Best Restaurants in Nashville
318 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Local burger. Great burgers, but expect a wait. Best for 2-4 people, not large groups. Order the farm burger, try a Sprecker Root Beer, and get the beer gravy for your fries. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-1... read more
Pretty much one of the most sought-after burgers in all of Nashville, the Pharmacy does everything right. From the killer burgers, fries, and handmade shakes, they also have an incredible lit patio... read more
Top notch burgers and brats, excellent back patio, and house-made sodas. Brian recommends: the Farm Burger. Emily recommends: the Pharmacy Burger and the tater tots.
295 local Airbnb hosts recommend
The best NY style pizza to be found in Nashville, and quite Possibly the South! Locally owned, this is THE place to order a pie from if you want to stay in and have some pizze. They feature an inv... read more
The best pizza place in town, located about 8 minutes away. You can sit on the restaurant side or pick up a slice next door. The garlic knots are insanely good and their salads are amazing as well.... read more
283 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Best tacos we've had in Nashville! This is our go-to spot anytime anyone visits. Get the tortilla soup (spicy), the elote (delicious mexican style corn) and a couple tacos and the agua frescas. Che... read more
Delicious Mexican food. They market "no frills" but it is pretty tasty. More so than the traditional over cheesy and greasy Mexican fare. Really really good. The soup is on point as well as the pla... read more
233 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Amazing Sandwiches! You really can't go wrong, great deli sandwiches (Turkey Avocado with Bentons Bacon is so good), build your own salad bar and breakfast buffet, beer and Spreckers Soda on tap, p... read more
Need a quick breakfast? Mitchell Deli has a yummy breakfast bar every morning with scrambled eggs, cheesy grits, biscuits and gravy, bacon, french toast, and oatmeal. Also a great salad bar and the... read more
Best deli around. Incredible Turkey Avocado sandwich. Salad bar, breakfast bar(amazing), draft beers, draft root beer. Everything they do is top notch.
207 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Winning numerous awards including Nashville's Best Mexican Restaurant and Best Margarita, for the 11th year in a row, Rosepepper has established itself as Nashville's leading tequila bar and restau... read more
Practically crawling distance to the house, which is a good thing once you’ve had a couple of their Margaritas. Fun joint, always crowded, but they serve a full menu at the bar, and you can usually... read more
Great drinks - Mexican-American cuisine, nice shaded patio and multiple salsas! Give'er a go! I love the Chicken Caesar Salad here, I eat it like a lettuce wrap. It comes with pumpkin seeds!
191 local Airbnb hosts recommend
We LOVE Lockeland - the chef has been nominated for James Beard award a handful of times. Call for reservations or be like us: chance it for two seats at the bar. Great cocktail and wine/whiskey li... read more
Chef Hal Holden-Bache turns out great dinners, night after night, and his Lockeland Table is often overlooked in lists of the city's finest eateries. His wood-fired pizzas are legendary, and the ti... read more
James Beard Award-Winning Chef. Pro tip: Lockeland's Community Happy Hour is amazing. Mon-Sat 4-6pm. Low priced handcrafted drinks and appetizers. I highly suggest the Korean Beef Tacos.
186 local Airbnb hosts recommend
My favorite location. EVERYTHING is delicious here. "Shook From The Gate" is my favorite drink here. The fried broccoli is my favorite app. This is a really cool place to eat, drink and/or hang out... read more
Pinewood Social is a great spot that offers many things - a bar, restaurant, coffee shop, cafe, bowling alley and even a pool! You truly can go there almost at any hour of the day or night and have... read more
176 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Acme Feed & Seed creates a uniquely ‘Nashville’ atmosphere that honors the unparalleled character of the city’s past, present and future. With 22,000 square feet of cocktail, culinary and entertain... read more
Acme offers a little bit of everything: food (casual dining on first floor, sushi/bar on second floor), live music, sports bar, special events, and my favorite - amazing views of downtown Nashville... read more
167 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Vegetarian without the judgement. Even folks who love cow, will love this wild cow! Tasty, affordable. Best to call in and go pick up. Always a wait bc the food is amazing and seating is small like... read more
Right across the street from RosePepper. Very casual, very good, vegetarian and vegan menu. Always packed. They serve lunch and dinner. We’re big fans of the OG Beans and Greens, the Seitan Tacos a... read more
Must go place for vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten free options. Satisfies tough dietary requirements without sacrificing yummy-ness.
