10+ Nashville Hotspots You Have to Visit on Your Next Trip to Tennessee

Including where to get the best biscuits and fried chicken!

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It may be known for its country music, cowboy boots, and fried chicken, but Nashville has so much more to it than meets the eye. Bookmark these finger-lickin' good restaurants, famous bars, and stunning places to stay so you have them handy for your next trip down south.

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Fun Places to Eat in Nashville

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These updated takes on some of Nashville's classic fare should nab the top spot on your restaurant bucket list.


Named after chef Jonathan Waxman’s mother, Adele’s turns comfort food up a notch. Its atmosphere is truly memorable; whether you’re fixated on the large open kitchen, or marveling at the beauty of the outdoor garage-like space, Adele’s has an inviting aura that’s sure to impress.


With a James Beard-award-winning chef and daily menu updates, Husk is always on the cutting edge. But their motto, “If it doesn’t come from the south, it’s not coming through the door,” speaks to their dedication to honoring the local ingredients their region has to offer.


Soak in the cool-factor at Pinewood Social. It’s the perfect place to get some work done, bowl a round, or have a meal with friends (and their can't beat-cocktails go with any of the above). Saturday and Sunday brunch is a must—don't forget to order the world-class buttermilk biscuits!

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Best Restaurants in Nashville

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If Southern comfort food is what you're after, try these perennially popular Nashville eateries.


This casual, counter-service eatery is a Nashville staple. Don’t let its down-and-dirty feel stop you from tasting the best mild-to-very-spicy fried chicken in town. Grab a local brew and hang out on the porch to really immerse yourself in the local scene.


Head over to Nashville’s Gulch area for some seriously delicious biscuits. With humble beginnings as an airstream food truck, Biscuit Love now boasts around-the-corner lines almost every day. They also serve up other tasty breakfast options, if you're not craving their namesake dish.


It’s always southern-family cooking at Monell’s. This Germantown spot has big tables with family-style shared plates. If you’re looking for true southern foods like grits, sausage, and skillet fried chicken, this is the place.

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Nashville Attractions
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Grab a beer with the locals downtown, or get out of the hustle and bustle for a quiet afternoon. Whatever vibe your vacation needs, Nashvillle has you covered!


Boasting the largest collection of bluegrass artifacts in the world, this place celebrates all of the country music greats. Another must-see is the sister museum , a historic letterpress shop conveniently located inside the Hall of Fame.


It’s called the “Honky Tonk Highway” for a reason: The downtown/lower Broadway neighborhood is always bustling! This is the spot to throw on a pair of cowboy boots and practice your line dancing. Some of the most popular dives are , , and .


Coined the “Queen of Tennessee’s plantations,” Belle Meade invites guests to come marvel at a piece of history. Created as an educational not-for-profit, this remarkable antebellum-style estate still has bullet holes in its framework from the Civil War. A tour is highly recommended and the guides dress in period costumes. The best part? There’s an on-site winery for after you’ve had your fill exploring.

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Where to Stay in Nashville

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You can't go wrong with one of these Nashville hotels that range from classy and chic, to cool and kitschy.


Set in the city’s West End neighborhood, this four-star, four-diamond hotel does not disappoint. The Hutton is equipped with elegantly appointed suites, a delicious on-site restaurant, and a complimentary shuttle to take you around the city.


This eight-suite bed-and-breakfast in a mansion in East Nashville is a rustic dream come true. With claw-foot bathtubs, exposed brick, reclaimed wood, and funky wallpaper, you may be tempted to stay in your room for the whole trip.


If you’re looking for a boutique experience, the Thompson is your best bet. Nestled in the Gulch, the Thompson is a central, luxurious, and comfortable place to crash.

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