55 South

615.538.6001 www.eat55.com

Taking its name from the highway that connects Memphis and New Orleans Executive Chef Jason McConnell’s casual Franklin restaurant draws a similar tangent with its menu. Eclectic Southern cuisine and New Orleans-style favorites include a range of options familiar in concept but delightfully fresh to taste. Try the chicken and sausage jambalaya or come in […]


615.321.2209 www.americanonashville.com

The vibrant, colorful vibe of Americano freestyle tapas bar makes it a great place to enjoy shared Spanish small plates in a casual environment. Here, you can taste hot and cold tapas inspired by both Mediterranean cultures and the New World, meant to be accompanied by offerings from an extensive wine and specialty cocktail menu.

Blue Moon Waterfront Grille

615.356.6666 www.bluemoongrille.com

For years Blue Moon was a mainstay in West Nashville, and a gathering spot for the boating community. Those good times washed down the Cumberland River with the restaurant in the 2010 flood—until it was reborn in the form of Blue Moon Waterfront Grille three years later.  Rock Harbor Marina veterans will appreciate the same […]

The Bunganut Pig

615.794.4777 www.bunganutpig.com

For 27 years, The Bunganut Pig Pub & Eatery has been a downtown Franklin staple. “The Pig” offers a large patio, billiards room, martini lounge and a downstairs dining room reminiscent of a 19th century English pub. Live acoustic music is featured on the patio each night during fair weather and full dance bands perform every […]


615.577.2262 www.Cabananashville.com

This cool, hip, upscale bar, restaurant and lounge in eclectic Hillsboro Village features a 2,900-square-foot, year-round patio and ten private cabanas outfitted with flat-screen TVs. Offering the ultimate in bar food and innovative entrees, Executive Chef Brian Uhl’s “Southern Comfort”-style menu has won national acclaim. Cabana is available for private events.

Caffé Nonna

615.463.0133 www.caffenonna.com

Chef Daniel Maggipinto’s original, earthy Mediterranean-style dishes capture the hearty flavor, generous portions and “amore” of his own Nonna’s (grandmother’s) recipes. At Caffé Nonna, the motto is “To eat well is to live well.” USA Today says, “Nonna’s food satisfies the soul.” Reservations recommended.

Capitol Grille

615.345.7116 www.capitolgrillenashville.com

Relaxed, low key and loved by Nashvillians “in the know,” Capitol Grille is inspired by cultural sustainability—that is, preserving the past while using techniques of the present. Located in the Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville, Capitol Grille’s menu is full of Southern dishes using fresh, local ingredients.

Chago’s Cantina

615.386.0106 www.chagoscantina.com

Chago’s Cantina is providing Nashville with an authentic taste of Mexico and Latin America in a fun, laid-back atmosphere in the Belmont/Hillsboro neighborhood. You will love their traditional, homemade Mexican favorites and the original Latin dishes. Chago’s open patios are the perfect place to hang out with family and friends, or watch a sporting event […]

Cork & Cow

615.538.6021 www.corkandcow.com

Cork & Cow, Chef Jason McConnell’s latest venue in Franklin, emphasizes great steaks and great wine. They offer a menu with extensive cuts of steak and wood grilled specialties that feature dry-aged, grass-fed and locally sourced beef, from Prime to Wagyu grades. Choose from 100 bottles of wine – more than 30 offered by the […]

Copper Kettle

615.383.7242 www.copperkettlenashville.com

At Copper Kettle, they believe in doing things the old-fashioned way: home-cooked culinary delights from around the world and right here at home in Nashville. Dine with them at either of their casual cafe, which features daily specials, classic sandwiches, satisfying salads and irresistible desserts. The Brunch every Sunday is a bountiful buffet to satisfy […]

Cross Corner Bar & Grill

615.370.0870 www.crosscornerbarandgrill.com

Businessmen for lunch, families for dinner, tables full of softball players celebrating into the night. Youth soccer teams on Saturday and Titans fans on Sunday. Great food, lots of TVs and the full complement of Cheers-like regulars. Cross Corner Bar & Grill is always comfortable, always fun.      

Crow’s Nest

615.783.0720 www.crowsnestnashville.com

It’s a blend of a casual fine dining restaurant and a sports bar, focusing on foodies and discriminating diners looking for quality eats and drinks. Then they morph into an all-out SEC football spot on Saturdays, and a pro football haven on Sundays.

