31 Best American Restaurants in Johnson City

Juniper Cocktail Bar • $$$
1033 W Oakland Ave, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Brasstown Beef Bavette Steak Frites
Brasstown Beef Filet Mignon 8oz
Fried Green Tomato and Burrata
Chicken Pot Pie Croquettes
Meyer Lemon Meringue Tart
Hearth Roasted Lamb Chops
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Slow Roasted Duck Breast
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Wood Grilled Salmon

“This place is special! This place is spectacular! If you really know food, you will definitely appreciate this unique and outstanding establishment. The ambience is just as perfect as the menu and food. And the service is exceptional This is now my new go to in Johnson City.! I wish there was one of these in every town. I traveled too!“

4.8 Superb109 Reviews
Gourmet and Company American • $$$
214 E Mountcastle Dr Suite 1J, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Roasted Seasonal Root Vegetables with Maple Parsnip Puree
Mountcastle Sandwich with Truffle Fries
Cheese & Charcuterie Board
Goat Cheese Salad
Quiche of the Day
Bananas Foster

“One of my favorite restaurants in Johnson City! Everything I’ve tried here is absolutely delicious and the service is wonderful as well (I ordered take out tonight and they brought my order out before I could even call to let them know I was there!). They also have one of the best wine lists of any restaurant I’ve been to in the area. Will happily return again and again ❤️“

4.7 Superb143 Reviews
Milligan Cafe American • $$
1436 Milligan Hwy, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Biscuits and Gravy with Fried Eggs on Top
Western Omelet with Bisquits & Gravy
Bacon Cheeseburger

“First time eating at the cafe. We were surprised at the crowd. Not too many but enough to let you know it’s good. My wife and I really enjoyed our lunch. Excellent food, excellent service. Room is a bit noisy and some attention could be paid to noise abatement but the overall experience was wonderful. A defiant must try.“

4.8 Superb76 Reviews
Mid City Grill Hamburger • $
106 S Commerce St, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Buffalo Blue Cheese Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Bacon Cheese Fries
Vegan Garbage Fries
Burger and Fries
Chicken Sandwich
Plate of Fries
Fried Pickles
Tofu Sandwich

“This was our first visit to Mid City Grill and we look forward to returning! When we saw there was a dedicated vegan menu we knew we had to give it a go. We were not disappointed! The food was delicious and portions were large. The staff were so friendly and genuine. Definitely recommend!Kid-friendliness: They have a separate kids menu with vegan options! So, so good!“

4.7 Superb69 Reviews
White Duck Taco Shop Tacos • $$
126 Buffalo St, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

General Tsao Chicken Tacos
White Duck Taco Shop
Chips and Salsa Trio
Korean Beef Bulgogi
Steak and Cheese
Bangkok Shrimp
All the Tacos
Shrimp Diablo
Thai Peanut
Cheese Dip

“I always, always, always enjoy the grub at White Duck Taco.If I could suggest one thing to any newcomer... try the tacos as they have crafted them on the menu..The combination of ingredients may be so strange to you, but trust the experts.. The combination of those seemingly random ingredients are about to take your taste buds on a ride that no other taco has before..“

4.5 Superb87 Reviews
Smokey Bones Johnson City American • $
1905 N Roan St, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Texas Style Beef Brisket
Hand Pulled Pork Platter
Fresh Steamed Broccoli
Loaded Nachos Supreme
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Loaded Baked Potato
Loaded Cheese Fries
Jumbo Smoked Wings
Two Kinds of Ribs
Boneless Wings

“It was a surprise that we got a steak buy one and get one free . I was taking my cousin out for her birthday and we both enjoyed the great food and service was so good. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We wish you had one of these restaurant's in Bristol.Parking: Good parking lot.“

4.3 Superb261 Reviews
Timber! Bar • $$
415 W Walnut St, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Lamb Meatballs Fried Quail
Smoked Vanilla Ice Cream
Smoked Vanilla S'Mores
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Fried Green Tomatoes
S’Mores Sundaes
Burger and Fries
Vegetable Platter
Smoked Ice Cream
Popcorn Chicken

“Timber is a unique and wonderful dining experience in the tri-cities. Our waitress was amazing, She was knowledgeable and offered suggestions. The food was incredible and so sumptuous while the atmosphere was cozy and inviting as something you might find in Europe. We can't wait to enjoy Timber! again.“

