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The Best Restaurants in Nashville, TN

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, it’s no wonder there’s no shortage of fantastic restaurants popping up at an alarmingly delicious rate all over the Nashville. With the most vibrant, eclectic, creative, and delicious dining scene in the South at your fingertips, you'll have no problem finding a world-class meal during your visit.

The dining options in Nashville really are endless which may seem overwhelming, but never fear — we’re here to guide you through the flavors and aromas of the city's amazing food scene. From brunch to cocktails and biscuits to barbecue, our Nashville Restaurant Guide has got you covered!

Brunch: The Most Important Meal of the Day

Biscuit Love

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With three locations in the Nashville area, Biscuit Love is a local favorite for brunch and beyond. After an epic night of two-steppin' the night away, Biscuit Love's double-patty burger on biscuits, creative breakfast sandwiches, and Tennessee-inspired bloody marys will help you get back on track for another day in Music City.

We recommend: Princess (their version of a hot chicken biscuit)

316 11th Ave S | 0.5 miles from the hotel

Biscuit Love

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

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Hot chicken is a sacred art around these parts, and Hattie B’s is known to be one of the best. Sure to please any palate, Hattie B's lets you control your spice level: from the no-heat-at-all "southern" to the five-alarm "shut the cluck up". Thank goodness you can get a pitcher of beer to wash all that spice down!

We recommend: A Shut the Cluck Up Hot Chicken Sandwich with a side of Pimento Mac and Cheese

112 19th Ave S | 1.1 miles from the hotel

Hattie B's Hot Chicken

Butcher & Bee

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You may have to call an Uber to get to Butcher & Bee, but trust us, it’s worth it. A Charleston transplant, this spot is perfect for brunch because every single menu item is meant to be shared. Plus, every ingredient is local, seasonal, and fresh!

We recommend: Green Eggs and Lamb

902 Main Street | 2.3 miles from the hotel

Butcher & Bee

Our Favorite Nashville Lunch Restaurants

Arnold’s Country Kitchen

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Nashville is known for the meat-and-three, and Arnold's Country Kitchen serves one of the city's best. With Southern staples like catfish, fried chicken, turnip greens, stewed okra, and some of the best mac and cheese in Nashville (which says a lot!), Arnold's earned the James Beard America's Classic award for their commitment to honest, simple Southern fare.

We recommend: Lemon Meringue Pie (really all the pies!)

605 8th Ave S | 0.5 miles from the hotel

Arnold's Country Kitchen

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Award-winning pitmaster Pat Martin has been serving up unbelievable whole hog barbecue, the tastiest sauces, and smoky sides since 2006. When this downtown location opened in 2016, locals and visitors alike turned it into a Nashville institution. Complete with a beer garden and stage for live music, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint doesn’t fool around.

We recommend: The Smoked Wings Tossed in Alabama White Sauce

410 4th Ave S | 0.6 miles from the hotel

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Nashville Farmers Market

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The Nashville Farmers Market is more than a place to get lunch — it’s an experience. While there, you can rub shoulders with the locals, sample some craft beer, buy a plant or two, and of course, eat lunch. It’s also a great place for people-watching and shopping.

We recommend: Pizza from Bella Nashville

900 Rosa L Parks Blvd | 1.0 mile from the hotel

Nashville Farmers Market


Bakersfield serves dishes inspired by Mexican street fares like tostadas and tacos, they also have 100 different tequilas and American whiskeys.

We recommend: Short Rib Tostada

201 3rd Ave. South | 0.5 mile from the hotel



Have a delicious upscale dining experience at Etch serving an array of flavors in their New American dishes and extensive cocktail menu.

We recommend: Octopus and Shrimp Bruschetta

303 Demonbreun St. | 0.4 mile from the hotel


Nashville's Most Inspired Cocktails

Acme Feed and Seed

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Stunning views of Broadway and the Cumberland River aren’t the only thing Acme Feed and Seed serves up. With three levels of bar and entertainment space to choose from, the sky’s the limit when it comes to where you want to enjoy your drinks. We suggest the rooftop bar not only for the views but also for the Nashville vibe.

We recommend: Mule Kicker

101 Broadway | 0.6 miles from the hotel

Acme Feed and Seed

Nashville's Premier Dinner Spots


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Since 2000, this hip Nashville hangout has offered menus called "experiential", "progressive", and "adventurous". We just call it delicious. You’ll find the best fish and sushi in the city at Virago — served up in an atmosphere that’s both relaxed and immersive.

We recommend: All the Sushi

1126 McGavock Street | 0.5 miles from the hotel



From the team behind Nashville dining destinations like The Honeysuckle and The Row, NashHouse Southern Spoon and Saloon is quickly becoming one of downtown Nashville's most buzzworthy dinner spots. With great local entertainment, a giant bourbon selection, and refined takes on Tennessee classics like fried green tomatoes, meatloaf, and burgers, this southern gastropub provides a stellar place to wind down between a long day's work and an epic night out.

We recommend: Chicken fried chicken, skillet steaks, or bacon mac and cheese

Cambria Downtown Nashville | Ground floor of the hotel



The brainchild of acclaimed chef Sean Brock, Husk celebrates the flavors, aromas, textures, and heritage of Southern ingredients. Using only locally farmed produce and heirloom varietals, Husk has quickly emerged as one of Nashville's most-lauded dining destinations.

We recommend: Everything! (But get the burger if you can)

37 Rutledge Street | 0.9 miles from the hotel


Late Night Drinks & Bites

Pinewood Social

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Pinewood Social takes pride in their cocktails. They visit local distilleries, sample barrel-aged spirits, and choose their own unique barrels to bring back to the restaurant. That much care means a cocktail you’ll be dreaming about long after you leave Nashville. Plus, they have a bocce-ball court and a built-in bowling alley to keep you entertained well into the night.

We recommend: Goodnight But Not Goodbye

33 Peabody Street | 0.9 miles from the hotel

Robert’s Western World

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Drinks and items from the grill flow while traditional country tunes fill the air from the live stage. Robert’s Western World is the truest honky tonk you’ll find on Broadway. Grab a beer, order some late night treats, and experience its old-school Nashville vibe!

We recommend: Fried Bologna Sandwich

416 Broadway | .4 miles from the hotel

Robert’s Western World

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