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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The Frothy Monkey
Frothy Monkey is a neighborhood coffee shop serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, creative espresso drinks and freshly baked goods in a cozy cottage.
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Husk is a super popular Southern restaurant in Rutledge Hill known for their beautiful plates, perfect cheeseburger, and huge bourbon selection.
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant
A trip to Puckett’s is just like going to the Ryman, except it’s a lot smaller, serves good Southern food, and you haven’t heard of whoever’s playing.
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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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