Where to Eat in Nashville
A local's guide to Nashville's best food and drink. Brunch, dinner, and everything in between!
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proper bagel
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One of my all-time favorites! It almost feels like walking into an ice cream parlor, but it's artisan cream cheeses behind the glass instead of ice cream...
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Dozen Bakery
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The open-face baguette sandwiches are fantastic. Coffee is great too!
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Redheaded Stranger
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Try the chorizo tacos! I usually prefer corn tortillas but I think their flour tortillas here are better.
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Cafe Roze
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Fresh, lighter brunch options with a great vibe all around
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Butcher & Bee
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Order a whipped feta (or two) for the table!
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The Butter Milk Ranch
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Have a classic brunch then walk around 12 South
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Biscuit Love
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Visitors frequent this place more than locals, who aren't willing to stand in the line. But it's a classic Nashville experience! There are 3 locations: Hillsboro Village, The Gulch, and Downtown Franklin.
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Lunch & Dinner

Mas Tacos Por Favor
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Best tacos in Nashville (in my humble opinion) with a casual, eclectic setting. Counter service and cash or Venmo only 🤑
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Lockeland Table
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Come for Community Hour from 4-6pm for deals on appetizers and cocktails
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Vui's Kitchen
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Off the beaten path for most visitors, Vui's is a real neighborhood spot. This place is perfect when the weather is nice to have an easy meal outside.
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Barcelona Wine Bar
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Great for a nicer meal out, Barcelona is tapas-style. Order a lot of small plates for the table and choose from an extensive wine list. Reservations recommended, or if it's just a couple people you may be able to snag a spot at the bar.
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Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria
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Amazing artisan pizza with an order of cinnamon rolls?! Say less.
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Rolf and Daughters
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One of Nashville's most esteemed "foodie" restaurants, in the heart of Germantown.
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Butchertown Hall
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Another nice Germantown restaurant but modestly priced. I'm not sure how to describe the menu except that it's GOOD...if you like meat.
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Caffe Nonna
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The cutest (and oldest) Italian restaurant in Nashville! This is a cozy spot with really friendly staff in the heart of the Sylvan Park neighborhood. Rumor has it, Guy Fieri gave the lasagna rave reviews 👀
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Black Dynasty Secret Ramen House
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Inside Bearded Iris (West Nashville location) is a "secret" ramen bar. First-come-first-serve seating.
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answer. restaurant
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4:30-6:00pm. Happy hour is only available at the bar, so I recommend coming right at 4:30. Not great for groups.
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Adele's Nashville
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American restaurant with an Italian flair. I’ve ordered the gnocchi and Brussels sprouts every time I’ve come and have no regrets 🤤
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Dessert

Christie Cookie Co
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Elliston Place Soda Shop
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Wanna Spoon Cereal Bar
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Five Daughters Bakery | 12th South
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Tempered Fine Chocolates
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The Baked Bear
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Bobbie's Dairy Dip
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Pink Door Cookies
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Coffee

Crema Coffee Roasters
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Best coffee in Nashville, hands down. I also love their matcha latte!
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Americano Lounge
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Coffee turns into cocktails in this cozy, Italian-inspired cafe. Check out @americanolounge on IG to stay in the loop on weekend jazz nights 🎵
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Humphreys Street Coffee Shop
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This friendly spot is full of natural light, students, and remote workers.
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Matryoshka Coffee
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The bright, colorful coffee shop where you can get a bowl of Lucky Charms and a glittery latte.
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Steadfast Coffee
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In good weather you’ll want to enjoy the outdoor seating
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Honest Coffee Roasters
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I dream of an Honest latte, but their drip is great too. Inside L & L market.
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Portland Brew
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A couple doors down from Frothy Monkey on 12 South...with a lot more room and cheaper coffee
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Frothy Monkey
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Locations in The Nations, 12 South, East Nashville, Downtown, and more. The Nations locations is my favorite for the large, light-filled atmosphere.
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Bars & Breweries

