The Campbell Station Country Store and Market, nestled at 2800 Dodson Gap Rd. in Culleoka, is a hidden gem well worth the journey. Dating back to the 1890s, this charming country store has been a beloved hub of the community for decades. Now, it beckons visitors with its mouthwatering cuisine, particularly its famous giant steaks on Friday and Saturday nights. Open Friday to Sunday, the store offers a range of home-cooked meals, with a must-try dessert menu.
Upon entering, you're warmly welcomed by Jessica Rucker and the friendly staff who treat everyone like family. It's a place where regulars and newcomers alike are cherished, and where you can easily strike up a conversation with fellow diners, like the family from Alabama we met, who raved about the food.
Campbell Station is more than just a restaurant; it's a nostalgic journey back in time. Its front porch, adorned with rocking chairs, offers a serene view, a stark contrast to the noise of city life. The worn wooden floors inside speak of the store's rich history as a community gathering spot.
This establishment stands out in stark contrast to typical restaurant chains, offering not just food but a hearty serving of love and camaraderie. It's a reminder of the rapidly vanishing charms of rural life, encouraging visitors to not just travel through Tennessee, but to truly experience it by exploring its hidden corners and crossroads.