For as much as Nashville’s food scene has changed, barbecue remains a constant. There’s no shortage of options for it around town, but Edley’s is our favorite because everything from the pulled pork to the cornbread is prepared in-house. Bring some friends and/or your family and order as much of the menu as you can, but make sure to include some BBQ nachos. Their three locations all have great patios and Happy Hours, so if you want to drink a bourbon tea outside to work up an appetite first, that works too.
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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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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.
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.
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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.
Acme Feed & Seed
Acme Feed & Seed is a four-story bar and restaurant on Broadway with unique bar food, a great rooftop, and a random sushi bar on the second floor.
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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