156 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Everyone wants barbecue when they come to the South! Edley's does a great job of giving you what you want. All the BBQ is delicious and the sides are amazing. Try the black-eyed peas. Everyone also... read more
You may have heard of Jack's BBQ in downtown (which is very good) but my favorite place is Edley's. Try the cheesy grit casserole (my personal favorite) but you really can't go wrong here. They a... read more
Smokiest barbecue in town- try the turkey or smoked half chicken, even if you are a brisket lover. Also, great beer selection, fun place to watch sports, and try a bushwhacker.
146 local Airbnb hosts recommend
If you fe.el like being "good" you can grab an awesome kale salad with salmon. The marathon burger ( a quinoa/blackbean burger) is my favorite when I'm feeling a non-beef meal. But the Woodstock bu... read more
In addition to really good hamburgers, Burger Up makes a really great Kale salad. Communal seating and a really comfortable environment help make this dining experience unique.Easy walk from our home
This is another really excellent burger restaurant, with great cocktails. We recommend the truffle fries for everyone and the Marathon burger for any vegetarian friends out there.
147 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is our favorite dinner spot. Perfect for a culinary experience. It is innovative and always on-point. Rolf has delicious food. Plain and simple. Cannot go wrong with anything on this menu. It ... read more
Industrial-chic restaurant with clever New American dishes, communal tables & inventive cocktails. Reservations recommended.
132 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Chef Tandy Wilson, Best Chef Southeast, James Beard 2016. Consistently delicious Italian-inspired food with Southern ingredients. Wood-fired pizzas, catfish, trout...recently featured on Anthony Bo... read more
Tandy Wilson recently won the James Beard Award and for good reason. City House should not be missed. Ask questions, try a lot of things—that's my advice. Share the classic pork belly pizza, any ... read more
151 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Izakaya style (traditional Japanese pub) with amazing food and sushi. Starters include gems like the JFC (Japanese fried chicken) and shishito peppers. Excellent sushi and yakatori menu. Garlic noo... read more
This little tucked away Japanese "izakaya" or neighborhood pub, serves delicious food in a "small plates" vein. Think Japanese Tapas infused with southern ingredients. They're known for their rame... read more
Best Ramen in Nashville! Japanese-inspired izakaya (neighborhood bar) serving artisinal ramen, yakitori, sushi, craft beer, Japanese whiskeys, sake & shochu. Bar opens@4, dining @5
131 local Airbnb hosts recommend
They feature creative folks using local ingredients to prepare original dishes served in a cozy and approachable atmosphere. Frothy Monkey has been a staple in the Nashville community since 2004. T... read more
Frothy Monkey is one of my favorite places for breakfast! They have a great menu for all kinds of diets, as well as a large coffee bar with signature drinks and everything you ca think of! Located ... read more
Awesome wifi cafe - looks like a house. Indoor/outdoor seating. Hip vibe. Great for breakfast, brunch & lunch.. but you can get breakfast all day. Celebrity sitings - all the time!
126 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Iconic "Nashville Hot Chicken". Multiple locations, this one is closest to downtown. Tenders Platter is the way to go. Be warned: Mild is like Medium, Medium is like Hot!
Nashville’s most notable contribution to Southern culinary culture, hot chicken, can be found at places that let you choose the level of spiciness of your chicken. Make sure to check out this over ... read more
116 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Pancake Pantry is well deserving of the line that always seems to form out the door after about 8:30 am. Brian recommends: the full stack. Emily recommends: the chocolate chip pancakes.
This is a bit of a Nashville staple and also known for the winding line outside. The line moves quickly though and is totally part of the experience! Great pancakes, good service, and if you get th... read more
117 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Awesome al-fresco barbeque and bar experience. Try the Tuck Special(brisket sandwich, house made spicy pimento cheese, over easy egg, red and white sauce, pickles.) WOAH
Another great local BBQ joint, closer to downtown in the trendy 12 South area. Take a walk and finish off your meal with a Sprinkles cupcake, Jeni's ice cream, or a handmade popsicle at Las Paletas.
