5 of the Best Downtown Nashville, TN Restaurants

Want to know the best downtown Nashville, TN restaurants? We already compiled a list of fantastic restaurants here, but there are even more that are sure to satisfy your tastebuds. In addition to the 10 restaurants we already discussed, here are 5 more for you to enjoy during your stay with Playlist Properties. Music City, USA has quite the culinary scene! Be sure to explore at least a few of these delectable eateries while you’re in town.

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5 of the Best Downtown Nashville, TN Restaurants

The Southern Steak & Oyster

If you’re looking for a delicious steak dinner during date night in Nashville, head to The Southern. With wood-fired meats, fried staples, and an oyster bar, The Southern is in the heart of downtown Nashville’s up-and-coming SoBro district. Unique and lively, this eatery features authentically Southern fare with a twist. Enjoy a great happy hour here, featuring $1 off draft beer, $5 well cocktails, and $5 fried green tomatoes. Then, indulge in incredible dinner entrees like the braised beef brisket, rack of lamb, or fish n’ grits.

Pinewood Social

Looking for a trendy choice of downtown Nashville, TN restaurants? Try Pinewood Social, a great New American hangout with cuisine, cocktails, and bowling all combined in an industrial-chic location. Come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and discover a variety of scrumptious meals and fun. For weekend brunch, try the avocado toast or ricotta pancakes. If you’re coming for dinner, then you’re in for an extra special treat! Start off with pimento cheese dip or gazpacho soup. Then, indulge in lobster mac n’ cheese, beer battered fish and chips, or the spring pasta, among other divine plates.

The Stillery

Downtown Nashville, TN restaurants include The Stillery, a modern space with live music on weekends. Come for the mason jar cocktails or burgers and brick-oven pizzas. This laidback eatery is perfect for enjoying comfort food and the best local moonshines and whiskeys. Try the sriracha devil eggs, jalapeno bacon rangoons, or pretzels as an appetizer. And don’t forget about the rustic pizza pies; choose from tomato and pesto, BBQ chicken, and more! Top off your ‘za with the Smokin’ Mule featuring ginger beer, amaretto, and lime. You can also try the Southern Peach, Blackberry Lime, or Strawberry Rye, among some other mouthwatering cocktails.


A favorite watering hole with warm wood decor, tavern grub, and global whiskeys is the WHISKEY KITCHEN on 12th Ave. S. Known as a rock n’ roll hotspot among downtown Nashville, TN restaurants, the WHISKEY KITCHEN has crocodile leather walls, large convertible windows, and an expansive patio. With a late night menu to soak up all the good times you’ve had downtown, WHISKEY KITCHEN features classic pub grub after hours. Try the Nacho Nirvana, Jalapeno Fried Pickles, or even a Build-Your-Own Pizza.

Bakersfield Tacos

Looking for some Mexican fare with a flair? Try Bakersfield Tacos for authentic, Mexican street cuisine and a selection of over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys. From unique boot-shaped pint glasses to a hip, low-light atmosphere, this restaurant is quirky as well as delicious. Try the corn truffles with roasted poblano, corn, cotija cheese, and cilantro. The seafood lovers will enjoy the crispy Mahi tacos with Tabasco lime sauce, citrus slaw, and cilantro. Or, for a classic tortilla, try the Mole with braised chicken, pickled red onion, and queso.

Stay Downtown at These Playlist Properties Lofts

Stay within walking distance of all these great downtown Nashville, TN restaurants when you book a vacation property through us! Our Downtown Nashville rentals feature unique and stylish decor, scenic views, and luxury modern furnishings. We have over 10 different downtown Nashville lofts for rent that are closeby all of the most popular hotspots in Music City. You’ll love staying in the midst of it all during your vacation!