Nashville Bucket List – Top Local Restaurants, Speakeasies & Coffee Shops


I am a huge fun of supporting local establishments in Nashville – and luckily for me there are a ton of delicious spots in town – no matter what you are looking for. Given that we have been named “Nowville” by GQ and one of the “hottest cities in America” by the New York Times – I wanted to celebrate a few local spots and share them with everyone.

I keep this list for myself (hmm where should I go to dinner tonight?) and to be honest I haven’t even eaten at every restaurant on here, but I thought it would be great to share with everyone anyway.

Leave me comments and get your favorite spots added as well!


  • Arnolds
  • Prince’s Hot Chicken
  • Monell’s
  • Loveless Cafe
  • Martin’s BBQ Joint
  • Burger Up
  • Mas Taco
  • Sloco Sandwich Shop
  • Local Taco
  • Pharmacy Burger


  • Silly Goose
  • Margo
  • Marchete
  • The Southern
  • Silo
  • Tavern
  • City House
  • Catbird Seat
  • Etch
  • Rumor’s East
  • Lockeland Table
  • Smiling Elephant
  • Watermark
  • The Bound’ry
  • Flyte
  • Capitol Grill at the Hermitage
  • Manja
  • Rolf & Daughters
  • PM Nashville


  • Patterson House
  • Holland House
  • Corsair’s Tasting Room


  • The Well
  • Barista Parlor
  • Crema Coffee
  • Fido
  • Frothy Monkey
  • The Jam Coffee House

Updated as of 2/14/13 – Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

Check out this post on the top restaurants in America.

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