The ETSU English Department’s Concise Guide to Dining
Johnson City, Tennessee
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A warm, bohemian atmosphere that provides a good place to meet friends after work, the Acoustic Coffeehouse is a favorite watering hole for faculty members in the English Department. Nice selection of import and local brews on tap. Bar food available, including many vegetarian selections. Music venue in the evenings.
The Alley Kat
This sandwich shop is walking distance from the university and a favorite with ETSU students and faculty. Try their homemade Hummus wrap. Beer is available on tap and in bottles.
Upscale and trendy, but this best kept secret in Johnson City serves up the best sushi in town.
Charming bistro, good food, nice wine and beer selections, excellent service, and reasonable prices.
Fusion cuisine in an intimate setting. Cafe Pacific is sophisticated, upscale, gourmet, and caters to those who are looking for a fine dining experience.
Local café that features freshly prepared soups of the day, homemade quiches, and salads of all types. This bright and sunny little café has become such a popular lunchtime spot with the gals that it has increased its hours and is now open also open for dinner.
El Torito Mexican Taqueria
Authentic Mexican and a favorite with members of the ETSU English Department. Try the Fish Taco or Chile Colorado.
A traditional German restaurant that comes highly recommended in the heart of old downtown Johnson City.
Poor Richard’s On Campus
Poor Richard’s is an institution in Johnson City and, some say, serves the best sweet tea in the Tri-Cities. It is a favorite bar/deli hangout just next door to the ETSU. Lots of college atmosphere.
If you are in the mood for spicy Thai food, give Stir Fry Café a try.