There isn’t really a wrong time or place to eat a burger, but Burger Up in 12South is great for when you want to sit down for one and have a good cocktail too. With large communal tables and a huge bar, it works just as well for a casual date as it does for dropping in for a solo burger and a drink. Burger-wise, we’re partial to the Woodstock, which comes with bacon, white cheddar, and their strangely addicting Jack Daniel’s maple ketchup. If you want something that won’t knock you out though, order the Troyathlon quinoa burger instead.
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When you want to sit on a patio, have a few good bourbon teas, and eat some BBQ nachos or pulled pork, head to Edley’s Bar-B-Que in 12South.
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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.
Arnold’s Country Kitchen
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.
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
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.
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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.
Mas Tacos Por Favor
Mas Tacos Por Favor in East Nashville makes the best tacos in town. They also have great tortilla soup and elote, if you can’t live on tacos alone.
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