders. The park is nestled back into the Tennessee mountains, so you’ll have to drive twenty minutes or so to get to a nearby eatery. Check out these restaurants—they’re some of the best places to eat in Tennessee.
|Rickard Ridge BBQ||Charley’s Pizza Parlor||The Local|
|Miles from Ride Park||13||10.1||9.1|
|Popular Options||BBQ pork, quesadilla, chops, and pulled pork||Pizza||Breaded chicken breast. pork chops, and cheeseburgers|
|Reviews||“Nice and homey atmosphere with good service and great prices.”||“Love this place. It has good service, food comes out quick, and the salad bar is awesome.”||“Resturant offers a wide selection of meals: main dishes, side dishes, and appetizers.”|
Wooly’s Off Road is family owned and operated. It’s known as one of the best-rated off-road parks in the state. With enough trees, mud, and water crossings to leave you busy for hours, you’ll be starving by dinnertime. Speaking of dinner, below you’ll find some of the best places to eat in Tennessee near Wooly’s.
|Soda Pop Junction||31 South BBQ||Lynnville EZ Stop|
|Miles from Ride Park||8.3||10||8.2|
|Popular Options||Double cheeseburger, fried chicken, and ice cream||Everything BBQ and catfish||Fish, cheeseburger, ham sandwich, rueben sandwich, and fried chicken|
|Reviews||“Great food, great service, and a great place to bring your family as always.”||“Our favoirte thing to eat is the catfish, fried pickles, and homemade cole slaw.”||“They have the best catfish around. And their breakfast isn’t bad either.”|
Prentice Cooper is a thirty-nine-mile-wide ride park in one of the top cities in Tennessee—Chattanooga. With it being as big as it is, it’s no shock that you’ll have to drive a bit to get some good grub. Trust us—the food is worth the drive. And there’s every kind of eating establishment you can think of from fast food to 5-star restaurants. Uncle Larry’s is a crowd favorite with “fish so good it will smack you.”
|Uncle Larry’s Resturant||Mellow Mushroom||Alleia|
|Miles from Ride Park|
|Popular Options||Fried seafood||Pizza||Bacon wrapped quail, halibut, pizza, and ravioli|
|Reviews||“Fun and tasty place to enjoy some fried seafood.”||“Friendly staff, good beer, and Monday night $5 small cheese pizza.”||“The food was amazing. We ordered an appetizer, salad, two entrees, dessert, and drinks. Everything was over the top.”|
Pioneer, Tennessee, is home to the Royal Blue ride park. If you like hard-packed dirt, lots of trees, and water crossings, then this is where you should be. The park opens at dawn and closes at dusk, giving you plenty of time to build up an appetitie. No need to get hangry on this one, food is close by.
|Smokin’ Butts BBQ||The Blind Frog Cafe||Red Star Grille|
|Miles from Ride Park||1.4||1.9||16.1|
|Popular Options||Pulled pork, baked beans, potatoes, and chicken||Pizza and burgers||Pancakes, hamburgers, chicken livers, and fried green tomatoes|
|Reviews||“BBQ sauce is not a thick sauce and has great flavor, and the fries are worth the wait.”||“Great pizza, fast service, and very clean.”||“Food was all homemade and super tasty. We loved the country feel and enviroment.”|
Windrock Park is one of our favorite places to ride. It’s got 114 miles of trees, water, and mud that we love to dig our tires into. Maybe we’ll catch you at the Windrock Grill or Johnboy’s BBQ when we’re there in October.
|Windrock Grill||Johnboy’s BBQ||Aubrey’s Oak Ridge|
|Miles from Ride Park||0! This restaurant is located on site.||11.4||10.1|
|Popular Options||Bison burgers, chicken sandwiches, and fish||Pulled pork, nachos, potato salad, and smoked bologna||Burgers and beer|
|Reviews||“Awesome variety of food for something so close to all the trails. They have bison burgers!”||“Came from Idaho to visit family. This place made my trip. The BBQ was some of the best I ever had.”||“Fabulous salads, salmon, burgers, veggies, terrific cheesecake.”|
Hello Mountain City, Tennessee, home of Doe Mountain Recreation Area. If you’re looking to climb some rocks and be vertical for most of your day, then this is the ride park for you. It’s located in the heart of the mountains, so you’ll have to drive over 5 miles to get something to eat.
|Farmers Barbeque & Grill||Suba’s Restaurant||Sherry & JP’s Chicken House|
|Miles from Ride Park||9.6||8.0|
|Popular Options||BBQ chicken, pork butt, seafood, and steak||Seafood, steak, and pasta||Chicken, biscuits, french fries, and ice cream|
|Reviews||“Great-tasting food in hearty portions and friendly service.”||“Great staff, excellent food, reasonable prices, best place to eat in this area.”||“Awesome place to eat. Great service great food.”|
Brimstone Recreation has a little something for everyone. From novice to expert riders, you’ll find every level of rider rippin’ on the trails. It has hundreds of miles of charted trails, leaving most riders tired and hungry by the end of the day. Before you head home, make sure you fill your stomach with something good. Check out what we’ve picked below.
|Zach & Dani’s Firehouse Pizza||Flonnie’s Drive-In||Preston’s Steakhouse|
|Miles from Ride Park||4||4.9||13|
|Popular Options||Pizza||Cheeseburgers, BBQ, and french fries||Steak, rubs, pork chops, and spaghetti|
|Reviews||“They always make you feel like you’re at home. Good food good price great service”||“We greatly enjoyed the cheeseburger, fries, and onion rings.”||“Always heard how great this place was. I stopped in to give it a try. I am glad I did. I loved the food, atmosphere, service, etc. I will be back each time I go through there.”|
It’s your turn—load your machine up, get dirty, and fill your belly.
Seriously, we can’t think of a better way to spend our time.
Let us know if we’ve missed your favorite place to grab a bite to eat so we can add it to the list.
Check out our events page to see where we’re heading to next. Maybe we’ll cross paths before the Windrock Vendorpalooza.
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