In 2006, with a collective 50 years in the restaurant industry, Danny and Mandy Weigel opened The Junkyard Dog Restaurant in downtown Hohenwald.  Quickly becoming a hotspot in the region for great food in an eclectic yet cozy atmosphere, the Junkyard offers top quality steaks, seafood and signature dishes, courtesy of food designer Danny Weigel.

JYD great smilePasta, seafood, steaks and more are mainstays on the menu, as are fresh salads, warm-the-soul soups and Mandy’s famous gumbo.  With the addition of a banquet room, The Garage, in the summer of 2010, Mandy and Danny welcome groups of 20-40 by reservation to try out the Garage’s exclusive menu.

Located just 7 miles from the Natchez Trace Parkway, The Junkyard has become a destination for bikers and Trace travelers.

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“Great food and atmosphere. Authentic.”

“The very best steaks for miles around! When we want a special night out, we go to Junkyard Dog. Salads are crispy and cold, good variety of veggies, and the cheesecake is to die for!”

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“We had heard good things about The Junkyard Dog from locals and tourists, so Sunday, June 24 we dropped by for lunch. Standing room only! But the wait was worth it. We were seated promptly, and our server Taylor was superb in her attention to our needs. She and all the other servers were calm, competent, and very professional. The food was fantastic.”

“The best place to eat in Hohenwald.”

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Visit us today or call 931-796-0041

18 North Maple, Hohenwald, Tennessee



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Welcome — 10 Comments

  1. I have heard nothing but great things about this place. I am in Knoxville and going to plan a weekend to come your way. The first stop will be at the Junk yard dog will a hungry appetite! Looking forward to checking ya’ll out! See you soon!


  2. Hello! We just read the article on your place in the Summer 2014 edition of Tennessee Home & Farm magazine. Everything looks great! Was wondering if you could give directions on how to find your place when coming from the Knoxville area? Would really appreciate it! We are looking forward to coming to your area and getting a great meal at The Junkyard Dog! Thanks so much!

    Geneva Balz

  3. We have sold our farm there and often went to have dinner with you folks. Sure miss the great meals you served. Just returned from dinner out here in Dullenllen,Fl. After leaving one place for lack of service…meal after almost an hour wait,they forgot our salad,forgot what we ordered and served the steak more or less cold. Left after speaking to manager and went to different steakhouse…better service but meal no where near what comes out of your kitchen!!!! Your going to be one of the most missed places in Tn. Thanks for all your great meals and bet we will be back next spring! Glo/Moe Hannemann Somethin’ To Do Farm

  4. Fabulous steak. So tender and juicy. Try it for yourself, you will agree. I highly recommend this place. Very clean, service was great and atmosphere is relaxing!

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