Best Nashville, TN Restaurants

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    10. Eastland cafe

    You feel a bit like you're in an NYC neighborhood with a country accent in this bustling East Nashville favorite. An open kitchen and easy view of the bar set the tone for a shared dining experience that complements...

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    9. Arnold's Country Kitchen

    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. ...

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    8. Husk

    When Sean Brock opened an outpost of his famed Charleston restaurant, HUSK, in a historic home near downtown, the food news went wild. And for many reasons, the buzz continues. There's such a sense of tradition in...

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    6. The Catbird Seat

    For a truly memorable dining experience, score a seat with full view of the chefs at this second-story boutique restaurant. This isn't just a meal, but a form of entertainment, where menus don't really exist and...

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    5. City House

    Chef Tandy Wilson is often cited by national food writers and publications for having a fun approach to classics. The Italian influence is evident in the rustic dining room, and a true love for cuisine is evident in...

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    4. Capitol Grille

    Set in the lower level of the gorgeous Hermitage Hotel, this is one of the best dining rooms in the city. Chef Tyler Wilson creates a menu that is approachable and very reflective of the city while still being...

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    2. Kayne Prime

    The gorgeous view of the skyline from the Gulch and the expansive bar viewing the historic train station are just an introduction on what to expect here. A top tier wine list accompanies the most inventive steakhouse...

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    1. Rolf and Daughters

    This Germantown dining hotspot has gained a slew of national attention including one of the top 10 new restaurants in the US for 2013. It's quaint and casual, favored by artistic types and celebrities and features...

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About Nashville, TN Restaurants

Whether it's down-home Southern cookin' or sophisticated Continental fare that you're looking for, you're in luck here. Nashville caters to all tastes with a restaurant scene that parallels the diversity found in its music styles. Ru San's sushi and Japanese food and Sitar's Indian dishes are just some examples of this variety. The staples of the city, however, are the meat-and-threes. Famous among these is the Loveless Café, which serves Southern classics such as fried chicken, meatloaf and chicken and dumplings, reminding you why it's called "comfort food." Loveless Café also offers a breakfast that is celebrated around the country, featuring biscuits and country ham and eggs with red-eye gravy as the main attractions. Another prominent breakfast spot is the Pancake Pantry. These pancakes, which can come with unique flavors and toppings, draw so many people that it's not unusual for the line to be around the corner and down the block. Nashville is also home to many successful restaurants that became regional or national chains; check out Whitt's Barbecue to see why it is such a hit.


About Joseph K. Hall Jr.

Joseph K. Hall, Jr. is an editor for 10Best, Inc. His travels have allowed him to sing for pints in Inistioge and eat octopus in Athens. He served as city editor on the 10Best Travel Guides for Atlanta, Dallas and Washington, DC. His work has also appeared in business and collegiate sports publications. In his spare time – when he has it – he serves as a...  Read more »

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