bring your appetite

While Cookeville may appear to be a laidback small southern town, the culinary scene is one to be compared to that of a large city. Dive into our local eateries to get your fix of “Tennessee’s Best Donut” at Ralph’s, or dine at 7 Senses where championship chef Chad Combs cooks up delectable dishes. With 100-plus restaurants varying from mom-and pop diners to posh cuisine, and everything in between, Cookeville is guaranteed to have a place that will satisfy your taste buds.

Wine, Shine, + Stein


Go Green

  • Downtown Center Pavilion Farmers Market
    The Downtown Center Pavilion is open every day for local farmers to sell to the public. During the season, from late May to October, vendors sell locally grown produce and some baked goods in the open-air shelter area. Farmers are all certified through the local UT Extension office and the market is operated by the Cookeville Leisure Services Department and the Putnam County Agricultural Extension office. Season: May - October Days: Monday - Sunday Hours: 7 am - 5 pm
    201 Mahler Avenue
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 526-9591
  • Downtown Green Market
    Cookeville's Downtown Green Market is held throughout the year at First Presbyterian Church. Open every Saturday, 7 a.m. - 12 noon.
    Corner of Dixie & Broad
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 267-9242

Sports Bars + Pubs

  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    1385 Interstate Dr
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 520-0872
  • CHAR
    14 S Washington Ave.
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 520-2427
  • Cosmo’s
    931 Shipley Rd
    Cookeville , TN 38501
    (931) 372-2081
  • Crawdaddy’s WestSide Grill
    53 W Broad St
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 526-4660
  • Father Tom’s Pub
    32 N Cedar Ave.
    Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Hooligan’s Half-Irish Pub
    586 S Jefferson Ave
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 526-2927
  • Red Silo Brewing Company
    118 W. 1st Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Spankies
    203 E 9th Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 526-3344
  • The Bull & Thistle Pub
    Join us in the heart of historic Gainesboro for a meal worth remembering. Founded on our Celtic roots, and exploring our Southern paths, our fabulous old pub is an evolving celebration of Celtic and Southern cuisine. Stay an hour, or stay for the evening, sampling our delicious menu and brilliant variety of beers, ales and ciders, and our full bar. On Friday and Saturday nights, we bring you the best of the extensive musical talent to be found in Tennessee. Be it country, bluegrass, Celtic, rock, jazz or all the above, we want to hear it! Friendly service, a cozy atmosphere, an icy cold pint or a great cocktail, make for a wonderful time! Join us at The Bull & Thistle Pub!
    102 S. Main Street
    Gainesboro, TN 38562
    (931) 268-7170
  • Wooly Bully’s Club House Restaurant & Bar
    565 S Jefferson Ave.
    Cookeville, TN 38501

Fast Food

Coffee Shops + Pastries

Eat Local

Lunch + Dinner

Sweet Treats