For most of the locals, Cookeville, TN is home to Restaurant Row. Many of your favorite chain restaurants and coffee shops are located there, but you may opt for a unique local dining experience of ethnic, down-home or traditional Southern cuisine. If so, you will not want to miss brunch at these great restaurants.
Try visiting one of these local restaurants for a Sunday brunch and experience small town feel with a big flair for unique food.
Maddux Station is a modern American bistro with a contemporary atmosphere serving Sunday Brunch between the hours of 11am – 2pm. Maddux Station is where classic French techniques meets local ingredients and flavors. Chef Matt Henson’s ever changing menu highlights seasons and traditions of American cooking. Maddux Station has its very one Sunday Brunch menu that is true and unique to their regular menus. Appetizers range from $3 – $7 and offers a range from soup of the day, shrimp and grits, spinach salad with fried green tomatoes, parmesan and bacon vinaigrette to warm brie on toast with pears and balsamic honey. Their main menu ranges from $6 to $9 wide delightful dishes such as french toast croissants, quiche of the day, fried green tomato BLT to hamburger with bacon and cheese as well as a Cuban sandwich. madduxstation.com
Crawdaddy’s West Side Grill is “The Place to be” recreating the atmosphere of New Orleans offering seated open-air courtyard or along the balcony, soothed by music – oftentimes live (weather permitting) as well as inside dinning and enticed by the aroma of succulent entrees (many Cajun inspired). Crawdaddy’s offers a Sunday Jazz Brunch from 10:30am until 2pm. The brunch menu includes omelets (including the ragin’ Cajun omelet) steak and eggs, French toast, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, beignets, café au laits, and more with prices ranging from $7 to $9. Crawdaddy’s is located on the west side of historic downtown Cookeville. crawdaddysgrill.com
Nick’s Restaurant has been locally owned and operated for over 38 years. They strive to keep fresh, quality food in a casually elegant atmosphere. Although Nick’s doesn’t have a separate menu for a Sunday brunch they are open and serving off of their regular menu on Sunday’s from 10:30am – 2:30pm, and their regular menu is definitely a must have. Nick’s trims and cuts their steaks in house, bakes bread daily, makes their own sauces, seasons and roasts their prime rib in special ovens…and the prime rib is the best in town! Brunch wouldn’t’ be complete without their famous ice cream pie. They also serve a wide range of items including seafood, pasta, stir fry, chicken salads and appetizers. Appetizers range from $5 – $10, salads $8 – $9, sandwiches $8 – $10 and main meals average $15. Located at 895 South Jefferson Avenue. nickscookeville.com
After brunch make your way to Cookeville’s Historic Downtown Square and enjoy a variety of specialty and boutique shops, train museum and don’t forget to ring the historic Cookeville train bell……..