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Best Restaurants: There's no fussy, trendy cuisine to be found here, but Arnold's is still a food lover's fantasy. Pick up a tray and make your way down the cafeteria-style line and choose from meat-and-three or a vegetable plate. The choices change by the day, but locals fill up on choices such as macaroni and cheese, turnip greens, mashed potatoes, roast beef, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken and more. When it is crowded you may end up sharing your table with strangers. But this is the south; they won't be strangers for long. Arnold's is one of the few Nashville mainstays that has stayed popular for more than 30 years. You really could run into almost anyone while here.

Restaurants near LP Field: If you're seeking a bit of love on your plate along with a lively, old-school atmosphere, Arnold's is the place to be. The family run institution isn't fancy, but is always filled by the city's leaders and foodies. The menu changes based on fresh ingredients, but staples like meatloaf, roast beef and the chocolate pie are served up cafeteria-style daily with a good selection of vegetables. Everything is made from scratch, priced well and reflects the vibe of what Nashville is, both past and present. Don't let the line out the door scare you off - that's how you know it's good. Plus, the cafeteria-style services quickly moves the throngs along.

Homestyle: On the red walls of this meat 'n three are signed portraits of famous Nashvillians who frequent the place, including the Dixie Chicks and local sports columnist Joe Biddle. Meats include fried chicken, pork chops, fish, and beef; sides include macaroni and cheese, fried okra, and turnip greens. Make friends with your fellow diners, because you'll be sitting with them family-style.Their mac and cheese and fried green tomatoes set a new standard and roast beef is a cut above the rest. Rounding out the "sides" menu are mash potatoes, turnip greens, corn bread, and creamed corn. Be aware that Arnold's closes by 2:30 pm so get there early and grab a tray.

Meat and Three: On the red walls of this meat 'n three are signed portraits of famous Nashvillians who frequent the place, including the Dixie Chicks and local sports columnist Joe Biddle. Meats include fried chicken, pork chops, fish, and beef; sides include macaroni and cheese, fried okra, and turnip greens. Make friends with your fellow diners, because you'll be sitting with them family-style.Their mac and cheese and fried green tomatoes set a new standard and roast beef is a cut above the rest. Rounding out the "sides" menu are mash potatoes, turnip greens, corn bread, and creamed corn. Be aware that Arnold's closes by 2:30pm so get there early and grab a tray.

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Local Expert Hollie Deese Says:

Restaurants near LP Field: "Double check before heading out the door to confirm they are open - it's lunch only during the week."

Homestyle, Meat and Three: "Be sure to try the banana pudding."

Best for Restaurants near LP Field Because: When people from out of town flood LP Field for CMA Fest, this spot gives them a true taste of Nashville.

Best for Homestyle Because: Our most favorite local restaurant is also a James Beard Foundation America's Classics Award winner.

Best for Meat and Three Because: It may not look like much, but this cafeteria style serves up world-renowned home-style cooking.

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