Nashville March 22, 2019
7 Out Of The Way Restaurants In Nashville That Are So Worth The Pilgrimage
Part of the fun of living in a city like Nashville is that each neighborhood has its own unique restaurants that inevitably become favorites of everyone within walking distance, but sometimes you want the joy of feeling like you’ve traveled off the beaten path and found a hidden gem. While some of these gems aren’t so hidden, they’re certainly out of the way, and they’re absolutely worth the visit.
1. Loveless Cafe
Known for their legendary biscuits and homemade jams, Loveless Cafe is the epitome of home cooking. It's a little ways outside of Nashville, but it's always worth it for a good weekend breakfast. 8400 TN-100.
2. Martin's BBQ Joint
The original Martin's BBQ in Nolensville is also a little hard to get to unless you live in the area, but it's absolutely worth a pilgrimage. Just be sure to time your visit right so that you don't end up hitting lines like this! 7238 Nolensville Rd.
3. Lockeland Table
Tucked in to a quiet East Nashville neighborhood, Lockeland Table is lauded as one of the best restaurants in the city, but if you want to get there, you'll have to brave downtown traffic and fight your way through East Nashville. But trust us, it's so worth it. 1520 Woodland St.
4. Nicky's Coal Fired
Nicky's Coal Fired is in a spot that was once pretty isolated in the city, but now it's a fresh, bustling hub of new restaurants and shops. Located in the Nations neighborhood, this is one of the best pizza joints in the city, and it's worth the trip to the west side of town. 5026 Centennial Blvd.
5. Big Al's Deli
Germantown is known for its smattering of new restaurants and apartment complexes that seem to keep appearing overnight. But there's one institution tucked deep in to the neighborhood that you need to put on your Nashville breakfast list ASAP. Big Al himself will likely make your meal, and we promise it's one of the best Southern meals you'll have anywhere in the city. 1828 4th Ave N.
6. Marcy Jo's Mealhouse and Bakery
Marcy Jo's is definitely more of a trek, requiring a drive down to Columbia, but their Southern meals and hospitality are absolutely incredible. No matter what you get, you can't go wrong. 4209 US-431.
7. Joey's House of Pizza
Joey's House of Pizza might be the easiest restaurant to get to on this list, but it's in a spot you wouldn't think to look on Elm Hill Pike near downtown Nashville. They only serve lunch on weekdays, but be sure to get there closer to opening as the line starts to get long fast. 897 Elm Hill Pike.
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