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 to put together this Tastemaker List. 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

Maggiano's - Nashville

$$$$·Italian·
West End
8,702 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic
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
97% recommended
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Sopapilla's

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Franklin / Brentwood
1,137 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
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
88% recommended
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Del Frisco's Grille - Nashville

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
1,241 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
88% recommended
Great for Lunch in Nashville

Earnest Bar & Hideaway

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashville
558 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
91% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nashville

Central Bar + Kitchen

$$$$·American·
West End
7 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
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
100% recommended

Butcher & Bee - Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
East Nashville
610 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
92% recommended
Healthy in Nashville
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Gray & Dudley at 21c

$$$$·American·
Nashville
815 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
Healthy in Nashville
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Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,753 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
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
90% recommended
Good for Groups in Nashville
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417 Union

$$$$·American·
Downtown
345 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Spicy
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
1,291 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Comfort Food
  • 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
83% recommended
Late Night Find in Nashville

Tansuo

$$$$·Chinese·
The Gulch
1,431 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • Romantic
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
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Nashville

The Mockingbird Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
The Gulch
1,597 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
97% recommended

360 Bistro

$$$$·American·
Belle Meade
1,218 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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
99% recommended
Best Overall in Nashville

Miel

$$$$·French American·
Nashville
771 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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
93% 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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