Elliston Place Soda Shop

615.327.1090 www.ellistonplacesodashop.com

A local institution that’s been slinging thick, homespun milkshakes and hand-patted burgers across lunch counters since 1939, Elliston Place will take you on a trip down memory lane right quick. The fountain and grill offers old-fashioned Americana ambiance alongside a full Southern repertoire, including daily meat ‘n’ three offerings and a not-to-be-missed lemon icebox pie. […]

Embers Ski Lodge

615.866.5652 www.embersskilodge.com

A great neighborhood bar for a great Nashville neighborhood, Embers Ski Lodge is 12South’s aprés-ski lodge serving craft cocktails and a from-scratch, seasonally inspired gastro pub menu. No ski shoes necessary.

Fenwick’s 300

615.840.6462 www.fenwicks300.com

A nod to the Melrose Lanes—a Nashville pastime from 1942-2005—that took up the original space in the Melrose Neighborhood complex, Fenwick’s 300 offers Nashvillians a place to gather with family and friends, whether at a large booth, community table or the expansive bar made from a reclaimed Melrose bowling lane.   Guests can enjoy diner-inspired […]


615.777.3436 www.fidocafe.com

FIDO straddles the line between upscale coffeehouse and casual restaurant. The all day menu features everything from blueberry pancakes to fish tacos, with daily specials ranging from pulled pork sandwiches to poached salmon. Fresh roasted organic and fair-trade coffee comes from Fido’s sister store, Bongo Java. Desserts made on premises.          

Finezza Italian Bistro

615.356.9398 www.finezzabistro.com

For more than two decades, Finezza Italian Bistro has been serving classic Italian comfort food to families that have grown up in the Belle Meade restaurant. Finezza first opened its doors in 1991, and while the authentic, made-to-order Italian dishes encouraged hungry Nashvillians to give it a try, the warm atmosphere that made diners feel […]

Fleet Street Pub

615.200.0782 www.fleetstreetpub.com

Located in the famous Printer’s Alley, Fleet Street Pub offers hungry roamers an authentic English experience. The dishes coming out of the kitchen from lunch to late night are about as British as their names: Give a go at the Queensway cock-a-leekie soup, the Baker Street burger, the Picadilly fish and chips or the Whitechapel […]

Flyte World Dining and Wine

615.255.6200 www.flytenashville.com

With emphasis on fresh, organic and humanely raised ingredients, Executive Chef Matthew Lackey and his team create contemporary, seasonal menus featuring spectacular presentations and flavors that complement an eclectic wine list. Flyte provides unique opportunities to sample deliciously inventive flavor combinations and constantly evolving cuisine and beverage pairings.              

Germantown Café

615.242.3226 www.germantowncafe.com

Just blocks from downtown, TPAC and LP Field, Germantown Café offers fresh, comfortably creative, reasonably priced food, along with an amazing view of the Nashville skyline. The Café is the perfect choice for pre-theatre dinners, casual nights out on the town, power lunches or lazy Sunday brunches.            

GRAY’S on Main

615.435.3603 www.graysonmain.com

Set in a ca. 1876 Victorian building in Historic Downtown Franklin, the three-story restaurant and music venue honors Tennessee’s cultural heritage through fresh spirits, flavors and sounds. The GRAY’S menu reflects the best of the South in food, with a focus on locally and regionally sourced ingredients. The second floor bar and music hall features […]

Harvest at Homestead

615.538.6113 www.homesteadmanor.com

Located in a ca. 1819 National Register home, Harvest at Homestead Manor is a Tuscan-inspired restaurant in Thompson’s Station that cultivates its on-site organic farm for menus reflecting the season’s bounty. Leading culinary operations is Executive Chef Carlos Garcia, who draws parallels between Italian and Southern cultures, pairing time-honored European recipes with traditional Southern foodways.

Holland House Bar and Refuge

615.262.4190 www.hollandhousebarandrefuge.com

Housed in the re-imagined shell of a former grocery in East Nashville, this neighborhood haven sources local and regional ingredients in the kitchen and the bar, which was saluted in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Best Business Bars” in 2011. Chef Kristin Beringson’s menu of rustic New American fare boasts an impressive selection of house-cured meats, farmstead cheeses […]


615.385.9968 www.jacksonsbarandbistro.com

A bustling corner bistro in historic Hillsboro Village, Jackson’s offers creative comfort cuisine for lunch, dinner, late-night dining and Saturday and Sunday brunch in an eclectic, upbeat, come-as-you-are atmosphere. Choose a seat in the dining room, at one of two bars or on the sprawling, covered outdoor patio.               […]

Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse

615.329.4349 www.jimmykellys.com

Impressing visitors and natives alike with its great food and Southern hospitality since 1934, Jimmy Kelly’s is now serving superb steaks to a third generation of Nashvillians. Located in a Victorian mansion with the look and feel of the Old South, Jimmy Kelly’s is part of what Music City is all about.

