10 Food Reasons to Visit Clarksville, Tennessee

This post will give you 10 food reasons to visit Clarksville, Tennessee. Tennessee’s fifth-largest city showcases a beautifully developed Cumberland RiverWalk, Greenway and Blueway, a thriving performing and visual arts community, grand historic architecture, a significant military history from pre-Revolutionary War days forward, and tributes to local heroes like Wilma Rudolph and Pat Summitt.

Starry Night in Clarksville, Tennessee


But, aside from all these, Clarksville happens to offer an amazing variety of food from around the world. The influence of the Fort Campbell Army Post, Austin Peay State University and international industries like Hankook, LG, Bridgestone, and others gives Clarksville’s food scene a surprisingly global flair.

Great things are cooking in Clarksville, Tennessee


Still, no worries for travelers looking for a more traditional Southern food experience – the city is true to its roots with plenty of down-home Southern fare.

Along the iconic and historic Franklin Street, you’ll find an eclectic collection of favorites like Roux AmeriCajun, Blackhorse Brewery & Pub, Hot Pita, and Edward’s Steakhouse.

Old Glory Distilling in Clarksville, Tennessee


One block over, new restaurant and brewery Strawberry Alley Ale Works joined the lineup with made-from-scratch recipes, original beer selections brewed in-house, craft cocktails and top-quality wines.

Strawberry Alley Ale in Clarksville, Tennessee

Moving away from the downtown core, Silke’s Old World Breads offers fresh German meats and cheeses, along with made-daily-from-scratch breads and pastries. Smokin Chikin infuses gourmet rotisserie chicken with herbs and spices from around the globe, creating unforgettable flavor.


Real Southern cooking in Clarksville, Tennessee

For a seat with a view, enjoy large-portion American entrees at Liberty Park Grill overlooking the Clarksville Marina at the Cumberland River. Take the bridge across the river and enjoy The Catfish House, offering down-home Southern-style sides and desserts.

Delicious food in Clarksville, Tennessee

Excel BBQ in the southeast tip of the county and Shiloh BBQ along the southwest border both serve up the finest smoked meats around.

Broaden your palette in the direction of the Army Post with authentic Indian, Mexican, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean food.


Pizza and beer in Clarksville, Tennessee

You won’t lack for liquid refreshment with options like Old Glory Distilling’s whiskey, bourbon, rum, and vodka. Plus, four craft breweries and another opening soon — all Veteran owned — serve a diverse selection of artisan beverages.

A wide variety of food in Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville is also home to Tennessee’s first licensed meadery, Trazo Meadery, which uses locally harvested water and honey, plus a yeast strain that’s been in the family for decades.


Wines of Clarksville, Tennessee

Beachaven Vineyards and Winery is a trailblazer in Tennessee winemaking. They’ve been filling goblets with award-winning wines for over 30 years.

And, you simply cannot leave town without trying one of Clarksville’s newest creations, a rolled ice cream at Roll’d Creamery, another Veteran owned local favorite.

Ice cream in Clarksville, Tennessee

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