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About Sharpie’s Restaurant

Sharpie’s Restaurant has a long history before the new owners Robert and Richard Townsend took over. The restaurant was smaller and built in 1989 and was originally named Traders Gap Restaurant. Then Jim Fitz kept the restaurant for a year then sold it to Bob and Gale Isaacs who sold it to Everitt Matheson and then got the restaurant back a few years later. Bo and Gale where the ones who named it Sharpie’s Restaurant after Bob’s Grandfather.

Robert and Richard Townsend bought the restaurant after it was closed for awhile in September 2019. The brothers plan on keeping Sharpie’s Restaurant the way it was and keeping up the local traditions of a spot for the community to gather, talk and eat great food.

Robert Townsend, the General Manager, was in the trucking industry and on the road for 38 years for long haul trucking of all types of cargo. Robert saw the opportunity to buy Sharpie’s Restaurant as a way to stay home, get off the road, spend time with family and friends, and do something for the community.

Richard Townsend the other owner of Sharpie’s Restaurant has been working in the manufacturing industry for 27 years and currently heads up the factory at Hospitality Mints ‘in Boone North Carolina.



Monday – 6am-2pm
Tuesday – 6am-2pm
Wednesday – 6am-8pm
Thursday – 6am-8pm
Friday – 6am-8pm
Saturday – 6am-8pm
Sunday – CLOSED


Sharpie’s Restaurant
11888 Highway 421 South
Trade, TN 37691

GPS: 36.3493N , 81.7457W