Day: July 27, 2011


One of the places Vikki, the innkeeper at the Iron Mountain Inn, recommended for us to eat was Monsoon, a Thai restaurant about ten minutes away from the Iron Mountain Inn on Highway 67.  Butler, Tennessee, might not seem like the optimal place to find authentic Thai food, but we were pleasantly surprised.  We had two great meals there and I am really pleased to be able to recommend the restaurant to you.

The restaurant is recognizable by its purple sign.  It used to have a much less flashy sign, but both it and the restaurant were damaged by the tornadoes that went through the area in April, and the owner took the opportunity to give herself a signage upgrade.

The place is quite literally a shack, but don’t let that scare you.  The inside is bare bones but homey and decorated with lots of photographs, trinkets, and paper lanterns. Out back is an herb garden where the owner grows thai basil, hot red peppers, and other ingredients for her dishes.