9239 HWY 52
Portland, TN 37148
Phone: (615) 325-8887
Fax: (615) 325-8778
Bars & Cafes
Govan's Gathering Place Coffee House is more than just a nice coffee shop on the Gallatin Square. It is the culmination of years of the dreams and hopes of the Govan family. This fabulous local coffee shop offers guests a wide variety of fresh, flavorful coffees and treats in an environment inspired by the artwork and passions of former University of Memphis art professor, Frank Govan, a deceased relative of the owners of this shop. In addition to coffee, Govan's serves as a small art gallery for Professor Govan's personal collection as well as a showplace for his glass and pottery collection. The relaxed environment, beautiful art and fantastic coffee brews make Govan's a perfect spot to relax while antiquing in Gallatin. -Lynn-nore Chittom
The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cafe and Boutique offers guests a delightfully delicious lunch and dinner option just northeast of Nashville. This local tea house is filled with Southern charm and comfort, and serves as a perfect location for a bridal or baby shower. The menu includes a variety of scrumptious and creative sandwich options such as shaved ham with pineapple cream cheese on a cinnamon bun and ham and cheese with homemade raspberry pecan mayonnaise. The boutique at The Chocolate Covered Strawberry includes an assortment of scented selections and gift items. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Sam's All American Sports Bar has been voted "Best Sports Bar" in Nashville seven times by the Nashville Scene Magazine, and they know what they're talking about. With two locations, one in Hillsboro Village and one in Hendersonville, all of Nashville has an opportunity to enjoy a game at Sam's. Unlike many chain restaurants and bars, Sam's puts just as much emphasis on their food as they do on the big game. The pizzas are handcrafted and creative and the burgers are juicy and delicious, but nobody really goes to Sam's just for the food, as there are plenty of other options in the area. Check out their website for Happy Hour specials and events. You'll be sure to have a great time at Sam's. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Popcorn Delights is the only gourmet popcorn shop in the Nashville area. Like a bakery for popcorn, guests at Popcorn Delights can choose from a wide assortment of sweet and savory variations. The popcorn menu includes such flavors as Dr. Pepper, cotton candy, cheesecake, bubble gum, apple, grape, white cheddar, dill pickle, parmesan and garlic, jalapeno ranch, caramel and pecans, and a whole variety of candy bar flavor options. Popcorn Delights also offers a variety of fudge choices and popular candies. Gift baskets of popcorn and fudge are available by request. -Lynn-nore Chittom
This gourmet grocery doubles as a bistro. Eggs and croissants with a hot cup of coffee start the day; deli sandwiches and pasta dishes are favorites at lunchtime. Don't know what to prepare for dinner? Take home an entire gourmet meal, ready to be served in minutes. Choose from fresh salads and vegetables, roasted duck, chicken and fish. Select a loaf of fresh baked bread and a chocolate or fruit dessert, and you're meal is complete.
Holder Family Fun Center offers guests a 24-hour recreational getaway. While the main activity is bowling, this indoor fun center also includes billiards, darts, an arcade and a snack bar. The 11th Frame Lounge bar area inside the center is reserved for ages 21 and over and offers live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, a weekly writer's night, a poker tournament and weekly karaoke. Monthly bowling specials and league information are listed on the center's website and Facebook page. Group rates, party packages and reloadable arcade cards are also available. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Thank God Doughnuts are simply heavenly. The doughnuts are every bit as tasty as any of the national doughnut chains, and customers can enjoy the added benefit of supporting a truly local business. The shop itself is conveniently located in the middle of downtown Hendersonville and offers a bit of seating for customers wishing to enjoy a bit of sweetness while sitting down. While most of their doughnuts are standard styles, their apple fritters are exceptional and very much worth a try. A breakfast stop at Thank God Doughnuts will leave you saying "Thank God" for Thank God Doughnuts!
Ka've Express is easy to miss with its small drive-thru location, but well worth it for those with a close eye. Located along Gallatin Road near the intersection of Gallatin Road and Imperial Boulevard, Ka've Express is the perfect place for a flavorful, caffeinated boost. Their menu is extensive and seems to include every possible option for coffee lovers. The prices and service are fantastic and the coffee hits the spot. With such a large menu, it may take a couple of visits to find your favorite flavor. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
Traditional country music, delectable food and chilled beers are a regular offering at the Swingin' Doors Saloon. The place is a haunt for groups of friends who wish to spend an evening filled with fun and good music. Their are two seating areas, the one upstairs is pretty private and perfect for a date-night. The downstairs seating occupies the spacious bar and stage area which is graced by many country music artists. Their Catfish Basket comes highly recommended with some of the classic craft beers.