Nashville October 19, 2018
7 Rural Restaurants Around Nashville That Are So Worth The Drive
Nashville is bustling these days, and it seems like there are new restaurants on every corner. If you’re looking for a way to get out of the city and enjoy a classic Tennessee meal, we’ve got just the places for you. From French country cooking in the heart of Tennessee’s favorite small town to 80-year-old tea rooms tucked away in country crossroads, these Nashville rural restaurants are just what the doctor ordered.
7. 1892 - Leipers Fork
1892 sits right in the heart of Leiper's Fork, which is easily one of the cutest rural towns in Middle Tennessee. If that wasn't enough, this restaurant has absolutely incredible upscale food, and reservations are a must. 4150 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin.
6. Pinewood Kitchen & Mercantile - Nunnelly
Nashville folks looking to escape the hipsters at Pinewood Social need to head out to Nunnelly for Pinewood Kitchen, which is not affiliated. Here, you'll find real country cooking, like this barbecue chicken plate that has us drooling. 951 TN-48.
5. The Old School - Bells Bend
The Old School sits out in the reaches of Bells Bend just outside of Nashville and focuses on locally sourced, farm-to-table food in an old converted school house. The menu always changes, but everything is always fresh. 5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike, Nashville.
4. Readyville Mill - Readyville
The Readyville Mill is a 19th-century mill that has been turned in to a country restaurant, and everything is amazing. The pancakes are out of this world, so we highly recommend breakfast. 5418 Murfreesboro Rd.
3. The Beacon Light Tea Room - Bon Aqua
Bon Aqua might not be much more than a crossroads, but the Beacon Light Tea Room shouldn't be overlooked if you're in the area. They've been serving up their famous homemade biscuits since 1936, and you know they're doing something right if they've been around for that long. 6276 TN-100.
2. Papa Boudreaux's - Santa Fe
For a taste of Louisiana in Nashville's backyard, head to Papa Boudreaux's in Santa Fe. The restaurant is tiny, but the Cajun flavors are huge. Come early to be sure to get a seat, and be sure to get a side of gumbo. 3419 Fly Rd.
1. Barbara's Home Cookin' - Franklin
Just outside of Franklin, Barbara's Home Cookin' could easily be passed by as it looks like the houses around it, but it's famous for pretty much everything on the menu -- especially the fried chicken. 1232 Old Hillsboro Rd.
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