Best Diners & 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 the places we recommend for visitors to the Reelfoot Lake Region. And we promise they are some of the tastiest and most fun restaurants you can visit anywhere in the world! If you know of a place you think we should consider adding, email Bon Appetit, y’all!

Union City
Charlie T’s is a local hole-in-the-wall that is known for made-to-order country breakfasts and “Meat & Three” lunches. You’ll feel welcome when you walk through the doors, and you’ll likely find yourself in conversation with 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 evening of food and entertainment.
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’s a local, family-owned bar and grill with a family-friendly atmosphere. Hops & Barley offers fun theme nights including Trivia Night.
Union City’s favorite Italian restaurant is Moustos on Reelfoot Avenue. This is a great place for a nice lunch or  upscale dinner.
PV’s Hut
“Serving the Same Great Food since 1953” Discover one of the best secrets in Obion County. 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. (cash only)
Specialty sandwiches are the name of the game at Sammies, located in Union City and in Martin, Tenn. They feature the “sammies of the month,” which include the Oktoberfeast or the Turkey and Dressing Sub in November. In their own words: “If tasty sandwiches could fly, this place would be an airport.”
Sassafraz has a charming atmosphere and a great menu. Start your meal off right with their complimentary rolls and strawberry butter. The menu is full of different options so you can experience something new every time you visit.
Scott’s Grill Scott’s Grill is located on a charming downtown street in Union City. Known for their juicy burgers, pizzas and other comfort foods, Scott’s Grill is the place where the entire family will find something they love. Open Mon. – Sat. from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Tiny Baker in downtown Union City. Whether you need a sweet treat to take back home for your friends or family, or want to “treat yourself” after a visit to DPA, Tiny Baker is the place for you.
YAMATO Japanese Steakhouse For a change of pace from traditional dishes, check out Yamato Japanese Steakhouse. 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 is a “must-do” for all foodies.
  KN Rootbeer is a nostalgic drive-in that serves amazing chuckwagon sandwiches, pizza burgers, crunchy onion rings and the best homemade milkshakes in the West Tennessee area. The staff brings your food to your car on a tray and hooks it on the side of your window, just like they used to do back in 1948. Cash only. Open Tues.-Thurs. (10 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.) and Fri.-sat. (10 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.)
  Located in historic downtown Martin, Tenn., the quaint Martin Coffeehouse is designed for coffee lovers in need of artisan brews, conversation and a creative environment. Very cool vibes with southern hospitality.
The Opera House Restaurant in Martin, Tenn., is the place to go if you’re looking for a 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 in their holiday display.
  The Boat House Restaurant on Reelfoot Lake is a great place to eat on the water and enjoy catfish, coleslaw, beans and fries. Be sure to grab some of their homemade strawberry butter with your warm rolls. Two fins up!
If you’re a lover of tasty catfish, 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!


 Other favorites
HUB’S Ever wanted to try alligator? What about a blackened steak that comes out still sizzlin’? Are blackened oysters are up your alley? Whatever tickles your taste buds, Hub’s in Hickman, Ky., is a place to try some delicious food. Open Tues. – Sat. from 5 – 10 p.m. (smoking allowed inside)
The Meadows Hotel and Restaurant is located 13 miles from Union City in downtown Fulton, Ky. The restaurant has a great atmosphere with Bar 101 right next door. Pop in for a drink and stick around for dinner. Also, be sure to ask the locals about the ghosts that show up now and then.