Your Northeast Tennessee Vacation: Dining & Shopping

With malls, department stores, and big-name chain restaurants, Northeast Tennessee has got all the shopping and dining you’re used to in metropolitan areas.

But it’s the eccentric and uncommon opportunities that make Northeast Tennessee an authentic destination for cultural treasures. Simply put, it’s a comfortable blend of mountain tradition and modern Americana that can make your vacation both fun and memorable.

The following listings are official members of Northeast Tennessee Association.

Bristol Mall

Located .5 mile from I-81. Located .5 mile from I-81. Bristol is nestled along the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains: a city graced with an abundance of natural beauty, performing arts, cultural opportunities, historical attractions and sporting events. With strong anchor stores such as JCPenney, Sears and Belk, specialty shops and restaurants, we like t ...

Captain's Table

Located 17 miles from I-26. Experience the breathtaking view of beautiful Watauga Lake while enjoying a great meal. We serve seafood specialty dishes, steaks & well as several delicious side plates. Lounge and banquet facilities available. Open Mar.-Oct. Serving Dinner 4-9pm and Lunch on Fri., Sat., & Sun. Closed Mon. & Tue ...

Kil 'n Time Ceramics

Primary Image:  Fire up your inner artist at Kil'n Time, Bristol's paint-your-own pottery studio! We offer a family-friendly atmosphere for personal projects or group events-we even have Pottery-to-Go! Located in the heart of downtown, we are open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11-6, and ...

Kingsport Town Center

Located 3 miles from I-26. Located 3 miles from I-26. It's simple! Kingsport Town Center has 75 stores and services to make your life better! We are more than a shopping destination. Our goal is to provide our customers with an experience the entire family can enjoy. There is no mistaking that Kingsport Town Center has a wider variety of merchandis ...


Located 1 mile from I-26, on the corner of Sunset Drive and Knob Creek Road. Tennessee's premier outdoor sports store. Featuring backpacking, mountain climbing, rafting, firearms, cutlery, reloading, muzzle loading, archery, and more. Complete line of men and women's sports and casual clothing including boots and shoes. Locations in Johnson City an ...

Ridgewood Barbecue, LLC

Located 15 miles from I-81. The area's finest and oldest barbecue restaurant. Acclaimed THE BEST by many books, newspapers and PEOPLE MAGAZINE. Casual atmosphere and family oriented with very reasonable prices. Serving Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 - 8 p.m.; Closed Sun. L/HA. PC, TC & CC accepte ...

The Firehouse Restaurant & Catering

Located 1 mile from I-26. "Come see what's ablaze" at the authentic West Walnut Street Firehall, built in 1930. Offering a wide variety of foods while specializing in "Authentic Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que", ribs, steaks, sandwiches and more! Firefighting memorabilia enhances our atmosphere, along with our fully restored 1925 Seagrave's fire engine. W ...

The Mall at Johnson City

Located .25 mile from I-26 at Exit 20B. The Mall at Johnson City is the regions premiere shopping destination with more than 550,000 square feet of shopping and restaurants. Belk for Women, Belk Home Store, Dick's Sporting Goods, JCPenney, and Sears anchor the mall. More than 85 national and regional shops, a food court filled with tasty cateries. ...

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