Burger King

836 Cosby Hwy
Newport, 37821
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Lemme preface by saying I'm not a big fan of fast food. That being said, I gotta give this particular Burger King location two thumbs up. We were just passing through via I-40. Anyone who knows this stretch knows that Newport exit is the last vestige of decent pitstops before heading over the mountains. With the wife and 2 teen girls, a pit stop was "all systems go". We also had a 3 month old kitten in tow. The girls used the facilities and grabbed some grubbage. The staff was extremely friendly. Friendly in a very natural kind of way. Kinda felt as if you'd just walked into their own house as a guest. The deal closer is what they did next. As I mentioned, we were traveling with a small kitten in a travel carrier. The problem was no litter box. And there were no stores around where a real litter box could be procured. So, being the brilliant "adapt and overcome" genius I am, I devised the perfect solution in that scary place I call my brain. So, I went inside and asked the cashier if they might have a container that might be fashioned into a small travel litter box. She said she thought she had a good idea but if anyone would know the manager would. So she summoned the manager and she had the perfect solution ... the flat bottomed rectangular dish in which they serve their salads. Perfect!! I offered to pay for the dish. She declined and with a smile said, "I'm glad we could help". Seeing as how we had already spent about $20 on food and walked away even happier, I would say that was a brilliant managerial decision. Anyway, super friendly staff and they saved the day for us. Good on ya mate!!!

(423) 623-1260

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Fox & Hound

127 Fox and Hound Way
Newport, 37821
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A wonderful surprise. Excellent food and friendly service. Highly recommended. Will come again when passing through.
What a hidden gem! Don't let the outside scare you off. I had a steak and my wife had blackened chicken. Both were delicious! Our waitress Teri was fantastic! Definitely try the French onion soup! Will definitely go back.
Not impressed. Baked potato was old. Steak was average and overpriced. Service was attentive and friendly though.

(423) 623-9161

American (New)

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Brandywine Creek Steakhouse & Tavern

1071 W Hwy 25-70
Newport, 37821
Reviews:
We stopped in Newport, TN for a night on a road trip. We randomly stumbled upon this restaurant. It was amazing! Delicious food starting with the rolls and ending with the best cheesecake I've ever had. (The flavors change but the pineapple was awesome!) The service was really good and they were hosting an event at the same time. And if deep fried twinkles are your thing my fiancé loved his - not my thing though. The only drawback to this restaurant is that they are not open Monday or Tuesday. So the last time I drove through I was disappointed to not get to try some more food. If you're in Newport or passing through and need to stop for food this is the place!
Traveling from Chicago. Stopped for dinner. Half price appetizers from 5-7...we had fried pickles. Ordered our meals which came with not 1, not 2, but THREE sides! Hot fresh rolls were thrown to us shortly after. Drinks are served in mason jars. I enjoyed the hub cab country fried steak ...there was no way I could finish it all....came out on a big frying pan filled with delicious food. My mom ordered the meat loaf. Dad ordered the fish fry. Riley was a great server. No complaints. Nice little tavern.
I had the fried pork chops and fried taters and onions. It was like eating at my Momma's table!! The moonshine margaritas were refreshing and easy to drink! Definitely one of my top five places to eat!! The live bluegrass band helped round out the experience.

(423) 623-1913

Bars, Steakhouses

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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

130 Newport Towne Ctr
Newport, 37821
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Good food, good salsa, courteous waitstaff. They charred the fajitas which, in my opinion, gave it a fantastic flavor. I would eat here again!
Amazing Maxican food in a serene and beautiful town. After a good day at rafting all we needed was a good meal and we couldn't ask for anything better. Each and every dish ordered was made fresh and was smelling great. A must try for everyone who is looking for a healthy meal after hiking or rafting.
Excellent choice!! Food is very tasty, we drive out of our way to eat here

