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Welcome to Lynn Garden Restaurant!

Serving Homestyle Cooking Since 1949

Located in Kingsport, Tennessee, Lynn Garden Restaurant is proud to be family owned and operated by Mike and Keltie Kerney since 1989.  Mike is a fourth generation restaurateur and is proud to be the third owner-operator of Lynn Garden Restaurant, one of the oldest restaurants in Kingsport, having been open since 1949.  

We serve delicious, homestyle food that is cooked fresh in our kitchen every day.

Hungry?  Check out our menu below to find your mouth-watering favorites.  

We also offer an all-you-can-eat buffet throughout the week: 

Lunch:  Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Dinner:  Friday dinner
Breakfast:  Saturday breakfast, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. 
Sunday Lunch:  11 a.m. – close

Come on in and see us soon... and remember:

"Seven Days Without Our Chicken Makes One Weak!"



(423) 246-3271


1105 Lynn Garden Drive
Kingsport, TN 37665


7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
winter hours:
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Lynn Garden Restaurant is steeped in history, both as a Kingsport landmark and award-winning restaurant.  Opening in the mid-1940s, Lynn Garden Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Kingsport that has been in near-continuous operation.  It still boasts a mid-century diner lunch counter, with classic Tennessee orange seats.  And perched atop the restaurant is a classic metal neon sign, original to the building.  Decorated throughout with antiques and vintage pictures of other Kingsport landmarks, dining at Lynn Garden Restaurant is a walk through history.  

Not only is our restaurant an historic landmark, but you'll find that our menu and owner's background are also filled with rich history.  Our menu is full of delicious Southern comfort foods, home-cooked to order for each customer.  Owner Mike Kerney is a fourth generation restauranteur.  His great-grandparents, Hungarian immigrants, opened their first restaurant in Norton, Virginia, in the 1910s.  Mike's grandmother and mother grew up in the restaurant and passed along many of the Southern favorites you'll love at Lynn Garden Restaurant.  

Lynn Garden Restaurant is Mike's third restaurant venture.  In the 1970s and 1980s, Mike co-owed the 7-12 Market in Gate City, Virginia, with his mother, Anna, and brother, Bill.  The family later branched out in the restaurant business, operating the Campus Drive-In and the Gateway restaurant (along with family friend Greg McDavid) in Gate City, Virginia.  In 1989, the Gateway closed and Mike and Anna assumed ownership of Lynn Garden Restaurant.  Anna worked in the restaurant until she passed away in 2004.    

Mike now carries on the family restaurant tradition and continues to serve his award-winning chicken seven days a week.  A true family restaurant, you'll often see other family members working (and eating) at the restaurant each week.  In addition to a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, the restaurant also offers catering (and delivery) for special events.  Call us to discuss your next special event!  


Take a look at our menus to see what we're serving up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Please note that all prices are subject to change. Prices on menus in restaurant prevail. Please call should you have questions about current prices.


1105 Lynn Garden Drive
Kingsport, Tennessee

From Kingsport:
Center Street to Lynn Garden Drive

From Gate City:
US Highway 23 South to Kingsport, continue on Lynn Garden Drive


Come on in - no reservations necessary!

Catering, special events, and private dining are available by reservation. Call (423) 246-3271 to inquire.