Arnold's white cinder-block building is almost an eyesore from the outside, with a farm-fence painted on the walls, but the diners don't seem to mind. A substantial crowd gathers here for breakfast and lunch. You might have to wait in line awhile, but the wait is worth it. Beef or pork is standard fare, and your choice is served with fresh vegetables, hot cornbread, iced tea, and decadent cream filled pies.
Enjoy Southern delicacies at this nationally acclaimed venue, which has been frequented by celebrities, world travelers and local residents for nearly fifty years. Try the award-winning country ham and red-eye gravy, smoked pork chop, Southern-fried Chicken and made-from-scratch biscuits with homemade preserves cooked right in the kitchen. They hickory smoke their meats starting at 3a every morning, so you know you're getting the real, traditionally made Southern best.
At Korea House, delicious side dishes and Korean barbecue are among the top choices for many guests. The staff is very friendly and eager to see you enjoy your Korean food experience. If you are new to Korean food you might want to try ordering a variety of side dishes to share among your table. If you are looking for amazing ambience, this might not be your best bet, but if you want tasty and authentic Korean food at a spot favored by Korean locals, then Korea House should be your first stop in Nashville.
I Dream of Weenie might actually be the most creative and unusual restaurant stand in all of Nashville. This free-standing hot dog shack is actually a renovated vintage VW bus with a small wooden deck attached. I Dream of Weenie relishes (condiment-pun intended) its unusual appearance and even offers T-shirts that share the company name. The hotdogs themselves are very tasty and are offered with a variety of different toppings and chips. The service and prices are both excellent, but the real treat is the experience of the place.
Monell's Dining and Catering offers three great dining experiences in the greater Nashville area. The Nashville and Gallatin locations provide guests with Southern hospitality, family-style seating and all-you-can-eat fabulous Southern comfort foods. The menu at Monell's includes daily offerings like fried catfish, pot roast, and chicken and dumplings as well as Monell's staple, skillet fried chicken. The third location, on Bransford Avenue offers a similar menu at a quicker cafe pace. Service, atmosphere and food are all top notch. Monell's is also available for catering and private events. Guests in town just for the weekend should try the Sunday brunch.
Having started in the food industry at an early age, Jack Cawthon found there was an absence of good barbecue in Nashville. Now known as the king of barbecue, Jack's solid foundation of slow-smoked pork shoulder, beef brisket and award winning sauces has helped build his tasty empire. The downtown location is perfectly situated in the heart of Nashville's main music attractions like the Ryman Auditorium, Tootsies, and Ernest Tubb Record Shop. Look for the three flying pigs sign and get ready to dig into some of the best barbecue Nashville has to offer.
While Nashville may not be considered as a party capital on first glance, NashHouse Southern Spoon & Saloon will definitely prove you wrong. Serving authentic Southern cuisine and American classics with a whiskey collection that'll make you swoon, there's something for everyone at this landmark restaurant. Witness the amazing music scene every night as you munch some delicious burgers and guzzle down some beer, or cheer for your favorite team as you watch the big game on a giant screen. The ambiance is electric and boisterous, matching the soul of a pub and a restaurant. High ceilings, colorful murals on the wall and red, comfy booths will have your fancy instantly.
Wild Wasabi is a sushi joint located at Cummins Station. The place is very popular among the downtown locals who are fans of Oriental cuisine. The restaurant is quite clean, spacious and furnished with comfortable seating spaces. Their menu is vast and accommodates a plethora of options for you to choose from. Various rolls, veggie sushi and salads form the menu. The also have lunch buffets which are ideal if you are visiting them for lunch with family or larger groups. The place is not pricey but the way the food is presented makes it look like an upscale restaurant.
All of the owners of Oscar's Taco Shop are Californians of Mexicans, and this is as authentic as it can get. This is a perfect place to enjoy a delectable breakfast of burritos as the place open ups quite early in the morning. If you visit them for lunch try something from their diverse varieties of tacos, these are generous in size and very easy on your budget. They have some seating spaces indoors but feel free to take-out your order and enjoy it under the bright Nashville sky or in the comforts of your home. Tacos can be matched with sodas and soft drinks.
Panera Bread is the country's well known bakery featuring an array of freshly-baked breads, pastries and sweets, breakfast specials and also lunch items such as soups, salads, sandwiches, paninis and more. The Commerce street location of the restaurant comes as a blessing to those working in downtown as they can pick up their lunches here and take-out orders. The place is also perfect for tourists looking to grab a filling breakfast before heading out into the city. Seating spaces are available indoors as well as at the patio, if not in a hurry enjoy your meal at the restaurant. All of their hot and cold drinks come highly recommended.
m. market is located at the Cummins Station and is an ideal breakfast or lunch spot in downtown, Nashville. Visit them for breakfast if you looking for a quick meal before you head out into the city; the wraps, pancakes, waffles and eggs that they serve are made on the spot by their amicable staff. The place serves delicious sandwiches, salads, soups and more as their lunch specials and these can be well matched with smoothies and fresh juices. Their hot and cold coffee comes highly recommended. The place also houses a shop selling interesting things.