Dining in Oak Ridge

From New York-style pizza to southern-comfort foods, Oak Ridge boasts several award-winning restaurants. Locals love Big Ed’s Pizza, Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lab, Homeland Food Café, and Jefferson Fountain Restaurant. Foodies traveling to Oak Ridge can sample from fresh, homemade dishes like Jack Daniels sirloin, chicken and dumplings, and southern pulled pork. Oak Ridge also offers a variety of unexpected and inspired cuisine like savory ostrich burgers, delectable crepes, and hearty pierogies.

Local Flavor

Big Ed’s Pizza (Historic Jackson Square)
Named in 2013 as one of USA Today’s 51 greatest pizza parlors in the country, Big Ed’s Pizza has been serving up delicious pies since 1970. A favorite among Secret City locals, this old-school pizzeria is legendary for its New York-style pizza and eclectic collection of memorabilia displayed proudly on its walls.

101 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN (865) 482-4885
Lunch and dinner served 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Closed Sunday

Buffalo Mountain Grille
With a name like Buffalo Mountain Grille, tasty wings are a given, but this Oak Ridge hotspot is known for its exotic buffalo and ostrich burgers. Buffalo Mountain Grille is a great place to drink local craft beers while shooting pool, listening to up-and-coming local bands, and watching sports on large-screen TVs.

205 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, (865) 481-0515
Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Closed Sunday.

Burchfield’s at DoubleTree Hotel
From loaded pasta bowls to mouthwatering Jack Daniels sirloins, the newly renovated Burchfield’s offers high-quality food and service at a reasonable price. Drop by for daily happy hour specials and live music on Friday nights.

215 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, (865) 481-2475
Daily 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Calhoun’s
This is the newest Calhoun’s opened in June of 2016 and it is located along the banks of Melton Hill lake. Calhoun’s Oak Ridge sits along the beautiful Oak Ridge greenway and offers the best waterfront views in Oak Ridge. Calhoun’s is accessible by boat. It has a covered outdoor dining patio as well as seating around the fire pit with a panoramic view of Melton Hill Lake. The restaurant’s menu has a delectable dish for everyone.

100 Melton Lake Peninsula, Oak Ridge, (865) 685-0850
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Dean’s Restaurant and Bakery
Made-from-scratch desserts, delicious southern entrées, and daily blue-plate specials make Dean’s Restaurant and Bakery a perfect stop for lunch or dinner. Try the pimento cheese sandwich with fries, a heaping order of chicken & dumplings, or a classic southern pulled pork plate. Dean’s is located in the corner of historic Jackson Square in the building that once housed Oak Ridge’s original pharmacy.

239 Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, (865) 481-2071

Homeland Foods Café
This original Oak Ridge café features Polish and German cuisine and a wide variety of mouthwatering comfort foods. International beers and fantastic scratch-made desserts are also available.

154 Talmeda, Oak Ridge, (865) 483-4818
Lunch: Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Dinner Monday – Thursday 5 – 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 5 – 10 p.m.

Hot Bagel Company
Featuring daily homemade bagels (never frozen), the Hot Bagel Company is the perfect place to savor a delicious breakfast, pick up a few dozen bagels for a group, or enjoy a steaming cup of coffee with friends. If you’re up for trying something new, order the restaurant’s unexpected take on the “everything bagel.”

1155 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, (865) 482-2435
Monday – Friday 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Saturday – 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Closed Sunday.

Jefferson Fountain/Restaurant
One of the best-kept secrets in Oak Ridge, Jefferson Fountain is a classic American diner that features home-cooked breakfasts and lunch specials, along with fountain drinks, ice cream, milkshakes, and floats. Specialties include the Y-12 breakfast and the gotta-try-it Myrtle burger. Visitors to Jefferson Fountain come for the food, but regulars keep returning for its nostalgic Americana vibe.

22 Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, (865) 482-1141
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Closed Sunday

Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lab & Kitchen (Historic Jackson Square)
Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lab & Kitchen has some of the most unusual but delicious ice cream visitors will ever taste. The popular restaurant’s homemade ice cream comes in both traditional and unexpected flavors, but what’s truly surprising are the other dishes on the menu. Featuring a variety of smoked-meat entrees and $5 lunch specials, Razzleberry’s is a must-visit for families and foodies alike. Razzleberry’s is conveniently located in historic Jackson Square.

201 Historic Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, (865) 481-0300

The Soup Kitchen (Historic Jackson Square)
With made-from-scratch soups, if it comes in a bowl at the Soup Kitchen, it’s going to be delicious. From its signature chili to specialty soups like shrimp bisque, the Soup Kitchen has a dish for everyone.

