Top 10 restaurants in Bristol, United States

April 14, 2018 Tambra Mccollister

Bristol is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,835. It is the twin city of Bristol, Tennessee, just across the state line, which runs down the middle of its main street, State Street. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Bristol, Virginia, with neighboring Washington County, Virginia, for statistical purposes. Bristol is a principal city of the Kingsport–Bristol–Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.
Things to do in Bristol

1. Eatz

Moore Street, Bristol, VA Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 276-591-4755
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Eatz

Established on December 10, 2007 located in the historic downtown area of Bristol, VA/TN we continue to serve the best homemade food just like Grandma used to make.

Reviewed By HCO29 - Tennessee

This place suffered from irregular open times but has improved lately. The food is consistently delicious and the service is polite. However, it is not the place to go if you are in a hurry as the food will take time to arrive after you have ordered. My favorites are the fried catfish, fried chicken, and the ribs.

2. Blackbird Bakery

56 Piedmont Ave, Bristol, VA 24201-4161 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American Breakfast, Brunch +1 276-645-5754
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 430 reviews

Blackbird Bakery

Reviewed By SmurfySmurfette80 - Maryville, Tennessee


I was not a huge fan the first trip we went but my hubby loved it.
So we returned and this time he was not a fan and I actually got something I liked.
I purchased a triple brownie sundae and the strawberries and brownie were completely on point.
My hubby loved the banana pudding last trip and this trip it was not good at all. The bananas were not even ripe.
Service was fast even though there was a line out the door.
This place is hit or miss though with food quality.

3. J Frank

412 6th St, Bristol, TN 37620-2203 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 85 +1 423-764-3663
Excellent
88%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 156 reviews

J Frank

Reviewed By Asgh2010

My husband and I had a date night dinner at J Frank tonight. The restaurant is in an old house and has such a great atmosphere. The chairs at our table were amazingly comfortable and we could have sat in them relaxing by the fire for hours. We enjoyed the salmon dip appetizer to start. My husband isn't a big salmon fan and he loved it as well. He had the Caesar salad and I went with the wedge. They were both delicious and their dressings were amazing. Their rolls are homemade and the best I've had in any restaurant, especially locally. We both went for the steak, him the 10 ounce filet and I the steak with crab cake (pictured). As the previous courses the main did not disappoint either. We were too full for dessert but the selections looked amazing. The staff was friendly and worked as a team to ensure your glass never went below half full.

If you're close to Bristol and looking for a great dinner with wonderful service you must try J Frank.

4. Mad Greek Restaurant

2419 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620-6802 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 423-968-4848
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 278 reviews

Mad Greek Restaurant

Reviewed By sdpbus - Knoxville, Tennessee

We were visiting Bristol for the first time and selected this restaurant for dinner after comparing reviews on TripAdvisor. We all three ordered different items and each of us were very pleased. We first enjoyed the Greek appetizer platter, which the best and freshest pita bread any of of us had ever had. In addition to great food and good, friendly service, prices were very reasonable. This will be our restaurant of choice if we find ourselves back in Bristol.

5. Burger Bar

8 Piedmont Ave, Bristol, VA 24201-4161 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Fast Food, American, Diner Drinks, Lunch, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 276-466-6200
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 246 reviews

Burger Bar

Reviewed By Paul P - Greeneville, Tennessee

It's one of those places that just looks like it would be good, from the outside. It is pretty unassuming.

The burgers are far from it. I had Shawn's cheeseburger and it was big and tasty. I also had the parmesan fries and they were great. My wife had the c-burger and sweet potato fries. She loved it.

The server was wonderful. She kept the tea glass full, and checked on us periodically.

Good location, just off Main Street. They even have a few tables on the sidewalk for outdoor dining.

Good location, great food, and tremendous service.

6. The Southern Churn Ice Cream & Candy Shop

627 State St, Bristol, VA 24201-4315 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 276-644-3250
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

The Southern Churn Ice Cream & Candy Shop

The Southern Churn is a really cool ice cream and candy shop. We make Homemade Fudge and we also have a large selection of Fine Chocolates, 48 flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans and lots of old-fashioned candies!

Reviewed By Randall W - Bristol

Tis is the pace to go for candy and ice cream! The fudge is fantastic and makes a great hostess gift...if it lasts that long. Usually doesn't.Randall thanks for the Tripadvisor review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again soon.

7. Athens Steak House

105 Goodson St, Bristol, VA 24201-4512 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Greek Dinner +1 276-466-8271
Excellent
76%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 184 reviews

Athens Steak House

The Best Steak House

Reviewed By Blakley18

Great Steakhouse the best Steak around And Sides. The place is old the Food is new. Service is Great would recommend for any family there's no place in the world any better we cannot wait to go.back thanks for the new owner great job

8. Cootie Brown's

118 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN 37620-2262 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 423-574-4723
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

Cootie Brown's

Reviewed By weddingwife - Bristol, Tennessee

Cootie Brown's makes really good sandwiches. The menu has something for everyone - from tamales to venison burgers. I had the Cootie's Club Sandwich. If you have a hearty appetite, get the whole sandwich. Otherwise, a half portion will more than likely leave you stuffed. If you get a sandwich, get the potato chips to go with it. They are cooked in house and worth it!

9. 620 State Restaurant

620 State St, Bristol, TN 37620-2246 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations American, Bar, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 423-652-0314
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 309 reviews

620 State Restaurant

Reviewed By Bill_123 - Timbuktu, Mali

This large pretty, brick walled, high ceilinged, rustic cafe in downtown Bristol served large portions, had an eclectic menu - from burgers ($11-13) to Thai ($13)/Sushi($6-14) food - and provided OK service. We had the Lamb Lollipops appetizer ($12), Dynamite Sushi roll ($10), and Thai drunken noodles ($13).
* The Lamb lollipops were the big winner because it was large and perfectly cooked.
* The Dynamite roll is ok, providing small to average sized shrimp tempura battered and fried. It was then encased in rice, which takes the tempura crunchiness away.
* Avoid the drunken noodles. It does not look or taste like Thai drunken noodles. 620 State’s version is too salty. I looked and tasted like linguini doused with soy sauce. They use uniform pre-made egg noodles instead of the traditional thick, gummy irregular shaped handmade Thai noodles that are fried in a spicy oil with basil and a sweet soy sauce.

10. Studio Brew

221 Moore St, Bristol, VA 24201-4302 Reservations, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards American, Brew Pub, Pub Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 423-360-3258
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Studio Brew

We are a Microbrewery with a Taproom that serves over 20 of our Artisan Craft Beers and a non-alcoholic Craft Root Beer. We have a very impressive wine list and we have introduced a very creative mixology program with beer infused cocktails. All our food is prepared fresh and to order. No prefab, no microwaves only fresh ingredients daily. Our limited Tapas style food offerings are created by our Chef's for an enjoyable pairing. Many of our food creations incorporate our craft beer, spent grains and even dried hops for an eclectic experience. The Master Brewers family recipes are also available. His Mother's Hungarian Goulash & German Potato Salad and his Oma's Sauerkraut Balls & Spaetzli has been handed down for all to enjoy. A European style of dining so relax and enjoy the company of family and friends old and new to be made.

Reviewed By SmurfySmurfette80 - Maryville, Tennessee

First off the place hardly had anyone at 9:00 on a Friday night, so that should have been my first warning.
We ordered a couple of tasters and for the first time ever at a brewery did not care for any of their beers.
This is not a quality brewery to me.
We ordered pretzels and cheer sauce. The pretzel was so hard it was inedible and the cheese sauce did not taste fresh.
Service was decent but not great.
This is not a brewery I would return to.

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