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The Standard at the Smith HouseThe Standard at the Smith House
767 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Excellent service from the valet to the waiter. Delicious food beautiful setting. More

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EtchEtch
4680 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

Friendly staff. Wonderful interior design of wood and concrete in a modern setting. High ceilings and tall windows. Kitchen is open to dining which pull the whole experience together. Food was creative and very good. Wine list was good as well. More

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The Ribbon Room At Downtown Sporting ClubThe Ribbon Room At Downtown Sporting Club
15 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Macey is an incredible server! She is attentive and intuitive. She thinks ahead and has such great hospitality! More

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Oak Steakhouse - NashvilleOak Steakhouse - Nashville
992 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Excellent steakhouse. Have eaten at high end steakhouses from California to Vegas to New. York. Up there with the best More

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Bourbon Steak by Michael MinaBourbon Steak by Michael Mina
408 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

One of the best restaurants in Nashville. The service is second to none More

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Skull's Rainbow RoomSkull's Rainbow Room
1475 reviews
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French American | Downtown, Nashville

Business dinner and everyone was pleased with the food, service and overall experience. Great atmosphere but loud. More

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Nada - NashvilleNada - Nashville
489 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Nashville

3 best friends came from Maine with their families to celebrate turning 21. The entire restaurant staff went out of their way to celebrate with us all. More

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The StilleryThe Stillery
311 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Nashville

Excellent food! We really enjoyed the charcuterie board. Loved the location on 2nd ave. Definitely recommend! More

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House of CardsHouse of Cards
1543 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Had a great time at House of Cards this week. Food was excellent, ambiance was great, and service was wonderful too. Also really enjoyed the magic show in the theater room as well! Love that all the magic is included in the experience. Would highly recommend; we definitely plan on returning. More

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Bob's Steak & Chop House - NashvilleBob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville
1804 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

We absolutely loved the personalized menu! Definitely a place we will return! More

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MerchantsMerchants
2072 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Great food, service, ambiance and location. We sat on the Maitre D' 2nd floor, which was a great venue in which we could overlook Broadway and people watch. We would highly recommend Merchants to anyone visiting downtown Nashville. More

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The Palm NashvilleThe Palm Nashville
3649 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Business lunch More

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HenleyHenley
429 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

The manager was awesome and treated us to a couple new appetizers. Our server was very attentive also. Good time! More

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WoolworthWoolworth
47 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Love that they brought back the Woolworth marquee. Also loved the old videos playing on the wall. I do think they should play the audio from those videos instead of piping in music that doesn't match the video. Food and service were both great. More

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M Restaurant and BarM Restaurant and Bar
971 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

Always one of my favorite places! More

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Puckett's 5th & ChurchPuckett's 5th & Church
2582 reviews
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Comfort Food | Downtown, Nashville

Great Enjoying dinner with date More

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B.B. King's Blues ClubB.B. King's Blues Club
1677 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Vacation. Did not disappoint. We loved it. More

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The Farm HouseThe Farm House
1893 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

Hands down my favorite Nashville restaurant. I love bringing friends and family from out of town to experience The Farm House. It’s also the best bourbon collection in the city. Already looking forward to my next dining experience! More

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Kitchen Notes - Omni NashvilleKitchen Notes - Omni Nashville
1170 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

Expensive for the quality of the food More

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Sea Salt NashvilleSea Salt Nashville
1138 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Downtown, Nashville

We made a reservation and were seated immediately. We were in a hurry to see a show so our waitress was very prompt. I had trout which was DELICIOUS! I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone attending a downtown Nashville event. More

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Wildhorse SaloonWildhorse Saloon
40 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Such a fun atmosphere - but loud as there is a live band, which was excellent! Had the beef brisket and may be the best I’ve ever had! More

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Deacon's New SouthDeacon's New South
646 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Great food and really good service. Bourbon selection is incredible. More

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Ole RedOle Red
564 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Food and ambiance was great, had some good bands playing and ended the evening having a drink on the rooftop. Shoutout to our great waitresses Ashley and Miranda day! More

