Eating in Murfreesboro

I’m not a picky eater. I just like good food, and I don’t care if it’s a chain. (I know that it’s all about who’s managing the place.) There’s lots of choice in Murfreesboro these days—you can just drive down the street and see lots of places I haven’t mentioned—so bear in mind this is just one gal’s recommendation.

Links provide addresses for mapping, although I’ve tried to give a general location.

Lists are in no particular order. I’ve indicated whether a restaurant is local only, or a regional or national chain.


  • Peter D’s (local): We love this place; had our wedding day dinner there. Near the party hotel.
  • Mimi’s Café (national): Always good, always satisfying. Near the party hotel.
  • Sylvan Park (local): Meat-and-three Southern cooking.
  • Cracker Barrel (regional): Choice can be overwhelming but it’s solid and fast.
  • City Café (local): It’ll do. Diner-style breakfast. On the Square.
  • IHOP or Waffle House: You know about these. Not far from the party hotel area.
  • Panera Bread (national): Dependable and good. Not far from the party hotel area.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts (national): Out by our house. (Starbucks too.)
  • Fast food: Sonic, McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Bojangles, Chick-fil-A

Lunch & Dinner
Note that there is a lot of dining around the college area that I’m completely unfamiliar with.

  • Parthenon Grille (local): One of my faves. Out near our house.
  • Chop House (regional): Always, always good. Not far from the party hotel area.
  • Lemongrass Sushi & Thai (local): One of my favies. Close to our house.
  • Marina’s (local): Italian, been here for at least 20 years. On the Square.
  • Maple St. Grill (local): Chef owned and operated. On the Square.
  • The Alley on Main (local): Chef owned and operated. Just off the Square.
  • O’Possum’s Pub (local): Chef owned and operated. I have friends who love it.
  • Five Guys (regional): There is no big ol’ greasy burger better! Not far from the party hotel area.
  • Five Senses (local): Chef owned and operated. Go to linger over your meal.
  • Toot’s (local): Wings. Much loved. Noisy. Go to Broad Street location.
  • Peter D’s
  • Mimi’s Café
  • Sylvan Park
  • City Café (lunch)
  • Don’t forget the BBQ list. 🙂