Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, is a popular tourist destination for those who love country music. Given its legendary venues, like the Grand Ole Opry House, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ryman Auditorium and Johnny Cash Museum, this is one destination that attracts music lovers from across the country. In fact, 15.2 million people visited Nashville in 2018, up 5% from 14.5 million in 2017, according to figures released by Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
While music is a crowd-puller, another reasons for visiting this city is the Nashville cuisine. A trip to Nashville is incomplete without visiting Germantown, a historic neighborhood that is dotted with coffee shops, cafes and restaurants. So, here’s a look at the must-visit restaurants in the city.
Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack
Established in 1945 by Thorton Prince, this restaurant takes the credit for introducing the concept of hot chicken. Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack is among the best places in Nashville for Tennessee’s famous spicy chicken, says an article published by US Local Guide. The restaurant ranked 7th in The Daily Meal’s list of the 75 Best Fried Chicken Places in America.
Butcher & Bee
Having started off with sandwiches, this restaurant subsequently expanded to a variety of meals including Mediterranean style dishes, Tex Mex cuisine and farm-fresh foods. The whipped feta with herbs is a must try here. Delectable dishes, cozy interiors and an open kitchen makes for an amazing dining experience. With ample space for free parking, mouthwatering cocktails to choose from and family-oriented menus, this place is ideal for hosting private events.
This is a beautiful café located in the heart of Nashville that is known for its healthy and vegan food options. It is popular among locals and tourists alike for its well-designed interiors, lively vibe and affordable prices. The cocktails are delicious, while their waffles are a must have.
Located downtown by the river, this restaurant offers a little of everything! Whether you want a cool bar or a relaxing coffee shop, whether you’re in the mood for a little bowling or wish to spend the evening at a karaoke lounge, this one offers it all. It opens early in the morning and closes late into the night. Known for serving great fried chicken, this restaurant also boasts of its wide range of finely brewed coffees.
There are a number of vegan restaurants in Nashville, including The Southern V and Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine. The Sunflower café hosts a delectable vegan barbecue, says an article published by Forbes.
So, if you’re planning to visit Nashville anytime soon, do try out some of these amazing restaurants. Don’t forget to take a few pictures!