As far as shopping and dining go, Gallatin offers more of a small-town atmosphere. You’ll find your generic nationwide grocery stores, but when it comes to retail shopping, local boutiques take the cake over big-box stores. The same can really be said for dining. Most of the typical franchise food options surround the area including Cracker Barrel, Buffalo Wild Wings, Whataburger, Longhorn Steakhouse just to name a few, but we recommend checking out the local eateries! Here’s a look at a few of the local favorites:
Originally a prescription drug store with a soda fountain, Swaney Swift’s on the Square quickly became a very popular spot to enjoy malts, shakes and beverages. Reopening in 2015 across from Gallatin’s historic courthouse, it continues to provide a place to gather for great food and fun! Serving a variety of hand-crafted burgers, old fashioned milkshakes and fries, Swaney Swift’s delivers a warm atmosphere with frequent live music and something for everyone.
From steak, to tacos, to pan-seared mahi mahi, Starr Ranch Grill offers contemporary Southern cuisine. Grab a specialty artisan pizza or build your own at Prince St. Pizza & Pub. Top Hog BBQ Restaurant is known for its world-famous barbecue, and the Original Campione’s Taste of Chicago brings authentic Chicago-style food to the south. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, head over to the Ice Cream Social for all things swirled and sweet.