984 Rutledge Pike (Rte. 11W)
Blaine TN
(865) 933-9013

Monday thru Saturday 7 AM to 2:30 PM

Sunday  8 AM to 2:30 PM

I'd been driving about 40 miles on Rte 11W in eastern Tennessee hungry and looking.  Slim pickings.  Then in Blaine, just a few miles north of Knoxville and I-40, I happened upon Breedings Restaurant.  Looked interesting.

Good choice, Breedings.  They do most everything, but they brag about their country ham.  To late for breakfast, so I did a country ham.  Two sides, green beans and "creamed potatoes." Creamed potatoes - I was thinking potatoes in a cream sauce.  Nope, mashed potatoes. Couldn't ask for a better Southern lunch.

The ham was great - but their cornbread hot off the grill, that was special.  More pancake than traditional corn bread, it is the way most places do corn bread in Tennessee.  There was a little bit of crunch from the corn meal. Really good.

The moral - keep driving.  There's always going to be a Breeding's somewhere down the road, as long as the road isn't an interstate.

July 2010