American PressTravel News-May 31st,- Granny Fishes House (Wartrace, TN): A Back Road Catfish House For Those In The Know from Tennessee Backroads Correspondent, Joel Lucks
I am constantly amazed at the beautiful landscapes here in Tennessee, and, as well, at the diversity of restaurants. The Middle Tennessee region, in particular, is as cosmopolitan as anyone could desire, to include restaurants that sport great menus and the quality of food that you might find in any other major city around the country, to restaurants that serve up simple, southern comfort food. Granny Fishes House in Wartrace, TN is one of those “comfort food” restaurants and a hidden treasure that you really must try at least once. If someone didn’t tell you about it, you might never find it or know about it. Guaranteed. The restaurant is literally on a back road that you might almost never go down unless you were encouraged to do so.
Granny Fishes, open since the early 60’s, serves up some of the best catfish, trout and frog legs for miles around. Best known for their catfish and trout combo dinners, diners travel from as far south as Alabama and, many, easily, from Nashville. Entrees include chicken, shrimp and hamburger steak dinners, a standard menu of burgers and chicken sandwiches and a new addition, fresh cut rib eye steak.
The restaurant is a cross between a log cabin and a shack, and seriously, you could pass it a half-dozen times before realizing it is a restaurant, assuming you’re on the right back road. The menu is limited, but if catfish and trout are your game, you will not be disappointed. Served either fried or grilled, with an assortment of sides, and their famous hush puppies that I certainly have never had the likes of before, and an ambiance that is simple but very country. The walls are decorated with an assortment of cool antiques and newspaper clippings right around the time the restaurant was built. The service is courteous and friendly and it is definitely a fun place to visit. There is a catch, though; they are open only three days a week. You really need to plan your visit and check their dining times. For more information call them at 931-857-4025, or visit them at www.grannyfisheshouse.com.