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MakereadyMakeready
227 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

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Wonderful place with very polite staff and very delicious food. More

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Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - NashvilleCapitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville
1966 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

Jeff, our server, was the perfect host. More

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Stompin GroundsStompin Grounds
31 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Brunch was amazing. Croissant French toast 🏆 More

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417 Union417 Union
271 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Everything is always great when we begin out of town business guests! More

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SaltineSaltine
284 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Nashville

Food is worth the traffic. More

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TENNTENN
57 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

We needed a place that could accomodate 9 people before a concert at the Ryman on the same day. TENN was the only place that could accommodate us. Reviews looked OK so took a chance. TENN was great. The food was excellent and the service great. I lucked out in this choice and my group was extremely happy. More

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4TH & Peabody4TH & Peabody
11 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Great for date night, girls night out, before theatre, after work. Anytime you need to relax and treat yourself! More

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Stateside KitchenStateside Kitchen
22 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Food was good, although a little pricey for what it wise. However, it is impossible to overstate how outstanding the service was. From the hostess to the waiter to the kitchen and support staff, every employee seemed totally invested in our happiness. More

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Tavern at BobbyTavern at Bobby
183 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Awesome food - beautiful atmosphere. Only downside were the cost of drinks. Ridiculous. Probably won't go again for dinner but maybe go back for lunch. More

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Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak HouseRodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House
1894 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Great for a special occasion! Celebrated 4 birthdays so far here. Everyone loves it! More

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The George JonesThe George Jones
199 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Nice experience More

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The District Bar & KitchenThe District Bar & Kitchen
40 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Josh very good bartender. Service was excellent. Highly recommend. More

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Little FibLittle Fib
91 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

We dined pre-event and chose this restaurant because of it's location. My friends and I had cocktails and appetizers and we're very pleasantly surprised by the quality and value. In the end we ordered almost everything on the appetizer list and weren't disappointed with any of it. We all agreed that we will go back. More

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Sitar Indian CuisineSitar Indian Cuisine
5 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, Nashville

Consistently delicious and has a great service staff. The portions are large, so plan to share. More

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NashHouse Southern Spoon and SaloonNashHouse Southern Spoon and Saloon
95 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

The live music was amazing, we got our food super fast and everyone was very nice. Will definitely be back next time in Nashville More

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The Italian KitchenThe Italian Kitchen
3 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Nashville

The ambience was highly energetic – high school students that had been traveling for competition. The staff was so incredibly busy! Andy took care of us and our service was flawless! They give a great pour on wine, The servings were generous and the food is totally flavorful! I had eggplant Parmesan, requested no cheese and extra sauce and that is exactly how it came out! My husband had chicken Parmesan. We Highly recommend! More

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Patron Platinum ClubPatron Platinum Club
104 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

Excellent meal. The spread was exceptional, quality of food was outstanding. Best meal I’ve had since Thanksgiving. Service was very good! Will return!!! More

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The Lookout Sky Bar at Ole RedThe Lookout Sky Bar at Ole Red
101 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Guy sitting at the bar was extremely loud, talking about deep sea fishing. Coffee was way too strong, creamer didn't even put a dent in it. Food was good. More

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Rooftop at BobbyRooftop at Bobby
13 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Nashville

We enjoyed the experience. Lauren our server was awesome. The food and drinks were great. If it hadn't rained we could have moved around the roof top more. More

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SkyeSkye
24 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

My children and I went to Skye for Mother’s Day. The brunch food was excellent and the personalized service was truly outstanding. I can not say enough about the hostess and wait staff as well as those working the various brunch stations. Being at the top of the hotel, of course the views were wonderful. A particular surprise was the live jellyfish on display. All around (literally) it is a feast for the eyes. I would highly recommend. More

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Nashville UndergroundNashville Underground
90 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

We enjoyed the evening! A great place to experience Nashville hot chicken! Our server Taylor was great! More

