Hattie B's Hot Chicken
Hattie B's, 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
One of the best places for Nashville famous hot chicken. If you're going around lunch or dinner be prepared to wait in a line. Definitely get the hot chicken (I love the sandwich) and the mac & cheese side.
Edley's Bar-B-Que, 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
The brisket runs out daily and I highly recommend getting the brisket sandwich if available. If not you can't go wrong with the pulled pork sandwich. Mac & cheese side is great. On Wednesday Bushwackers (alcoholic milkshake) are $5 all day. Large selection of beers on tap as well.
Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint
Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint, 4th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
You can't go wrong with anything. The Alabama White sauce is my favorite. I always get the Alabama white wings or the pulled pork sandwich. The mac & cheese is unbelievable as well as the cornbread, which is more like a potato pancake.
Pancake Pantry, 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
Unbelievable pancakes. Be prepared to wait in line for over an hour (it's well worth it). You can't go wrong with anything, but a favorite is the Sweet Potato pancake if you like cinnamon. Syrups are homemade and made daily.
Jackson's Bar & Bistro
Jackson's Bar & Bistro, 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
Food is standard and nothing special. It is worth it for the dessert. I have a huge sweet tooth and the Cookie Dough Egg Rolls are the most amazing dessert that has ever entered my mouth! This is a MUST for anyone and everyone.
Jack's Bar-B-Que, Broadway, Nashville, TN, United States
Great casual BBQ right on Broadway (downtown). The ribs fall right off the bony and are extremely tasty! Cornbread and mac & cheese are great. So many different BBQ sauce flavors to choose from, or just try them all. Great outdoor area to eat on a nice day.
Biscuit Love Gulch, 11th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
Two different locations (one in the Gulch and the other in Hillsboro Village). Quick delicious bite for breakfast or lunch. Lines can be out the door depending on your timing.
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack, Ewing Drive, Nashville, TN, United States
This joint has been around for 100 years and rated as the #1 spot for hot chicken in all of Nashville by Thrillist. Even the mild sauce is very very hot. I'd bring a glass of milk with you!
Merchants Restaurant, Broadway, Nashville, TN, United States
Great location on Broadway with three levels. 1st floor is bistro and casual. 2nd is fine dining and the 3rd is used for private events. I sat on the 1st floor and had the Cheetos crusted mac & cheese per my waiter's recommendation. Not your typical mac & cheese, but definitely one of the best. A must try!
Loveless Cafe and Motel
Loveless Cafe, Tennessee 100, Nashville, TN, United States
Roughly 30 minutes outside of the city to the middle of nowhere, but well-worth the drive. If you hate biscuits you'll be in love after this restaurant!
Fido, 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
Coffee shop with cool vibes. A converted pet shop with gourmet coffee.
The Flipside, Nashville, TN, United States
Really cool and "different" restaurant with 50's decor and great milkshakes!
Monell's Dining and Catering, 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, United States
I highly highly highly recommend trying to fit this into your itinerary. Do not eat anything before going, you won't need to eat anything after until the next day. This is an all you can eat, family-style restaurant. The motto is "enter as strangers, leave as friends". You eat with strangers and get to know them. If the delicious southern food doesn't inspire you enough to go then the experience of it should!
Hog Heaven, 27th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, United States
Hidden gem behind Centennial Park. Strange hours, so I'd check before going, but it's a quick BBQ right next to Vanderbilt University.
The Cupcake Collection
The Cupcake Collection, 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, United States
Great homemade and creative cupcakes located in the Germantown neighborhood.
Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
Two locations: 12 South and Hillsboro Village. Different flavors made with high-quality ingredients. Get any flavor in a cone (cones are made fresh almost minutely). Sometimes in line they even have pieces of cones to munch on.
Helens Restaurant, South Grundy Quarles Highway, Gainesboro, TN, United States
Very close to Cummins Falls (in the middle of nowhere TN, a few hours outside of Nashville). On the side of a main road with nothing else in sight. This could be one of the best meals I've ever had. Unlimited chicken fingers and delicious sweet tea. The hot roast beef sandwich is unbelievable. The gravy is so flavorful. Dessert consists of a variety of pies that you can't go wrong with, so save room!
