Where to Eat in Erwin: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Marissa Gamble

Erwin is a town in and the county seat of Unicoi County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 6,097 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Johnson City 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 Erwin

1. Hawg n Dawg

202 Union St, Erwin, TN 37650-1146 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 423-743-9600
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Hawg n Dawg

Reviewed By CampGaruda - North Creek, New York

Stopped at Hawg & Dawg on our way to the Smokeys. Erwin is a sweet little town. This place is a great small BBQ joint. Serving very fresh, delicious pork and beef. Its clean snd nicelt decorated. Staff is nice and quick, The friendly owner tells silly jokes. The platters are generous, coleslaw was super fresh, salads nice , the iced tea cool and fresh. They have a full range of sauces to go with the meats. 8 in fact representing many flavor profiles. It would be better if they had some chicken or fish for the non-red-meat eating folks.
Worth the slight detour off on 26 at Erwin.
Enjoy!

2. Hibachi House

508 Carolina Ave, Erwin, TN 37650-1606 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Asian Lunch, Dinner +1 423-735-1110
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Hibachi House

Reviewed By medicineman2014 - Fayetteville, North Carolina

Really enjoyed my visit here. The steak was very good, a bit tough, but very good. The rice and carrots were good. The portions were adequate. Really a great experience. Wasn't expecting this good considering the location. You don't find many neighborhood mom and pop Japanese joints in the rural South.

3. Dari-Ace

1105 Jackson Love Hwy, Erwin, TN 37650-2057 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 13 +1 423-743-7050
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Dari-Ace

Reviewed By MSherfey - Fall Branch

While taking a drive to enjoy the fall temps and leaves, we decided to stop to get lunch. Some folks with us remembered a locally owned restaurant they had been to a few years back. We stopped at Dari-Ace thinking this was the place our friends remembered. It was not the same place but we did enjoy a nice lunch of bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches and burgers with fries. It was good. It was very clean. Those working were very friendly. We hope to go back some time for a milkshake.

4. Rocky's Pizza

1246 N Main Ave, Erwin, TN 37650-9122 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 423-743-5519
Excellent
41%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Rocky's Pizza

Reviewed By medicineman2014 - Fayetteville, North Carolina

I am a frequent flyer at Rockys, usually take out. While I adore the food, I have one complaint. They're almost the only restaurant I go to that charges for refills. That's almost unheard of, and very annoying in a restaurant that serves spicy food. Other than that, I can't complain about the service, but it's not spectacular. It's good, but not great.

5. Engle's Road Side Restaurant

2403 Temple Hill Rd, Erwin, TN 37650-4503 Takeout, Seating Lunch, Dinner +1 423-743-7500
Excellent
49%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Reviewed By MAMAW2XS - Erwin, Tennessee

I have eaten at this restaurant for at least 40yrs and I have never had a bad meal . Wonderful food nad people.

6. Pal's Erwin

522 Jonesborough Rd, Erwin, TN 37650-4018 Takeout American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 423-330-6731
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Pal's Erwin

Reviewed By Drcalain - Unicoi, Tennessee

Pals in Erwin is awesome. I haven't had any items prepared incorrectly. Out of all the times here I might have had to wait more than 10 seconds once. If you need a place to get food and get back to work or jump off the interstate and grab something without adding time to your trip Pals in Erwin is the place for you

7. Choo-Choo Cafe

111 S. Main Street, Erwin, TN 37650-1237 Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 13 +1 423-743-0700
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Choo-Choo Cafe

Choo Choo Café is located inside Market Square Antique Gallery in beautiful downtown Erwin Tennessee. Fresh, made from scratch soups, sandwiches and desserts served daily, a buffet served on Sunday, as well as craft and domestic beer and wine coolers. Dinner available by reservation only. Choo Choo Café is a great place for meetings, birthday parties, weddings and special events. With a 598 person capacity we can assist you in making any event spectacular, whether its lunch, dinner or a party or event. Everyone is invited to this charming gem in beautiful downtown Erwin.

Reviewed By Re1977 - Erwin, Tennessee

Unique place. Home cooked goodness. Weekly or Sunday lunch its all great. Its a one of a kind special place. The little village set up is beautiful to look at and enjoy as well all the other items she has for sale. Her cakes and other desserts are just delicious as the main meals. Its a must visit.

8. Azteca

1238 N Main Ave, Erwin, TN 37650-9122 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Dinner, Lunch +1 423-735-0600
Excellent
33%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Reviewed By William S - Dunwoody, Georgia

I'm a fan of Mexican food, have had it many places. Suppose it's not the same in eastern TN. Price was fine, service was OK. Food is just average. Not a lot of choices in the area and I would return but not in a rush.

9. China Kitchen

1067 1/2 N Main Ave, Erwin, TN 37650-1505 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Asian Lunch +1 423-743-7788
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Reviewed By Glenn M - Erwin, Tennessee

I only use the Carry-Out option. The food is great, service friendly, very quick on getting your food ready...but...most important...it has ALWAYS been accurate!! I usually order order a variety of food for 5 different people. So nice to find a dependable food service restaurant.

10. Noli Food Truck

Erwin, TN 37650
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By nickninty9 - Tennessee

Had one of the best hamburgers I have ever eaten last night from the Noli Food Truck. They were serving at the Atlantic Ale House in Johnson City as they do on a regular basis. Serving southern style barbecue, tacos, hamburgers, fried cauliflower, and lots more, they have become a mobile food go to establishment in our area. Staff is an incredibly nice group of people who go out of their way to provide excellent customer service. They use Facebook effectively to let folks know where they will be located on any given night. If you are in the Johnson City area it would pay you to seek them out and try some astounding food truck cuisine.

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