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Broad Street on State Retro Diner

616 State Steet, Inside Next To Uncle Sam's Loan Office, Bristol, TN 37620-2246
+1 423-652-0700
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  • Very good11%
  • Average0%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (3 reviews)
“taco” (2 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
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American, Fast Food, Diner
616 State Steet, Inside Next To Uncle Sam's Loan Office, Bristol, TN 37620-2246
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

So, I went here based on other reviews.... this is one of those places that I should have turned, walked out and gone up the street. The "restaurant" is basically a countertop and some booths in a pawn shop. - It's old 60s / 70s...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank COTraveller33
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Beef hotdogs on pillow-soft buns with multiple toppings to choose from. Also, many side items and other sandwiches to choose from.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank celestehonaker
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

We popped in for something to drink and stepped back in time. We had true Southern sweet tea and shared some fries. It was great, made me wish I hadn't already eaten. Great people.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Rondacherokee
Reviewed January 5, 2018

If you like great hot dogs you must check this place out ! This is an old style greasy spon lunch counter that is great .

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank pjkiss
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Sat at the counter for 5 min and no one came to ask for our order. One of the waitresses even walked by and mumbled something we couldn't understand and didn't come back. Ended up going to the Burger Bar instead.More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank MissMinnow
BroadStreet-Bristol, Owner at Broad Street on State Retro Diner, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Hello and thank you for your review! We apologize for the delayed response to this review. It's not very often that we receive reviews on TripAdvisor. We also apologize for the service you received when you visited us back in Decemeber that resulted in you...More

Reviewed December 17, 2017

These lunch counters are nearly extinct... but Broad Street is the real deal. Lots of original details remain from when this place was the Walgreen's lunch counter. Now they've thrown in some kitsch... but it's still a great place for a quick lunch or dinner....More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank kimdognyc
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Great people, fabulous burger and fries! Did I say great people? We loved that place. We think it was in Virginia because our wonderful server told us that she was born and raised in VA and has never left her state...but then it could be...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Monique D
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

A step back in time, 50s - 60s. The atmosphere and the decor is great. Oldtime soda shop with stools, booths, grill, fountain, everything. Great American food, very tasty, plentiful and affordable. Wonderful staff, very friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank AnitaK553
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Hidden away beside a swap shop this old fashioned diner has great food and GREATER Service. the staff made everyone feel welcome and was quite happy to pose for pictures!! Homemade coleslaw, chili, and vintage drinks rounded out a memorable meal.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Tom_PGR
Reviewed August 12, 2017

My husband and I drove 2.5 hours to eat lunch at this original Woolworth counter and we were not disappointed. Even before our order was taken, we were impressed at how happy everyone working here seemed. Employees were smiling, the owner was singing along to...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Sharon S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $11
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 State Steet, Inside Next To Uncle Sam's Loan Office, Bristol, TN 37620-2246
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 423-652-0700
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Locally owned Diner Since 2013. The Oldest Retro Diner in Downtown Bristol Since 1920 and is the ONLY Iconic F.W. Woolworth's Lunch Counter in the Tri-Cities! Specializing in Homemade Goodness with All American Favorites & Southern Home-Style Cooking -- Hand Patted Burgers, Hot Deli Sandwiches, Hotdogs, Soup Beans & Corn Bread..Blue Plate Specials Every Thursday! COME SEE WHAT'S COOK'N IN OUR KITCHEN AND TASTE THE DIFFERENCE of HOMEMADE! ~A Good Place To Eat - The New Old Fashioned Way!~
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