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Food and restaurants in Nashville

Top restaurants

Bar
“A Nashville must! Don't leave town without stopping in for a burger or bratwurst!”
  • 393 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great slices or pies and plenty of bars and restaurants in the surrounding 5 points area.”
  • 370 locals recommend
Taco Place
“This is hands down my top 3 places to eat in Nashville. It is cash only (has an ATM) and a bar!”
  • 374 locals recommend
Bar
“Local's Favorite Honkey tonk on Broadway. Caters to the rockabilly and good old time true country we all fell in love with.”
  • 312 locals recommend
Bar
“Great music, food, and ambiance with views of the river. Take advantage of the roof-top bar on pretty days.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Café
“Can be very busy (because it’s so good) so make sure you give yourself time!”
  • 278 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Want the most delicious sandwich you’ll ever eat... go to Mitchell’s. Hands down one of the best sandwich shops in Nashville. You won’t regret it. Turkey Bacon Avocado is my Jam! ”
  • 277 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Great Nightlife Spot! kids are allowed with their parents to enter until 10 p.m.”
  • 210 locals recommend

Cafes

Art Museum
“Always has great exhibits. Amazing art deco architecture in this old post office building”
  • 249 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Voted some of the best coffee houses in the US. Be warned, this is slow drip. And I mean ssslllloooowwwww. Thats their thing so be prepared to spend a little time. The breakfast nubbin's are delicious. Tom Hanks has been known to stop by when he is in town.”
  • 262 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“LOVE! My personal favorite is Salted Carmel! My grandson's favorite is Wild Lavender. They will let you taste anything you are considering so you can't go wrong.”
  • 243 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a good place for the fan of Johnny Cash and for those who want to know more about him. There are a lot of things to see and learn in this museum. They also added a cafe to let the visitor enjoy their stay. Address: 119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201 (1.2 miles/6 mins drive) ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Great place to watch local talent. Check their website bluebird cafe.com for the schedule. ”
  • 220 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“the loveless Cafe is a Nashville area local attraction, great part of our local history will the story to tell. a restaurant featuring musical entertainment that everyone in the family can enjoy.”
  • 198 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“*Frothy Monkey has an amazing food & drink menu!! Unique flavored lattes, and the Gail salad + California breakfast are the best!! Also have awesome sangria!! Theres a bunch of locations around Nashville, but 12 South is the OG Frothy! The line for brunch on the weekend can be nuts, but it really is an all-time fave!!!”
  • 157 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Ugly Mugs offers full-service coffee selections and a breakfast/lunch menu. It may be difficult to accommodate a large group (8+) for seating as it is the local favorite for remote workers but it is a perfect destination to get coffees/teas to go. Located in the Eastland Neighbors section of East Nashville, close to Jeni's Ice Cream, Five Daughters Bakery, RosePepper Mexican Cantina, and Two Ten Jack Izakaya and Ramen House.”
  • 167 locals recommend

Bakeries

Breakfast Spot
“A neighborhood staple. Go as early as you can to skip the line (weekdays are best, but on Sunday morning at 7 you'll be okay. It's worth it!)”
  • 157 locals recommend
Bakery
“Tasty sweets and savories. Special order cakes. Closes at 2pm, and closed Sundays and Mondays. ”
  • 135 locals recommend
Bakery
“With three locations (in 12South, East Nashville, and Charlotte Ave), this family-run bakery makes a variety of donuts. There are traditional yeast donuts and vegan and paleo options. But what they’re known for is their 100-layer donut–the combination of a donut and croissant is rolled in sugar, filled with cream, and glazed.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“After one bite of their hundred layer doughnuts you will see why they are a Nashville staple!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“In walking distance, this bagel shop is a local favorite! I'm a big fan of the sun dried tomato bagels. Great early in the morning, gets crowded for weekend brunch.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Bakery
“Repeat after me: almond croissant, almond croissant, almond croissant. Honestly, while you’re at it you should probably go ahead and go here first so you can grab a fresh baguette or loaf of bread for your stay in Nashville! This is our weekly fav to grab a pastry, coffee, and bread for the week. There is usually always a table to sit at despite its smaller size and would be a great spot to catch a few hours of work.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bakery
“Small bakery run by Texas transplants specializing in authentic Kolaches. Terrific cinnamon buns, too.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A place I frequent often because of their wide variety of healthy (and other) food options, great coffee, cocktails and wine, and 2/1 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s on Saturday and Sunday! ”
  • 55 locals recommend
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