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Whether you want a casual night out, comfort food, dining with live entertainment, or finger licking BBQ, you can find the food you are looking for within a short drive of Butterfly Hollow.

Timberloft Restaurant is located ten minutes from Butterfly Hollow, offering a relaxing atmosphere and delicious menu with favorites from great steaks to smoked BBQ. They have an outdoor patio to enjoy lunch, dinner and/or live music on select nights. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Ebel’s Tavern is located 7 miles north of Butterfly Hollow in the town of Carthage, TN. A comfortable pub setting serving a variety of exceptional American cuisines, Craft Beers, Fine Wines and Spirits. Open Wednesday – Sunday but recommend checking hours as they do change occasionally.

Nobles is a warm and inviting atmosphere in downtown Carthage showcasing the rich history of Smith County. They offer a selection of healthy options, as well as pasta, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers. One of the few restaurants in the area open 7 days per week.

Bull and Thistle Pub is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon offering an evolution of Celtic and Southern cuisine in an old style pub. Offers live music most weekend nights to enhance your dining experience. Approximately a 40 minute drive from Butterfly Hollow but well worth it. Bull & Thistle is open Friday and Saturday night and Sunday for brunch.

Located on the Cumberland River in Granville, TN the Lakeside Restaurant at Wildwood Resort offers waterfront dining with beautiful sunsets overlooking the marina. Enjoy a casual cocktail in their full service bar then enjoy a delicious meal of high quality, authentic, and fresh ingredients. Open Thursday – Sunday and reservations are required due to limited seating.

Located in downtown Carthage, TN Rojas Kitchen offers down home cooking with a touch of country. Located just of off Main Street visiting is a must if you desire a meal cooked as if you are at home. Enjoy casual dining and a delicious meal of quality ingredients. Open Monday – Saturday with limited hours on Sunday.

Blue Water Grille on Center Hill Lake is a scenic restaurant within a 30 minute drive of Butterfly Hollow. Sitting on the edge of Center Hill Lake, Blue Water Grille offers a romantic ambiance, delicious chef designed menu, and great water views. Please be aware hours are seasonal from April – October.


El Corral Mexican Restaurant is a short drive from the Hollow and offers a wide variety of Mexican cuisine in a relaxing family friendly setting. Enjoy a margarita inside or outside in their outdoor dining section. Open seven days per week from 11:00am – 9:00pm.

Additional restaurants to consider

Town Square Social Restaurant and Bar – Lebanon

Nestled in the historic town square serving classic southern dishes and wood-fired pizza.

AJ’s Bar and Grill – Lebanon

Classic road side bar and grill just a short drive from the Hollow. Serving home cook meals every day for lunch and dinner.

37 Cedar Restaurant and Bar – Cookeville

Offering a wide variety of menu items 37 Cedar is located on the west side of Cookeville and has become a local favorite.

Twisted Oaks Restaurant – Smithville

Family owned and operated restaurant that offers cold drinks (from beer to sweet tea) and awesome food. If you are looking for a variety of cities to visit while in Middle Tennessee Smithville is one to add.