(423) 623-0104

Mexican

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Christopher Place

1500 Pinnacles Way
Newport, 37821
Reviews:
My fiance and I have stayed at Christopher Place twice now. We stayed in the Mountain Sunrise room both times because of it's comfort and gorgeous view. Our first visit was somewhat spontaneous, as we found a Groupon back in spring 2011 and stopped for a night during a road trip. The people at Christopher Place were welcoming and did anything they could to make our stay comfortable. We returned this year after a night of camping in the National Park, and it was just as wonderful. We ate in the restaurant - such delicious food, if only we could have finished it all! We had breakfast the next morning - parmesan eggs benedict - which was also amazing. We cannot recommend staying at Christopher Place enough! It's a wonderful escape from every day life, and we only wish we could have stayed longer.
"Resort" billed as intimate with "fine dining" that's really not even as good as my family's cooking. I am so upset that we paid extra for dinner and to stay here - I would have been better off anywhere in North Carolina (maybe next time I will be smarter). The "chef" didn't even ask how we wanted the steaks she just charred them. Her vegetables were the worst I've ever tasted and she didn't understand what tiramisu means. They very much oversell on the Internet and the photos are very deceiving . It's not even up to par for a B and B let alone a resort. The room is odd and the tub is outside the bathroom (a later addition). The coffee is instant and tastes worse than a hospital! This isn't even a good B and B - we passed on the breakfast twice and the time we didn't it was cold. It was hard to get tea and they couldn't grasp the notion of "full pot". The "gym" is a sorry excuse for some outdated machines i had To fix and it is the bottom floor of a rented unit. The sauna is an add on to an existing bathroom. It's not charming it's just a poorly restored old house and moneymaking scheme. There's very little effort and it was a total waste of time and money. I would not recommend a stay .
My wife stayed here for two nights in the Sir Charles room. The room was very cozy and nice. The bed was very comfortable but the pillows were very soft so that gave me a little neck pain which I can't blame them for. Most of the staff members were friendly and they pretty much stay out of your way when you're there which I didn't mind at all. The view from there backyard of the Smoky Mountain was great! The sunrise looked amazing over mountains. My wife and I are cityfolks so it was nice to see God's creation rather than man-made skylines. We only ate breakfast there and it all tasted amazing every morning. I regret not getting their dinner which I have no doubt that it would've tasted just as amazing. Anyways, their scones they sometimes serve for breakfast was the best! Fair warning for the Sir Charles room though... there's this red cardinal that bull rushes your window every morning starting at around 7am. Luckily, my wife and I usually get up that early anyways.

(423) 623-6555

Bed & Breakfast

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

1021 Cosby Hwy
Newport, 37821
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Its Cracker Barrel. There is something for everyone. It is like a buffet which the waitress brings you the food instead of you having to fight the fatties for. This location had the largest customers I have ever seen. Sure this was a July 3rd, is that grazing day in Newport? The people were so big you could not walk past them in the country store. There was a woman sitting behind us, I heard her tell the waitress that someone had given her daughter the shirt she was wearing. It read Fourth Battalion USMC Parris Island. All I could think was that somewhere there is a battalion of WM's missing because this fatazz ate them. I am guessing the MCRD PX had a sale on their XXXXL shirts. I saw her daughter she was only XXXL. God Lord people stop eating so much crap. Get a salad and exercise a little. Anyways... I got the Rib eye and the sampler platter. Delicious. No I did not eat it all. I know when to push away from the table. And Yes. I have lived on Parris Island. First Battalion - No sir sandwiches for me.
Disappointment. "Same ol' same ol'" (albeit consistent) is what you find in most Cracker Barrel stores...except in this case. We've eaten here many times over the past few years in the midst of our travels. It's convenient, close to I-40, and we have generally found this Cracker Barrel to be consistent with service, politeness, efficiency, and food quality. On this particular (July 5, 2015) visit, most of the aforementioned was in order. We were greeted warmly, quickly seated, politely asked about our order for drinks and entrees. The food was delivered very quickly....and therein lies the fault. The plating of 2 out of 3 of our entrees was awful. Sloppy, messy plates, and in one instance a small pile of rice hidden under my grandson's fries. Huh? (Check out the photos I posted with this review.) Upon leaving I told the cashier of our disappointment and he apologized profusely. "We should have sent it back," said he. NO, thought I. I don't come into restaurants to play ping pong with food. (Besides which, I might not have time on a given trip to wait.) These things were missed or simply ignored by the chef, the expediter, and the wait staff. Unacceptable!
I love me some Cracker Barrel! For starters, it was super busy when we went, seemed like a lot of locals, but we still got a table immediately, and they got our food out fast. Our server, and older lady was so sweet, and attentive. I wish they had her working at all the various Cracker Barrel's I've gone to through out the years I always order the fried shrimp platter when I go, and this time I noticed they were way to overcooked, and the shrimp seemed to be so much smaller than I remember them being, but it could've just been that they shrunk smaller due to being overcooked.

