Nashville Restaurants

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  • 1. 8th & Roast

    $ | Waverly | Coffee

    The original location of this growing local coffee roaster serves ethically sourced coffee roasted in-house, plus seasonal treats, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items. Lined with...

    The original location of this growing local coffee roaster serves ethically sourced coffee roasted in-house, plus seasonal treats, breakfast sandwiches, and lunch items. Lined with exposed brick, the bright space is industrial yet cozy, featuring seating for both individuals and larger groups.

    2108 8th Ave. S, Nashville, Tennessee, 37204, USA
    615-730–8074

    Known For

    • In-house coffee bean roasting
    • Slow-style pour-over coffee
    • Quick service
  • 2. Adele's

    $$$ | The Gulch

    Fresh, open, airy, and never too buttoned-up, Adele's is a favorite for business lunches and date-night dinners alike. This high-end Southern eatery was an early...

    Fresh, open, airy, and never too buttoned-up, Adele's is a favorite for business lunches and date-night dinners alike. This high-end Southern eatery was an early part of the neighborhood's revitalization, and James Beard–winning chef Jonathan Waxman continues to dazzle with his accessible but polished cuisine.

    1210 McGavock St., Nashville, Tennessee, 37203, USA
    615-988–9700

    Known For

    • Surprisingly addictive kale salad
    • Southern coconut cake
    • Sunday brunch buffet

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: No dinner Fri.–Sun.
  • 3. AVO

    $$ | West End

    AVO is the culinary jewel in the crown of a new, mindful-lifestyle district called OneCity; as such, it offers decadent vegan options, a generous afternoon...

    AVO is the culinary jewel in the crown of a new, mindful-lifestyle district called OneCity; as such, it offers decadent vegan options, a generous afternoon happy hour, and a thoughtful waitstaff trained to offer helpful information for those with specific nutritional needs. On sunny days, diners can enjoy a locally sourced afternoon meal just minutes from downtown, and top it off with a game of volleyball on a court just off the restaurant’s patio.

    3 City Ave., Nashville, Tennessee, 37209, USA
    615-329–2377

    Known For

    • Expansive raw food menu (though some cooked dishes are now available)
    • Midday happy hour featuring vegan cocktails (such as the avocado margarita)
    • Knowledgeable waitstaff

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun.
  • 4. Baja Burrito

    $ | Berry Hill

    This colorful neighborhood staple is a locally owned Baja Californian--style Mexican food restaurant, with build-your-own counter service featuring local meats, handmade salsas, and delicious fruit...

    This colorful neighborhood staple is a locally owned Baja Californian--style Mexican food restaurant, with build-your-own counter service featuring local meats, handmade salsas, and delicious fruit teas. In addition to their namesake burritos, they offer plentiful taco and salad options, all in generous portions, making this funky and fun spot a local favorite.

    722 Thompson La., Nashville, Tennessee, 37204, USA
    615-383–2252

    Known For

    • Colorful atmosphere
    • Quick counter service
    • Pineapple salsa made in-house

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun.
  • 5. Barista Parlor Golden Sound

    $ | The Gulch | Coffee

    Serious coffee connoisseurs shouldn't leave the city without a visit to one of Barista Parlor's outposts. The Gulch location is housed inside a former transmission...

    Serious coffee connoisseurs shouldn't leave the city without a visit to one of Barista Parlor's outposts. The Gulch location is housed inside a former transmission shop, and everything inside, from the wood tables and platters to the art and barista aprons, are sourced from local makers and craftspeople, so you better believe they're serious about keeping it bespoke. The coffee and food options take time, so don't stop by in a hurry, but the attention to detail is worth it.

    610 Magazine St., Nashville, Tennessee, 37203, USA
    615-227–4782

    Known For

    • Bourbon vanilla latte
    • Unique limited-run beans from around the world
    • Homemade Pop-Tarts
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  • 6. Bella Napoli Pizzeria

    $$ | Edgehill

    Bella Napoli is one of the few authentic Neapolitan pizzerias in the city, and its brick-oven baked pizzas, decadent pasta dishes, and inexpensive happy hour...

    Bella Napoli is one of the few authentic Neapolitan pizzerias in the city, and its brick-oven baked pizzas, decadent pasta dishes, and inexpensive happy hour will send you searching for this quaint eatery tucked in an alleyway on the back end of Edgehill Village. On warm nights, you can kick back on the romantically lit patio and enjoy good food, your favorite bottle of wine, and occasional live music.

    1200 Villa Pl., Nashville, Tennessee, 37212, USA
    615-891–1387

    Known For

    • Authentic Italian pizza
    • Inexpensive happy hour drinks
    • Beautiful patio seating
  • 7. Big Al's Deli

    $ | Germantown | American

    Tucked away in nearby Salemtown is Big Al's Deli, a neighborhood deli in every sense of the word. Owner Alfonso Hamilton serves home-cooked...

