Nashville’s food scene is a huge hit. With new restaurants that have already garnered a large following plus food fare that’s been around for decades, Music City cuisine is hitting all the right notes. Foodies, pack your bags and head to Tennessee! We’re serving up a menu of restaurant spots to taste.
Worth the trip for the biscuits alone, Loveless kicks it back to the old school Nashville scene. With celebrity guest photos on the wall and the red checkered tablecloths, Loveless remains an authentic Nashville restaurant with dishes that have withstood the test of time.
A southern restaurant with a French flair, Liberty Common boasts an impressive brunch menu with an even more impressive ambience. Enjoy brunch on their patio to soak in the Cumberland River views; this restaurant located in Riverfront Park.
Sky Blue Café
Sky Blue Café is another Nashville favorite. It is a small location with a huge reputation for breakfast dishes that will have guests traveling from all over the country for a bite.
If you visit Nashville, it is necessary to snack on some hot chicken. Hattie B’s is a hot commodity in Nashville. So popular, Hattie’s has opened multiple locations throughout Nashville so you can get your hot chicken fix.
For a refined lunch, check out this European cuisine spot. Nestled in East Nashville, Marché has a delectable lunch menu and a variety of baked goods to keep your appetite at bay until dinnertime.
Woolworth on 5th
Woolworth’s is a new restaurant with an impressive history. The site of student sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement, Woolworth on 5th is now a restaurant that offers southern fare and comfort food.
Catbird Seat is unique because they offer a rotating tasting menu. For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, take a seat in this open concept kitchen and feast on a dinner created for you that guests won’t experience the next day.
If you are craving Italian done right, head over to City House in Germantown. With homemade sausage, pasta, and small plates, this restaurant will hit the spot.
If changing menus is your thing, make reservations at Margot Café in East Nashville. The chef curates a menu daily to offer a fresh dinner with the best ingredients. Foodies will freak out over the creative dishes and carefully designed plates.
The Ice Cream Bar
Every food fan has a sweet tooth, so don’t forget dessert. The Ice Cream Bar offers all kinds of sweet concoctions in a retro space.
A European coffee house, Café Intermezzo has pastry chefs in-house that design pastries each night. They also offer crêpes and ice cream.
The Soda Parlor
For milkshakes that are out of this world, visit The Soda Parlor. They deck out mason jars with all of your favorite dessert ingredients to create decadent milkshakes that are both spoon and swoon-worthy.
Heather Brown, a Nashville Guide writer
Hailing from the Old Dominion, I've easily adapted my "Virginia is for Lovers" slogan to the "Nashville is for Music Lovers" lifestyle. After moving to Music City from Oklahoma City, I've explored middle Tennessee through the lens of artists' paintbrushes and urban canvasses. I've enjoyed eating, sipping, and dancing my way through Tennessee's capital while pausing periodically to strike a pose throughout the journey.