Though most known for its country music scene, Nashville is starting to make its mark on the national food scene as well. With a ton of options, where do you start in Nashville? We’ve taken the liberty of putting together a list of the 10 best places to eat in Nashville, TN that’ll have you craving seconds.
10. Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
There’s a reason Hattie B’s has a 4.5 rating on Yelp with over 1424 reviews. The southern style chicken is actually world famous. I dare you to head here and not tweet about it after.
9. Five Points Pizza
Whether it’s lunch or 12 am, Five Points is the place to go for a slice of ‘za. Make sure you try the garlic rolls while you’re there.
8. Smiling Elephant
Thailand in Tennessee? You betcha, Smiling Elephant is hands down one of the best places to eat in Nashville, TN if you’re craving Thai food. Be mindful, they don’t take reservations, only walk-in dining and take out orders.
Upscale and delicious. If you’re looking for a great dinner, accompanied by an extensive wine list, this is the place to be.
6. bartaco 12 South
One of the newcomers to Nashville, opening in October of 2015, Bartaco is quickly turning into one of the most unique restaurants in Nashville. The location boasts a big bar and large outside patio. Make sure to try their habanero sauce on your next taco!
5. Mas Tacos Por Favor
Started in a 1974 Winnebago, Mas Tacos Por Favor has become a local favorite for Mexican cuisine. If it’s your first time, grab a few tacos and make sure to try the chicken tortilla soup. Be mindful, they only accept cash, so bring those deniros with you!
4. Little Octopus
Food is art and Little Octopus believes it. Their menu is very creative, and the types of drinks and food you can get are plentiful. This is the go-to Nashville spot for those looking for gluten-free, vegan and pescatarian food options. It’s also one of the most unique restaurants in Nashville.
3. City House
City House is European meets Southern style cuisine. For example, think delicious pizza and pasta made with Tennessee cheddar cheese. City House is located in the Germantown neighborhood, head over if you’re looking for a great mix of flavors and friendly staff.
2. Catbird Seat
Catbird Seat offers a unique dining experience at their U-shaped, open kitchen style restaurant. Being able to interact with the chefs as they prepare your food will help you understand the thought and care that goes into every plate served at Catbird Seat.
1. Arnold’s Country Kitchen
Any Nashville native knows, Arnold’s is a staple in the community. They’ve been serving Southern-style food for over 30 years. Head to TripAdvisor, Yelp or anywhere for that matter, and they’ll all tell you that Arnold’s is nothing short of awesome