11 Unsuspecting Restaurants In Nashville With Food So Good It Should Be Illegal
By Meghan Kraft|Updated on October 21, 2023(Originally published March 02, 2017)
Meghan Kraft loves to travel the world, but she makes her home right here in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a degree in English, and has worked in the digital marketing realm with companies such as Apartments.com, USA Today and HarperCollins Publishing.
Within the past few years, Nashville has created a solid reputation for itself as the new foodie destination of the south. From Italian-infused southern classics to the cult-following behind our cayenne pepper-slathered hot chicken, there’s something for everyone to chow on in Music City. Sometimes, it’s hard to find hole-in-the-wall restaurants that have what you’re craving. Don’t worry, we’ve done some sleuthing for you and have put together the following list of some of the best diners in Nashville. At these restaurants, you’ll enjoy a hefty amount of southern fare without the tourists. These are spots that locals love to call their own – and you will, too.
Have you had a chance to dine at any of these best diners in Nashville? Feel free to share which ones were your favorites in the following comment section. For more suggestions of where to eat, we also recommend these unique places to dine in Nashville.
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What are some award-winning restaurants in Nashville?
Take a look at some award-winning restaurants in Nashville worth visiting the next time you're in Tennessee:
Arnold’s Country Kitchen: This delicious and unassuming restaurant has been recognized by numerous media outlets. It's also one of the many James Bear Award-winning restaurants.
Husk: James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock leads the team at this stunning restaurant with an impressive menu.
Pelican & Pig: Guests come from near and far to sink their teeth in award-winning dishes like fried cheese and Creole BBQ shrimp/
Want to learn more? Take a look at these Nashville restaurants that have received James Beard Award nominations too.
What are some of the best restaurants in Nashville for a unique dining experience?