Recognitions & Awards
Jackson Sun Newspaper Readers Choice Award Winner - Jackson Best Overall Restaurant & Best Southern Cooking! 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Best Local Attraction - Jackson Sun Readers Choice Awards - 11 Years in a Row
We invite you to watch a five minute video featuring Anne Shaw, our Chairman of the Board Emeritus, telling our story and the history of the Old Country Store and Casey Jones Village including plans for the future. The State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development named us the Overall 2011 State Winner of the second annual Statewide Entrepreneurship Video Competition – “What Makes You an Entrepreneur?” We are so honored! Read more on our "In the News" page. Here is the link to our YouTube Channel. It is the video "Where the Past is Indeed Prologue".
The Old Country Store Ice Cream Parlor was chosen by USA Today newspaper as one of the Top 50 in America!
Printed in the Friday, August 27th, 2010 issue of USA Today, the nation’s largest circulation newspaper, the publication included the Old Country Store in a listing of the Top 50 Ice Cream Parlors in the Country with one representing each state and the District of Columbia.
Presidents Award (for our booth) - 2012 Taste of Jackson
Best Booth Design - 2011 Taste of Jackson
Best of Show - at the 2010 Taste of Jackson event for the March of Dimes
Tennessee Magazine :
Voted "Best Country Cooking" in West Tennessee by the readers of the Tennessee Magazine 2010;
Voted in Top 3 "Best Home/Country Cooking" by the readers of the Tennessee Magazine 2007, 2006
Top 20 Event - Old Country Christmas Eve Breakfast - Chosen by the prestigious Southeast Tourism Society for Fall 2008. STS is a highly regarded travel organization dedicated to travel to and within the Southeastern United States.
Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum has been chosen as one of Tennessee's Fifty Favorite Places to visit by the Tennessee membership as part of AARP's 50th anniversary celebration
Our Cracklin' Cornbread was chosen by John T. Edge ~ - Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance as one of the "Top 100 Southern Foods You Absolutely, Positively Must Try Before you Die" in an article in the award winning Southern lifestyle & hunting magazine "Garden & Gun".