Museum Restaurant


Hours & Menu

Serving hot food 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Sandwiches, drinks, deserts until 3 p.m.

We have complimentary Wi-Fi internet access
in the dining room.

Our daily special is a meat and two vegetables, or you can enjoy pinto beans & cornbread or vegetable soup. You haven't lived till you've eaten one of our special home-style meals, and it would be a cryin' shame if you didn't try some of those famously tempting desserts!

Pull up a chair and enjoy a meal as they've been fixed in country kitchens for generations, by ladies like Miss Faye who cooked here for years before her retirement. Just a “country gal,” but she was world-renowned for her crispy fried cornbread and her tart & delicious fried green tomatoes. And they’re still on the menu some days!

Vegetables fresh from the farm garden, when available. ..greens more tender and sweet than any you've ever tasted before. ..tart and delicious fried green tomatoes -- chicken 'n' dumplins like you remember from your grandmother's kitchen -- heavenly peach cobbler and coconut cake -- the Museum staff would be hard pressed to name a favorite. You'll just have to stop by and decide for yourself!

Need a cake for Saturday night's company? Call ahead to arrange for our kitchen to bake one for you.


Country cookin’ celebrity!

Kristy Wells, the Museum’s restaurant manager, is also a television star! She appears on WBIR Channel 10’s Live at Five at Four in Knoxville, Tenn., demonstrating how to make the Museum’s famous Fresh Apple Cake.

Kristy, a professional caterer, has worked in the Museum restaurant since July, 2011—and word is spreading about her culinary skills!