Dandgure’s Cafe

Many people claim term “meat and three” was coined in Tennessee and certainly our state has some great diners that proudly live up to the moniker. Some are even on the list of tourist attractions. This one in Nashville might considered more of a local secret and you may have trouble pronouncing the name — most customers do — but you won’t have any trouble discovering the joys of Dandgure’s Cafe. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads.


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Many people claim term "meat and three" was coined in Tennessee. And, certainly our state has some great diners that proudly live up to the moniker. Some are even on the list of tourist attractions. This one in Nashville might considered more of a local secret. You may have trouble pronouncing the name -- most customers do -- but you won't have any trouble discovering the joys of Dandguere's.

Joe Elmore has been the host of this Emmy-award winning series since its beginnings. As the face of Tennessee Crossroads, Joe has been taking viewers to meet interesting people and explore fascinating out-of-the-way places since 1987. Joe is also a producer and co-host of Horsepower TV on Spike TV. Joe launched his TV career at WHBQ TV in Memphis, TN, where he served as weekend anchor and reporter. Later, he was chosen to co-host the station's PM Magazine show, where he produced nationally-broadcast stories. He has also done extensive work as an independent film and video producer for clients throughout the Southeast.

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