Best Restaurants in Nashville

318 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

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

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

On Fridays and Saturdays East Nashville’s Five Points Pizza is open two hours later than usual, making pizza lovers on the east side rejoice. The walk-up pizza window is open until 3 a.m. and lets ... 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

One should hate hipster tacos out of principle. But you can't hate Mas Tacos because it's really awesome. Fish tacos, fried avocado tacos, and the sopa de pollo are particularly good. Not far at... 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

Best deli around. Incredible Turkey Avocado sandwich. Salad bar, breakfast bar(amazing), draft beers, draft root beer. Everything they do is top notch.

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

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

207 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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!

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

191 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

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

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

186 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place has a very social environment. Artisan drinks and food. They also have, bocce ball, vintage bowling alley, outdoor and pool area. A living room area with board games and coffee bar. Very... 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

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

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

Level 1 has live bands (house and country), level 2 is more of a lounge with video games and a sushi bar, and level 3 is the amazing rooftop bar with Cumberland views and usually a pop or hip hop D... read more


The Wild Cow

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$$· 1896 Eastland Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

167 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Must go place for vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten free options. Satisfies tough dietary requirements without sacrificing yummy-ness.

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

156 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

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


Burger Up

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$$· 2901 12th Ave S·Map·Hours·Website·

146 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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.

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

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

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

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

Trendy italian food, wood fired pizza and artisanal cocktails just a short walk from my house! One of the most unique italian restaurants I have ever been to. My favorite is the wood fired Margher... read more


Two Ten Jack

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$$$· 1900 Eastland Ave·Map·Hours·Website·

151 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

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

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

Hot Chicken is the current craze in Nashville. This is the place for it! Expect a long line if you go there in person. We always call ahead and get for pickup to beat the lines. Once there, you... 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

If you haven't been to the Pancake Pantry, you have not toured Nashville. Yummy pancakes - great variety. Super long line but goes pretty quickly. Close to many small shops for coffee/ice cream/sho... 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

The reason people come here is to try the biscuits, but the reason they come back is for the heaping portions of real Tennessee southern food, just like granny made. Anything you can imagine: fried... 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

Southern cooking at its best! All-you-can-eat Southern comfort food served family style at communal tables in a Victorian mansion. Local tip...Midnight Country Breakfast served every Saturday fro... 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 a... read more

One of our favorites... before 12 South was the 12 south written about in magazines we'd be here a few times a week for great beer, great people and great food. We still here frequently and they've... read more

84 local Airbnb hosts recommend

They have a great brunch with live music and mimosas. A little pricey but not too bad. This widely popular restaurant sits at the heart of honky tonk, downtown. Hip but casual, The Southern is a de... read more

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

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!!

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.

Consistently cranking out some of the most interesting and flavorful dishes in town. Combine that with an always solid cocktail and wine list and one of the most unique restaurant spaces in town, a... read more

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!

Germantown cafe is one of my favorite places for lunch or dinner! Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 2pm. My favorite menu items are the Plum Pork and Coconut Curry Salmon. Ask for a win... read more


Rumours East

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$$· 1112 Woodland St·Map·Website·

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!

A former Victorian home converted to restaurant has character throughout! The "backyard deck" is decorated with pergolas, linen drapes, fire pits and lounge areas that are perfect for dining alfre... read more


Urban Grub

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$$$· 2506 12th Ave S·Map·Hours·Website·

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.

Located in the 12South Neighborhood (so lots of other options to bar-hop). Menu is unique, vibe is laid back with indoor/outdoor seating. Valet parking is available here - parking can be tricky in... read more

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

This place has the best NY-style pizza in town, and a massive list of topping options. On Tuesdays, it's 2-4-1 slices and beers. I go here regularly for that, but they also have great pasta and oth... read more



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$$$· 37 Rutledge St·Map·Hours·Website·

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

Great for brunch and dinner -- one of the best restaurants in town. Chef Sean Brock - appeared on Iron Chef and this place is a hot spot for locals and tourists so make a reservation. It's set in... 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

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

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

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.