Best Places to Eat in Nashville, TN

Nashville is considered by many to be the best place for live music, but the city also offers an amazing food scene. Whether you’re looking for traditional Tennessee BBQ or something more exotic, Nashville can provide an opportunity to try it all. The following are some of best places to eat in the city. The list includes some new places, as well as some favorites that have been loved by locals for many years.


Martin’s BBQ Restaurant
This affordable BBQ joint, located near the Country Music Hall of Fame, has everything from beef brisket to smoked chicken. They offer classic sides like cole slaw, fries, and macaroni and cheese. But this place is for the meat lover. They smoke whole hogs daily, which makes for tender and juicy meat. Food is made fresh every day and the place is often packed at peak lunch and dinner hours. They offer outdoor seating options and a child-friendly atmosphere for families.

The Row Kitchen and Pub
This casual place also serves BBQ, along with other Southern favorites and the locally well-known Nashville Hot chicken. They have in-house made pickles and homemade biscuits and jam. The Row Kitchen and Pub would be a great introduction to Southern Style cuisine for out-of-towners. They have everything from traditional style cornbread to fried okra and diners can enjoy the live music in the bar area.

Etch Restaurant
For fine dining in Music City, Etch is an excellent choice. It has a great location near some of the city’s favorite places, including the Johnny Cash Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Etch offers an eclectic menu with fresh and seasonal foods. The ever popular cauliflower appetizer is a local favorite. They also serve venison and filet, along with some seafood options like octopus and catfish. Reservations are advised as this place is often full.

Joey’s House of Pizza
While Nashville is known better for their BBQ and Southern Fare, they also offer a great pizza joint. Joey’s House of Pizza, located on Elm Hill Pike, is a great place to bring the kids for a variety of pizza favorites. They offer a very casual atmosphere with self-serve drinks and a walk-up counter for ordering. Joey’s is known for their huge slices of NY style pizza. They also offer bread sticks and pasta dishes. Joey’s is a local favorite so calling ahead to pick up your pizza works well if you’re in a hurry.

If these restaurants have started to stir up your appetite then begin your vacation to Nashville today! One of the greatest things about vacation is indulging in food, which Nashville has a lot of. If you are beginning to plan your trip to Nashville and are looking for places to stay, consider a vacation rental home or condo from Playlist Properties. They offer a variety of rentals that are located in the hottest areas of Nashville such as downtown and The Gulch, which is close to many of these restaurants and more.
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