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Dining in  MOCO

Morgan County has a menu to suit all appetites.


Take a seat at The Warden’s Table at an historic prison, bite into an award-winning fried bologna sandwich in a country store, overload on a locally made pizza, homemade barbecue, a plate full of Mexican specialties, good country cooking, dine creekside with live music, or drive into a fast-food eatery. 


Wash it down with sweet tea, end of the line moonshine, home brewed beer or a cold soda pop.  Something for everyone and offered with a friendly welcome smile. 


Built in the 1920s, Tanners Cafe and Sundries was a beloved business that had fallen into a serious state of disrepair and was in immediate danger of being lost forever. 

Morgan County Tourism Alliance gained ownership of the building in 2019 and on April 22, 2022, Tanners  Historical Cafe  opened her door to greet the future.

Check out  this website,  our Facebook page and Google pages for more info.

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RM Brooks store is known for its award winning “Best Bologna Sandwich in Tennessee”.   Located just down the road from Historic Rugby, people come from near and far just to experience the ambiance of the store and to enjoy cheeseburgers, rat trap cheese, bologna and BBQ sandwiches. Moon pies and old fashioned candies await your choosing to purchase, observe, taste or relax.

Partners Pizza    - Wartburg

Great service!! Locally homemade pizza, served to order.  Additional menu items available, such as spaghetti, hot ham and cheese deli sandwiches, sandwiches, dessert and non-alcoholic drinks. 

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Partners Pizza & Deli


1276 Knoxville Hwy

Wartburg, TN

Gather Coffee Company


Gather Coffee Company has opened their fourth location in the heart of Morgan County on Main Street in Wartburg. Owners Scott and Kristin McNamara created Gather to be a place for the community to come together around handmade coffees and other goodies. From sourcing the coffee beans in South America to roasting the beans in their nearby Scott County location, Gather provides a full-service coffee shop that serves as a social hub for the community, a showcase for local art and talent and a launch pad to adventures in the local area. They are very excited to be part of the Morgan County community.

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BBQ smoked low and slow, the way good BBQ should be. Home of the Sweet 29 sauce. We are a family operated business that’s just getting started & we hope to have a permanent establishment one day. 


The Warden's Table restaurant  at Historic Brushy Mountain Prison in Petros, TN, offers a variety of southern food, serving up everything from classic BBQ plates and loaded potatoes to BBQ nachos and cheeseburgers. It's Southern cooking with a twist and hospitality at its best. The Warden’s Table couples tasteful, fresh-daily dishes made with the highest-quality ingredients that emphasize southern cuisine.


With plenty of room for families and large groups, food is served cafeteria style so you’ll be in and out before you know it, giving you time to browse in our gift shop or spend time touring the prison.

Luciano's  - Wartburg


111 Kingston St Wartburg, TN 37887

Tel. 423-346-7000

Offers authentic Italian dishes always fresh, in a friendly and wholesome environment reminiscent of an Italian eatery in the heart of New York City. Dishes include Lasagna, Chicken Parmigiana, Fettuccine Alfredo, & Shrimp Scampi. Sandwiches such as Meatball Sub and the Italian Sub are avaiable. Salad and Dessert selection also avaiable. 

Tokyo  Asian Buffett  - Wartburg


1294 Knoxville Hwy Wartburg, TN 37887

Tel. 423-346-2900

Located on Knoxville Highway the NEW Tokyo Asian Buffet offers Japanese specialties like Gyozo, tempura fried foods, Bento boxes and sushi rolls. They offer party platters and a limited amount of Chinese food under the Chef’s Specials.

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The Brushy Mountain Market is the place in Petros to get groceries, gas, and great cooked-to-order food.  Offering dine-in or takeout, owner Neal Patel and his kitchen crew, led by head cook Penny have great burgers, sandwiches and soft-serve ice cream.  Conveniently located near Windrock and Brushy Mountain Prison on Highway 116 in Petros, Brushy Mountain is a great place to make sure you are gassed up and well-fed before tackling the Devil's Triangle loop when visiting the area.

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As you enter Morgan County on Highway 62 from the east, the first restaurant that greets you is the Coal Creek Mountain Grill, owned by Frank and Roberta Milen.  Offering a family-friendly casual dining experience, Roberta proudly serves made from scratch batter-fried fish, burgers, and many other delicious foods.  Head in for $1 tacos on Taco Tuesday or try a Mountain Burger, a favorite of ATV riders at the nearby Windrock Off Road Adventure Park.

Local  Chain  Eateries

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