Millington Destination Suggestions

For being a small city (its population barely reaching 10,000), Millington has tons of history and nightlife entertainment. From the historical sightseeing you can do around center city and all the fine dining in town, Millington will keep you occupied for days. The town is packed with both high-quality ethnic restaurants and great Southern style diners. Whether you’re in the mood for pasta, seafood or some finger-licking BBQ, Millington is perfect for a night out. And thanks to the Naval Support Activity Mid-South (a huge navy station), you can count on exciting annual events, including an exhilarating air show.

Milano’s Pizza

While this city is packed with great BBQ joints (as we’ll discover later on), you will not find better Italian for than Milano’s. From the pizza to the pasta and even the garlic knots, this place is Millington’s slice of Italy. The stuffed pizza is the crowd pleaser here, so be sure to order at least one slice of that. Veggie lovers: The vegetable pizza is just for you. With spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and gooey cheese, this stuffed pizza is a real treat. And meat lovers: Well, go with the Meat Lovers stuffed pizza. And for pasta lovers: You can’t go wrong with their chicken spaghetti parmigiana. In all, for a full menu with a bit of an ethnic flair, Milano’s Pizza is always a good choice.

7936 US Hwy 51 N Millington, TN 38053

(901) 873-0390

Pig-N-Whistle

Voted number one place for BBQ by a local newspaper, the Pig-N-Whistle has a lot to offer in the way of great Southern cooking. First off, the interior of this restaurant is beautiful. The building is over 120 years old, and with the wood plank ceiling and the brick interior, this place is as cozy as you can find. But the food is what makes this place stellar. From the sandwiches and salads to the ribs and sides and even the fried pickles, the food here is some of the best BBQ you can find in Millington. And if you like chili cheese fries, forget about that. At Pig-N-Whistle, the BBQ cheese fries will wipe convert you in seconds.

6084 Kerrville Rosemark Rd. Millington, TN

(901) 301-0627

Manila Filipino Restaurant

While you hear all about Japanese and Chinese restaurants, and even Thai places to a certain extent, Filipino food is just as great. And thanks to Manila, Millington is home to some of the best Asian food in Tennessee. If you’re unfamiliar with Filipino food, don’t worry — nothing is too over the top, and if you’re good with Chinese food, you’ll feel right at home here. One of the most popular dishes here is the bistek (a Filipino-style steak). But if you’re looking to expand your horizons a bit, the Sisig is marvelous. It’s a bit sour (thanks to its lemon juice and vinegar), and with the pig’s head, this dish is a wholesome entree. For dessert, be sure you try their Halo-halo. It’s both mouthwateringly sweet and a work of art at the same time.

7849 Rockford Rd. Millington, TN 38053

(901) 209-8525

Oriental Noodle

For a pretty small, homogeneous town, there are tons of Asian diners in Millington, and the Oriental Noodle is one of the best. Whether you’re in the mood for Chinese, Japanese or even Vietnamese, this place has you covered. For Chinese fare, the sweet ’n’ sour chicken is one of their best dishes. If you’re looking for some spicy Thai food, the sweet and spicy Thai beef is out of this world. But the soup and noodles are the main attraction here. So whether you order the miso, the lo mein, the egg drop or even their chicken noodle soup, the Oriental Noodle is a great place to warm up on a chilly Tennessee night. Located on Navy road Oriental Noodle is easily accessible no matter where you are coming from.

4816 Navy Rd. Millington, TN 38053

(901) 872-0048

Kobe Japanese Cuisine

Now that we’ve got Asian fusion covered thanks to the Oriental Noodle, it’s time for some stellar Japanese. And thanks to Kobe, you’ve found a great place right in Millington. The hibachi grill is what makes this place shine. Whether you go with the salmon, the chicken or the steak, you won’t go wrong here. The New York Hibachi dish is perfect for a bit of American (thanks to its perfectly seasons steak). Sushi is another crowd favorite here, so be sure to order up a roll for a bit of variety. If you’re feeling adventurous, go with the Navy Roll. Thanks to its delectable teriyaki and ginger sauce and the beautiful seaweed on top, this dish is great for excitement.

8510 Wilkinsville Rd. Millington, TN 38053

(901) 873-1888

Smoking D’s Pit Stop Bar B-Q

And to end on a true Memphis note, Smoking D’s is the city’s hotspot for BBQ food. While Pig-N-Whistle is great thanks to their BBQ sauce, at Smoking D’s, the dry rub is what wins them customers. If you like a beef brisket, make sure you order one here — with their signature dry rub and slow-coked beef, you’ll be savoring every last bite. While the BBQ fare is to die for, their sandwiches are great. Make sure you try the BBQ bologna if you like bologna (or a good deal), while you cannot pass up their pulled pork sandwich. The ambiance here is pretty classic BBQ style, full of checkerboard tables and a quaint interior, this place offers both class and comfort.

7822 US-51, Millington, TN 38053

(901) 873-4970

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