Best Places & Dives in and around Union City, Tennessee

Looking for some delicious grub you can’t find back home? We have the hookup for you! Click on the icons to check out some of our local dives and diners that we recommend to all visitors in Northwest Tennessee. And we promise they are some of the tastiest (and wackiest) restaurants in the area! LOCAL APPROVED!

Union City
Charlie T’s is a local, hole-in-the-wall that is known for made- to-order country breakfast and meat & three lunch. You will feel welcome when you walk through the doors, and might even have a conversation to some local folks!
One of the best Mexican restaurants in town is Don Sol. The staff is extra friendly, and the food is extra delicious. Catch them on a night when they have the Mariachi Band for a fun night!
If you plan on spending the evening in Union City and are looking for a social outing, Hops & Barley is the place to be. It is a local family owned bar and grill with a family friendly staff. Hops & Barley offers fun theme nights including Trivia Night!
PV’s Hut
“Serving the Same Great Food since 1953”
Cold sandwiches, Salads, Hot Sandwiches, PV Burgers and more! They say the homemade pies are to die for! Open Tues. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Specialty sandwiches are the name of the game at Sammies, located in Union City and in Martin, Tenn. They come out with “sammies of the month,” which include the Oktoberfeast or the Turkey and Dressing sub in November! In other words: “If tasty sandwiches could fly, this place would be an airport.”
Sassafraz has a charming atmosphere that will welcome you with open arms. Start your meal off right with their complimentary rolls and strawberry butter. Their menu is full of different options so you can experience something new every visit.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Tiny Baker in downtown Union City! If you need a sweet treat to take back home with you for your friends or family, or if you want to “treat yourself,” Tiny Baker is the place for you.
YAMATO Japanese Steakhouse For a change of pace from your traditional dishes, check out Yamato Japanese Steakhouse. Located in an old Krystal’s building in Union City, Yamato offers the best sushi, hibachi and shrimp tempura in West Tennessee.


Martin, Tennessee
Better known to locals as “The Grind,” this burger bar is the newest and most unique restaurant within 30 miles of Union City. Located in the college town of Martin, Tenn., The Grind has been a “must-do” for all foodies.
The Opera House Restaurant in Martin, Tenn., is the place to go if you are looking for a bit more upscale dining experience. Open only for dinner, their menu includes a wide variety of lavish entrées for a classy night of dining.


Tiptonville, Tennessee
Enjoy one of those famous Tennessee sunsets on beautiful Reelfoot Lake as you eat a tasty meal and enjoy a glass of wine at Blue Bank Resort. Visit in the spring and walk through gorgeous flowers, and come back around the holidays to see thousands of twinkling lights.
If you are a lover of some tasty catfish plates, then this family-style restaurant is the spot for you! The friendly staff at Boyette’s in Tiptonville, Tennessee, welcomes you to enjoy your time with them at the restaurant, and then walk across the street and see the scenic Reelfoot Lake. Located just 23 miles from Discovery Park of America!