No matter what your taste in dining is, you do not have to look any further than Historic Jackson Square. Dean’s Restaurant and Bakery offers fresh home cooking and desserts every day. Atmosphere is everything and Dean’s has Southern charm to spare. For a more casual and relaxed time, try The Market House Restaurant, where you can sit on the patio and dine on fresh foods brought in by local farmers. For a cool dessert, no stop is complete without a trip to Razzleberry Lab and Kitchen, where everything is made from fresh fruits, featuring sweet sorbets and ice creams.
The Play's the Thing
For a small community, Oak Ridge has no shortage of cultural activities. The Oak Ridge Playhouse is one of the nation’s oldest continually operating community theaters and has shows year round. Located in historic Jackson Square, this is a great place for dinner and a show. For ballet lovers, the Oak Ridge Ballet is the oldest continually operating nonprofit ballet company in the state. While a majority of shows are classical ballet, modern, ethnic, and character dance all get their time to shine. Drawing from internationally renowned directors, it is a wonderful experience every time you attend.