I hope you stop by and try us out – please be assured of a warm welcome and a truly eclectic menu!
The Foglight Foodhouse
How it all got started...
On a whim, the brothers Philpot— Edward, Paul, and Ian decided that, more than all else, tiny, unincorporated Walling TN needed a restaurant. First opened January 23rd, 1997, Foglight Foodhouse has become a favorite dinner spot across the state, and is visited regularly by tourists and regulars alike. Whether your enjoying Jambalaya or Wild Atlantic Salmon, Crawfish Bisque or Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms, or a Braveheart Beef Ribeye and a locally-brewed craft beer, you’ll fall in love with our “Lantern in the Woods.”
Originally located in a “crazy shack in the middle of nowhere,” much of what has happened at Foglight Foodhouse has been somewhat of a happy accident— especially the name. As we three brothers were wrapping the final details on our first location, the name proved to be difficult. After juggling a few not-quite-so-good options, my brother, Ian, finally said “What do you want? It’s just a name!!” “It needs to be inspired by the water, the woods, the countryside, the fog” I said. Ian screamed “I DON’T CARE IF WE CALL IT THE FOGLIGHT, we HAVE to decide on a name!!” Enough said. Why “Foodhouse?” Well, we felt anyone can open a restaurant, but it takes a little something extra to open a Foodhouse.