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

April 14, 2018 Milan Banda

Sparta is a city and the county seat of White County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 4,925 in 2010, and 5,075 according to a 2014 census estimate.
Things to do in Sparta

1. Yanni's Grille

19 S Spring St, Sparta, TN 38583-1824 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Pizza, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 931-836-3838
Excellent
56%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Yanni's Grille

Reviewed By BigDaddyDave55138 - Knoxville, Tennessee

We decided to return to Knoxville from Nashville via US 70 South instead of our usual route using I-40. When it came time for lunch, Laurie got on her smart phone and searched for possibilities in Sparta Tennessee. We were excited and hopeful when she located a Greek Restaurant as decent Greek food has eluded us since we moved to East Tennessee.

Upon being seated we immediately checked the menu for Greek options. Actually, there weren’t very many…no surprise given the restaurant’s location in the middle of Tennessee. However, Yanni’s menu does feature a Greek Gyro Sandwich…something that we’re always looking for and the item that we miss the most.

We asked our very helpful and friendly waitress a couple of questions. Is the gyro meat carved from a loaf on a split? (No) Does the house-made tzatziki sauce have any noticeable garlic flavor in it? (Some…but not a lot) Our waitress loves garlic but she said that their customers don’t like too much of it. She did say that the gyro meat is grilled and that the sandwich is good…

Based on her input, we both ordered the gyro sandwich with extra tzatziki sauce and a side of chicken rice soup. ($6.99 each plus $.50 for extra sauce) The soup was very nice and so was the gyros sandwich. While not as 'garlicy' as what we enjoyed in Chicago when we lived there, this was best gyro sandwich we’ve had anywhere in Tennessee! We will be back!

2. Miss Marenda's Tea Room

5 E Maple St, Sparta, TN 38583-2270 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Lunch +1 931-836-2542
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Miss Marenda's Tea Room

Reviewed By JSKazoo - Kalamazoo, MI

Take the back road to Burgess Falls though Sparta so you don't miss Miss Marenda's! Excellent, unique atmosphere, food and service. Don't miss this one if you like great food and unique, local restaurants!

3. Mountain Sno

375 W Bockman Way, Sparta, TN 38583-1830 Seating
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

Mountain Sno

Reviewed By Sunset37001 - Cookeville, Tennessee

Drive up or walk up to Mountain Sno for a cool refreshing shaved ice! Lots of flavors available with additions of crème makes it really great.

4. C&H Donuts

154 E Bockman Way, Sparta, TN 38583-2036 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Breakfast +1 931-837-7777
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Reviewed By ssoltis945

these are by far the best doughnuts, they are dangerous because you want to keep eating, had to stop going since I just couldn't stop at 1 or 2, just kept eating.

5. El Tapatio

Spring Street, Sparta, TN Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Dinner, Lunch +1 931-836-1346
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

El Tapatio

Reviewed By Sherry S

this resturant has the very best mexican food and the staff is fast, friendly and best of all the prices are great. I love this place and go quite often.

6. Casa Luna Restaurant

125 Churchill Dr, Sparta, TN 38583-1524 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 931-837-0308
Excellent
43%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Casa Luna Restaurant

The Vineyard RestaurantPrint Save Share Review It See All65 Robinson RdMcminnville, TN 37110(931) 668-9800Just off Bockman Way, the main thoroughfair for Sparta

Reviewed By r s - NZ

okay Italian style food, our family ordered three different items with drinks and salads.
Italian style, flavours not particularly authentic. pasta average at best, large house special pizza was big and thick, a lot of cheese, light on flavour, salads uninspired, bog standard, small for the price, dressings outta a commissary bottle, only fair. value average wouldn't rush back, though service was friendly and the place is clean, parking free n easy

7. Sheer Delights Bbq and Hotdog Shack

22 Mayberry St, Sparta, TN 38583-1821 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 16 +1 931-836-2118
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Sheer Delights Bbq and Hotdog Shack

We are a home cooking restaurant. Hand patted burgers, homemade veggie soup, all of our BBQ is smoked in house. We have a variety of salads and subs. Daily plate lunch specials all listed on our website.

Reviewed By DDay1959 - Cookeville, Tennessee

We stopped here for dinner and the food was really good. I had hamburger steak with mashed potatoes and pinto beans. The beans were excellent. I really liked the steak as well. My only complaint is that the service was a bit slow.

8. Meson San Pedro

184 Churchill Dr, Sparta, TN 38583-1525 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 931-837-4422
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Meson San Pedro

Reviewed By TOMMYGD - Ringgold, Georgia

We enjoyed our meal. One of the few places
In this town you can get a drink. First, the chips and salsa were good. They also give you refried beans with cheese. I had a burrito and a enchilada with beans and rice. My wife had a burrito . The service was very fast and efficient. All in all, no complaints.

9. Roberts Family Diner

4424 Old Kentucky Rd, Sparta, TN 38583-5651 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Diner Breakfast, Brunch +1 931-761-1967
Excellent
75%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Roberts Family Diner

Reviewed By cityslickerman - sparta

Great PLACE to enjoy a superb meal. Local owned and operated and its good to eat out in the country and not in the busy hustle and bustle. Good food quality and clean place. I enjoy eating here and its nice to do business with a family owned operation where the owners are present.

10. Hillcrest Restaurant

7035 Sparta Hwy, Sparta, TN 38583-4192 Seating, Waitstaff Lunch, Dinner +1 931-761-2225
Excellent
30%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Reviewed By JoshuaP1995 - McMinnville, TN

Imagine a quiet hotel restaurant at noon with a view of a 2-lane road and an owner/cook/server that is friendly and knowledgeable. Add to that good, flavorful food and take away the city. Now, you have a good idea of this restaurant. Definitely worth the 15 minute drive from Sparta or Smithville.

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