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2018/07/27 14:21:20 (permalink)

Headed to Cooksville, Tn and Nashville

We are taking the kids to Cooksville, Tn to see some of the great waterfalls in the area.  We will be traveling from Elkhart, In (way up top) to Tennessee via 65.  This trip will be 8/10-13.  A very quick trip.
 
Open to any suggestions for good meals along the way.  We will probably stay around Jeffersonville, In or Louisville, Kentucky Friday night and drive the rest of the way Saturday.
 
After exploring the waterfalls for a day or so we will be going Nashville to do some sightseeing and shopping if my 14 yr old daughter has anything to say about it.
 
I can tell you that my family would NOT be interested in hot chicken .
 
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Re: Headed to Cooksville, Tn and Nashville 2018/07/27 14:36:07 (permalink)
I went to Nashville for the first time a few years ago and loved both the Loveless Cafe and Arnold's Country Kitchen.
 
I know both places are maybe a little touristy, especially the Loveless, but they both lived up to their reputation in terms of the quality of the food.  Arnold's was being expanded when we were there, so it may be a little easier to get a table now.
 
A non-food note: if you're into history, Lincoln's birthplace is not that far off 65 a little ways south of Louisville. I enjoyed it very much. From there, we went to the Whistle Stop in Glendale, KY, which serves various Kentucky specialties (country ham, hot brown sandwich, etc.).
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Re: Headed to Cooksville, Tn and Nashville 2018/07/27 14:41:29 (permalink)
I'll 2nd the Loveless Cafe! The food is great, especially the biscuits and their Country Fried Steak. Well worth the trip and inevitable wait, to eat there!
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Re: Headed to Cooksville, Tn and Nashville 2018/07/27 18:59:58 (permalink)
Rocky
 
I can sympathize with your family not wanting to stop for hot chicken. We will be in Nashville at the end of the big trip and I'm glad I got my hot chicken fix when I visited Nashville last year, solo, because I know there won't be any this year since Sandra will be with me.
 
I will second the Whistle Stop in Glendale KY
 
If you're curious about Western KY Mutton BBQ, black dip and burgoo, try Bootleg BBQ west of Louisville
The late Mayor Al and I enjoyed a meal there back in 2007 and reviews still look good
 
In Nashville
I'll second Arnold's Country Kitchen and the Loveless
Another solid meat n three which I really enjoyed is Monell's
And of course there's Pancake Pantry for breakfast but be prepared for lines unless you get there early
 
 
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Re: Headed to Cooksville, Tn and Nashville 2018/07/28 14:52:28 (permalink)
I've never been, but I have friends who love the Loveless. They sent us pictures of the biscuits on their last visit a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Headed to Cooksville, Tn and Nashville 2018/08/01 07:48:41 (permalink)
Hello Rocky!  We will be in the same area next weekend.  We land at Nashville on Friday night the 10th, leaving the next morning past Cookeville and spending the day in Knoxville.  We will be driving back to Nashville the next morning, hopefully leaving time to hit a few favorites before we fly out Sunday night.
 
Not sure how these schedules match up, but we would love to grab a meal with you if we are in the same town at the same time.
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Re: Headed to Cooksville, Tn and Nashville 2018/08/01 08:40:25 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Rocky Enfield 2018/08/01 12:34:51
Rocky, I'm guessing you've already been to Joe Huber's but on the off chance you haven't, it's not that far west of I-65.  And if you wind up staying on the east side of Louisville there's Claudia Sanders Dinner House as well.
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Re: Headed to Cooksville, Tn and Nashville 2018/08/01 12:57:43 (permalink)
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Rocky, I'm guessing you've already been to Joe Huber's but on the off chance you haven't, it's not that far west of I-65.  And if you wind up staying on the east side of Louisville there's Claudia Sanders Dinner House as well.


 
ScreamingChicken,

I have never even heard of Joe Huber's.  Quite honestly I hardly ever go to southern Indiana unless it is for a meeting or traveling through.  The one exception is fairly regular trips to mecca (that is Assembly Hall on the campus of Indiana University for the uneducated).
 
Will have to try to visit Joe Huber's on the way back through because there is no way the kids will wait that long to eat dinner on Friday night.  We can't leave Elkhart until 5pm due to football and band practice for Ian & Amelia.
 
You have never led me wrong in the past so I will make a concerted effort to hit this place!
 
Buffetbuster,
 
It would be wonderful to break bread with you again.  I sent a PM.
 
Thanks,
 
Rocky
 
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Re: Headed to Cooksville, Tn and Nashville 2018/08/01 13:38:29 (permalink)
On our drive from Nashville to Knoxville, we plan on stopping at Ralph's Donut Shop in Cookeville.  We have never been there, but the photos and reviews look great.
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Re: Headed to Cooksville, Tn and Nashville 2018/08/08 16:43:40 (permalink)
Well now we have a must stop in Cookeville.  Thanks for the info!
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