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Best Food in Nashville

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Nashville is not only the home of country music, but it is home to mouth-watering food as well. While southern favorites are Nashville's specialty, expect to find hip, fine dining, and delicious, world-class cuisine in the "Music City!"

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  • Foodie
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  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Hattie B's Hot Chicken

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The Loveless Cafe

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Arnold's Country Kitchen

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The Catbird Seat

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Pancake Pantry

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The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

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Flyte World Dining & Wine

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Edley's BBQ

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Etch Restaurant

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Mitchell's Delicatessen

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Angela A's City Tips

  • Gasoline prices are typically pretty low in Nashville, so you may want to gas up before you hit the road!
  • If you are planning to mostly hang out downtown, it is walkable, or there is a free shuttle that runs on several routes.
  • Nashville is a large city, so unless you are confining your travels to downtown, a car really works best for transportation.
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    Hattie B's Hot Chicken
    Restaurants (American)
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    Angela A Says:

    Hattie B's is definitely Nashville's favorite for chicken! Whether you like it hot, or you want to go Southern, there is a spice to please everyone here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • In case you can't decide, you can choose to split your chicken between varying degrees of spice.
    • Come hungry, because the portions are large!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 1,632 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • I ate the chicken skin 09/24/2018
    • Simple fantastic food, impressive service 09/23/2018
    • Hattie B's Hot Chicken
    Address:
    112 19th Ave S
    Nashville, TN 37203-2716
    Phone:
    +1 615-678-4794
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
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    The Loveless Cafe
    Restaurants (Barbecue, American, Cafe)
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    Angela A Says:

    Loveless Cafe is just quintessential Nashville, with friendly service and food that is to die for! With everything from BBQ omelets to chicken and waffles, you must make it a point to dine at Loveless Cafe.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • While the biscuits and jam are delicious, be sure not to spoil your dinner!
    • Don't distress if the line is a bit long. It moves quickly, and there are plenty of interesting things to look at in the gift shop while you wait.
    • Breakfast is always served.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 1,632 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A reminder of old Nashville 09/23/2018
    • Revamped motel makes it a visitor destination 09/22/2018
    • The Loveless Cafe
    Address:
    8400 Highway 100
    Nashville, TN 37221-4012
    Phone:
    +1 615-646-9700
    Price range:
    $10 - $15
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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    Arnold's Country Kitchen
    Restaurants (American)
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    Angela A Says:

    Arnold's Country Kitchen offers a cafeteria style dining experience, or 'Meat and 3' as they like to put it. The prices are very affordable, and the line offers many Southern favorites to choose from, like chicken and dumplings, fried catfish, and meatloaf.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The menu changes daily, so be sure to check online to see what they are offering on the day of your visit.
    • Save room for dessert! The puddings and pies are out of this world!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 1,632 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Southern Delicious - Like Geandmommas 09/16/2018
    • Not for me 08/19/2018
    • Arnold's Country Kitchen
    Address:
    605 8th Ave S
    Nashville, TN 37203-4102
    Phone:
    +1 615-256-4455
    Price range:
    $0 - $20
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:30 AM - 2:45 PM
    Other:
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    The Catbird Seat
    Restaurants (American)
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    Angela A Says:

    The Catbird Seat is one of Nashville's most unique restaurants, where 32 patrons sit around a U-shaped table, with the focus on the kitchen and its food preparation. This affords a great time, as guests are able to interact with the chefs.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The menu is set, and is multi-course — all prepared right before your very eyes! (Some may consider it to be a bit on the pricey side, but it is well worth it.)
    • Keep in mind that all guests are seated at one large table. Due to the seating capacity, they can definitely accommodate large groups easily with a reservation.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 1,632 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Top rate food and serivce 09/21/2018
    • Treated our friends from Australia 09/18/2018
    • The Catbird Seat
    Address:
    1711 Division St
    Nashville, TN 37203-2701
    Phone:
    +1 615-248-8458
    Hours:
    Wed - Sat
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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    Pancake Pantry
    Restaurants (American, Grill)
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    Angela A Says:

    The Pancake Pantry is definitely one of Nashville's 'hot spots' for breakfast! With numerous pancake options available, try to be adventurous, because you may never again experience pancakes so utterly divine as this!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try to arrive early to avoid a long wait.
    • Experiment with the various types and flavors of syrup. You may just find a new favorite!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #82 of 1,632 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sweet potato pancakes!! 09/24/2018
    • Has to be done 09/23/2018
    • Pancake Pantry
    Address:
    1796 21st Ave S
    Nashville, TN 37212-3704
    Phone:
    +1 615-383-9333
    Price range:
    $1 - $20
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
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    The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden
    Restaurants (American, German, Bar)
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    Angela A Says:

    The Pharmacy is a burger, wurst, and beer garden, serving up delicious German flavors at a reasonable price. They also have an old-fashioned soda fountain that offers a great selection of phosphates, sodas, and shakes. They serve both lunch and dinner.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • When weather permits, be sure you're seated outside!
    • All of their condiments are made on the premises; be sure to try them all, as the tastes are likely to be different to the store bought ones that you are accustomed to.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #69 of 1,632 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good, Average, and Ugly 09/22/2018
    • Great burgers and craft brews 09/21/2018
    • The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden
    Address:
    731 McFerrin Ave
    Nashville, TN 37206-3552
    Phone:
    +1 615-712-9517
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
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    Flyte World Dining & Wine
    Restaurants (American, Wine Bar, Contemporary)
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    Angela A Says:

    Flyte World Dining and Wine offers adventurous dining from around the globe. The menu offers something for everyone, while still managing to be extraordinary, with dishes like the Sunflower Risotto or the Sequatchie Cove Lamb to choose from.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to make a reservation, especially on the weekends.
    • Sample one of the many wines by the glass from the extensive wine menu.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 1,632 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • First night in Nashville 09/17/2018
    • Awesome food fresh to the table 09/17/2018
    • Flyte World Dining & Wine
    Address:
    718 Division St
    Nashville, TN 37203-4650
    Phone:
    +1 615-255-6200
    Price range:
    $25 - $100
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Edley's BBQ
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Barbecue)
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    Angela A Says:

    When you are in the mood for the sweet taste of southern BBQ, be sure to head to Edley's BBQ. With several locations, you are typically just minutes away from their tantalizing Brisket Tacos (served during lunch) or their tender Pork Platter.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Edley's currently serves breakfast on Saturdays only.
    • They do also offer a cocktail menu, with favorites like the Bushwacker and Edley's Bourbon Tea.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #106 of 1,632 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • World class BBQ 09/23/2018
    • Visiting while in Nashville 09/17/2018
    • Edley's BBQ
    Address:
    908 Main St
    Nashville, TN 37206-3610
    Phone:
    +1 615-873-4085
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Etch Restaurant
    Restaurants (American, International, Contemporary)
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    Angela A Says:

    An inspiring, contemporary restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner. Etch is chic and exciting, and it offers delicious plates like Venison and Grilled Lamb Loin.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • For a view of the bustling kitchen, sit at the most elegant counter you will ever lay eyes on!
    • Etch makes a great choice for a slightly "dressy" night out on the town.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 1,632 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • TOP RESTAURANT IN NASHVILLE 09/20/2018
    • Great meal, excellent service 09/17/2018
    • Etch Restaurant
    Address:
    303 Demonbreun St
    Nashville, TN 37201-2215
    Phone:
    +1 615-522-0685
    Price range:
    $25 - $65
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Other:
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    Mitchell's Delicatessen
    Restaurants (American, Deli)
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    Angela A Says:

    Mitchell's Deli creates the most delicious sandwiches and bagels, even offering a menu for the little ones. The portions are of a good size, so no one should leave hungry. Top choices from their menu include the Tennessee Tuna Melt and Grilled Chicken Portabello.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Mitchell's Deli also offers breakfast sandwiches in the morning.
    • Try one of their daily specials. The Asian Flank Steak is too delicious for words!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 1,632 restaurants in Nashville
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious Sandwiches for Lunch 09/19/2018
    • Gluten free Available 09/16/2018
    • Mitchell's Delicatessen
    Address:
    1306 McGavock Pike
    Nashville, TN 37216-3223
    Phone:
    +1 615-262-9862
    Price range:
    $5 - $20
    Hours:
    Sun
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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