Urban Cowboy Public House
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A favorite of mine is sitting on the patio here with a glass of wine next to one of the fire pits. AND they have pizza served by Roberta's Pizzeria.
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Pearl Diver
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The drinks are good but the appetizers are better. Highly recommend the cali fries.
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Jackalope Brewing Company - The Ranch
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Perfect for an afternoon patio hang. The Bearwalker and Love Bird are a couple of the most popular beers.
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Bastion
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Bastion gets more lively the later it gets. They have a rotating cocktail menu and great nachos 👌
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Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen
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Great for groups! Hang out here before or after a Nashville Sounds game for a pretzel and beer.
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Never Never
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Join the locals at this casual Wedgewood-Houston bar.
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Chopper
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A fun East Nashville bar to get a tropical cocktail in a funky tiki glass.
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Attaboy
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If you're the kind of person who never knows what to order, this is the place for you. This intimate bar has no menus. Your server will ask you a few questions about your taste, and the bartender whips something up just for you.
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Bearded Iris Brewing
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Fait la Force Brewing
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This brewery has a great view of the city, free arcade games, a patio, and is dog-friendly. Win-Win-Win-Win! Order the Saucy Ballerina.
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Mother's Ruin
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Earlier in the day you can sit down for lunch or dinner, while later at night the bar gets lively. The bartenders here are excellent, so I would recommend ordering a cocktail.
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Where to Eat in Nashville
A local's guide to Nashville's best food and drink. Brunch, dinner, and everything in between!
45 Places • 1 Save • ago
Free

Brunch

proper bagel
@marvogue
One of my all-time favorites! It almost feels like walking into an ice cream parlor, but it's artisan cream cheeses behind the glass instead of ice cream...
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Dozen Bakery
@marvogue
The open-face baguette sandwiches are fantastic. Coffee is great too!
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Details
Redheaded Stranger
@marvogue
Try the chorizo tacos! I usually prefer corn tortillas but I think their flour tortillas here are better.
Add to
Details
Cafe Roze
@marvogue
Fresh, lighter brunch options with a great vibe all around
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Details
Butcher & Bee
@marvogue
Order a whipped feta (or two) for the table!
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Details
The Butter Milk Ranch
@marvogue
Have a classic brunch then walk around 12 South
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Details
Biscuit Love
@marvogue
Visitors frequent this place more than locals, who aren't willing to stand in the line. But it's a classic Nashville experience! There are 3 locations: Hillsboro Village, The Gulch, and Downtown Franklin.
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Details

Lunch & Dinner

Mas Tacos Por Favor
@marvogue
Best tacos in Nashville (in my humble opinion) with a casual, eclectic setting. Counter service and cash or Venmo only 🤑
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Details
Lockeland Table
@marvogue
Come for Community Hour from 4-6pm for deals on appetizers and cocktails
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Details
Vui's Kitchen
@marvogue
Off the beaten path for most visitors, Vui's is a real neighborhood spot. This place is perfect when the weather is nice to have an easy meal outside.
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Details
Barcelona Wine Bar
@marvogue
Great for a nicer meal out, Barcelona is tapas-style. Order a lot of small plates for the table and choose from an extensive wine list. Reservations recommended, or if it's just a couple people you may be able to snag a spot at the bar.
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Details
Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria
@marvogue
Amazing artisan pizza with an order of cinnamon rolls?! Say less.
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Details
Rolf and Daughters
@marvogue
One of Nashville's most esteemed "foodie" restaurants, in the heart of Germantown.
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Butchertown Hall
@marvogue
Another nice Germantown restaurant but modestly priced. I'm not sure how to describe the menu except that it's GOOD...if you like meat.
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Caffe Nonna
@marvogue
The cutest (and oldest) Italian restaurant in Nashville! This is a cozy spot with really friendly staff in the heart of the Sylvan Park neighborhood. Rumor has it, Guy Fieri gave the lasagna rave reviews 👀
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Black Dynasty Secret Ramen House
@marvogue
Inside Bearded Iris (West Nashville location) is a "secret" ramen bar. First-come-first-serve seating.
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answer. restaurant
@marvogue
4:30-6:00pm. Happy hour is only available at the bar, so I recommend coming right at 4:30. Not great for groups.
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Adele's Nashville
@marvogue
American restaurant with an Italian flair. I’ve ordered the gnocchi and Brussels sprouts every time I’ve come and have no regrets 🤤
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Dessert

