Restaurants in Nashville, TN

Nashville has its fair share of tourist-oriented restaurants, and some, like the Loveless Cafe and Monell’s, are good indeed; but consider some of the lesser-known eateries for a true taste of the Music City. Among them are the Pancake Pantry, serving the likes of sweet potato pancakes with ginger cream syrup. Nashville is the nexus of meat-and-3 dining, and there is no better place to savor that than Arnold’s Country Kitchen (lunch only, Monday through Friday). Several places in and around town make a specialty of Nashville hot chicken and its corollary dish, hot fish. The daddy of them all is Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. For a delicious trip back in time. have a seat at the Elliston Place soda Shop and tuck into country ham and biscuits or southern fried chicken followed by some of the best banana pudding in the South.

Nashville’s Most Famous Dishes

Meaty red-hued fried chicken breast atop two slices of white bread

Nashville Hot Chicken

A bowl of hot grits is covered with shredded cheese about to melt

Cheese Grits

Basket holds a groupo of fragile-crusted fried green tomatoes.

Fried Green Tomato

Two slices of BBQ brisket, one lean, the other supersucculently fatty

BBQ Brisket

Nashville’s Best Restaurants

Large platter of fried chicken is backed by biscuits and fruit salad
Loveless Cafe

NASHVILLE, TN

Elliston Place Soda Shop - Banana Pudding
Elliston Place Soda Shop

NASHVILLE, TN

Swett’s

NASHVILLE, TN

Silver Sands

NASHVILLE, TN

Fried chicken breast glows red with peppery spice.
Pepperfire

NASHVILLE, TN

Gabby’s Burgers & Fries

NASHVILLE, TN

Rotier’s

NASHVILLE, TN

3 folded-over, paper-thin pancakes accompanied by a globe of pink lingonberry butter
Pancake Pantry

NASHVILLE, TN

Hot Stuff Spicy Chicken and Fish

NASHVILLE, TN

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

NASHVILLE, TN

Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish

NASHVILLE, TN

Three Brothers iced latte and table
Three Brothers Coffee

NASHVILLE, TN

Sky Blue Cafe

NASHVILLE, TN

The Nashville Biscuit House

NASHVILLE, TN

Peg Leg Porker

NASHVILLE, TN

Robert’s Western World

NASHVILLE, TN

Monell’s

NASHVILLE, TN

400 Degrees

NASHVILLE, TN

Ed’s Fish & Pizza House

NASHVILLE, TN

Biscuit Love

NASHVILLE, TN

Burger and Fries at Riverside Grill Shack
Riverside Grill Shack

NASHVILLE, TN

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Meaty red-hued fried chicken breast atop two slices of white bread

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Chicken Stock

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Tomato Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

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