The Red Dog on Main Taproom & Eatery opened in May 2019 in downtown Rogersville, Tennessee and is owned by Ben McGrew, Stephanie and Randy Lord. Randy and Stephanie also own the Coffee in the Kyle, which is located nearby the Red Dog. Dad and I decided to check the eatery out the evening on 1-12-2020. We parked out back near the old courthouse and walked through the alley to the front of the eatery. There are two iron gates on each end of the alley which are left open. The placement of tables in the alley and the lighting give the eatery an outdoor Parisian cafe ambiance. I plan to return in warmer weather and eat outside in the cool alleyway.
Informal Seating Adds to Friendly Atmosphere
We sat at a table for two and shared a bench seat on one side with our neighbors at the table next to us. There were tall bar tables and lower regular tables also. We introduced our selves to our neighbors and chatted together as we ate. Chris and Ronnie were from Rutherford, Tennessee in Grainger county. Even the ice tea tasted great. A nice variety of music played, adding to the ambiance. One song sounded like it had the influence of an Irish folk tune in the melody.
And the Food... Oh What Scrumptiously Delicious Food Got Concocted at the Red Dog on Main
Dad and I ordered the fish while our neighbors, Chris and Ronnie, ordered the pork belly and spinach and artichoke pasta with chicken. The pan fried catfish was coated with a crunch cornmeal crust and it sat in a tasty herb broth with carrots, green beans and artichokes. The spinach and artichoke pasta with chicken had fettuccine with sun-dried tomatoes, baby spinach and artichokes with olive oil for an exotic taste. The Bourbon Cider pork belly was pan seared with a Bourbon Cider glaze. The Indian Spiced Scottish salmon with ginger tomato chutney was simply scrumptious. I also ordered the vanilla bean vanilla ice cream with chocolate espresso and two shortbread cookies. For more choices check out the Red Dog on Main menu. Suffice it to say, I was in seventh heaven over my meal and Dad even allowed me a bite of his yummy catfish.
Catfish, Chicken, Pork Belly & Salmon Dishes Tantalize Your Taste Buds
Amazing Ambiance Found at the Red Dog on Main
I’m returning to dine again at the Red Dog on Main in downtown Rogersville, Tennessee and plan to order a different dish. The taproom atmosphere to the eatery adds more to the place’s ambiance. The artwork and photography on the walls is simply amazing. So, check this eatery out and come prepared to be amazed.