Shopping & Dining

Being conveniently located in the middle of the two larger metropolitan regions of Chattanooga and Knoxville offers McMinn County citizens diverse shopping and dining alternatives.  While we always encourage our local citizens to Shop McMinn, we realize that regional shopping and dining offers variety and has an entertainment value.  Shop McMinn is a local public awareness campaign aimed at educating the public of the benefits of shopping local.  McMinn County has a wide assortment of national, regional and independently owned retailers allowing residents to shop at home for their goods and services.

McMinn County Shopping

The Shops in the Athens Downtown Outdoor Mall - information provided by the Downtown Business Association – You will fall in love with the quaint shops, boutiques, and galleries that line the streets of downtown Athens, McMinn County.  You will want to spend all day and browse downtown to find unique treasure and specialty gifts.

The Shops in the Etowah Downtown Outdoor Mall information provided by the Etowah Chamber of Commerce.  People travel from all over the world to visit downtown Etowah and experience the charm of its downtown.  Johnson’s Department Store offers the latest trends in brand name clothing.  Antique shopping, thrift and sundry shops, home décor, and galleries line the streets of downtown Etowah.  You are sure to find that special something in one of the many shops.

Regional Shopping

There are a multitude of regional shopping alternatives within a short drive from McMinn County that include national, regional and independently  owned retailers; therefore, we will only highlight the main regional shopping areas that are within a close driving distance from McMinn County.

McMinn County Dining

Experience a diverse selection of cultural cuisine in McMinn County from American, Asian, Greek, Italian, Cuban, Mexican, and more.  Whether your preference is fast food, casual sit down, old fashioned diners, or fine dining, we have it here in McMinn County.

City of Athens Retail & Restaurant Map

Regional Dining

A multitude of national, regional, and independently owned dining options are available within a short drive of McMinn County in Bradley, Hamilton and Knox counties.  There are too many regional restaurants to list on this website, but your desired cuisine should be found in the region, if not in McMinn County.

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