    Tucked away in nearby Salemtown is Big Al's Deli, a neighborhood deli in every sense of the word. Owner Alfonso Hamilton serves home-cooked Southern food out of an otherwise nondescript converted house, making for a dining experience that feels like you're right at home. Seating is limited inside but the food, especially the breakfast, is well worth the wait.

    1828 4th Ave. N, Nashville, Tennessee, 37208, USA
    615-242–8118

    Known For

    • No-frills breakfast and lunch
    • Friendly service
    • Long waits but the food is worth it

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun.
  • 8. Bobbie's Dairy Dip

    $ | Sylvan Park | American

    This classic ice cream and burger stand feels like a blast from the past with retro decor, classic diner fare, ice cream, and milk shakes that...

    This classic ice cream and burger stand feels like a blast from the past with retro decor, classic diner fare, ice cream, and milk shakes that can be enjoyed on their covered patio. This family-friendly staple embraces their throwback energy, even naming their delicious signature shake flavors after 1950s rockers.

    5301 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, Tennessee, 37209, USA
    615-463–8088

    Known For

    • Dipped soft-serve ice cream
    • Creatively flavored milk shakes
    • Hand-dipped corn dogs
  • 9. Brown's Diner

    $ | Hillsboro Village

    One of Nashville's oldest restaurants still in operation, the famed Brown's Diner first opened its doors in 1927. This spot, housed in a large trailer,...

    One of Nashville's oldest restaurants still in operation, the famed Brown's Diner first opened its doors in 1927. This spot, housed in a large trailer, is popular with celebrities and regular ol' locals alike, and the burger is one of the best in town.

    2102 Blair Blvd., Nashville, Tennessee, 37212, USA
    615-269–5509

    Known For

    • Classic, no-frills burgers
    • Friendly service
    • Historic restaurant
  • 10. Chauhan Ale & Masala House

    $$ | The Gulch

    Chopped judge and beloved celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan made a splash when she announced that she would be opening her first restaurant not in New...

    Chopped judge and beloved celebrity chef Maneet Chauhan made a splash when she announced that she would be opening her first restaurant not in New York or Chicago, but right here in Nashville. Her playful global Indian fusion is not to be missed, and although you'll find some of the best food in the city here by far, the ambience is never stuffy. Tired of the usual bacon, eggs, and waffles for breakfast? Then head over on Saturday or Sunday to check out a daring brunch menu like no other.

    123 12th Ave. N, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203, USA
    615-242–8426

    Known For

    • Hot chicken pakoras
    • Inventive cocktails and unconventional weekend brunch
    • Tandoori chicken poutine

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Happy hr weekdays 5–6:30
  • 11. City House

    $$ | Germantown | American

    James Beard Award–winning chef Tandy Wilson has built a Nashville institution with City House, one of the first restaurants to take hold in...

    James Beard Award–winning chef Tandy Wilson has built a Nashville institution with City House, one of the first restaurants to take hold in Germantown. The menu changes seasonally but always features thoughtful salads, unusually delicious pizzas, and creative protein options, most of which lean heavily on pork. Visitors on Sunday are treated to the special Sunday Supper menu, which changes each week.

    1222 4th Ave. N, Nashville, Tennessee, 37208, USA
    615-736–5838

    Known For

    • Rustic Italian fare
    • Pork- and meat-forward dishes
    • Comfortable, bright atmosphere

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Tues.
  • 12. Edley's Bar-B-Que

    $ | Sylvan Park | American

    Edley’s offers a delicious taste of Southern cooking in the classic meat-and-three tradition, and their sides are just as delicious as their...

    Edley’s offers a delicious taste of Southern cooking in the classic meat-and-three tradition, and their sides are just as delicious as their melt-in-your-mouth meats. Make sure to try their brisket before it sells out for the day in either taco, sandwich, or platter form, and enjoy a craft beer or a signature spiked milk shake called a Bushwacker for refreshment.

    4500 Murphy Rd., Nashville, Tennessee, 37209, USA
    615-942–7499

    Known For

    • Heaping barbecue platters
    • Rich Southern sides
    • Boozy Bushwackers
  • 13. Fido

    $ | Hillsboro Village | Coffee

    Local favorite Fido is part of the Bongo Java family and has one of the coffee shop group's more extensive food menus. In addition to...

    Local favorite Fido is part of the Bongo Java family and has one of the coffee shop group's more extensive food menus. In addition to Fido's own take on the creatively made, ethically sourced espresso drinks found at other Bongo locations, the restaurant serves locally sourced breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Pro tip: try the burger.

    1812 21st Ave. S, Nashville, Tennessee, 37212, USA
    615-777–3436

    Known For

    • Fresh, local food
    • Creative espresso drinks
    • Funky environment
  • 14. Five Daughters Bakery

    $ | Bakery

    You know the offerings are good when the hours include a "or till sold out" proviso, and that's the case with this bakery located just off 12th...

