Ladies – Do you still have your Poodle Skirt?
Gentlemen – Do you still have your Varsity Sweater?
How about that Bowling Shirt? Leather Jacket?
If you still have them – do you know where they are? (Bet that sweater is still in the hands of the gal you gave it to oh soooo long ago. If it’s the same gal you’re with now – not to worry!) Mmmm! Wonder where my Somerville – New Jersey – High School sweater is?
One last question – do you LOVE great food???
If your answer is YES to any of these questions -are you’re willing to take a bit of a ride outside of Crossville, Tennessee for some of the best 50’s (1950’s) food on the Cumberland Plateau where they won’t think you’ve gone bonkers just because you’re wearing your bobby socks and saddle shoes – Poodle Skirt and/or Varsity Sweater?
Guys and Gals – you’re gonna LOVE this place!
Rock-A-Billy Diner is the place to go and can be found at the back of Cumberland Mountain General Store in Clarkrange, Tennessee…
Folks have been known to call their burgers “the best on the mountain” – they are sooo right! Hound-Dogs and Slaw Dogs and Fish Sandwiches are all on the menu as well as my favorite – Sweet Hickory Bologna Sandwich… My Mom used to make the best fried bologna in the world!!! Of course – French Fries enter the picture but their home-made Onion Rings are second to none…want to see more? You’re but a click away!
Save room for dessert or just make dessert your meal…it can be done right here at the Rock-A-Billy Diner. Their “World Famous Banana Split” has been featured on Tennessee Crossroads TV Show and their “Real Old Fashioned Milkshakes” are still made on a 1947 shake machine! It’s the real thing…I know because about a hundred years ago my Mom and Dad owned a luncheonette in Lynbrook, New York and had the exact malted milk machine. We call it a “malted milk machine” – others call it a “milkshake machine”. They are one and the same…talk about memories!
Here I am in all my glory with what little remains of my Sweet Hickory Bologna Sandwich and Onion Rings…have to admit – took half a sandwich and more than half an order of onion rings home with me and enjoyed every left-over morsel for dinner…a perfect 2 for 1 meal in my book!
Now it’s your turn to venture out and explore beyond Crossville and Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. Let me know what you think. Love hearing from you…
thanks for your time…see you ’round the next bend in the road…
have a great day!
More info about the Cumberland Mountain General Store:
6807 South York Hwy
(Hwy 127 North)
Clarkrange, Tennessee 38553
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sometimes Closed Monday
Call First. We might be out gittin’ more stuff!
Call (931) 863-3880 or