While Nashville has long been known for its expansive music scene, the talent and creativity of its culinary scene has recently put Nashville on the map. Food & Wine highlighted the "booming Music City food scene," Food Arts Magazine noted the "emerging culinary scene putting Nashville on the gastronomic radar". Nashville's creative spirit has certainly infiltrated into its kitchens, turning them into the chef's studio. From Southern fare to haute cuisine to quite literally everything in between, Nashville's palate offers it all.
Whether you are dining in a small or large group, you will find we have something for everyone right here!
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Nationally acclaimed, frequented by celebrities, world travelers and local appetites alike, The Loveless Cafe remains unchanged in the quaint country charm and genuine country cooking that has made it an eating landmark of the South since its doors opened 50 years ago.
Enjoy live country bands and great barbecue daily at Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill.
Visiting Margaritaville Cafe is an experience unlike any other...not just a dining destination, it's an entire change of latitude.
Sambuca, the Nashville dining destination where guests are greeted with live music seven nights a week, boasts a stunning interior which features intimate dining areas, including the cozy outdoor "Tambour Terrace" where Nashville comes to see and be seen.
Morton's The Steakhouse is conveniently located downtown, only one block from the Nashville Convention Center and the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. With three private boardrooms, a spacious dining room and Bar 12.21, the restaurant is equipped for any occasion - from upscale private functions to post-work cocktails and special occasion dinners.
A historic landmark since 1892 in the heart of downtown Nashville, Merchants Restaurant offers three floors of contemporary American dining.
The oldest barbecue joint in town, Jack's BBQ has been serving Music City's downtown for decades. Choose from brisket, beef, pork or chicken and five different dipping sauces. Feel right at home with the rustic wooden tables and checkerboard tablecloths. Just make sure you know what kind of meat you want before you step up to the serving line!
Located inside Nashville's Hutton Hotel, 1808 Grille blends traditional dishes with global flavors. The decor of woods and rich shades of green, blue and white, are as unique and vibrant as the menu. Accompany your meal with a cocktail from the bar or a vintage from our celebrated wine display, featuring local and international favorites.
Demo's Steak & Spaghetti House features hand-trimmed, USDA Choice steaks, lean, fresh-ground burgers, and distinctively seasoned meats that are roasted or grilled to order. The same way their family has done for four generations.
At Big River Grille & Brewing Works enjoy fresh beer and fresh food in a fun, casual atmosphere inlcuding a large, covered patio.
Named "One of the Top Ten Steakhouses in the US," the Stock-Yard has served Nashville since 1979.
At Barefoot Charlie's escape to the lake to enjoy great food prepared fresh and with a tropically-inspired attitude.
The Nashville Originals is a dedicated band of local restaurateurs; dedicated to the challenge of sustaining the independent restaurant as a feature and a fixture of local culture and community. We have banded together to increase the visibility and viability of locally owned restaurants, enabling them to continue to exercise individuality, creativity and style for your dining pleasure. What and where you eat, helps define the city. Our home grown restaurants reflect who we are and point the way in the future development of the city. We think globally, we plan nationally and we dine locally. Gather, eat, enjoy life in the restaurants that are Nashville Originals.
West End Dining Map
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East Nashville/Germantown/North Nashville Dining Map