3 Miles away. Pretty decent BBQ, but I’m from KY and quite picky when it comes to BBQ so “pretty decent” is about the highest honor you’ll get from me. $10-$15
116 local Airbnb hosts recommend
For more than 50 years, Vanderbilt University students, downtown office workers, and thousands of other Nashville residents and visitors have made the trek south down Highway 100 to the Loveless fo... read more
Southern cafe with down-home dishes & a country vibe, plus eclectic on-site shops. Best biscuits in town! Located just yards from the northern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway, one of America’... read more
96 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Must stop while visiting in Nashville! Family Style Dining - you are seated with strangers at a large table and you enjoy a wonderful meal all together - pass to the left please! :) We had so many... read more
What a great way to meet new folks and enjoy real southern cooking. Family style seating with no ordering required. They just bring out the food and you pass it around like you would at a family d... read more
88 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This place is great to grab a beer. And their food is so good - not bar food at all. Get the tacos al carbon - and if you're a vegetarian like me, then get them with seitan. We're regulars.
where we like to go and sit outside, have a beer and a sandwich and meet people. The dog friendly environment is a great place to go for a very relaxed lunch or dinner. Just don't go there if you ... read more
84 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Jazz Brunch here on the weekends is to die for. It goes til 1:30 or 2pm, listen to violin and acoustic playing jazz standards while you indulge. Get "The Highway" (chicken n waffles) Order it hot!!
An upscale restaurant in the middle of Downtown Nashville. Their food is locally sourced. They also have a great outdoor patio, right across from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Notably a great p... read more
78 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Voted one of Nashville's best, Treehouse is known for their fine small plates and on point patio. If you have a party of 4+ you can dine in a real treehouse. They're now serving until 3am as well.
East Nashville. Food is amazing and different. Revolving menus. Separate tables and community tables. Awesome bar. Best part is outside area with multi-level treehouse with tables and seating.
73 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Want a nice meal that's fancy, but not too fancy? Germantown Cafe is the place for white tablecloth experience that's not too pricey. Going for brunch? Get the Crabcakes Benedict. Dinner? You ... read more
Best happy hour ever. You get amazing apps and house wines and the like for $5 dollars 3-7 m-f! Outside of that they have the best fried green tomatoes in town and one of the best pork dishes!
91 local Airbnb hosts recommend
A great wine bar with yummy cocktails and small plates. The historic house-turned restaurant/bar makes it easy to feel comfortable. Also fun backyard seating!
73 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Great oysters and awesome ambiance with a cool bar setting. There is a gerat outdoor space for dinning with outdoor fireplaces in the winter time.
Hot restaurant with an eclectic menu that pleases everyone. Lots of date nights spent here but brunch attracts lots of families too. Outdoor seating.
68 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This is a fun, casual pizza/italian place. Tuesday nights are Two-for Tuesdays…gets very crowded but worth it! 2 for 1 slices of pizza, 2 for 1 beers. In 12 South.
Pizza and pasta, decent wine and beer list, fun patio! Love the gluten free pizza option, make sure you ask them to make it a lil crispy, otherwise it'll be a lil soggy! Lol
67 local Airbnb hosts recommend
This outpost of the Charleston original continues to shine, showcasing executive chef Sean Brock's and chef de cuisine Brian Baxter's inventive take on Southern cuisine.
This is a reservation type place, but Husk is *phenominal*, especially their starters. James Beard award winning Chef Sean Brock and company make the best take on shrimp and grits that I've ever ha... read more
80 local Airbnb hosts recommend
If you like spicy food, you have to try Nashville Hot Chicken while you're in town! There are several hot chicken establishments around town, but we LOVE Pepperfire! PS: This is a super casual place.
Nashville's famous hot chicken is a must try. We recommend Pepperfire to unsuspecting tourists who are hot chicken first timers because the heat is predictably consistent. But for the real thing, h... read more
If you're going to try hot chicken while in Nashville, definitely check out Pepperfire Hot Chicken. This is my favorite hot chicken spot, and be careful when selecting your spice level.
67 local Airbnb hosts recommend
Haven't experienced a bad breakfast yet. Don't let the appearance of the building keep you from tiring this delightful breakfast place. Drive around back to see the work of a local artist
If you want to eat with the locals and get a hearty, stick to your ribs breakfast, this is the place. The servers are the nicest on earth and you won't leave hungry! Don't forget to sign your name ... read more
This greasy spoon has the best diner breakfast in East Nashville. While it used to be a hidden gem, word has gotten out so go early.