4.5 Superb66 Reviews
First Watch Breakfast • $
1150 W State of Franklin Rd #20, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Biscuits & Turkey Sausage Gravy With
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict
Carnitas Breakfast Burrito
The Traditional Breakfast
Farm Stand Breakfast Tacos
The Elevated Egg Sandwich
The Everything Omelette
Lemon Pancake Breakfast
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Biscuits and Gravy

“One of the first things I noticed was portions are a sensible size. The food is so good, it would seem a shame to eat it too quickly. The coffee was really good, the servers were friendly, respectful, and seemed to CARE about their food interactions with customers. These are the most important things to me. The coffee was excellent too, which is rare, you usually get one or the other. Highly recommend.“

4.3 Superb117 Reviews
Cootie Brown's Campus Pizza • $
1404 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Cootie Brown's Famous Spiral Potato Chips
Homemade Potato Chips
Fried Shrimp Dinner
Mashed Potatoes
Pepperoni Pizza
Nacho Supreme
Club Sandwich
Bison Burger
Baked Potato
Shrimp PO Boy

“We always enjoy Cootie Brown’s campus location. Fantastic servers and great food. Great for small or large party of guests. We also love that they use the text notifications so you can wait in your car on the chilly days. Everything I’ve had here is good. But my favorite go-to meal is their Key Lime Chicken, which I get with the honey roasted sweet potatoes and roasted artichoke sautéed spinach. They have a huge menu and lots to choose from for everyone’s different tastes. Highly recommend.“

4.3 Superb112 Reviews
Tulips American Grub And Pub American • $
3002 E Oakland Ave, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Grilled Cheese with Fries
Turkey Bacon Cheese Club
Cuban Sandwich and Fries
Open Faced Roast Beef
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Philly Cheesesteak
Steak Fried Okra
Fried Mushrooms
Mashed Potatoes
Wings and Rings

“Great little unassuming bar & grill with friendly locals, more than adequate food, and bartenders who know their stuff. Daily specials are generally in the $8-$12 range (Friday special was catfish, which I had; see pic). Also has an outdoor patio with food service.A decent selection of beers on tap (I’m an IPA man, and they had Lagunitas, which is good enough). Easy to strike up conversations; classic rock on the soundtrack, and very relaxing atmosphere. What’s not to like?“

4.5 Superb44 Reviews
Down Home American • $
300 W Main St, Johnson City

“Historic venue. Quaint and very rustic. (Bring a seat cushion ?). Four of us went Friday evening for songwriter showcase featuring Ron Short and Friends. Ron is great! Various artists on different nights so check their FB page for schedule. Down Home serves a small hors d'oeuvre type menu and beverages if you want. If you have never been there, you owe it yourself to go.“

4.6 Superb31 Reviews
Blue Gill's American • $
5314 Kingsport Hwy, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Biscuits and Gravy Bacon & Eggs and Hash Brows with Cheese
Eggs over Medium Bacon and Toast
Country Ham Platter
Hamburger Steak
Vegetable Plate
Gravy Biscuit
Hash Browns

“Seat yourself, be prepared to freeze while you eat. Wait staff was young and attentive, would like to see them in a uniform of sorts not shorts and yoga pants. My dad voted a 4 for tastiness and flavor, coffee was hot fresh, he would go back and says way better then the chain CB down the road. Hubby says he likes it and scored it a four. My mom rates is as a 4. Now let’s get down to business, I thought the brown gravy was slightly pasty and the pancakes were missing something.The hash-browns were cooked with perfection and for sure if I go back I’ll just ask for them to make me a potato bowl. I was however surprised as we walked out to peep inside the fridge and the amount of condiment bottle blew me away. That’s one thing that scares me personally how does one keep track of when they opened it if there were no labels with dates.The mamaw in back with a kitchen towel around her neck made me feel right at home, however each person keeps house differently, keep that in mind before you judge.You will need to ask for a knife they don’t give those out, must have something to do with the location.“

4.5 Superb39 Reviews
Aubrey's Johnson City American • $
3029 Hamilton Pl, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Grilled Salmon Tacos
Thunder Road Burger
Sweet Potato Fries
Asian Chicken Salad
Baked Potato Soup
Steamed Broccoli
Squash Casserole
Rattlesnake Pasta
Hawaiian Ribeye

