Bavarian Bierhaus

(615) 238-0687 www.bierhausnashville.com/

Gemütlichkeit [noun] // gah·moot·lich·kite: a German-language word that describes the general feeling or state of warmth, friendliness and good cheer. This is exactly the feeling that Bob Krumm and Brian Kehl experienced while spending time in the famed beer halls of Bavaria when they were stationed in Germany with the United States Army. Upon their […]

Blue Moon Waterfront Grille

615.356.6666 www.bluemoongrille.com

For years Blue Moon was a mainstay in West Nashville, with its waterfront dining and laid-back, island-esque attitude. Local restaurateurs and business partners have joined together to create an all-new waterfront experience. The old Blue Moon literally washed down the Cumberland during the May 2010 floods. In the five years since that happened, the Rock […]

Bricks Cafe (Brentwood & Franklin)

(615) 373-3399 brickscafe.com

Bricks Cafe has been a Brentwood staple for years, offering what can be classified as “new American” cuisine, ranging from Southwestern chimichangas to Tuscan pastas to wood-fired pizzas and more. The eatery also places a heavy emphasis on its wine menu, rotating its wine offerings and suggested food pairings every month. With moody lighting, white […]

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 […]

CABANA

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, Cabana’s menu has won national acclaim. Cabana is available for private events.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Deacon’s New South

615.994.1994 deaconsnewsouth.com

Located in downtown Nashville’s iconic L & C Tower, the newest concept from A. Marshall Family Foods pairs bold cuisine with a sommelier-driven beverage program. With a dry-aging room, two bars, an exposed kitchen, and a lounge area, Deacon’s provides a warm and eclectic dining atmosphere.

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 […]

FIDO

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.          

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 […]

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.            

Green Hills Grille

615.620.8390 www.ghgrille.com

Located just south of downtown Nashville in the heart of its namesake, the restaurant is both a local hangout and a destination of choice for those visiting the Green Hills neighborhood. The menu includes many updated twists, but longtime enthusiasts will recognize familiar favorites like the tortilla soup, grilled salmon salad, chicken salad melt, Santa […]

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.

Kay Bob’s Grill & Ale

615.321.4567 www.kaybobs.us

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Nashville’s 21st Avenue, Kay Bob’s Grill & Ale offers diners a unique menu blended from Persian and Southern cultures. Kay Bob’s placed an emphasis on offering healthy options, serving up homemade flatbreads topped with fresh vegetables, local meats and your choice of sauces. Throw in 25 taps on […]

The Listening Room Cafe

(615) 259-3600 www.listeningroomcafe.com

Music for the soul, food for the body. In its incredible new space on 4th Avenue South, The Listening Room Cafe is still the premier music venue and eater that you know and love.  Southern-inspired dishes are accompanied by live music every night, and the restaurant serves lunch, dinner and a delicious Saturday brunch on […]

MAFIAoZA’S

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 delicious, unpretentious food. 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 guests to the Symphony, TPAC, Ryman and Bridgestone Arena […]

Noshville Delicatessen Green Hills

615.329.6674 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. The house rules at Noshville Delicatessen are simple: “Check your cares at the door, order with reckless abandon, and indulge your senses in the life that is Noshville.” Breakfast is served all day, along […]

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.

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 […]

PM

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) 435-3432 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 […]

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 […]

Scout’s Pub

(615) 721-5993 www.scoutspub.com

With a diverse and season-centric menu, Scout’s Pub offers a fresh, Southern twist on traditional pub fare. Located in Williamson County’s Westhaven community, Scout’s serves as a neighborhood watering hole, featuring an extensive bar with made-from-scratch cocktails and a variety of brews on tap. 

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.

Sopapilla’s

(615) 794-9989 sopapillas.com

Sopapilla’s offers an authentic taste of New Mexico in Franklin. Flavors associated with traditional American Southwestern cuisine, like Hatch Chile and Baja sauces and braised meats are incorporated throughout the menu. 

Suzy Wong’s House of Yum

615.329.2913 www.suzywongsnashville.com

Suzy Wong’s House of Yum is located in Nashville’s trendiest alternative nightlife scene. Arnold Myint and Zeus Entertainment partner to present a cornucopia of Asian food, creative cocktails, sleek decor and campy music until the early morning hours. It also offers Nashville’s only weekend “Drag’n Brunch”  with live performances and with obscenely lavish food. “Best […]

Swett’s Restaurant

(615) 329-4418 www.swettsrestaurant.com/

Perhaps no eatery in Nashville is more deserving of the title of “Nashville Original” than Swett’s Restaurant. They’ve been “serving fine food since 1954” and have remained a top meat-n-three destination for 62 years. Southern staples like fried chicken, turnip greens, macaroni and cheese are served cafeteria-style.   

The Old School Farm to Table

(629) 888-9284 www.theoldschoolnashville.com

Located on a nine-acre farm, The Old School Farm to Table is the definition of farm-to-table. The Old School’s menu is based completely upon seasonality and availability, ensuring that your meal is flavorful and fresh.

Urban Grub

615.679.9342 www.urbangrub.net

Located in the center of the burgeoning 12 South neighborhood, the Fish Pit and Southern Cantina has arguably some of the best seafood, freshly shucked oysters and cured, smoked and grilled meats to be found in Music City. The eclectic wine and spirits list doesn’t disappoint either, boasting a cutting edge bar and inventive craft cocktails that […]

Valentino’s Ristorante

615.327.0148 www.valentinosnashville.com

Fine dining need not be stuffy. It’s all about the experience – bold flavors, great wine, the perfect ambience and attentive, kind service – at Valentino’s Ristorante. Since 1991, they’ve been serving authentic rustic Italian fare to an extremely loyal clientele. Valentino’s is quiet and romantic, sophisticated and elegant, cozy and warm and full of […]

The Yellow Porch

615.386.0260 www.theyellowporch.com

The vegetable garden in front of The Yellow Porch assures diners that a fresh, tantalizing menu awaits them inside.The cozy and intimate dining room is a great place for a power lunch or romantic dinner; the charming outdoor patio area with surrounding greenery offers a refreshing dining experience.