23 "American" Restaurants in Nashville.
One of the longest lines in Nashville is for Pancake Pantry in Hillsboro Village - but it’s worth the wait for the 23 varieties of pancakes.
Woolworth on 5th is a historic lunch counter turned restored restaurant downtown that serves Southern classics.
Mockingbird serves upscale diner food in a very attractive space in The Gulch.
Arnold’s Country Kitchen is a great meat and three spot for weekday lunch or for when you want to eat Thanksgiving food and it’s not November.
Marché in East Nashville is a low-key brunch and lunch spot with a wide range of French pastries and a Croque Madame that’s great for sharing. Or not.
When you want a really good burger, a strong cocktail, and to sit at a large wooden bar or table with strangers, head to Burger Up in 12South.
City House is an Italian restaurant in Germantown that’s nice enough to take your stuffy father-in-law to, but casual enough for your quirky aunt too.
Loveless Cafe is a greater Nashville institution where you go for great biscuits and supper, which you’ll know about if you just woke up from 1890.
There are lots of hot chicken spots in Nashville, but Hattie B’s is the best. Order a two piece, some sides, and a beer. Repeat as necessary.
Kayne Prime is a steakhouse in The Gulch where you should go after getting signed by RCA or the Titans, or just when you have a per diem to blow.
Butchertown Hall is a Texas-inspired spot in Germantown that’s great for an afternoon of sipping mezcal cocktails and snacking on barbecue and tacos.
Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway is a low-key restaurant in Wedgewood-Houston where you can have great cocktails and eat Korean fried chicken until 1am.
Husk is a super popular Southern restaurant in Rutledge Hill known for their beautiful plates, perfect cheeseburger, and huge bourbon selection.
Rolf & Daughters in Germantown is where to go for fantastic small and shared plates and interesting wines, along with a great garden patio.
Fido is a great coffeeshop and all-day breakfast spot in Hillsboro Village where you could run into your sr. advisor from Vandy or a music publicist.