5 Suggested Non-Chain Dickson Restaurants

Dickson is located in central Tennessee, just southwest of Nashville in the metropolitan area. There are many Dickson restaurants that offer a delectable menu in a relaxing atmosphere, without having to deal with the Nashville traffic.

House Blend
124 North Main St.
Dickson, TN 37055
www.houseblendonline.com

House Blend is located in the heart of town, close to your Dickson bed and breakfast, and boasts of gourmet coffee and eclectic gifts. Start your morning off with one of their many choices in drinks, including specialty drinks, mochas, tea and smoothies. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu includes a variety of sandwiches, salads and soups. House Blend will also cater any event you may have, from a small dinner to a large gathering.

Miss Mable's Tea Room
301 W. College St.
Dickson, TN 37055
www.missmable.com

Miss Mable's Tea Room is an experience that takes you back to the 1930s with its decor and atmosphere. You are encouraged to wear one of the elegant shawls, boas or hats while you dine. From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, you can enjoy a full afternoon tea which includes a four-course lunch. You can devour scones, a main entree, finger sandwiches, breads and desserts. It has more than 80 different kinds of teas to choose from, or you can just get the featured tea. 2010 prices for this lunch experience start at $16 plus beverage.

Ace Diner
104 N. Main St.
Dickson, TN 37055
www.acedinerdickson.com

Ace Diner is one of the historic Dickson restaurants in the downtown area. The building's architecture has been restored to the original charm of the early 1900s. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon ice cream cone. The diner is open Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It's open until 4:00 p.m. for sodas and ice cream. Ace Diner has a diverse menu that boasts of no trans fats and lots of fresh ingredients. Everything is cooked to order. The lunch menu includes a variety of sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups and sides.

Lugo's
107 South Main St.
Dickson, TN 37055
www.lugos107.com 

If you're looking for upscale Dickson restaurants, Lugo's is the way to go. It offers American cuisine with a mix of other influences. Lugo's is open for lunch, dinner and drinks until 2:00 a.m. It offers gourmet, made-from-scratch salads, sides and entrees. Order wine by the glass, beer and mixed drinks. The atmosphere is relaxed, but contemporary. Lugo's will also cater your events, or you can make reservations for a private gathering at their location just down the road from your Dickson inn.

Fossie's Barbeque
603 Walnut Rd.
Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 446-8674

Fossie's Barbeque is the place to go for pork shoulder, ribs and smoked turkeys, hams and chicken. The building is small with only a couple of picnic tables outside, but the barbecue is done to perfection. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, takeout only. Visitors recommend you try the pulled pork sandwich, cornbread and cole slaw, and finish off with one of the fried pies.