You’ll find a lot of things you may not expect in a mid-size city like Clarksville, Tennessee: a thriving arts community, a hip downtown vibe, grand historic architecture, a significant military history, jaw-dropping river sunsets, and…an incredible variety of amazing food!

The influence of the Fort Campbell Army Post, Austin Peay State University and international industries like Hankook, LG, Bridgestone and more, gives Clarksville’s food scene a surprisingly global flair.

Still, no worries for travelers looking for a 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. 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.

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.

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.

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

You won’t lack for liquid refreshment with options like Old Glory Distillery and the long-time award-winning Beachaven Vineyards & Winery. Plus, seven craft breweries and the state’s first licensed meadery serve a diverse selection of artisan beverages.

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