There’s something sweet and nostalgic about a diner. It reminds us of the days of old, when there were only a handful of things on the menu and the personality of a place was enough to carry you through the week. We’ve found eight awesome diners in Nashville that will put a finger on the pulse of the past – plus give you a solid spot for a breakfast date. Check ’em out!
8. Back Alley Diner
Located in Printer's Alley, this quirky downtown dive is great for greasy food and fun music. They also love to abbreviate their name to, "BAD" and it's kind of a neat thing.
7. Noshville Delicatessan
Okay, okay - it's a deli. But the interior has a 50's diner vibe that dovetails perfectly with their huge sandwiches and perfectly fluffy pancakes.
6. Hermitage Café
The quintessential downtown diner, Hermitage is perfect for a late night snack or an early morning hangover helper.
5. Nashville Biscuit House
Biscuits at their best, the Nashville Biscuit House serves up a breakfast for diner connoisseurs with a side of southern hospitality.
4. Brown's Diner
One of the oldest spots in Nashville, Brown's has a cult following of older folk and younger history lovers that enjoy the great food and fun vibe the hotspot brings.
3. 417 Union
It may be tiny but goodness gracious 417 Union is delicious! We love their breakfast dishes, and it's necessary for those businessmen up in the early morning for a downtown breakfast.
2. Elliston Place Soda Shop
This quirky and sweet place is great for breakfast, lunch OR dinner and has managed to bring about a solid following of the young and old throughout music city.
1. Arnold's Country Kitchen
The age-old meat 'n three tradition is carried on strong here at Arnold's. Check their hours and their menu for a spinning wheel of great eating options.
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