Holts Pharmacy is located on the north side of town. They have been a staple in Cartersville for many years and carry a great variety of health care products. When the vet perscribed an over the counter medication to treat the ring worm on my dogs, Holt was the only pharmacy in town to have the product on the shelf.
Located inside the T&A plaza off the Cass-White exit, you can grab a resturant style meal on a fast food budget. Its like a Bob Evans. It would be my best choice at the exit, but I would drive up to Adairsville and grab a bite at McDonalds instead.
Toads is what I would consider a nicer liquor store. They dont specialize in check cashing, just selling some quality drinks. The store is well lit and the people are very pleasant. They have a limited selection of cigars too.
If you are looking for a place to cash your pay check and get a beer, you can do both at the Cartersville Beverage Company. They have a decent selection of wine and all the mainstream beer you can drink.
If you are craving some wings and a glass of PBR, you can get them at Buffalos Cafe. A great little resturant behind Hooters. I would recommend it to anyone.
If your driving down Tennessee Street and get the urge for a hot dog, look in the Autozone shopping center and you will see a building in the middle of the parking lot. You will find Brandis Hotdogs. They are not bad and fairly inexpensive.
Burnt Hickory Sprits is located on the corner of Mission Rd and Burnt Hickory Rd. Its the closest liquor store to my house so I stop in from time to time to grab a bottle of wine for my Girlfriend, a case of beer or a good bottle of Scotch. They are always nice and courteous when we are there. The store is well maintained, although the bottle of scotch did have a little dust on it.
We always stop at the Mountain Valley Winery every year on our annual trip to Gatlinburg. Right off the strip just on the edge of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, it is a very easy to locate. They offer wine tastings to anyone of age. You can also buy 3 bottles of their custom wine for around $30 unless you pick the premium bottles. We took the tour of the winery, but I wasn't empressed.
The Peddler is exactly what it sounds like, you can get something off the menu or they will peddle a fresh cut of steak at your dinner table. Thats right they will hand cut your steak at your table and cook it to your request. They offer steaks, chicken and I think fish. Dont expect to leave hungry or rich, the food is good but the prices are expensive.
Do you remember the days of the old diner? If not or if so you should stop by Mels Diner in Pigeon Forge. The place feels like a 1950s diner, all chromed out on the outside and an authentic CD jukebox inside. The booths are a little cramped but the food is good. Keep you receipt, because they will give you a discount on your next trip. Its just off the strip in Pigeon Forge.