Counce Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Counce

April 14, 2018 Velvet Champine

Counce is an unincorporated community in Hardin County, Tennessee. Counce is located on Tennessee State Route 57 near the Mississippi border. The community is adjacent to the Tennessee River near the Pickwick Landing Dam. Counce is the terminus of a Kansas City Southern line which was originally the Corinth and Counce Railroad and later became part of the MidSouth Rail Corporation before Kansas City Southern took over MidSouth. Counce was named after the Counce families, who were the first families to inhabit the community.

1. Catfish Hotel

1140 Hagy Ln, Shiloh, TN 38376-4322 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
60%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 280 reviews

Catfish Hotel

Reviewed By trouble1964 - Mississippi

We arrived after church on Sunday, and the restaurant was full. We didn't have a very long wait, and were seated by the window, which overlooks the parking lot, with the river beyond that. Our server was quick to spot us and bring us menus and take our drink order. DH and dad ordered catfish, mom had steak, and I had grilled shrimp. Our family eats catfish on a regular basis, and this was not the best we've ever had (I tried a piece). My shrimp was good, mom's steak was good---and very large---but the sides were lacking. "Legendary" hushpuppies were actually quite bland, and so was the "signature" coleslaw. It wasn't HORRIBLE, but it wasn't worth the 2 hour drive to try this place out.

2. Top O' The River

5831 Tennessee 57, Michie, TN 38357 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +1 731-632-3287
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Top O' The River

Reviewed By GreenUnicorn - Southern NJ

After a busy day touring Shiloh and then hiking at Pickwick Landing State Park, we decided on dinner at Top 'o the River (although there is no river in this location!) on our way back to Corinth.

We enjoyed the food, with the exception of the hush puppies. We just don't get hush puppies--greasy dough. The free coleslaw and onions were delicious, the cornbread ok. We definitely enjoyed our boiled shrimp appetizer, which was served on ice. Both our kabob platters, chicken and shrimp, were cooked perfectly. Our baked potatoes were also good.

The main problem was actually getting the food. The restaurant wasn't very busy at the early hour. We asked our server more than once, and she kept telling us our food would be out soon, but it wasn't for quite some time. She did apologize and offer us a free dessert, which we did not accept after such a full dinner, even with the offer to take it home.

The restaurants serves beer or wine coolers. We stuck with water.

Overall prices were moderate and we felt our dinner at Top 'o the River was a good value.

3. The Outpost Pickwick Dam

2175 Highway 128, Savannah, TN 38372-6550 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 22 +1 731-925-6990
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

The Outpost Pickwick Dam

Reviewed By annevanjax - Jacksonville, Florida

After a very long day traveling on the road, we were driving the Trans America Trail, we stopped here for dinner. The Reuben sandwich is one of the best you will find anywhere! The wait staff is excellent, 4 different waitresses stopped by our table to see if we needed anything, asked if the food was okay, etc. On the way out we met the owner Jay, what a great guy! He told us how he and his wife bought the place, remodeled it and added the additional dining room. These two are very hardworking and dedicated to making the Outpost a success!

4. Out Post

Pickwick Hwy, Counce, TN Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Brunch +1 731-925-6990
Excellent
80%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Out Post

Reviewed By mike t - Nashville, Tennessee

This place is the best food in Pickwick. From breakfast to dinner it is great. No alcohol but the dessert makes it worth the trip.

5. Red Wood Hut

Highway 57, Counce, TN Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
40%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Red Wood Hut

Reviewed By Widewader - Counce, Tennessee

Average food. Average service. Below average looking place inside and out. There's a walk-up window where you can order soft serve ice cream, burgers, etc. Actually a little pricey on the burgers. I think there's a catfish special night on Thursday and the joint is packed with locals. We tried it a few years ago. Not bad, but average catfish.

6. R & B's Bar-B-Que & Restaurant

7285 Highway 57, Counce, TN 38326-3430 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 731-689-1999
Excellent
47%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

R & B's Bar-B-Que & Restaurant

Reviewed By Michael S - Dayton, Ohio

I like eating at the places where locals go, and this was recommended to us, but the barbecue was cold, and everything else was pretty so-so. Note it's name, so I think we had a right to expect decent barbecue.

7. Pickwick Catfish Farm Restaurant

4155 Highway 57, Counce, TN 38326-3057 Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating Seafood, American Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 29 +1 731-689-3805
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Pickwick Catfish Farm Restaurant

Full-Service Catfish Restaurant! Fried Catfish, Smoked Catfish (Our Specialty), BBQ Ribs, Cajun Shrimp Boil, Chicken and the best hush puppies ever!

Reviewed By Robert H - Fort Walton Beach, Florida

A small place with great service and awesome food, The fried catfish was fresh and cooked to perfection. Fried okra was an unexpected surprise. Order it. Wait staff was very attentive and could not ask for better. Cole slaw was not to my liking but I prefer a more non-sweet drier cole slaw but wife liked it. Guess I lose to her palate.If in the area, Do Drop In!!

8. Freddy T's

12750 Highway 57, Counce, TN 38326-3814 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 731-689-3099
Excellent
21%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
10%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 65 reviews

Freddy T's

Reviewed By Don B - Ankeny, Iowa

We stopped in last week for dinner. There are two eateries combined at this location, and the signage was nondescript, and we ended up in the beach restaurant, not the "fine" dining area. We switched to the "fine" dining restaurant, ordered drinks and waited 10 minutes for drinks. The place was less than half full. Ordered apps: mozzarella sticks tasted funny, and smothered fries were over salted. 35.00 steak: server did not ask how to cook. This was the second choice of steak, as server notified us the first steak had to be thawed, in order to be cooked. The steak was smaller than the potato. Blackened shrimp Alfredo: had a greasy cheese sauce. Lasagna..... nonexistent, as server notified us one minute before he brought the other two entrees out, that there was no lasagna. I would not send someone I disliked here. The server tried his best, but the food was stacked against him.

9. Janes

Highway 57, Counce, TN
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By HONEYBROWN2015 - Counce, Tennessee

Just good home made food an old style cooking . Will make you smile an the bill will keep you smiling , For lunch go early they get full .If you had a Grandmother that you remember how she made vegs taste , you will sweear she is working here !!

10. The Rib Cage

12840 Highway 57, Counce, TN 38326-3816 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 731-689-3637
Excellent
27%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Reviewed By Henry D - Baltimore, Maryland

We tried many of the restaurants in Corinth, Iuka, Counce, Pickwick and Savanah over the past three weeks. We were excited to try The Rib Cage. We stopped in for lunch and the food was just - OK. Nothing wrong but nothing to write home about. Our service was very good. We still laugh about the restrooms - go out the side door. No they are not an outhouse but when we were advised how to find them, it had us both thinking they were.

We might try them again, hoping we caught the kitchen on an off day.

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