Exploring the cultural hotbed that is Nashville and looking for a good spot to eat? Take a look at the array of restaurants below.
Arnold's Country Kitchen
This locally owned restaurant will make you feel like you are home. A meat-and-three Southern-style restaurant, choose your meat from a rotating menu plus three sides. While open for lunch, Arnold’s is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Come explore this locally-loved Italian restaurant right next to the Commons on Edgehill. With strong pizza and pasta options and large serving sizes, Bella Napoli offers a unique environment (they also have a pretty alleyway with outdoor seating & string lights!).
Biscuit Love is a unique spot that serves both breakfast and lunch and is known for their biscuits. More notably, their ‘Eat Nasty’ sandwich was named the top sandwich of the year in 2015 by Bon Appetit Magazine. Go try their biscuit doughnuts, but get there early, as long lines circle the block on weekends. BL is also a couple blocks from Vandy’s campus.
One of Nashville’s premier hot chicken spots with multiple locations throughout the city, Hattie B’s is a must during your visit. With a multitude of sauces, wings, and tenders, stop by Hattie’s for a scrumptious meal. Be prepared, however, as lines will get long during the weekend and lunch hours.
Jack’s Bar-B-Que is a barbecue restaurant located on Broadway in Nashville behind the Ryman Auditorium, founded by Jack Cawthon. Jack has been described as the “Barbeque King of Nashville” and includes smoked Tennessee pork shoulder sandwiches, sweet tea, and sides such as macaroni and cheese.
Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse
Housed in a glorious Southern mansion in the heart of Music City, Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse was founded in 1934. Now over 80 years later and operated by the third generation of Kellys, it has earned a reputation as one of the grand old restaurants not only in Nashville but the entire Southeast. Come anytime and enjoy a great steak and a generous portion of whiskey!
One of the most popular BBQ spots created by pitmaster legend Pat Martin, Martin’s BBQ is a massive indoor/outdoor restaurant known for their whole hog pit cooking, brisket and pulled pork. Located in the heart of downtown, Martin’s BBQ is just a stroll away from Music City Center and lower Broadway.
Monell's Dining & Catering
An American & Southern style restaurant, Monell’s serves family style food that everyone will love. Ranked as the #4 restaurant in Nashville on TripAdvisor. Make sure to try their Skillet Fried Chicken while there, a staple on their menu. Monell’s has 4 separate locations throughout Nashville.
Handmade pies baked to-order in gas-fired ovens, Pizza Perfect offers a tasty and wholesome selection of pizza, pasta, salads, and sub sandwiches served on daily baked bread. Voted #1 Pizza by Nashville Scene, Best Pizza in Nashville by gnashvilleguru, and a Top 8 Nashville Pizza by Scoutology, Pizza Perfect is a locally-loved pizza place a couple of blocks from Vandy’s campus.