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Food and restaurants in Downtown, Nashville

Top restaurants

Bar
“A newer addition to downtown, ACME is an interesting intersection of old and new Nashville, and the only other bar/club I go to on Broadway.”
  • 259 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nashville is known for it's Hot Chicken, and Hattie B's is a great place to try it out. They have on-the-bone fried chicken or chicken tenders... but all of it is flavorful and delicious! If you generally like spicy food, "Hot!" is usually a good starting spot... try "Damn Hot!" or "Shut the Cluck Up!" at your own risk! This is the closest location, but parking is tough. If you're up for a bit of a longer drive, check out the locations on 8th and on Charlotte! ”
  • 196 locals recommend
Rock Club
“This is a Nashville Honky Tonk legend with a killer rooftop bar and lots of options several levels.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favorite spot on Broadway! It's a true classic, with live music every day of the week. Come by for a beer at the bar, or try swing dancing with the locals. Everyone is super welcoming.”
  • 310 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just up the road from Broadway, you may have heard of this place. It’s like a hipster country club, with excellent coffee and craft cocktails, great food, several lounge areas, a bowling alley, and pools and bocce in the summer!”
  • 300 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Arguably the best brunch spot in Nashville-- plan ahead, there is always a line. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Classy southern inspired steak and oyster bar. Great bar, with excellent food. You can select your own cut of meat!”
  • 105 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Best breakfast and brunch scene. Inspired by their original location in Leipers Fork, TN. Wholesome Tennessee breakfast. ”
  • 63 locals recommend

Cafes

Art Museum
“This two-story museum holds both modern and historic works with a children's area on the top floor.”
  • 244 locals recommend
History Museum
“This red-brick museum displays pictures & memorabilia from the life of music icon Johnny Cash”
  • 110 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“We supply great coffee and two coffee makers at the studio, but if you're interested in a single origin pour over, walk around the corner to Crema. Yum!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Café
“An oldie , but goodie. This is a Nashville staple that’s been around since before Nashville became an “it” city. If you get the right table there’s a fabulous view of the Nashville Skyline. The bread is amazing! Reservations recommended on busy nights.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Performances by singer-songwriters plus American eats and cocktails offered in an intimate setting. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
“Red Bicycle Coffee is a boutique gourmet coffee company located in Nashville, TN. There are currently three locations – Germantown, Woodbine and our newest location in The Nations! All stores serve high-end roasted coffee, a variety of both savory and sweet crepes and sandwiches. (Please see specific menus for each location as they are somewhat different at each store.)”
  • 58 locals recommend
Diner
“Typical breakfast diner. Not the classiest joint, but open late, and it's cheap.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Local and just a 5 minute walk. This is an excellent breakfast/lunch/coffee. ”
  • 20 locals recommend

Bakeries

Diner
“Typical breakfast diner. Not the classiest joint, but open late, and it's cheap.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“Best local cupcakes around with new and innovative flavors. You do not want to skip the sweet potato cupcake. Even if you're not a fan of the sweet potato you will love this cupcake. Go early for the best selection but you won't be disappointed no matter which cupcake you try. Moist, delicious and all with sweet delectable icing on top!”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bakery
“Homemade lox. That's the main thing you need to know. Also, fresh bagels and delicious coffee.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“The story of Gigi's founder Gina Butler is a compelling one and she's certainly applied her unique gifts & talents to not only creating an empire (prior to homelessness) and becoming a Nashville icon for her dedication to helping others change their lives; she's created the best cupcakes you've ever had! Gluten-free options are available...we recommend the "wedding cake" cupcake. Yum!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A great coffeehouse atmosphere with fresh roasted coffee, sandwiches, soups, salads, and pastries. The cold brew is STRONG.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Rustic, industrial-chic cafe with sidewalk seating, a bike rack & repair equipment to fix flats. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“This place is a must if you love coffee and fresh pastries and bread - OH - and really nice people! The staff is always friendly and helpful and they have the yummiest treats! Very warm environment as well!”
  • 5 locals recommend