No matter if you are a Clarksville native, new resident, or visitor passing through, it is easy to see how quickly our city is growing. Restaurants are opening, houses are being built, and our downtown area is evolving. While we are ecstatic about the new activities and restaurants, downtown Clarksville remains to have the same small town charm we know and love. In this article, we detail our favorite local spots in downtown Clarksville and exciting upcoming festivities!
6 Local Restaurants In Downtown Clarksville
Being a Realtor® team in Clarksville, we love to support other small businesses within our community. No matter if you were born and raised in Clarksville or new to the area, there are always new local restaurants and hidden gems to try! Below we have listed the Havens-Thompson team’s favorite local spots in downtown Clarksville.
Blackhorse Pub & Brewery
Blackhorse Pub and Brewery is a downtown Clarksville, TN staple. The restaurant first opened in 1922 as the Franklin Street Pub and expanded into the Blackhorse Pub and Brewery we all know and love in 1995. The handcrafted beers and well-rounded menu has something for everyone. When not listing new homes for sale in Clarksville, TN, you can find the Havens-Thompson team celebrating birthdays, home closings, and other festivities with our clients and loved ones!
Johnny’s Big Burgers
Johnny’s Big Burger is another downtown Clarksville, TN restaurant staple and tradition. The diner was opened directly across from Austin Peay State University in 1965 and holds the top spot for the best burgers in Clarksville, TN in our opinion! The cozy atmosphere makes customers feel welcomed to enjoy burgers and their signature fried honey bun. Make sure you bring cash when visiting Johnny’s Big Burgers or be prepared to use an ATM when paying for your meal.
The opening of Shelby’s Trio is one of the restaurants the Havens-Thompson team is most excited for this season in Clarksville! The new way of dining is a three story restaurant with different experiences on each floor. The first floor is Joe’s Garage, which is an American eatery featuring muscle cars, a bar area, and outdoor seating. The second floor is Trattoria di Cat, which is one of Clarksville’s select few fine dining Italian restaurants. The third and final floor of Shelby’s Trio is Skyline 500 Bar, which is Clarksville, TN’s first rooftop bar. The Havens-Thompson team can’t wait to enjoy the dining experiences Shelby’s Trio has to offer, while celebrating first time home buyers in Clarksville on the Skyline 500 Bar rooftop!
Yada On Franklin
Yada On Franklin is a must try for any occasion due to the local restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Yada is a fun, casual atmosphere to eat, drink, and gather. The Italian restaurant allows customers to explore exquisite cuisine made locally in house, serving everything from bolognese to sandwiches.
Strawberry Alley Ale Works
Strawberry Alley Ale Works is another must-try restaurant in downtown Clarksville! Even though the restaurant opened in 2018, the restaurant has already provided our community with various memories, laughs, craft beer, and good food due to their event space option in Clarksville. Recipes are made from scratch at Strawberry Alley Ale Works and it is one of our favorite local spots to have happy hour after showing various houses for sale in Clarksville, TN!
Although The Mailroom is a new addition to downtown Clarksville, it is quickly becoming a team favorite! The menu will surely please everyone in your party due to the wide variety of options. The Mailroom offers a beautifully decorated space and a spacious patio for dining and enjoying drinks with friends. Everything from the kitchen and bar is made from scratch with thoughtfully sourced ingredients.
Things To Do This Summer 2023 In Downtown Clarksville
Whether work, Fort Campbell, family or another reason brought you to Clarksville, TN, we can assure there are plenty of things to do in downtown Clarksville this summer! When helping you buy a home in Clarksville, TN and surrounding areas, we are glad to provide recommendations on how to get involved within our community. Not only are we trusted Realtors® in Clarksville, TN, but we are your friends too. Below are upcoming activities in Montgomery County you can find the Havens-Thompson team enjoying!
The Clarksville Farmers Market is back! Beginning May 13th, 2023, the downtown Farmers Market will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The Clarksville, TN Farmers Market is a great opportunity for both businesses and community members to network and build connections while supporting a local event. We encourage homeowners in Clarksville to visit the downtown Farmers Market this summer to contribute to supporting locally grown, fresh food, handcrafted items, and other products farmers and artisans offer!
When we say Clarksville, Tennessee is quickly growing, we mean it! The Downtown Clarksville Commons opened in 2018 for our community to gather and create memories. Flash forward to 2023, the Downtown Commons has a full schedule of events this summer! The Commons has live music in Clarksville on select Friday nights, sunset yoga, summer reading performances, worship, movie nights, and more! Visit the Downtown Clarksville Commons website to view the full calendar!
The F&M Bank Arena is set to open July 1st, 2023 in downtown Clarksville! The arena will be home to the Austin Peay Governors men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as hosting various other events each year. The main arena bowl is also the new Ford Ice Center Clarksville and able to add an ice surface for hockey tournaments and other skating activities. The F&M Arena is a large stepping stone into growing downtown Clarksville, and we are excited for the future sporting games, banquets, concerts, and other events the space will bring to our community!
Other Favorite Downtown Clarksville Spots:
- Nicoletta’s At The Market: This Clarksville bagel shop located inside the City Market is one of our favorites for breakfast!
- Mildred and Mable’s: Mildred and Mable’s is a boutique in Clarksville, TN offering gifts and clothing for every occasion! This is one of our go-to spots for finding home closing goodies and treats!
- Madeline’s Place: Madeline’s Place is a delicious french bakery and cafe in Clarksville, TN serving fun treats for everyone!
- Pups Plants + Goods: Pups Plants + Goods is a hidden gem in historic downtown selling houseplants in Clarksville, along with an array of other vintage goods.
- Plumbline Coffee: When showing you homes for sale near you in Clarksville, TN, we are often fueled by Plumbline Coffee! Plumbline is a locally owned coffee shop in Clarksville, TN serving uniquely flavored, delicious coffee!
- Tita Boba Tn: If you enjoy bubble tea and other flavorful drinks, Tita Boba Tn in downton Clarksville is one of the best!
- Arapaap: Arapaap is a Hawaiian restaurant in downtown Clarksville and is a must-try for lunch!
While the Havens-Thompson team has you covered on finding a new home for sale in Clarksville, TN, these downtown spots have you covered on everything else! For home buying tips or to view houses for sale in Clarksville, TN, give the Havens-Thompson team a call at (931) 980-4799 or (910) 391-9596 or visit our website!