For a taste of nostalgia and the best biscuits you’ve ever had, head to the Loveless Cafe 30 minutes southwest of Nashville. Open since 1951, people come here at all hours of the day for huge plates of chicken-fried steak and smoked country ham, but it’s their legendary biscuits, which they bake more than 10,000 of daily, that turned this place into a local institution. By all means take a picture of their giant neon sign out front, but if you need another souvenir, make sure to buy some biscuit mix to take home. Future you will be very happy.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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