“The restaurant is very clean and appealing!! The service was kind and attentive. The fish special was delightful. The clam chowder had a nice smoky flavor to it. My co-workers enjoyed their salad and pasta dish. Would return when in the area.“

4.3 Superb83 Reviews
Waffle House Breakfast • $
2600 N Roan St, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Loaded Hash Browns Eggs over Easy and Raisin Toast
Hash Browns Cheese Omlette Raisin Toast
Texas Patty Melt & Hashbrowns Covered
10 Oz T-Bone and Eggs Breakfast
Papa Joe's Pork Chops and Eggs
Eggs over Medium & Hashbrowns
Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwich
Waffle Single Breakfast
Texas Cheesesteak Melt
Chocolate Chip Waffle

“Honestly a great Waffle House location. Been here twice within a couple of weeks because my Fiance and I have a habit of having breakfast/brunch out on our days off together. Had the idea to do Waffle House since it had been a long time for either of us, and it hit the spot! So much so that we came back again the following week. It's simple food but always good. Employees have been nice each time so far. I'm sure we'll be back again soon!“

4.3 Superb78 Reviews
The Firehouse Barbecue • $
627 W Walnut St, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

BBQ Ribs Baked Potato and Baked Beans
Thin Sliced BBQ Pork
Pulled Pork Platter
Hashbrown Casserole
Pimento Cheese Dip
Pulled Pork Salad
French Onion Soup
Pulled Pork Plate
Carolina Pulled
Pulled Chicken

“Ate here for the first time yesterday before heading to the ETSU baseball game, been meaning to get here since I moved here & it didn't disappoint. Food was good, especially the carolina potato with the pulled pork, I need to go back for the pulled pork, it was amazing, they have Cheerwine on fountain which was so good & Hailey my server did a wonderful job.“

4.3 Superb74 Reviews
Pal's Sudden Service Fast Food • $
1200 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Large Cheddar Rounds
Sausage Biscuit
Grilled Chicken
Gravy Biscuit
French Fries
Chipped Ham
Hot Dog

“I love Pal's! They are always prompt, no matter how busy they are. My food is consistently the same, good quality no matter which location I use, and I have never once gotten the wrong order. Plus, they give my dog treats, so obviously she loves Pal's too! If forced to make a complaint, I would say that their biscuits are a bit crumbly and not very conducive to eating in the car.Parking: There are three or four parking spaces located at the front of the store, one of which is handicapped.“

4.3 Superb65 Reviews
LongHorn Steakhouse Steak House • $$
2280 N Roan St, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Steakhouse Mac & Cheese with Smoked Bacon and Four Creamy Cheeses Cal 610
Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich
White Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms
Ribeye Steak and Baked Potato
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Longhorn R Caesar Salad
Fresh Steamed Broccoli
Redrock Grilled Shrimp
Idaho R Baked Potato
Loaded Baked Potato

“Had dinner here the other night. The Outlaw Ribeye is scrumptious. Both the hubs and I ordered it with just some minor changes (meat temp and sides). This steak is good for dinner tonight and tomorrow. By the time you eat a salad, half of a potato and half a steak, you are not feeling deprived.We got on the wait-list before we left home. We drove from the next town over, so timing was good. It's worth the drive and the money.“

4.2 Good131 Reviews
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill Buffet • $
3104 Browns Mill Rd, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Steak and Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Vegetable Plate Mac Meatloaf Pork
Mac and Cheese and Liver Stirfry
Bourbon Street Chicken
Fried Chicken Dinner
Meat Lovers Dinner
Nasty Burnt Steak
Macaroni & Cheese
Meatloaf and Pizza
Ribs and Shrimp

“Meets the standards of golden corral. While some are exceptional like wildwood florida store, most are quality good food at value pricing. That's more most other brand buffets deliver. I would return to this store, I was not disapointed.“

4.2 Good101 Reviews
Cafe Lola Bistro Bistros • $
1805 N Roan St B-1, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Smoked Mozzarella Ravioli with Tomato & Basil
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Braised Pork Shank
Tomato Soup

“The mocktails were very tasty and they looked very good.The shrimp cocktail was okay, the sauce was not amazing.The steak was also okay, it was missing some flavor. The aioli fries were a disappointment honestly.The ravioli was the best dish hands down. Their salads were also really good.“

