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“You won't leave hungry”

Rock Island Market & Cafe
Cuisines: American
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Springfield, Tennessee
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855 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 673 helpful votes
“You won't leave hungry”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

If you are visiting Rock Island, TN or staying at Rock Island state park and you are hungry, this is definitely the place to eat. You will notice the parking lot full of local cars, so obviously it is the place to eat. At first glance, you probably will wonder if this "market" is a place to eat at all. It looks like a market with gas pumps out front, but once you get past the live bait and the pizza and sub sandwiches, you will find numerous tables in the back and a wide array of food to pick from along the serving line. Find a table, if you can, sit down and let one of the delightful waitresses take your order. There are always daily specials such as Cajun chicken or pork chops, and a large menu of items. If you are real hunger, go for one of the "large" hamburgers and be ready for a more than you can eat burger. Also on the white board will be a long list of vegetables of the day ranging from pinto beans, served with onions and cornbread, to collard greens, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes. All of the food is great and the prices are very reasonable (which I can't say about the market). Expect to spend $2 to $3 for burgers or sandwiches and around $7 for a meat and three dinner. Pay at the market cashier as you leave. All tips go in a jar and are share by the many helpful members of the staff.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank Tennessee50plus
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Lascassas, Tennessee
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Delicious Cheeseburgers”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

My husband and I stopped in for lunch after our hiking trip. This market/cafe exudes local charm. They have everything you need from fishing supplies to some really good food! The cheeseburgers and fries we ordered were delicious. The hot fudge cake was also very good. The prices are reasonable and the service was great. We will definitely be returning. Love Rock Island!!

Visited May 2013
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3 Thank Sarah5450
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Wickliffe
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Southern Hospitality”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Best in small town, full service, one stop, outfitter, resturant, convenience store, visitors info center, and small town gossip station. If they don't have it they can tell you where to go, lol.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Mike N
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Cosby, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food..good price”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Our family ate here 2 times in 3 days. Once for lunch and once for breakfast. Homemade desserts (need I say more?) Very friendly, speedy service, and cozy atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2013
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4 Thank JessiW425
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“breakfast”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon. Biscuits and gravy are not good, but bacon, eggs, and toast were. Fast service.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank d c
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