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Things to do in Hendersonville

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“It's not a day on the lake if you don't stop in at Sam's. Apparently you can get there by car but we've only been by boat. Be sure to order of Bushwacker (like a Mudslide). Their pizza is pretty good too!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Streets of Indian Lake has so much to offer! Between Shopping, Regal Movie theater & tons of restaurants, The Streets can keep you fully entertained all day long! It also has a water fountain for the kids to play in during the day! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Amazing Mediterranean food, can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Must try the hummus. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is outside Nashville, but not to be missed. The environment is beautiful, as it’s situated on a waterfront, and the food is some of the best inland seafood you can get. It’s a very local place, with few tourists, but we feel it’s imperative to get the word out about this gem of a restaurant. Highly recommend the lobster bisque and smoked fish dip, and even the fried shrimp ain’t half bad!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“This is best late night place to get drinks and food - open til midnight or later most nights. They have a happy hour Sunday nights”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“This boutique restaurant can be busy at times, but you won't mind at all as you browse through their gift shop. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The BBQ and the Fried Green Tomatoes are simply the best at this great little BBQ joint!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Rudder offers a nice opportunity to dine with views of Old Hickory Lake. Casual atmosphere and live music on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic landmark. Offers tours. Nice view of the lake. Live music nights in the summer. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Chuck is the owner and makes a great espresso, the beans are roasted nearby in Rayon City. They also have really tasty pizza on Friday and Saturday nights. Check out their events too, they often have live music. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Scenic park good on the lakefront. Great for picnics. Several playgrounds. Full course of Frisbee golf. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a really cool local place, offering great Thai food, and a TON of specialty beers on tap. They do close early, though.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Local pizza spot on the harbor. Great outdoor patio in the summer. Fun games/activities for kids. Unique pizza options on the menu.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“This is a nice little park right on Old Hickory Lake across from Anchor High Marina.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“It's not a day on the lake if you don't stop in at Sam's. Apparently you can get there by car but we've only been by boat. Be sure to order of Bushwacker (like a Mudslide). Their pizza is pretty good too!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is outside Nashville, but not to be missed. The environment is beautiful, as it’s situated on a waterfront, and the food is some of the best inland seafood you can get. It’s a very local place, with few tourists, but we feel it’s imperative to get the word out about this gem of a restaurant. Highly recommend the lobster bisque and smoked fish dip, and even the fried shrimp ain’t half bad!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“This is best late night place to get drinks and food - open til midnight or later most nights. They have a happy hour Sunday nights”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The BBQ and the Fried Green Tomatoes are simply the best at this great little BBQ joint!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Rudder offers a nice opportunity to dine with views of Old Hickory Lake. Casual atmosphere and live music on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Chuck is the owner and makes a great espresso, the beans are roasted nearby in Rayon City. They also have really tasty pizza on Friday and Saturday nights. Check out their events too, they often have live music. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a really cool local place, offering great Thai food, and a TON of specialty beers on tap. They do close early, though.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Local pizza spot on the harbor. Great outdoor patio in the summer. Fun games/activities for kids. Unique pizza options on the menu.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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