We recently drove from Waco(!) to DC and spent one night in Bristol VA
(a nice little town). We stumbled upon the Troutdale Bistro in Btristol TN (right across State Street) and had a wonderful dinner. Slow-cooked lamb and pasta for me, shrimp and grits for the spouse --both were very good -- DC good. The price was reasonable -- not DC prices. This is a place that deserves a stop if you are anywhere near.
724 State St, Bristol, TN 37620