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.
Dos Margaritas offers guests traditional Mexican fare with excellent prices and fabulous service. The atmosphere is fun and festive with excellent and friendly service. During the warmer months, Dos Margaritas opens up a patio garden area where dinner is served and smoking is permitted. One of three locations in the greater Nashville area, Dos Margaritas in Hendersonville has sister spots in Gallatin and Clarksville. All of these locations are favored by locals. The chimichanga and chile relleno are particularly good and very reasonably priced. - Lynn-nore Chittom
88Kitchen fills a much needed void in the Greater Nashville area, a fantastic Asian buffet with enough choices to keep you coming back for more. In addition to the usual offerings like beef and broccoli, Asian style green beans, and lo mien noodles, 88Kitchen also includes such delicious options as coconut shrimp, stuffed crab, a sushi bar and every imaginable combination of Mongolian barbecue. Beyond the basic Asian cuisine, the buffet also offers a complete salad bar with treats from both East and West, such as a spicy calamari salad, as well as a limited selection of American favorites such as pizza, lasagna, fried chicken and garlic bread. 88Kitchen offers something for everyone and a plentiful selection of desserts and ice cream to finish off any meal. -Lynn-nore Chittom
Oscar's Taco Shop is a true family-owned business with all six Nashville locations owned and operated by Oscar Ruiz and members of his extended family. With a wide selection of Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants throughout Middle Tennessee area, Oscar's shops are set apart by their distinctive Southern California style of Mexican food. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy delicious So-Cal Mexican fare all day long. Customer favorites include the fish tacos, the California burritos and the grilled meat carne asada tacos. The service, atmosphere, excellent price, and tasty Baja flavors make a trip to any of the Oscar's locations well worth the time. - Lynn-nore Chittom
The Wild Cow is the restaurant to go if you are looking to enjoy a healthy and tasty meal. Offering up New-American cuisine dishes that are all either vegetarian or vegan, this eatery knows how to make simple food taste delicious. Drop in to try dishes like the Portabella Couscous Bowl, Taco Salad, Wild Reuben and the Veggie Burger. Children can also enjoy items like the Kids Cheesy Toast and the Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich here. There is not a lot of seating space at this restaurant, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
Mitchell’s Delicatessen is an old-school deli with homemade meats, locally baked bread, and locally-grown organic produce. The delicious meat selections are fresh every day with options including roast beef, grilled chicken, and cajun turkey. Mitchell’s offers a hot bar of entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a wonderfully fresh salad bar. A wide selection of meats and cheeses are also available for purchase by the pound. Any meal of the day, Mitchell’s is well worth a visit. Catering is also available. -Lynn-nore Chittom
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.
Cinco De Mayo is Mexican restaurant located in downtown, Nashville. If you wish to give your palate a change and indulge into an authentic Mexican fare head to Cinco De Mayo. The food served here is made from fresh ingredients and cooked using authentic Mexican techniques. The ambiance carries forwards this genuineness through its lively ambiance and the Mexican paraphernalia strewn all around only adds an adorable touch. Warm your hearts with chips and salsa and cool it with a frozen margarita. The menu is lined with enchiladas, tamales, fajitas and other Mexican specialty, pick anything here and you won't be disappointed.
Margaritaville has everything under one roof. The restaurant has capacity of accommodating over 300 patrons, hosts live band performances at their music stages and also houses a playable piano staircase. In addition, there is gift shop inside the restaurant. They serve a variety of American specials; salads, Volcano Nachos, fried chicken, but their burgers are to die for. The place is a bit pricey but a huge meaty and mean burger is more than enough for a single person and you cannot tackle the towering stack of nachos alone. Cocktails complement the food perfectly and live music gets the crowd going.
If you are around downtown, Nashville and hoping to gorge into a savory slice of pizza head to Luigi's City Pizza. The place serves delicious pizzas by slice and their portions are quite generous for the price that they charge. You can take-out your order and enjoy it on the go, as you stroll through the city or sit at their booths and devour your pizzas while watching some TV. Their service is fast and efficient, which makes the place even more delightful.