Cootie Browns is a totally unique and locally owned restaurant chain. First, they have locations at 118 Volunteer Parkway Bristol, Tennessee & 2715 N Roan Street Johnson City, Tennessee. Additionally, a third restaurant is in the works for a location at 1404 W State of Franklin Rd in Johnson City, Tennessee. Finally, both the Volunteer Parkway and the N Roan Street locations have a built-in beach vibe throughout the restaurants. The first time I ate at Cootie Brown’s was at their location in Kingsport, Tennessee. The Kingsport eatery had garage doors on one side of the restaurant. These rolled up in warm weather to let in a cool breeze. Furthermore, the restaurant chain is definitely different and not a cookie-cutter type of ho-hum dining.
Sirloin Steak and Beef Tamales are Two of the Different Entrees Served at Cootie Browns
Plenty of tasty items abound on both the Bristol menu and the North Roan St, Johnson City menu. So, Dad ordered the half pound sirloin, with a loaded baked potato and a side salad with Ranch dressing. Likewise, I ordered the Beef Tamale dinner platter. Additionally, this comes with three beef tamales, salsa and tortilla chips. Usually, Cootie Browns puts shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, sliced black olives and sour cream atop their tamales. So, I’m a purist when it comes to my Mexican food. For that reason, I asked that they serve those items on the side. As a result, I then made a yummy side salad out of those fixings. And I thoroughly enjoyed the homemade tamales, with just chili and melted cheese on the top.
More Cootie Browns Beach Zing & Key Lime Pie for Dessert
Above all, Cootie Browns has a flair for design in making their colors pop. Additionally, the bar looks like it’s from a tiki hut on the beach. Also, the numerous glass windows add to then open airiness that enhances the beach vibe. Not only does Cootie Browns have a flair for good design and outstanding entrees, in addition they are known for their signature dessert, Key Lime pie. As a result, their Key Lime pie is my favorite, with it’s tart, tangy and a bit of sweetness thrown into the pie. Not only is the actual Key Lime rich and decadent, the Graham cracker crust is just as tasty. I never tire of the place. I only wish they still had their Kingsport location.