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Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Soul Food, Southern
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Swett's began as a tavern in 1920, but turned to the meat-and-three scene in 1954. The family-owned business is proud of the diversity of its clientele. Recipes at Swett's are never written down,... Read More
Swett's began as a tavern in 1920, but turned to the meat-and-three scene in 1954. The family-owned business is proud of the diversity of its clientele. Recipes at Swett's are never written down, ensuring a different experience every time you visit. The cooks put their heart and soul into this food, and the popularity of their dishes attest to the care and attention paid to the items. A second location at the Nashville Airport serves as a delicious way to be welcomes to the city, as well as a tasty sendoff for those leaving the land of meat and threes for a while. While Swett's is best known as a cafeteria-style meat-and-three, In 2012 Swett's added barbecue to its offerings. The barbecue line is in a separate corner of the restaurant than the meat-and-three.
- Barbecue: "It's all about the smoke here, so opt for fall-off-the-bone ribs or chicken."
- Best for Barbecue Because: Swett's is one of the old school Nashville restaurants: It appeals to tourists, government officials, and students alike. You never know who will be here.