Nashville June 01, 2018
7 Incredible Restaurants That Are So Worth The Drive From Nashville
Nashville is known for fantastic restaurants and a newly cutthroat restaurant scene, but we still have a couple of sweet spots just outside of city limits that are perfect for a quick drive through the country and a good meal amongst friends. If you have a few hours and a handful of folks you love like crazy, then you may want to consider taking a trip out to these seven incredible restaurants that are so worth the drive from Nashville.
1. Marcy Jo's Mealhouse and Bakery - Columbia
You may know of Nashville's beloved Marcy Jo's Mealhouse from the hit country duo, Joey + Rory, and a visit to Columbia's jewel of an eatery is well worth a visit if you're in Nashville. Come ready for a hefty meal of biscuits and gravy, and a slice of their Elvis Cake, which is only served at lunchtime. (4209 US-431)
2. Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House - Lynchburg
Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House is definitely Lynchburg's most underrated attraction. They have some of the best Southern cooking you'll find anywhere, and you can always finish off the meal by walking down to the Jack Daniel's distillery for some drinks. (295 Main St)
3. Nona Lisa Pizzeria - Watertown
Nona Lisa is the kind of restaurant where everyone knows each other, and it feels like one big family meal. It's located just off the square in Watertown and is known for its creative specials and their frequent live music. (208 E Main St)
4. Cal's Country Kitchen - Madison
Cal's Country Kitchen in Madison has been owned and operated by husband and wife duo Carolyn and Leon (put them together and you get CAL) Buggs since 1997. Their recipes haven't changed much since they opened, and we hope they don't ever change because HOLY COW this stuff is good. Make sure to get their famous turnip greens on the side. (222 Woodruff St)
5. The Old School - Ashland City
The Old School in Ashland City is a "farm to table" restaurant that prides itself on serving holistic meals that are locally sourced and grown. You've never had food that's as fresh as this, and it's well worth the drive. (5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike)
6. The Depot - Springfield
The Depot in Springfield is located in a historic building that has been serving the community in different forms for almost 100 years. Today, it's one of the coolest dining experiences in the Nashville area, and folks come from all over for their ever changing specials like their strawberry bruleé. (1007 S Main St)
7. Readyville Mill - Readyville
The epitome of rustic, Readyville Mill is over 200 years old! The mill itself is operational and open to tours, but their real attraction is their home-cooked food. Their specialties are their casseroles of the day, which are always changing, but always absolutely incredible. (5418 Murfreesboro Rd)
We also have a few small town wineries that are perfect for a day trip, if you have a few spare hours left in your day.
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