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Where International Cuisine Meets Down-Home Southern

You'll find a lot of to enjoy when you visit Clarksville, Tennessee: a beautifully developed Cumberland RiverWalk, Greenway and Blueway; a thriving performing and visual community; grand historic architecture; a significant military history from pre-Revolutionary War days forward; tributes to local heroes, like Wilma Rudolph and Pat Summitt; and ...

An amazing variety of food from around the globe!

The influence of the Fort Campbell Army Post, Austin Peay State University and international industries like Hankook, LG, Bridgestone and more, gives Clarksville's food scene a surprisingly global flair.

Still, no worries for travelers looking for a more traditional Southern food experience. The city is true to its roots with plenty of down-home Southern fare.

Along the iconic and historic Franklin Street, you'll find an eclectic collection of favorites such as Roux AmeriCajun, Blackhorse Brewery & Pub, Hot Pita, and Edward's Steakhouse. One block over, new restaurant and brewery Strawberry Alley Ale Works joined the lineup with made-from-scratch recipes, original beer selections brewed in-house, craft cocktails and top-quality wines.

Moving away from the downtown core, Silke's Old World Breads offers fresh German meats and cheeses along with made-daily-from-scratch breads and pastries. Smokin Chikin infuses gourmet rotisserie chicken with herbs and spices from around the globe, creating unforgettable flavor.

For a seat with a view, enjoy large-portion American entrees at Liberty Park Grill, overlooking the Clarksville Marina at the Cumberland River. Take the bridge across the river and enjoy The Catfish House, offering down-home Southern-style sides and desserts. Excel BBQ in the southeast tip of the county and Shiloh BBQ along the southwest border both serve up the finest smoked meats around.

Broaden your palette in the direction of the Army Post with authentic Indian, Mexican, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and other cuisines.

You won't lack for liquid refreshment with options like Old Glory Distilling's whiskey, bourbon, rum and vodka. Plus, four craft breweries and another opening soon—all veteran-owned—serve a diverse selection of artisan beverages.

Beachaven Vineyards and Winery is a trailblazer in Tennessee winemaking. They've been filling goblets with award-winning wines for more than 30 years.

And you simply cannot leave town without trying one of Clarksville's newest creations: a rolled ice cream at Roll'd Creamery, another veteran-owned local favorite.

Written by Michelle Dickerson, Media & Marketing Director at Visit Clarksville.

Photo Courtesy of Visit Clarksville. 

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