Fayetteville, TN would very much like to be “a great place to spend the day shopping and eating.” From our visit to this town, I’d say that they are very close to reaching their goal. The merchants are trying their best to get folks to give them a try. For sure, if you are shopping for antiques or fabric, then you will certainly scratch those itches. Sir’s Fabric is a large place with a wide enough selection that it warrants having customers drive in from miles around.
Antique stores located on Main Street include:
Those could keep a shopaholic humming for several happy hours. But, what about LUNCH?? A very important element for hosting shoppers who STAY contented.
We wandered into a place called Honey’s “Home of the Original Slawburger.” A slawburger? Honey’s, as we learned, even hosted a Slawburger Festival this past April. There was a big turnout, so it is expected to become an annual event. Mark your calendars. 🙂 This year’s winner consumed 11 slawburgers in 10 minutes and won $200.00. I hope that was enough to cover the antacids for the days afterward. 🙂 Honey’s has a diner atmosphere with lots of stools at the counter and 6 booths in the front section. It used to house several billiard tables, but those have been removed.
I would call it a first cousin to Dub’s in Athens, AL or Penn’s in Decatur, AL On the day we visited, my Silver Fox ordered a B. Chegg (bacon cheeseburger with egg), and I had the Delta Dawn. Small, relatively inexpensive, but NOT in the healthy eating category.
Other lunch choices within a few steps are O’Houlihan’s and Cahoot’s. Just peruse their menus and then let me know if you try one and have a good experience.
From my perspective, I’d love to see the “powers that be” find someone to open a tea room on the square, a place that ladies could oooh and ahhh over. Some great chicken salad, a scrumptious quiche, strawberry pretzel salad and fruit tea might make all the difference. Do I hear any “Amens” from my readers?
The best bet for a clean restroom on the square (for now) is inside the Lincoln County Courthouse.
The Lincoln Theater located on the square boasts that it “is now all-digital” and had two currently running movies. ??? Not exactly something to back up traffic but still a pretty good step of progress to boost the number of folks coming downtown.
There were two ladies’ shops that looked intriguing — Beautiful Me and Pretty Discoveries — but I had mercy on my Silver Fox and walked right past.
So, here you have my thoughts about Fayetteville. To get there, take Exit 14 off I-65 and drive 20 miles east. You just might find exactly what you’re looking for and become a big fan of slawburgers in the process. 😉