ARNOLD’S COUNTRY KITCHEN
One of the finest meat & threes in the country. The fried chicken is a go-to, but the meatloaf will set you free.
GABBY’S BURGER AND FRIES
Best traditional burger in Nashville. Get the Seamus (shay-mus), add your toppings and make sure to split your fries 50/50 between regular and sweet potato.
Pulled pork tacos, cast iron chicken, fried avocado, street corn, chicken tortilla soup, horchata! Cash only. Franklin Juice on 12th Avenue South - A lighter, healthier option for lunch. The acai bowls are great. Try the Bombom and add peanut butter.
BUTCHER AND BEE
If you’re with a large group, try the Mezze for All (every starter for $50). Can’t go wrong with a Slumber Queen (their version of an Old Fashioned) and the Pork Belly Gnocchi
The menu changes frequently, but anything that involves crispy pig skins or crispy chicken skins is a must. Some of the best cocktails in Nashville.
Bone marrow, trout and their wood-fired pizzas are perfect. If the Manhattan is on the menu, GET IT.
The trout, insane. Any pasta, insane. The belly ham pizza, insane. The desserts, insane. It’s just all insane.
Their classic Old Fashioned is the best in town. Order some fried broccoli to snack on while you sip.
In the lobby of the newly renovated Loew’s Vanderbilt, this comfortable spot has great drinks and snacks.
THE PATTERSON HOUSE
The O.G. upscale cocktail bar. Drinks and snacks are all incredible. Delicious old fashioned, and if the duck hunter is on the menu, try it.
The perfectly curated general store. Spend an hour and you’ll discover a hundred fun things you never knew existed.
The best independent record shop in town. New and used vinyl.