The Listening Room Cafe

615.259.3600 www.listeningroomcafe.com

Music for the soul, food for the body. Located on Second Avenue South in downtown Nashville, The Listening Room Cafe is one of the city’s premier music venues. In addition to excellent live music every single night, it also features an excellent selection of Southern-inspired dishes for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Love Peace & Pho

615.942.0045 www.lovepeaceandpho.com

Combining a ’70s-themed vibe, a sleek dining bar (complete with USB chargers) and authentic Vietnamese cuisine, Love Peace & Pho offers Nashville a unique dining experience in the Eighth Avenue South corridor. The menu of dishes passed down through the Nguyen family has quickly earned the establishment the title of being one of the hottest […]


615.269.4646 www.Mafiaozas.com

Since 2003, MAFIAoZA’s has wowed capacity crowds nightly with its authentic Italian menu, impressive Old and New World wine list and comfortable, welcoming ambiance. In the style of a 1920s New York Italian restaurant, MAFIAoZA’s serves the finest stone-oven pizza in the Southeast and other authentic Italian dishes, using only the freshest ingredients.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que

615.200.1181 www.martinsbbqjoint.com

After making waves in Nolensville and Morgantown, W. Va., Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint has joined the ranks of Nashville barbecue destinations with the opening of their new location on Belmont Boulevard. Their pulled pork, brisket, ribs and variety of Southern sides are suitable for the likes of stars such as Waylon Jennings, who described his experience […]

McCabe Pub

615.269.9406 www.mccabepub.com

McCabe has proudly been serving Nashville in the Sylvan Park neighborhood since 1982. Family-owned and operated, McCabe is open for lunch and dinner. They serve American home-style food, catering to a variety of tastes with a well-rounded menu offering anything from a grilled cheese to fresh salmon or pan-fried trout. Daily specials are also available. […]

Mere Bulles

615.467.1945 merebulles.com

At Mere Bulles, you’ll find business executives, celebrities, locals and tourists all raving about the “new-old” Southern dining experience. Savor a cup of the notorious she crab bisque, or feast on succulent seared fish. Settle into a cozy dining room, the indoor or outdoor patio, or perch yourself on the balcony overlooking the nearby hills. […]

Midtown Café

615.320.7176 www.midtowncafe.com

Known as the place for a power lunch as well as a romantic dinner, Midtown Café offers great, unpretentious food under the precise eye of Executive Chef Brian Uhl. Fifty wines by the glass and 150 by the bottle keep Midtown on the top of every “Best Of” list. Free shuttle service for downtown hotel […]

Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar

615.678.5232 www.facebook.com/NonnasPizzeriaWineBar

In addition to sharing an entrance with Sylvan Park’s revered Caffe Nonna, Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar shares a menu full of authentic, affordable Italian food made by Chef Dan Maggipinto—just like his Nonna taught him to do when he was young. Opened in 2012, Nonna’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar serves up delicious pizzas and sandwiches […]

Noshville Green Hills

615.269.3535 www.noshville.com

At Noshville Authentic New York Delicatessen, the goal is to prepare and serve the highest-quality food in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Noshville has several convenient locations, and the house rules are simple: “Check your cares at the door, order with reckless abandon, and indulge your senses in the life that is Noshville.”   Breakfast is […]

Peg Leg Porker

615.829.6023 www.peglegporker.com

The west Tennessee barbecue culture was instilled in Carey Bringle from a young age, and it’s that unique Memphis influence in Peg Leg Porker’s award-winning sauces and rubs that have gained it fast popularity nationwide. Located in the Gulch, Peg Leg Porker is prized for its popular patio, soulful atmosphere and old-school barbecue.

The Pineapple Room at Cheekwood

615.352.4859 www.cheekwood.org

Located in the beautiful setting of Cheekwood, The Pineapple Room Restaurant offers everything from gourmet sandwiches and salads full of local produce to fresh seafood entrees. Daily features include seasonal soups, chef’s specials and original desserts. The views of the natural setting are spectacular, making the restaurant the perfect place to host a group luncheon […]

Pizza Perfect

615.329.2757 www.pizzaperfectonline.com

Since 1983, Pizza Perfect has been making pies by hand and baking them to-order in gas-fired ovens. With a focus on fresh cooking and fresh ingredients, their homemade dough is made fresh daily without using any preservatives. The local pizzeria also offers an authentic selection of Italian pastas, salads, baked or steamed sub sandwiches, desserts […]

Provence Breads & Café

615.386.0363 www.provencebreads.com

Provence Breads & Café opened its doors in 1996 with the goal of baking the finest-quality artisan breads and pastries in Nashville. Every single item we produce is baked from scratch using the finest ingredients available.


