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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Nashville

The OpenTable Team

From music to hospitality, Nashville is a standout destination with a rich cultural scene. But where it really shines these days is in the food. Many think of Nashville dishes as only Southern staples, but the truth is, it’s now a true culinary hotspot with global appeal. We rounded up the best breakfast spots in Nashville, powered by data from our most in-the-know diners. Order the Benedicts or go for fluffy pancakes and eggs. You can’t go wrong with these breakfast places in Music City.

Restaurants:Maggiano's - Nashville, Sopapilla's, Del Frisco's Grille - Nashville
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, Mexican / Southwestern, American
Neighborhoods:West End, Franklin / Brentwood, The Gulch
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Maggiano's - Nashville

$$$$·Italian·
West End
8,255 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Ever had a Meatball Benedict for breakfast? It’s not strictly Italian, but here, the menu is tweaked to appeal to residents. Go for the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with all the toppingsRead more
95% recommended
Best Value in Nashville

Sopapilla's

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Franklin / Brentwood
964 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
This independently owned and operated restaurant serves all the most authentic flavors of New Mexico and the Southwest. It is a casual dining place, so you can expect a relaxed, faRead more
82% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Nashville
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Del Frisco's Grille - Nashville

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
1,002 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
The energy in this grill is always electric. Their chef’s inspiration comes from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. Expect local ingredients alongside new classics, whetherRead more
93% recommended

Earnest Bar & Hideaway

$$$$·American·
Nashville
420 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Refined yet relaxed, it’s the comfort food classics that bring the diners here. Come for one of the best breakfasts in Nashville that feels truly relaxed. Exposed wood beams and stRead more
85% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Nashville

Central Bar + Kitchen

$$$$·Bistro·
West End
In the Marriott at Vanderbilt University, regulars know of this inviting space. Choose to sit quietly and people watch or come with a crowd. Park25 Bistro is an American bar and reRead more
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Butcher & Bee - Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
East Nashville
561 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Using fresh and seasonal ingredients, the sandwiches and platers at Butcher & Bee cater to vegans as well. Great detail, respect and restrain are involved in the cooking process, bRead more
82% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Nashville
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Gray & Dudley at 21c

$$$$·American·
Nashville
696 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
The Gray & Dudley Family recently appointed Chef Rob Newton to bring his expertise and travel knowledge to the cuisine here. The menu comprises all market-driven dishes, each made Read more
86% recommended

Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,096 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
At Nashville’s Brazilian Rodizio Grill, there’s ample meat for eat-your-heart-out portions during the Sunday Brunch. But also, an unlimited salad bar for those who want to sample tRead more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Nashville

417 Union

$$$$·American·
Downtown
299 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
Breakfast. Lunch, Dinner. Cocktails. 417 Union says it all. At this highly-rated breakfast joint, food is a celebration. Classic American fare with traditional Southern staples. ThRead more
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The Diner - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
1,072 reviews
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Located in Downtown Nashville’s SoBro district, this restaurant is open all hours of the day. Its six stories all have great views of downtown, so its the perfect place to begin a Read more
Late Night Find in Nashville

Tansuo

$$$$·Chinese·
The Gulch
1,244 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Nashville may not be known for its Chinese cuisine, but here’s a local secret. Modern Chinese food is served at Tansuo, plus traditional street fare. It’s all appealing to the NashRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Nashville

The Mockingbird Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
The Gulch
1,184 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
Currently one of the hottest restaurants in Nashville, this is the place to take someone on their first experience in Music City. On the Mockingbird’s menu, American classics are fRead more
90% recommended

360 Bistro

$$$$·American·
Belle Meade
1,044 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Lovers of fine dining will be satisfied at 360 Bistro, located in West Nashville. For over a decade, it has seen a loyal crowd, from locals to visitors. They serve award-winning wiRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Nashville

Miel

$$$$·French American·
Nashville
772 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Miel first opened its doors in 2008. Inspired by the proprietor’s travels in the south of France, its focus is quality and healthy dining. In this romantic bistro, diners can expecRead more
97% recommended
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Table 3 Restaurant and Market

$$$$·French·
Nashville
997 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
This is for those who crave Old-world-inspired bistro fare & wine when in Music City. Wendy Burch and Elise Loehr run Table 3 Restaurant and Market, and their warm and friendly repRead more
91% recommended
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Sun Diner

$$$$·American·
Downtown
Sun Diner is genuine Nashville: Great music, and excellent food. Created to honor Sun Records’ legendary artists, it’s open 24 hours. While it offers breakfast classics, it also haRead more
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Pancake Pantry

$$$$·American·
Gatlinburg
Of course, pancakes have to be on the menu for the best breakfasts in Nashville. Serving great breakfasts since 1961, the Pancake Pantry is a family-run business. Well known and loRead more
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Le Sel - Permanently Closed

$$$$·French·
Nashville
586 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
French cuisine is nothing new, but this restaurant dares to go beyond the classics. Opened by brothers Benjamin and Max Goldberg's company, Strategic Hospitality, the idea for thisRead more
89% recommended
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