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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Pub
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“Traditional Irish pub with the BEST fish and chips around! Plus, my husband Taylor works there, so pop up to the upstairs bar on Tuesdays or Thursday and grab a Guinness! Not to mention fantastic live Irish music every night!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Awesome cruise down the Cumberland River. With a great dinner and awesome show.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Hit the honky tonks without driving to Broadway. Garth Brooks a long with other local country artists have been known to hang out here after a night at the Opry.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Donelson Neighborhood gem 10 min from the airport. It is a versatile place with delicious sandwiches, coffee, salads, and tacos. They also have a full bar. In addition, you will find funky interior design, a collection of board games, and live evening music.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This is a local taproom with some delicious food as well. The taps are always rotating out and it mostly local breweries represented. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“A hip, modern take on Mexican food. This place comes highly recommended from some of my foodie friends. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Casual, family-run eatery with pleasant decor & an American menu of classic meat & seafood dishes. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Joint
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“This is one of our closest hot chicken places, and while it's not the most famous hot chicken restaurant, it has beat out many more well known hot chicken spots in taste tests held by the Tennessean news paper.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Unique restaurant where everything is served family style like you're at your grandmother's house. Don't be shy. You will sit at a table of 8 or 10 with strangers. Great conversation. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“From the bread to the sauces, practically all the Italian dishes are made from scratch daily, using only the freshest and most authentic ingredients available. There are more than a dozen pastas and sauces from which to choose , and what adds to Mirko Pasta's originality and uniqueness is the customer's ability to pair his/her pasta choice with any desired sauce on the menu. Mirko never wants his customer to get bored or disinterested, so along with the meal choices, numerous salads, Italian cheeses, appetizers, and delectable deserts compliment the menu.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“You can drink, play games, and feel like a little kid in here with everyone! SUCH A great time!! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Family owned and operated. Delicious food with a unique dining room atmosphere.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“My favorite breakfast and lunch place. Healthy selections as well as local favorites.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Kind of like the Subway of Pizza, pick your crust and toppings and they will whip up a personal pie for you. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The food here is great! I may be a bit partial... but I'm not the only one saying it! There is live music in the evenings beginning around 7pm until 10:30 or later on weekends. You will find me singing there occasionally (so, yeah, I'm partial :) ) Try the prime rib or any of the pasta dishes, or the HOT CHICKEN-better than Hattie B's. They have great monthly specials, too! And keep your eyes peeled. You never know who might come in, especially after the Opry...”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Elevated Diner Fare with a Casual Setting. Biscuits to Brussels, Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffles to Philly Cheesesteaks, it’s all made to order. That fried pie you ordered wasn’t made in the mornin; it was made for you. The real question: do you want your Philly ‘wit or witout onions?’”
  • 8 locals recommend