Nashville Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Nashville

Only a few years ago, Nashville's dining scene was dominated by deep-fried, saucy entrees that were enough to make even the healthiest heart palpitate. Diners flocked to this southern city for chicken-fried steaks or juicy barbecue pork with hearty portions of mac 'n' cheese and spicy baked beans. However, over the past decade or so, Nashville has welcomed less cholesterol and more international cuisine to its dining scene; you can now find restaurants serving Indian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Italian and Cajun favorites scattered throughout Nashville. Food tours are a great way to get a better understanding of Nashville's mesh of the traditional and modern.

For a casual dining experience, head over to the West End for its ribs and barbecued pork; and you can't miss sampling the famous Nashville hot chicken at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack, Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish or Hattie B's. Check out The District for more upscale dining establishments, such as the tapas-focused Black Rabbit, and a wide array of homey Southern food and burger joints. Don't forget to swing by East Nashville to dine at trendy spots like Butcher & Bee and The Treehouse Restaurant or Rutledge Hill for Husk.

You can't forget about the city's bar scene either. Locals say 3 Crows Bar and Mickey's Tavern are some of the top spots to grab a drink in town. If you're interested in Nashville's brewery and distillery scene, check out these top-notch establishments. And if you're just looking to kick back and relax with a drink and enjoy some live music, bar hop along Broadway.

Find the Best Restaurants in Nashville

  • #1
    The Cupcake Collection
    #1 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 315 reviewsTripAdvisor (315)
    $ | American
    1213 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
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  • #2
    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
    #2 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 724 reviewsTripAdvisor (724)
    $ - $$ | American
    1892 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206-2542
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  • #3
    The Chef and I on Ninth
    #3 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 266 reviewsTripAdvisor (266)
    $$ | American
    611 9th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4106
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  • #4
    Monell's Dining & Catering
    #4 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2571 reviewsTripAdvisor (2571)
    $ - $$ | American
    1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
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  • #5
    Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria
    #5 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 188 reviewsTripAdvisor (188)
    $ - $$ | American, Pizza
    911 Buchanan St, Nashville, TN 37208
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  • #6
    Etch Restaurant
    #6 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2144 reviewsTripAdvisor (2144)
    $$ | American, International, Contemporary
    303 Demonbreun St, Nashville, TN 37201-2215
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  • #7
    Joey's House of Pizza
    #7 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 712 reviewsTripAdvisor (712)
    $ | Italian, Pizza
    897 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210-2852
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  • #8
    Skull's Rainbow Room
    #8 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1007 reviewsTripAdvisor (1007)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    222 Printers Aly, Nashville, TN 37201-1403
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  • #9
    Robert's Western World
    #9 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1065 reviewsTripAdvisor (1065)
    $ | American, Bar, Pub
    416 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3931
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  • #10
    Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles
    #10 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 313 reviewsTripAdvisor (313)
    $ |
    2911 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204-2544
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  • #11
    Five Points Pizza
    #11 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1001 reviewsTripAdvisor (1001)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    1012 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206-2815
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  • #12
    Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Nashville
    #12 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 485 reviewsTripAdvisor (485)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse, Seafood
    300 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219-1611
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  • #13
    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
    #13 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 294 reviewsTripAdvisor (294)
    $ - $$ | American
    2312 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204-2429
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  • #14
    Rodizio Grill - Nashville
    #14 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1257 reviewsTripAdvisor (1257)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian
    166 2nd Ave N Suite C, Nashville, TN 37201-1929
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  • #15
    Lockeland Table
    #15 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 361 reviewsTripAdvisor (361)
    $ - $$ | American
    1520 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206-2854
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  • #16
    bartaco
    #16 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 594 reviewsTripAdvisor (594)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Bar
    2526 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204-2543
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  • #17
    Darfons Restaurant & Lounge
    #17 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1351 reviewsTripAdvisor (1351)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Contemporary
    2810 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37214-3718
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  • #18
    I Dream of Weenie
    #18 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 166 reviewsTripAdvisor (166)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Street Food
    113 S 11th St, Nashville, TN 37206-2961
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  • #19
    Mission BBQ
    #19 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 775 reviewsTripAdvisor (775)
    $ - $$ | American, Barbecue
    161 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214-2433
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  • #20
    Hattie B's Hot Chicken
    #20 of 2,294 Places to Eat in Nashville
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4476 reviewsTripAdvisor (4476)
    $ | American
    112 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-2716
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