Nashville Steakhouses: A Cut Above the Rest

Trying to find the best steakhouses in Nashville? 10Best has you covered. Much like a prime cut of meat, this list has been pain-steak-ingly cared for by our local expert and includes only the best of the best.   This guide will not only lead you to a fantastic dining experience, it will help you find areas where steakhouses are prominent - Downtown, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot.  Sink your teeth into these top ten steakhouses in Nashville!

Old Hickory Steakhouse
Situated inside Opryland Resort, this is an ideal special occasion dinner reservation for travelers. Superior culinary and service talent pair top wines with delicious entrees in this clubby, traditional atmosphere. (615-458-6848)

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
The best-kept secret about Fleming's is that locals flock here for divine wines and cocktails along with specially priced signature appetizers during weekday happy hour. Getting a seat at the bar is a true treat, as is the lobster tempura offered before your meal. (615-342-0131)

Bob's Steak and Chop House
This is the city's newest carnivore headquarters, serving up man-sized portions to the scores of visitors to the convention center. Be on the lookout for business meetings nearby as you enjoy a glass of red along with the fantastic ribeye. (615-761-3707)

Morton's, The Steakhouse
This isn't Chicago's tucked away setting, but instead, the restaurant's Bar 12-21 is lined with tables that have views of the dramatic library and street pedestrians in the heart of downtown. The dining room features a completely open kitchen where patrons watch as the open flame sears steaks to the perfect temperature. (615-259-4558)

Jimmy Kelly's Restaurant
Perhaps the city's first 'power spot,' this throwback location has been serving traditional steaks and sides along with cornbread cakes since 1934. Groups love the ambiance and private rooms for celebrations. Visitors and city natives alike rave about the classic space and service. (615-329-4349)

Sperry's Restaurant
For a bit of nostalgia, this dimly lit Belle Meade original is the place to order a perfect steak with twice-stuffed baked potatoes (and salad bar). It has been so popular over the years that an exact replica outpost was opened in the Cool Springs district. Reserve a table in the bar(full menu served), where a fireplace roars and the laughter never stops. (615-353-0809)

Cork & Cow
Charming Downtown Franklin is a beloved destination for those seeking a cozy table at this eclectic, chef-driven steak haven. Choose from a variety of hickory and oak grilled cuts along with seafood additions nightly. (615-538-6021)

The Palm
While part of a national chain, this locale is considered a city icon. A lively environment at both lunch and dinner, the experience never disappoints. The people-watching is as good as the premium cocktails. (615-742-7256)

The Southern Steak and Oyster
Since it's opening 2 years ago, this downtown hot spot has earned the reputation of an incredible filet as well as true Southern sides and hospitality. Oyster lovers will love the authentic marble shucking bar and the daily variety of raw offerings on the menu. (615-724-1762)

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 menu in the city. From specialty cuts of prime or Wagyu beef to an array of gourmet side dishes for sharing this, is a gathering place for foodies of all ages. It's also considered a 'female friendly' steak house; women adore the array of lighter choices on the menu and the rustic, romantic decor. ((615) 259-0050)

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Maps and Directions

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: West End Avenue
Cost: $$$$
Bob's Steak and Chop House 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Downtown
Morton's, The Steakhouse 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cost: $$$$
Jimmy Kelly's Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Regional, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Elliston Place
Cost: $$$
Sperry's Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Belle Meade
Cost: $$
Cork & Cow 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Franklin
The Palm 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cost: $$$
The Southern Steak and Oyster 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Southern, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cost: $
Kayne Prime 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Neighborhood: The Gulch
Cost: $$$
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