After learning to cook at their grandmothers’ knees, many restaurant owners in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, have gone on to open great restaurants featuring Southern comfort food, like turnip greens, fried chicken and peach cobbler. There are plenty of opportunities to get a steak in this community with many chefs giving creative presentations to this old favorite of Tennesseans. Hog shoulder cooked over hickory wood and served with a sweet-tangy sauce is a popular lunchtime preference. Despite an emphasis on great American cuisine, this city has ethnic restaurants that many diners love. Bang-bang shrimp fixed with mayonnaise, Thai chili sauce and Sriracha is beloved by many. Other ethnic choices include Mexican, Italian and Greek. The slower pace of life in Murfreesboro makes it a great place to enjoy dining out.