Christie Cookie Co
@marvogue
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Elliston Place Soda Shop
@marvogue
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Wanna Spoon Cereal Bar
@marvogue
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Five Daughters Bakery | 12th South
@marvogue
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Tempered Fine Chocolates
@marvogue
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The Baked Bear
@marvogue
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Bobbie's Dairy Dip
@marvogue
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Pink Door Cookies
@marvogue
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Coffee

Crema Coffee Roasters
@marvogue
Best coffee in Nashville, hands down. I also love their matcha latte!
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Details
Americano Lounge
@marvogue
Coffee turns into cocktails in this cozy, Italian-inspired cafe. Check out @americanolounge on IG to stay in the loop on weekend jazz nights 🎵
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Details
Humphreys Street Coffee Shop
@marvogue
This friendly spot is full of natural light, students, and remote workers.
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Details
Matryoshka Coffee
@marvogue
The bright, colorful coffee shop where you can get a bowl of Lucky Charms and a glittery latte.
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Details
Steadfast Coffee
@marvogue
In good weather you’ll want to enjoy the outdoor seating
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Details
Honest Coffee Roasters
@marvogue
I dream of an Honest latte, but their drip is great too. Inside L & L market.
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Portland Brew
@marvogue
A couple doors down from Frothy Monkey on 12 South...with a lot more room and cheaper coffee
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Frothy Monkey
@marvogue
Locations in The Nations, 12 South, East Nashville, Downtown, and more. The Nations locations is my favorite for the large, light-filled atmosphere.
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Bars & Breweries

Urban Cowboy Public House
@marvogue
A favorite of mine is sitting on the patio here with a glass of wine next to one of the fire pits. AND they have pizza served by Roberta's Pizzeria.
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Details
Pearl Diver
@marvogue
The drinks are good but the appetizers are better. Highly recommend the cali fries.
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Details
Jackalope Brewing Company - The Ranch
@marvogue
Perfect for an afternoon patio hang. The Bearwalker and Love Bird are a couple of the most popular beers.
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Details
Bastion
@marvogue
Bastion gets more lively the later it gets. They have a rotating cocktail menu and great nachos 👌
Add to
Details
Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen
@marvogue
Great for groups! Hang out here before or after a Nashville Sounds game for a pretzel and beer.
Add to
Details
Never Never
@marvogue
Join the locals at this casual Wedgewood-Houston bar.
Add to
Details
Chopper
@marvogue
A fun East Nashville bar to get a tropical cocktail in a funky tiki glass.
Add to
Details
Attaboy
@marvogue
If you're the kind of person who never knows what to order, this is the place for you. This intimate bar has no menus. Your server will ask you a few questions about your taste, and the bartender whips something up just for you.
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Details
Bearded Iris Brewing
@marvogue
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Fait la Force Brewing
@marvogue
This brewery has a great view of the city, free arcade games, a patio, and is dog-friendly. Win-Win-Win-Win! Order the Saucy Ballerina.
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Details
Mother's Ruin
@marvogue
Earlier in the day you can sit down for lunch or dinner, while later at night the bar gets lively. The bartenders here are excellent, so I would recommend ordering a cocktail.
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15 countries 🌎 42 states ✈️ 29 National Parks 🏕 Hi, I'm Marissa! I specialize in outdoors, budget, and solo travel. I'm a self-proclaimed "outdoorsy gal" with a travel addiction. There are few things I love more than exploring new places and crossing countries, states, and parks off my list. And I want to help you do the same! When I'm not jetting off or traveling cross-country in my converted SUV camper, I'm enjoying my home city of Nashville, TN.
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