    You know the offerings are good when the hours include a "or till sold out" proviso, and that's the case with this bakery located just off 12th Avenue South. They serve pastries and cookies, but the large, beautifully decorated gourmet doughnuts are what people talk about most. It is locally owned and named for the family's five daughters.

    1110 Caruthers Ave., Nashville, Tennessee, 37204, USA
    615-490–6554

    Known For

    • Cronuts
    • "paleo" varieties
    • Choices like King Kong (with bacon and maple glaze)
  • 15. Five Points Pizza

    $ | East Nashville

    A lively strip of bars wouldn't be complete without a pizza joint, and Five Points Pizza fills that void in the Five Points neighborhood, slinging...

    A lively strip of bars wouldn't be complete without a pizza joint, and Five Points Pizza fills that void in the Five Points neighborhood, slinging slices, pies, and brews to the crowds heading to nearby 3 Crow Bar or the Five Spot. For the late-night set, Five Points offers a walk-up window for ordering slices to go. The prosciutto and basil slice is a sure bet, as are the big, greasy garlic knots.

    1012 Woodland St., Nashville, Tennessee, 37206, USA
    615-915–4174

    Known For

    • Fresh, fast pizza
    • Lively, neighborhood feel
    • Local craft beer
  • 16. Folk

    $$ | East Nashville

    Chef Philip Krajeck's first Nashville restaurant Rolf and Daughters has been a runaway success since opening in 2012, and he has another success on his...

    Chef Philip Krajeck's first Nashville restaurant Rolf and Daughters has been a runaway success since opening in 2012, and he has another success on his hands with new spot Folk, situated in East Nashville's Cleveland Park neighborhood. Seasonal salads and small plates round out a well-balanced menu.

    823 Meridian St., Nashville, Tennessee, 37207, USA
    615-610–2595

    Known For

    • Wood-fired pizza
    • Fresh, seasonal ingredients
    • Hip, artsy interior
  • 17. Frothy Monkey

    $ | The Nations | Café

    Giant warehouse windows hearken back to The Nations’ industrial roots and shed bright light on the stylish wood-laden interior of this coffee...

    Giant warehouse windows hearken back to The Nations’ industrial roots and shed bright light on the stylish wood-laden interior of this coffee shop and all-day café. The variety of seating options make Frothy Monkey a favorite for remote workers with laptops, and their health-focused menu features locally roasted coffee, fresh pastries, and farm-sourced ingredients for all meals.

    1400 51st Ave. N, Nashville, Tennessee, 37209, USA
    615-600–4756

    Known For

    • Imaginative coffee beverages
    • Elevated café food
    • Cocktail offerings
  • 18. Gabby's Burgers & Fries

    $ | Wedgewood-Houston

    Gabby’s is where real people of all sorts go for really good burgers (grass-fed beef or vegan) and addictive sweet potato fries. The ever-present line...

    Gabby’s is where real people of all sorts go for really good burgers (grass-fed beef or vegan) and addictive sweet potato fries. The ever-present line moves quickly; eat at the tables or small counter overlooking the grill, or grab and go.

    493 Humphreys St., Nashville, Tennessee, 37203, USA
    615-733–3119

    Known For

    • Huge portions
    • Shakes made with house-made syrups
    • Quirky wall decor

    Restaurant Details

    Rate Includes: Closed Sun.
  • 19. Humphreys Street Coffee Shop

    $ | Wedgewood-Houston | Coffee

    The bright, pleasant shop opened in 2018; the nonprofit enterprise behind it was established in 2008 to train and mentor students. In addition to prepared...

    The bright, pleasant shop opened in 2018; the nonprofit enterprise behind it was established in 2008 to train and mentor students. In addition to prepared coffees, the shop sells the beans, soaps, and scrubs made by the students, as well as mugs and T-shirts bearing the coffeehouse logo. All profits support programs and scholarships for the students.

    424 Humphreys St., Nashville, Tennessee, 37204, USA
    615-647–7554

    Known For

    • 100% of profits support students
    • Delicious French toast latte
    • Great atmosphere
  • 20. Husk

    $$$ | Downtown

    Southern charm abounds in both decor and flavors at Husk, located in a converted historic home. With seasonal ingredients sourced from in and around Tennessee,...

    Southern charm abounds in both decor and flavors at Husk, located in a converted historic home. With seasonal ingredients sourced from in and around Tennessee, the menu at this must-try restaurant staple (with other locations in Charleston and Savannah) is elevated and dynamic.

    37 Rutledge St., Nashville, Tennessee, 37210, USA
    615-256–6565

    Known For

    • Attentive service
    • Fresh, local ingredients
    • Small dynamic menu

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