Since opening in 2013, Miss Lucille’s Café has been a family affair, a true labor of love brought to bear by longtime Clarksville business owners Trent and Dana Knott and their two children, Luci and Chase. A gourmet, Southern-inspired restaurant wrapped in the warm embrace of Miss Lucille’s Marketplace on Madison Street, the café offers a wide variety of fresh, seasonally driven menu items that offer a peek into the culinary talents of their head chef as well as a taste of just what makes the South such a wonderful experience for food lovers.
In keeping with their desire to keep the menu interesting and unique, Miss Lucille’s shakes thing up twice a year, bringing in new dishes that truly take advantage of locally sourced ingredients that bring the season alive on the plate. And with the harvest of fall at their fingertips, Miss Lucille’s offers a cornucopia of exciting options for their guests, rolling out entrees like the Quirky Turkey Panini, nestling juicy smoked turkey; house-made apple-cranberry chutney; Brie cheese; and orange-sage aioli between two slices of bread, pressed and melted to gooey golden-crusted perfection. Making a long-awaited return is the Fall Harvest Salad, a colorful plate of crisp lettuce topped with fire-braised chicken, candied pecans, crisp apple slices, tart cranberries, and their signature apple cider vinaigrette. Looking for the perfect starter? Dip into the Tri-Star Trio appetizer, which features three house-made dips including traditional pimento cheese, roasted red pepper hummus, and smoky bean dip served with garlic parmesan pita chips.
No matter the season, one thing remains unchanged at Miss Lucille’s, and that’s their dedication to providing quality food and a top-notch experience for each and every diner who takes a seat at their tables. “This is a labor of love for us, and we want our guests to feel as though they’re part of our family,” says café manager Jon-Michael St. Amant. “We strive to ensure that each guest has a one-of-a-kind experience during every single visit to Miss Lucille’s, and part of making that happen is a willingness to go the extra mile.”
From their famous Picky Eunice Lettuce Wraps and Willie’s Brisket Sliders to their signature Grilled Cheese and Ruben sandwiches, Miss Lucille is one lovely lady you’ll want to have lunch with.
Miss Lucille's Fall Harvest Salad Recipe Serves one
4 oz. Arcadian lettuce
4 oz. sweet potatoes, cut into cubes
2 oz. dried cranberries
2 oz. of candied pecans
1 chicken breast
2 oz. apple cider vinaigrette
Directions: On a baking sheet, place cut sweet potatoes and drizzle with olive oil. Roast until tender in an oven on medium heat, then remove and allow to cool. In a skillet on medium heat, cook chicken, then remove from heat and slice when cooled. Meanwhile, arrange washed lettuce on a plate and slice apple. When sweet potatoes have cooled, center the potatoes on the lettuce, then arrange four apple slices around the outer perimeter of the lettuce. Top with candied pecans and sliced chicken. Dress with desired amount of vinaigrette and serve.