One thing that most of us miss about the pre-pandemic days is the opportunity to travel, explore, and eat some great food at fun restaurants. We’ll all be grateful to get out and get back to normal soon, so here’s a sampling of some of Nashville’s best stops for the foodie in all of us.
Joey’s House of Pizza
Joey’s House of Pizza is a traditional restaurant located in the center of town. They are known for New York-style pizzas. It has a warm, southern hospitality vibe and prides itself on their service. They also have specialty sandwiches, delicious pasta, eggplant parmigiana, fresh salads, and appetizers. For dessert, try their tiramisu or cannolis.
Monell’s Dining and Catering
If you’re looking for down-home southern-style cookin’, then Monell’s is a can’t miss destination for foodies. The southern-fried chicken comes highly recommended, but don’t wait until dinner time to enjoy their talents. Wake up and grab their famous country ham and fried potatoes. You’ll not only be pleased with the food, you’ll be blown away by the generous portions.
If you’re looking for an affordable taco joint with incredible decor and atmosphere, hit up Bartaco and try their pork belly tacos. If you love fish tacos, Bartaco is rumored to have the best fish tacos in the state. For you fancy taco lovers, they also have duck tacos. With a range of great sauces to choose from as well as great food, you’ll leave satisfied.
Robert’s Western World
There’s no shortage of low-key beer and food joints in Music City, but there’s none better than Robert’s. This honky-tonk dive bar offers a large selection of beer to go with their fried bologna sandwiches, burgers, sweet potato fries, and moon pies. The bartender will keep the spirits up while the live music entertains you in this rhinestone cowboy throwback saloon.
Burger Republic-The Gulch
There’s nothing more American than a cheeseburger and if you judge a restaurant by the quality of its burgers, then Burger Republic is ready to impress you. Start your meal with their bacon garlic fries or tater-tot fondue. Then settle in for the Tennessee Burger. It’s made with Jack Daniel’s honey glaze, topped with maple bacon and crispy fried onions.
Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina
For an upscale evening with friends or your partner, Bourbon Steak offers to satisfy your taste buds and your need for ambiance and style. They’re famous for their filet mignon and wagyu steaks, as well as their truffle mac and lobster pot pie. You’ll be tempted to fill up on the main course, but save room for the decadent chocolate mud pie.
The Loveless Cafe is Nashville’s most well-known retro diner and a great place to get a selfie. You’ll receive sweet and southern hospitality while dining on southern-style cuisine like hashbrown casserole, pulled pork, and fried catfish. Tourists and locals alike have been spreading the good news about the Loveless Cafe for years.
Don’t miss out on these food stops when you’re hanging out in the creative center of Tennessee. Your mouth will be satisfied and you might even bump into a music legend while you’re enjoying your meal.