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Decker  & DyerDecker & Dyer
13 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

Arrived at the hotel in pouring rain. Opted to stay inside and eat at the hotel restaurant, hoping for the best. What a great surprise. The food was excellent, the service first class with well crafted cocktails all served in an elegant but very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant even if you are not staying at the Westin. More

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Dick's Last Resort - NashvilleDick's Last Resort - Nashville
391 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

We had a blast! The girls were so sassy and we loved it! We definitely go back More

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4th & U Restaurant and Patio - DoubleTree Hilton Nashville4th & U Restaurant and Patio - DoubleTree Hilton Nashville
8 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

Great and convenient More

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Cabana ClubCabana Club
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American | Downtown, Nashville

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Morph Private Dining RoomMorph Private Dining Room
Reviews Coming Soon
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International | Downtown, Nashville

The Morph Hospitality Group Private Dining Room, serving menus from Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Tansuo, and The Mockingbird, is the venue to celebrate your special occasion! Exclusive, intimate, and hospitable, this unique space will be perfect for your gatherings. Parties up to 40 guests may be accommodated therefore kindly reach out to our team initialize the party planning!More

Downtown Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Standard at the Smith HouseThe Standard at the Smith House
767 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Excellent service from the valet to the waiter. Delicious food beautiful setting. More

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EtchEtch
4680 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Nashville

Friendly staff. Wonderful interior design of wood and concrete in a modern setting. High ceilings and tall windows. Kitchen is open to dining which pull the whole experience together. Food was creative and very good. Wine list was good as well. More

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Chauhan Ale & Masala HouseChauhan Ale & Masala House
2197 reviews
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Indian | The Gulch, Nashville

Indian fusion. Cool room. Interesting integration of Southern cuisine. Nice people. The hot chicken pakora is especially local, yet with an Indian twist. More

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Skull's Rainbow RoomSkull's Rainbow Room
1475 reviews
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French American | Downtown, Nashville

Business dinner and everyone was pleased with the food, service and overall experience. Great atmosphere but loud. More

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Oak Steakhouse - NashvilleOak Steakhouse - Nashville
992 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

Excellent steakhouse. Have eaten at high end steakhouses from California to Vegas to New. York. Up there with the best More

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Bourbon Steak by Michael MinaBourbon Steak by Michael Mina
408 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

One of the best restaurants in Nashville. The service is second to none More

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Nada - NashvilleNada - Nashville
489 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Nashville

3 best friends came from Maine with their families to celebrate turning 21. The entire restaurant staff went out of their way to celebrate with us all. More

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Kitchen Notes - Omni NashvilleKitchen Notes - Omni Nashville
1170 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Nashville

Expensive for the quality of the food More

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Bob's Steak & Chop House - NashvilleBob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville
1804 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Nashville

We absolutely loved the personalized menu! Definitely a place we will return! More

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House of CardsHouse of Cards
1543 reviews
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American | Downtown, Nashville

Had a great time at House of Cards this week. Food was excellent, ambiance was great, and service was wonderful too. Also really enjoyed the magic show in the theater room as well! Love that all the magic is included in the experience. Would highly recommend; we definitely plan on returning. More

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Discover Nashville

Country music can be polarizing. You either love it, or you don’t. Nashville’s food scene, on the other hand, is tough not to like. There’s something for almost every taste and we hear the hot wings just keep getting better. Be it cold brew coffee houses, the ever-popular barbecue, or inventive Southern dishes—you name it, Nashville’s got it. And yes, be prepared to be serenaded by buskers on street corners. It’s called the Music City for a reason.

Discover Nashville

Country music can be polarizing. You either love it, or you don’t. Nashville’s food scene, on the other hand, is tough not to like. There’s something for almost every taste and we hear the hot wings just keep getting better. Be it cold brew coffee houses, the ever-popular barbecue, or inventive Southern dishes—you name it, Nashville’s got it. And yes, be prepared to be serenaded by buskers on street corners. It’s called the Music City for a reason.