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.
Ever heard of Garth Brooks? That's right, his first performance was at the Bluebird. And it is this mystique that calls young singers and songwriters looking for their chance at stardom. Monday nights are open-mike, so take your chances with the unknown acts. This is a haven for the struggling artist and the established country star, making it a Nashville tradition for both locals and tourists.
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.
This quaint little eatery's charming and simplistic design will transport you to a quiet and picturesque village in Europe. Flower pots blossoming with color, a handwritten menu, and oversized sunflowers on the patio complement the simple, white tablecloths and exposed brick walls. Strong country flavors arise from piping hot dishes and there's a menu for each day and season. Try dishes like Grilled Quail with lentils and braised greens or Homemade Spaghetti with oven-dried tomatoes, olives, caper, and white anchovies. A good wine list tops off the meal.
If you like the blues then you have to head to this place. The B.B. King's Blues Club is one of the best places to enjoy a night of good blues with some awesome bands like The B.B. King's House Rockers, The B.B. King's Soul Brigade, Burning Las Vegas, and The Soul Searchers. Even if you are not into the blues thing but are a complete foodie, come here for a taste of Southern Cuisine. There is something for everyone with well-marbled New York strip to fried catfish. Your visit would be incomplete without trying the impressive drinks on the bar menu. The B.B. King's Blues Club can put together a customized special package for you if interested in hosting an event here.
This is "the" place to kick your spurs up in Music City. The dance floor is the largest in Nashville, and the music and dancing are virtually nonstop. If showing off your moves makes you hungry, the kitchen offers a full lunch and dinner menu and the bar serves up frosty mugs of your favorite imported and domestic brews. This place is perfect for a night out with friends, a birthday party or for "boot-scootin'" with your sweetheart.
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.
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.
The brick and glass exterior is a departure from the historic downtown design, and the art deco lighting highlights the wrought iron and copper fixtures inside. Patrons will enjoy the counter seats surrounding the open kitchen. The menu features some classics that have made Merchants famous in the Nashville area: Steak Frittes, Jambalaya, Smoked Bristket and Blackened Tialpia. Nestled in a 19th-century structure, that was once Nashville's famous Merchants Hotel, the restaurant is sure to charm you with its historic beauty and delectable cuisine.
This cantina inspired restaurant serves authentic Mexican cuisine and is one of the popular dining establishments in town. That's not it, it also boasts of a tequila lounge that serves tasty blends and libations. You can also hire this space for private celebrations and events. For reservations and other details, check website.