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Swett's Restaurant

Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Soul Food, Southern

Price Range: $

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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


  • 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.

  • Best for Homestyle Because: Another landmark serving hearty soul food and delicious pie at reasonable prices.
  • Best for Meat and Three Because: Served cafeteria style, the peach cobbler, fried chicken and smoked meats are some of the best in town.

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