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Food, Drink, and Dessert in Nashville

Food, drink, and dessert hot spots in walking distance or a short drive from the heart of Nashville.
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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Multiple days
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Overview:  Welcome to Nashville! The food scene in Nashville has grown tremendously and rivals even bigger cities. Not only are we known for... more »

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Points of Interest

Merchants Restaurant is in the heart of downtown Nashville. Housed in the old three-story Merchant's Hotel, it features two menu options playfully referred to as Up and Down.

Down is the first floor and showcases a more casual menu, but you won't find any shortage of flavor. Soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more to please any palate.... More

Anyone that visits Nashville should eat bar-b-cue for at least one meal. Jack's is the one to try with its great location in the middle of downtown Nashville action.

The line may be long, but it moves quickly due to their excellent, friendly service. Tennessee Pork Shoulder, Texas Brisket, and St. Louis Pork Ribs are just some of the meat... More

Take a short two-block walk from Broadway to Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant. This eatery is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and has live music. Choose their breakfast buffet or opt for a bit more excitement with the decadent King's French Toast. Two slices of country white bread, filled with bananas and peanut butter, egg-dipped and... More

Located in the Gulch, Whiskey Kitchen is a short drive from downtown. Open for lunch, dinner, and late night, this spot features some of the best bites in Nashville and an extensive menu of whiskey.

For starters, try the Tennessee Yam Fries with Jalapeno Ketchup or the Rocket Salad with spinach, strawberries, and spiced pecans.

It will be a... More

A few minutes from downtown, find The Patterson House in Nashville's midtown area. Look closely, as the blue two-story house is easy to miss.

Inside is a cozy, dimly-lit speakeasy. Each cocktail is hand-crafted and well worth the extra minutes it takes to make it. Sitting at the bar is recommended to watch your mixologist work his magic.

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Head to Germantown for the best cupcake in Nashville at The Cupcake Collection. The flavors change daily, but at only $1.50 each, you can keep going back for more.

For chocoholics, try the Blackout. Classics like Coconut, Strawberry, and Red Velvet won't disappoint. Sweet Potato, Marble, Sweet Lemonade, and Key Lime are great choices, too.... More

The Copper Kettle is located downtown, close to the Cumberland River. This is a great location to sit outside and enjoy the view of Nashville.

On the menu are meat and three options, or a wide range of sandwiches, wraps, and salads. The best time to visit the Copper Kettle is on Sunday for brunch. It's a huge buffet full of cheeses, fruits,... More