4.2 Good73 Reviews
Bob Evans Family • $
2801 Boones Creek Rd, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Introducing Bob Evans Dinner Bell Plates Eight Great Plates Under 8
Hand-Breaded Crispy Fried Chicken Family Meal to Go
Family Size Green Beans with Ham
Homestyle Fried Chicken Tenders
Caramel Apple French Toast
Country Biscuit Breakfast
The Everything Breakfast
Threemeat Cheese Omelet
Sausage Gravy Biscuits
Two Chicken Breasts

“Good food. I love their double blueberry pancakes! I didn't love the slice of ham I got with it, It had too much fat in it, but that is purely personal preference. Our server was attentive and friendly. I don't really feel one way or the other about the atmosphere.“

4.1 Good74 Reviews
Waffle House Breakfast • $
2693 Boones Creek Rd, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Hashbrowns Scattered Smothered & Covered
Original Angus Regular Hashbrowns
Build Your Own Breakfast Sandwich
Sausage Egg and Cheese Sandwich
All-Star Breakfast Plate
Cheeseburger with Fries
Sausage Biscuit
Chicken Sandwich
Classic Waffle
Bowl of Grits

“While I'm going to keep this short, it's only because I'm tired! But Ashley our waitress was amazing! She helped relay what I was after perfectly when it came to cooking my bacon.. and Chirs cooked it all to perfection, litterally my top waffle house experience.. coming from someone who eats WH 3x a week.. wish I lived here just to come back tomorrow!I'd like to add that litterally everything was perfect! Even the waffle that seems to always been undercooked elsewhere was litterally perfect ?“

4.1 Good72 Reviews
Harbor House Seafood and Steaks Seafood • $
2510 N Roan St, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Catfish Baked Potato and Hush Puppies Shaped Like Onion Rings
Catfish Hush Puppies French Fries Baked Potato
Chicken Tenders with Popcorn Shrimp
Bourbon Salmon with Sweet Potato
Popcorn Shrimp Cooked Golden
White Fish with Sweet Potato
Catfish and Hush Puppies
Clam Strips and Shrimp
Fried Popcorn Shrimp
Clams Shrimp Plate

“I love Harbor House other than their salads (because they use cheap shredded lettuce instead of something better) and Mozzarella Sticks. The Mozzarella Sticks are definitely a cheap frozen brand from the grocery store that barely have cheese in them.I definitely recommend any of their seafood platters, chicken tenders, buffalo chicken sandwich, sweet potato, coleslaw, ranch, honey mustard, Ribeye, fries, baked potato, Chocolate Butterfinget Cake, hush puppies, salmon, and etc. The service (dine-in and takeout) is always wonderful! I've ordered takeout 3 times, and everything was perfect, and every sauce and fork we asked for was in the bag. Everything is delicious and cooked perfectly. Dine-in and takeout doesn't take very long to receive, so you're not waiting what seems like forever for your dinner to come out. Highly recommend!“

4.1 Good70 Reviews
Blue Moose Burgers & Wings American •
1808 N Roan St, Johnson City

“Y'all don't listen to Emily Moore's review.Something tells me she was mad about something else and took it out on this place that has NOT even OPENED yet.I think she needs a warm bath and a friend to talk to. And she can't spell Town or Pennies correctly. This has been my public service announcement. Peace and Love.“

4.4 Superb7 Reviews
Kickback Jack's Johnson City Sports Bar • $
3026 Hamilton Pl, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls
Bacon Jam Burger with Fries
Grilled Chicken Wings
All American Burger
Philly Cheese Steak
BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Mashed Potatoes
Seafood Platter
Honey BBQ Wings
Fish and Chips

“The fish is a huge hit here with my wife, daughter, and Mother-in-law. Great food and friendly staff. Every thing I have ordered has been great. Fried pickles are excellent. The seasonal fried cheese curds are great too!Please give me a "like" if my review helped.“

4 Good107 Reviews
Rocks Wood Fired Pizza & Grill Pizza • $
3119 Bristol Hwy #108, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Black and Blue Pizza Steak
Cheese Bread Wood Fired
Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Rock Pile of Nachos
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Margherita Pizza
Meat Eater Pizza
Stacked Nacho
Boneless Wings
Supreme Pizza

“Walked over from the Toyota dealership. Great wings, plenty of beer to choose from, wife had plenty of choices even tho she’s picky, and football on the tv. Great time. The music even played Afternoon Delight. My wife and I had a good time with that. This is a good place to visit.“