615.297.2070 www.pmnashville.com

PM, in the heart of the historic Belmont neighborhood, offers something for everyone. Guests enjoy an Asian-influenced menu, from great burgers to sushi and Thai-fusion small plates. Established in 2003 by Chef Arnold Myint and Nashville leading lady Patti Myint, who says of the name PM: “When you buy signs, you pay per letter…when I […]

Puckett’s 5th and Church

615.770.2772 www.puckettsgrocery.com

People have enjoyed what Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant has to offer for years.  In the heart of historic downtown Franklin, and downtown Nashville, Puckett’s is the home of warm hospitality and delicious Southern fare. Locally owned and operated, Puckett’s is where families gather for a great meal, business deals are made and guests come from […]

Puckett’s Boat House

615.790.2309 www.puckettsboathouse.com

The Puckett’s family of restaurants has added a delicious new option: Puckett’s Boat House. Located at the gateway to downtown Franklin, the Boat House will take you right to your favorite Gulf Coast getaway. Enjoy fresh shrimp, Apalachicola oysters and other delicious options, all served Southern-style in a casual setting. Live music on Friday and […]

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant

615.794.5527 www.puckettsgrocery.com

People have enjoyed what Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant has to offer for years.  In the heart of historic downtown Franklin, and downtown Nashville, Puckett’s is the home of warm hospitality and delicious Southern fare. Locally owned and operated, Puckett’s is where families gather for a great meal, business deals are made and guests come from […]

Red Pony

615.595.7669 www.redponyrestaurant.com

Red Pony’s unique approach to Southern cuisine offers flavorful dishes crafted from the area’s best produce and meats and served in a stylish, laid-back setting. The first of executive chef Jason McConnell’s three Franklin restaurants, Red Pony opened in 2006. Its rustic but chic space in an historic building not far from Franklin’s public square […]

The Row

615.321.1224 www.therownashville.com

Dine where the working-class poets of Music Row came to eat, drink and ultimately shape country music history for more than 30 years. Now The Row Kitchen & Pub is where artists, executives, locals and visitors alike come for Nashville-inspired Southern comfort food like hot chicken & hickory pit BBQ. Enjoy live music, regional craft […]

Rumours East

615.262.5346 www.rumourseast.com

Rumours East, located at Five Points in East Nashville, is a full-service restaurant and bar under the guise of a cozy 1900s Victorian house. Since opening, Rumours East has evolved into a pre-prohibition style craft cocktail bar serving seasonal-inspired cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. Consistently recognized as the best outdoor dining experience and patio […]


615.599.4995 www.saffirerestaurant.com

In the Factory at Franklin, Saffire Restaurant & Bar combines locally grown produce and indigenous flavors with exotic ingredients to deliver wonderfully creative cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere. A neighborhood restaurant with an urban warehouse feel, Saffire offers modern updates to classic Southern cuisine, spectacular wines and an extensive whiskey selection. It’s where culinary meets […]


615.401.9316 www.salsarestaurantnashville.com

For a unique cultural experience in the middle of Music City, head over to Salsa, the first authentic Puerto Rican restaurant in Nashville. Salsa’s modern dining room and cozy atmosphere welcome guests to enjoy the Puerto Rican-influenced menu that boasts fresh ingredients and big flavors deeply rooted in Latin cuisine. Salsa also keeps its heritage […]

Smokin Thighs

615.601.2582 www.smokinthighs.com

Located in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, Smokin Thighs offers hungry diners a unique selection of all-things applewood smoked and grilled chicken, never fried. The food truck-turned restaurant also boasts a large patio and bar featuring Nashville’s largest moonshine selection, making it the ideal neighborhood gathering spot.

Sole Mio

615.256.4013 www.solemionashville.com

Sole Mio started nearly three decades ago in a little town by the shores of the Adriatic Sea. After developing a passion for the food philosophies of Northern Italy, GianCarlo Agnoletti took his craft to the much different culture of Nashville. With more than 18 years in Tennessee, Sole Mio continues to carry on his […]

South Street

615.320.5555 www.pansouth.net/southstreet

A Nashville tradition since 1991, South Street offers pit BBQ ribs, oysters, crab cakes, pumped chicken, crawfish & shrimp enchiladas, a Jack Daniel’s strip and steamed New Orleans bread pudding – to name just a few of the Southern urban cuisine choices. When weather permits, the restaurant offers open-air seating.           […]