Cummins Falls State Park
Cummins Falls State Park, Cookeville, TN, United States
Roughly 2 hours outside of Nashville. If you're outdoorsy I highly recommend this beautiful park. There are 2 gorges and waterfalls. One is a mile hike and the other is 1.5 miles. If it's the right season and the water level isn't too high then you can go swimming at the bottom of the waterfall. Pets are allowed. Pair this activity with Helen's Restaurant.
Belle Meade Plantation
Belle Meade Plantation, Harding Pike, Nashville, TN, United States
Take a tour of the grounds or have a wine tasting. Spend an hour or two here.
Centennial Park, Nashville, TN, United States
Walk around the park and lounge on the grass while viewing the beautiful full-scale replica of the famous Parthenon. You can also take a tour inside of the Parthenon, which is an art museum. There's a small pond that's nice to walk around right next to the Parthenon.
Cumberland Pedestrian Bridge
Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, Nashville, TN, United States
Walk the bridge that connects downtown to East Nashville. Walk across the river to Nissan Stadium to see the Tennessee Titans play or a concert.
Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry, Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN, United States
If you love history and country music then I highly recommend. I did the backstage tour and then saw a show at night. Great experience!
Ryman Auditorium, 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, United States
Definitely a must see! Try and get tickets to a show.
Country Music Hall of Fame
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
How could you go to Nashville and not see the Country Music Hall of Fame? This takes a couple of hours to get the true experience.
RCA Studio B
RCA Studio B, Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN, United States
Great history all about the studio and Elvis. Tickets are a bit confusing and are included in the Country Music Hall of Fame tickets, but you have to visit both in the same day. There's a bus that takes you to and from each museum.
Johnny Cash Museum
Johnny Cash Museum, 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
For all those Johnny Cash fans this entire museum is dedicated to him.
The Bluebird Cafe, Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN, United States
Very well-known hot spots for up and coming songwriters. Many of the greats got there starts on this stage. Buy tickets in advance, you won't wanna miss this!
Wildhorse Saloon, 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN, United States
Great bar with an enormous dance floor dedicated to line dancing!
Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge
Tootsies, Broadway, Nashville, TN, United States
A trademark on Broadway!
Marathon Village, Clinton Street, Nashville, TN, United States
Cute building with different stores inside and knick knacks.
Corsair Distillery & Headquarters, Merritt Avenue, Nashville, TN, United States
Two locations (the other is in Marathon Village). Take a tour of the brewstillery. Try all different types of whiskey and a beer or two!
Acme Feed & Seed, Broadway, Nashville, TN, United States
One of the best bars on Broadway. It has a rooftop bar with a view of the Cumberland River. If you go to Acme you must get a Mule Kicker. This is hands down the best alcoholic beverage I've ever had in my entire life!
Honky Tonk Central
Honky Tonk Central, Broadway, Nashville, TN, United States
Great bar on Broadway with three levels. Each floor has live music during all business hours.
The Row, Lyle Avenue, Midtown, Nashville, TN, United States
Unbelievable brunch. I highly recommend the sweet potato skins, fried chicken and biscuits, fried pickles, "the trip" and the "row bennie".
Tavern, Broadway, Nashville, TN, United States
Amazing brunch. Buffalo cauliflower is delicious (a bit hot) and the "Benedict Uno" (the best eggs benedict I've ever had!)
bartaco 12 South, 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
Great tacos! The plantains are very tasty I highly recommend.
Losers Bar, Division Street, Nashville, TN, United States
Directly next door to Winners. Every Monday Losers has Whiskey Jam, which is great live music! Casual bar MUCH cheaper than downtown.
The Listening Room
The Listening Room
Up and coming songwriters performing. Appetizers and drink are good. Buy tickets in advance it does sell out!
Old Town Trolley Tours
Old Town Trolley Tours Nashville, 201 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201, United States
Every city has them, but I highly recommend doing this tour. It takes you to all the hot spots that as a tourist you'd want to see!