4 Good81 Reviews
Chili's Grill & Bar Tex-Mex • $
3040 Franklin Terrace, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Chicken Fajitas with Black Beans
Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
Bottomless Chips & Salsa
Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Molten Chocolate Cake
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Southwest Egg Rolls
Half Order of Ribs
Texas Cheese Fries
Margarita Chicken

“Had dinner there last night.it was soon good. We had old fashioned burger, bacon chicken ranch nachos, and a mixed platter of Chipotle ribs, & wings. So good. But one thing that stood out...was the staff. They hustled. And there were several. From set down to food on table..maybe 20 min. They were packed also. It was Saturday dinner rush. We will go back again...“

3.9 Good83 Reviews
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen American • $
3000 Franklin Terrace, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Sirloin Steak and Loaded Baked Potato
Cheddar's Legendary Monster Cookie
Blackened Salmon Rice and Broccoli
Key West Chicken Dijon Chicken
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Honey Butter Croissants
Buffalo Chicken Wrapper
Wisconsin Cheese Bites
Cheddar's Cheese Fries
Monte Cristo Sandwich

“Had lunch here yesterday March 19 I had the chicken tenders, they were really great, the croissants were amazing. My girlfriend had the Monte crisco she said it was the best she's had in a long time. Sweet tea was good our waitress Kaylee did a great job, kept our drinks filled kept checking on us and offered desert she was very nice and friendly, made the lunch even better. Will be back“

3.9 Good106 Reviews
Fireside Grill Cafe • $$
200 Blowers Blvd, Johnson City

“First of all, be informed that they do not serve alcohol. Parking was easy. The staff was friendly and helpful; 5 star service. A full rack of ribs was thoroughly enjoyed along with some sweet tea. Carolina Pulled Pork sandwich was very good too. The iconic firetruck in the lobby was really cool and it's my understanding is still used for parades, etc. I don't think they take reservations so you may have to wait a bit. Price point was super good too!“

3.7 Good22 Reviews
Watauga Brewing Company Brewery • $$
142 W Market St, Johnson City

“We had some family in visiting and decided it was high time to try Watauga Brewing. I had sampled a couple of their beers on guest taps. It was nice to go in and have more variety! The only downside to the beer were no dar selections. A brown, Porter or stout would have been nice for those who love the dark beers. Everyone ordered burgers. I had the brewers burger and did the ups charge for the jalapeño grits. All of us loved our burgers! They were pricey but tasty! We tried all their beers and the Czech beer was the fave. The highlight of the whole experience was our beertender/server Dylan. He was knowledgeable about the beers and food suggestions. He was attentive but not over bearing. He was just awesome! We asked him to be in the family photo we took to commemorate our visit! Can’t wait to go back and try more of the food menu and hoping they get some more fall beers and dark beers on tap!“

3.8 Good60 Reviews


IHOP Breakfast • $
3214 Peoples St, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

Strawberry Banana Pancakes and Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Create Your Own French Toast Combo
Strawberry Banana French Toast
Eggs Bacon and Taters
Buttermilk Pancakes
Bacon & Eggs Combo
Biscuits and Gravy
Big Steak Omelette
Colorado Omelette

“I don't know if it's new people or new management, this store was notorious for slow service and low quality food. However, the food was exactly how we ordered it and the service was amazing and fast. our server was so quick and our food and drinks were perfect and my daughter NEVER had a empty soda glass ( almost unheard-of at this store ) IF I could I would only want this server unfortunately I do not remember her name or I would name her , I did tell the manager whata fantastic job she did“

3.8 Good92 Reviews
Waffle House Breakfast • $
510 N State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City

Customers` Favorites

All Star Special with Sausage and Biscuits and Gravy and Allstar Special with Bacon
Build Your Own Breakfast Sandwich
HB Bowl w Steak and Cheese Melt
Sausage Egg and Cheese Sandwich
Cheese Steak Omelette
Chocolate Chip Waffle
Hash Brown Bowl
Country Ham
Texas Toast

“Staff was incredibly friendly, food was quick and hot. I think my waiters name was Amber, for sure an A name, but she had really good lashes and blonde hair and she was incredible- the cook with her was also very friendly. My friend and I had a great time.“

3.7 Good67 Reviews
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