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While much of Sequatchie Valley’s beautiful landscape is dominated by large-scale agricultural operations, there are plenty of family-owned farms scattered throughout the valley, many of which offer farm-fresh produce and meats straight from the farm. One of the more popular family farms, Sequatchie Cove Farm on the south end of the valley, also offers the opportunity to tour the farm – and pick berries if they’re in season!

This homegrown bounty is not just limited to the valley floor though. Both ridges bordering the valley (the Cumberland Plateau and Walden Ridge) also have a number of small farms and orchards. Wheeler’s Orchard just west of Dunlap on the Cumberland Plateau is known for its delicious cider, as is Oren Wooden’s Apple House east of Pikeville on Walden Ridge. There are several other farms just down the road from the Apple House that offer a variety of fresh produce to choose from.

While finding farm-fresh ingredients is great, sometimes it’s nice to have someone else do the cooking, and Sequatchie Valley has plenty of restaurants to choose from! Perhaps the most popular is the Cookie Jar Cafe, just outside of Dunlap. The view from the deck is outstanding and the “southern comfort” entrees are great, but it’s the homemade desserts that steal the show!

Whatever you’re in the mood for, whether it’s loading up on farm-fresh produce or filling up on home-style cooking, Sequatchie Valley has you covered!

(For additions and updates, please contact shannon@veloviewbiketours.com.)

LOWER VALLEY

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Top of the Rock Restaurant & Brewery

Perched on the side of a mountain, Top of the Rock Restaurant & Brewery offers excellent food, craft beer and a jaw-dropping view!

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Look Out Winery

Hand-crafted wines, wood-fired pizza, and an amazing view overlooking the Tennessee River make Look Out Winery a priority stop on any trip to the south end of the valley!

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SueBob's Diner

  • 2573 TN-283, Powells Crossroads, TN
  • 423-658-8575
  • SueBobs.com

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, SueBob's Diner offers an extensive menu of delicious homecooked meals!

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Stevarino's Italian Eatery

With an emphasis on providing a warm, welcoming atmosphere and delicious menu, Stevarinos Italian Eatery and Pub offers affordable, authentic Italian cuisine in downtown South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

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Whitwell Dairy Barn

Small town Americana at its finest, with mom & pop fast food and soft serve ice cream!

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Las Margaritas

Las Margaritas has an extensive menu of authentic Tex-Mex food with rotating daily specials.

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Dixie Freeze

The Dixie Freeze has been serving South Pittsburg fine Southern cooking since 1948!

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Dragging Canoe Coffee Traders

Fresh Roasted Coffee, Baked Goods & Espresso based drinks!

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Snack Shack

Something for every appetite, including sandwiches of all kinds, burgers, BBQ, banana splits, Hawaiian shaved ice and even a fried Twinkie!

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Sequatchie Cove Farm

The Trading Post is open on Saturdays. Family farm in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley, specializing in pasture-raised beef and lamb, forested pork, chicken, eggs, seasonal vegetables, shiitakes and native plants.

MIDDLE VALLEY

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Cookie Jar Cafe

Southern Comfort food, homemade desserts and a beautiful setting have made the Cookie Jar Café one of the most popular destinations in the valley!

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Dunlap Restaurant

Serving a wide variety of homecooked classics for over 55 years, Dunlap Restaurant provides a friendly hometown atmosphere with great food seven days a week.

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Andy's Pizza & Steakhouse

Andy's has been dining favorite in Dunlap since 1980!

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Wheeler’s Orchard & Vineyard

Seasonal hours of operation. Pick-your-own options: blueberries (July-Sept.) and grapes (August).

This family-owned orchard and vineyard on Fredonia Mountain focuses on sustainably grown apples and produce. Be sure to try their fresh cider and other homemade treats.

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Clark’s Bakery at Stone Cave

Small bakery specializing in whole grain breads and desserts.

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Hughes Produce

Locally owned fruit and vegetable stand offering seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as plants and wood creations. Great place to pick up freshly picked strawberries and peaches in the summer!

UPPER VALLEY

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Ember's Ice Cream Shoppe

Located in the heart of Pikeville's charming downtown, Ember's Ice Cream Shoppe is a family owned and operate original, bringing sweet and tasty joy to kids and adults alike!

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Pig-N-Catch

  • 3651 Main St, Pikeville, TN
  • 423-447-7000

Great BBQ in an authentic log cabin setting!

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Los Panchos

Excellent service and top-notch Tex-Mex cuisine!

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Morgan Brothers BBQ

Slow smoked BBQ done right, house-made sauces, and much more!

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Scottie's

  • 3211 Main St, Pikeville, TN
  • 423-447-6892

Burgers, chicken, breakfast sandwiches and more!

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Pikeville Farmer’s Market

Seasonal local produce sold in the center of Pikeville’s quaint and historic downtown.

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Oren Wooden Apple House

The region’s oldest continuously operated apple house, Wooden’s grows and sells apples, pumpkins and a host of other fruits and vegetables. Enjoy lunch and delicious fried pies at Oren’s Orchard Cafe. Group tours available by appointment.

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Phillip Wooden & Sons Farm Market

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L&D Swafford Family Farm

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Grady Swafford Farm

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R&R Kuntry Pumpkin Center

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Eddie Wooden Farms

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Rodriguez Produce

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Southeast Tennessee’s Best Apple Orchards

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