47 E. Tennessee Avenue Oak Ridge, (865) 482-3525
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Aubrey’s
Aubrey’s is a locally owned restaurant known for perfectly prepared comfort food and satisfying portions. From fresh seafood to classic southern favorites, Aubrey’s is a great choice for family-friendly dinners, quick lunches, or evening cocktails with friends.

481 S. Illinois Ave. 865-685-0821
Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.  Sunday 11 a.m. -9 p.m.

American Favorites

Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill 
1213 Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 483-1234

Buddy’s Bar-B-Q
325 Illinois Ave. (865) 481-8102

Outback Steakhouse
402 S. Illinois Ave., (865) 220-0783

Panera Bread
471 S. Illinois Ave., (865) 220-5699

Red Lobster
359 S. Illinois Avenue, (865) 481-3330

Shoney’s Family Restaurant
204 S. Illinois Avenue, (865) 483-1324

Zaxby’s
1007 Oak Ridge Turnpike (865) 272-3204

Delicatessens

Billy’s Time Out Deli
202-A S. Illinois Avenue, (865) 483-6784

Firehouse Subs
1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike (865) 483-0866

Jersey Mike’s
1568 Oak Ridge Turnpike (865) 483-2345

Jimmy John’s
1133 Oak Ridge Turnpike (865) 481-8822

McAlister’s Deli
371 S. Illinois Ave. (865) 685-0156

Nixon’s Deli
378 S. Illinois Avenue, (865) 482-1600

The Other One
178 Randolph Road, (865) 272-3025

Subway
979 Oak Ridge Turnpike (865) 483-8099

Time-Out Deli & Hibachi Gallery
138 Randolph Road, (865) 685-0561

International Cuisine

ASIAN

China Wok
382 S. Illinois Avenue, (865) 425-9968

Chopsticks
722 Briarcliff Ave. (865) 220-8598

Fulin’s Asian Cuisine
1556 Oak Ridge Turnpike (865) 685-0119

Golden Oak Buffet
401 S. Tulane Ave. (865) 272-1075

Kim Son
171 E. Robertsville Road, (865) 482-4958

New China Palace
123 Central Ave. (865) 482-3323

Sai Gon #1 Noodle House
697-A Emory Valley Road, (865) 483-2644

Wok ‘N Roll
1169 Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 481-8300

MEXICAN

El Cantarito
191 S. Tulane Avenue, (865) 482-0090

Gallo Loco
80 East Tennessee Ave, (865) 685-0686

Puerto Cancun Mexican Grill
299 Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 483-6397

Los Caballeros
1140 Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 272-3009

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina
288 S. Illinois Ave. (865) 272-3891

MIDDLE EASTERN

Mediterranean Delight
160 Bus Terminal Rd. (865) 483-8380

Pizza and Italian

Domino’s Pizza
1952 Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 482-0022

Gondolier
792 Briarcliff Ave., (865) 483-8780

Jet’s Pizza
1541 Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 272-3723

Little Caesars Pizza
1128 Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 483-3959

Papa John’s Pizza
324 S. Illinois Avenue, (865) 483-3232

Papa Murphy’s
1133-C Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 425-9919

Pizza Hut
244 S. Illinois Avenue, (865) 482-2228

Pizza Inn
1501 Oak Ridge Turnpike (865) 482-5656

Venice Pizza, Subs & Ice Cream
131 Robertsville Rd., Oak Ridge, (865) 483-8883

Bakeries

Donut Palace
1021 Oak Ridge Turnpike (865) 298-5198

Dunkin Donuts
1529 Oak Ridge Turnpike (865) 298-5619

Hot Bagel
1155 Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 482-2435

Coffee Shops

Crossroads Coffee House
1960 Oak Ridge Highway, Clinton, TN (865) 264-0927

Dunkin Donuts
1529 Oak Ridge Turnpike (865) 298-5619

Hot Bagel
1155 Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 482-2435

Joe Muggs at Books-A-Million
310 S. Illinois Avenue, (865) 220-9800

Starbucks
1305 Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 425-2915

Breakfast

Dunkin Donuts
1529 Oak Ridge Turnpike (865) 298-5619

Hot Bagel
1155 Oak Ridge Turnpike, (865) 482-2435

International House of Pancakes
355 S. Illinois Avenue, (865) 220-5450

The Waffle House
326 S. Illinois Avenue, (865) 425-0048

Ice Cream

Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream
104 Tulsa Road, (865) 483-4806

Razzleberries
201 Historic Jackson Square (865) 481-0300

Venice Pizza, Subs & Ice Cream
131 Robertsville Rd., Oak Ridge, (865) 483-8883