Where to Eat in Jonesborough: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Terina Blouin

Jonesborough (historically also Jonesboro) is a town in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The population was 5,975 at the 2010 census. It is "Tennessee's oldest town".
Things to do in Jonesborough

1. Another Touch Bakery

103 Fox St, Jonesborough, TN 37659-1309 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 423-753-0553
Excellent
68%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
11%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Reviewed By AWill99 - East Tennessee

Tried the Italian cream cupcake and yum. Cake was moist and the icing wasn't too sweet. Hope to get back and try more flavors soon. We tried the macadamia turtle and that was good too. Great prices.

2. The Black Olive

125 E Jackson Blvd, Jonesborough, TN 37659-5198 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 423-788-3618
Excellent
54%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 209 reviews

The Black Olive

Reviewed By ragtoprt - Johnson City, Tennessee

Had lunch there with a friend. Clean place with typical booths for dining. Very good service. I had the spaghetti which was about the right portion and very tasty. Was not impressed with the bread that came with it as it was the hard type of which I am not a fan. But pleasant atmosphere and easy parking.

3. The Corner Cup

148 E Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659-1337 Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch +1 423-483-2602
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

The Corner Cup

Located on the corner of Spring St and Main, The Corner Cup fits in beautifully with the quaint atmosphere of historic downtown Jonesborough. We serve locally roasted coffee from Elizabethton's Coffee Company and offer a plethora of loose-leaf teas from Upton Tea. We offer both hot and iced coffee drinks, and we proudly use organic flavors from Joe's Syrups. We also use Joe's Syrups to make our Italian Sodas for a refreshing summertime drink. On Thursday-Saturday we host Krazy Krepes who whip up a array of both sweet and savory crepes between 9 AM and 3 PM. Available everyday are bagels from Wheeler's in Johnson City and a variety of other baked goods including muffins, scones, and home-made pop tarts. We have an assortment of locally-made gluten-free baked goods, as well.

Reviewed By USAtemples - Johnson City, Tennessee

I went here with a friend on a Friday morning to try the crepes, and they were absolutely wonderful! The service was great - very friendly and personable. It is such a cute little restaurant, and I cannot recommend it enough! The crepes are outstanding...MoreThanks for coming in, and we're very glad you enjoyed your crepes!

4. JJ's Eatery & Ice Cream

107 E Main St, United States, Tennessee, Jonesborough, Jonesborough, TN 37659-1317 (Formerly Jonesborough General Store and Eatery) Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner +1 423-913-8003
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 84 reviews

JJ's Eatery & Ice Cream

An american type grill that offers the best burgers in the tri-cities. We also, have hot and cold sandwiches such as Philly cheese, homemade pimento cheese sandwiches, etc. We also have an old time ice cream parlor where we add a 2100 century twist with our extreme sundaes

Reviewed By Gregg-Midlo - Midlothian, Va

We were there for the Storytelling Festival along with 10,000+ other people in the small town of Jonesborough and of course they were extremely busy but they take care of everyone with a smile and served up some great sandwiches and ice cream . Everyone pitches in and help you to get served as fast as is humanly possible when thousands of people invade the town. Meatloaf, Mac N Cheese with a Chocolate Milkshake chaser, what's not to love

5. Main Street Cafe & Catering

117 W Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659-1227 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch +1 423-753-2460
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Main Street Cafe & Catering

Reviewed By 3Eagles - Charlottesville, Virginia

Making our way from Gatlinburg to Abingdon on back roads we found ourselves in Jonesboro at lunch time and stopped in at the Main Street Cafe. The cafe is in a great old building with high stamped ceilings. A great antique screen separates the front and back seating areas. On entering you pass by the dessert case. Almost impossible to think about an entre after that. Sooo, after sellecting dessert we settled on the quiche special for two members of the party and a philly cheese steak.for the third. Both were great as was the pumpkin caramel brownie. Glad we stopped!

6. Earth & Sky Confections

137 E Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659-1317 Takeout +1 423-788-0202
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Earth & Sky Confections

We hand make high quality artisan confections, inspired by the bounty of local ingredients available in our area. From local wildflower honey and fruit jams, to fantastic beer brewed just a stone's throw from our shop, we strive every day to bring a small taste of East Tennessee to everything we make.

Reviewed By LisaB051 - Jonesborough, Tennessee

Truffles so beautiful, one hates to bite into them, but when you do, you'll be glad! Many different taste variations, located in Tennessee's oldest town. Proud to say I live here.

7. Dunkin Donuts

141 Boone St, Jonesborough, TN 37659-1345 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Cafe Breakfast, Brunch +1 423-753-4950
Excellent
40%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Dunkin Donuts

Reviewed By GTZW - Jefferson City, Tennessee

Our son wanted a Dunkin Donuts treat for his 16th Birthday so we stopped at the Jonesboro, TN location. First time at this location, but frequent customer to other DD locations in East TN.

Great location, quick-accurate service, and great customer support from drive through employees. Will definitely be back to this location. Our son loves & wanted a large frozen hot chocolate. Said it was great. Thanks DD for letting us share this moment.

8. PALS

1200 E Jackson Blvd, Jonesborough, TN 37659-4771 Takeout Fast Food, American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +1 423-788-0020
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

PALS

Reviewed By ragtoprt - Johnson City, Tennessee

Really like the Big Pal. It is a meal in itself. The food is always tasty and the service is fast and friendly. Great prices and very clean operation.

9. Rooster Rob's

2544 Tennessee 81N, Jonesborough, TN 37659 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 423-348-7525
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Rooster Rob's

Reviewed By Susan H - Fall Branch, Tennessee

Rooster Rob's is a great restaurant! They are open Thursday through Saturday only. I have not had the breakfast, but have it's it's delicious. Went for dinner. Prices are very reasonable. Wide selection of entrees. The smothered chicken was delicious. Nice having a wonderful restaurant in the neighborhood.

10. Olde Towne Pancake House

142 Boone St, Jonesborough, TN 37659-1344 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 423-913-8111
Excellent
42%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Olde Towne Pancake House

Reviewed By MGordonCharlotte_NC - Charlotte, NC

We stopped in on a Sunday late morning (11:30) and were thrilled to know we could order from either the breakfast or lunch menu. They had a 'special' written on the board - Pumpkin Waffles....that would be great. Ready to order the special - we found that they were all out of the waffles....however - they did have pumpkin pancakes on the menu! A stack of three nice sized pancakes arrived with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a dollop of whipped cream on top. Very, very good choice and...they keep the pumpkin pancakes on the menu all year...not just in the Fall.

A wonderfully mild day encouraged us to dine on the small front porch - although the restaurant was very busy with almost every table occupied - service was efficient and friendly. This 'brunch' was very, very tasty and I will try something from the lunch menu on my next visit. I intentionally support locally owned (non chain) restaurants whenever I travel....the Olde Towne Pancake House certainly did deliver - good food, great service and overall a wonderful experience.

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