(423) 623-0676

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Brooklyn Pizzeria

1015 Cosby Hwy
Newport, 37821
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Brooklyn Pizzeria provided the first good meal I had on my way to NC. I was famished when I saw the billboard for pizza by the slice some 20 miles away. I love pizza by the slice and NY style pizza is my second favorite style. I ate two pieces of delicious cheese and that was almost too much to finish. The place is big, clean, well-lit and was nearly empty when we were there. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. I could go for another slice now!
I must begin by stating that I waited 15 min before anyone greeted us at the counter, which I ended up having to call the restaurant to alert someone we were standing there. Upon being greeted by someone we ordered a large pie with half eggplant and half cheese, nothing out of the ordinary. The wait didn't seem bad until after 35 min of just sitting in the empty dining hall. Once our pizza came out we were not at all surprised by the quality and flavor, due to the time we waited and the customer service here. The cheese was not oozing like true NY pizza and the crust was hard and crunchy. We ate it since we were hungry and honestly the wait was just crazy. Overall I wouldn't spend my time stopping here if you're looking for that true NY flavor..the dining room was clean and newly built but then again it belongs to the Best Western, so what can I say! Sorry Brooklyn, but you let this New Yorker down
The menus posted on here are not The current menus. Expect to pay around 3 dollars more per item. We were there at 12:45 on a Monday, there were two people ahead of us. Food was delivered 45 minutes later by an extremely rude server. The Stromboli had green peppers on them which I cannot eat. The calzone my husband ordered had no Canadian bacon just cheese. Once again, I was ordering off the menu on Yelp. We weren't offered a menu at all. When i brought up the price difference as well as ingredient difference with the server, he pretty much just said tough luck. I also tried to get a to go menu which they didn't have. Moral of the story: always check for the most recent menu. Customer service has gone to hell everywhere and no one cares if you've purchased something that you didn't intend to.

(423) 623-1752

Pizza, Italian

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Huddle House Restaurant

1130 W Hwy 25 70
Newport, 37821
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Had an omelet and it was ok. Everything was covered in cheese which some people like (like my husband) Service was good but nothing special to write about.

(423) 625-6371

Fast Food

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Sagebrush Steakhouse & Saloon

201 Heritage Blvd
Newport, 37821
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I stopped in at 10:30 on Friday night and the place was very very quiet. Plenty of parking outside though. Not in a mood for a steak or a burger, I got the pulled pork dinner, which comes with two sides. Hot mashed potatoes and cool cole slaw. Delicious! Cold beer, though the Coors Light tasted a little off.
food was fine. Great service. Good for kids. We were from Ohio a large group with rowdy small kids. They took great care of us.
This is not a bad stop when you look around at your other options in the area. The service was ok, not great and not bad. The food is just what you would expect from a joint like this. I had the chicken fried steak with collard greens and mashed potatoes. The steak was nice and crisp the potatoes were not bad but to my surprise they did a great job on the greens, they had a nice kick to them and full of flavor.

(423) 613-4900

Steakhouses, American (Traditional)

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Sunset Grille

742 Thinwood Dr
Newport, 37821
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The service here is horrible and so is the food/drinks. Not to mention the OUTRAGEOUS prices for (not even) mediocre food. It took us 1.5 hours to get our food when the place wasn't even busy, the waitress came out once every 20-30 minutes, and took just about as long to get us our waters and beer. Once we received our burgers, they were burnt to a crisp. The tables and the whole place is dirty, and the atmosphere is trashy. This place is only worth it if you literally have nothing better to do than to wait a lifetime for service and listen to loud, drunk hogs.

(423) 625-8007

American (New)

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