Butchertown Hall in Germantown is a great place to go for a weekend brunch with a group. The menu includes dishes like pancakes and biscuits and gravy alongside Tex-Mex classics like queso, tacos, and really good barbecue for when you want something more substantial. They also have a wide selection of German beers and mezcal cocktails, both of which are great for sipping on as you completely bail on whatever else you had planned for the afternoon.
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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.
Henrietta Red in Germantown is a very pretty Mediterranean seafood restaurant that you’ll want to remodel your house or apartment after.
5th & Taylor
When you’re planning a big group dinner, head to 5th & Taylor in Germantown for their banquet-sized tables, large shared plates, and spacious patio.
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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.
Marché Artisan Foods
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.
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.
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Rolf & Daughters
Rolf & Daughters in Germantown is where to go for fantastic small and shared plates and interesting wines, along with a great garden patio.
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.
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.
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