We've found over the last two plus years that Saturday is not always a good day for trying small restaurants. A lot of the non-chain restaurants are cafes or what is known as a meat and two or meat and three restaurant. Mostly these places serve lunch until about 2 or 3 pm and then close.
DH has been scouting out places for us to try and one of the places we checked out was The Apple Dish Restaurant in Livingston, Tennessee. Livingston is about a half hour up highway 111 from Cookeville, but the two reviews we read were very positive. So we hopped in the car and enjoyed the ride on a warmish winter day.
The Apple Dish is on Court Square. We were surprised that it was inside of an antique store, but it was a great setting with booths similar to those in diners of old. Very cool and comfy!
We both ordered the Apple Dish Melt in chopped hamburger form. It was on a kaiser bun and gooey with melted cheese, mushrooms and green peppers. We split DH's fries which were not the usual preformed crinkle cut or shoestring fries, but nice thick ones, just this side of a potato wedge.
Lunch was a little pricey for the content, but it was so good, I didn't care. Neither did DH as he suggested he would return there.
After lunch, we browsed the attached antique store that seemed to go on forever and we were pleasantly surprised by the variety and quality and value of the goods.
The Apple Dish
114 N. Court Square
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