Hurricane Mills, Tennessee: Buffalo at Loretta Lynn's Kitchen

Loretta has her own attraction up the road apiece. This place is notable for its inside display and outdoor statue of a red/orange-eyed buffalo.

Loretta Lynn's Kitchen

15366 Hwy 13 S., Hurricane Mills, TN
I-40 exit 143. Drive north a half-mile. You'll see the sign on the right.
Daily 6:30 am - 9 pm. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Stage display.

Red-Eyed Buffalo

Loretta Lynn does not own Loretta Lynn's Kitchen restaurant, but her presence is definitely felt. The red-eyed buffalo -- really more orange than red -- still stands out front and is a classic roadside giant. Inside, in addition to the restaurant, there is a nice (and free) homage to the Queen of Country Music. Walls are lined with signed photos of "Friends of Loretta," there is a tableau of her on stage in one of the dining rooms, and there's a big selection of Loretta-themed items and clothing in the gift shop. The restaurant is a Southern Style Buffet and they claim to have the best meat loaf in town.

[Tim O'Brien, 02/21/2020]
Buffalo with Red Eyes at Loretta Lynn's Kitchen

No evidence of Loretta behind the cash register or drink station...bummer.

[Darren And Donna, 09/02/2014]

Red-eyed buffalo.

Loretta Lynn's Kitchen

Country cooking restaurant and buffet. We had the dinner buffet, and the food was good. There is a lot of memorabilia hanging on the walls, and a gift shop with lots of souvenirs. There is a big buffalo out front with red eyes. Lots of old things, like an old phone booth, on the front porch of the restaurant.

[Jennifer Nugent, 03/30/2014]

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