Let's Eat Downtown
Places to Eat in Downtown Nashville
Whether it's a big, juicy, flame-grilled steak or just some good ol' down home cookin', no trip is complete without dining at some of the best places in town. And Nashville has some of the best places to feast this side of the Cumberland River.
We've compiled a list for you of some of the restaurants you'll find close to the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville.
Wildhorse SaloonLocated just 2 blocks from the Ryman Auditorium on Second Avenue is the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon - Nashville's number-one entertainment and dining destination. The restaurant boasts multiple awards from both regional and national competitions. Known for their Southern barbecue, juicy steaks, and famous fried pickles.
120 Second Avenue North
B.B. King's Blues Club & RestaurantAt B.B. King's Blues Club & Restaurant you can enjoy live music and favorite dishes such as seafood gumbo, fried pickles, “Memphis Style” ribs, and southern fried catfish plus delicious desserts.
152 Second Avenue North
Big River Grille & Brewing WorksBig River Grille & Brewing Works features fresh beer, fresh food in a fun, casual atmosphere including a large, covered patio.
Cadillac Ranch All-American Bar & GrillCadillac Ranch All-American Bar & Grill features country, rock and Top 40 music, a long drink list and a grill serving burgers and wings.
Demos' Steak & Spaghetti HouseDemos' Steak & Spaghetti House features pasta and steak. This downtown restaurant is a local favorite. Try the buttery rolls and famous chicken and rice soup.
300 Commerce Street
Hard Rock CafeHard Rock Cafe is a music-themed restaurant that serves an all-American menu. The kitchen churns out group-friendly appetizers like nachos and Southern staples like barbecue ribs and chicken. Burgers are served with hefty sides of fries and the signature pulled-pork sandwich is topped with vinegar barbecue sauce. The gift shop sells branded items like T-shirts, shot glasses and hats.
Jack's Bar-B-QueProudly serving barbeque from “Pit to Plate.” Jack’s Bar-B-Que offers Tennessee pork shoulder, Texas beef brisket, smoked turkey, Texas sausage, St. Louis style ribs, smoked chicken, and other Southern cuisine served with our award winning sauces.
MerchantsSituated in the heart of downtown Nashville, Merchants Restaurant offers three floors of contemporary American dining - casual, upscale, and private. Historic landmark since 1892.
The Old Spaghetti FactoryFor more than a generation, families and friends have been going to The Old Spaghetti Factories, located across the United States, to enjoy their delicious food, charming atmosphere, and friendly service. At The Old Spaghetti Factory you will dine amid fine antiques, collected from around the world, while savoring perfectly cooked pasta and spaghetti sauces, freshly made, using only the finest ingredients.
160 North 2nd Avenue
Paradise Park Trailer ResortA little bit country, a little bit rock, always sure to be a good time, Paradise Park is a great place to relax, sip a tallboy, enjoy the kitschy trailer park décor and rock out to live music all the time. Located on the pulse of Lower Broad, Paradise Park is home of the $6 pitcher of beer and the best burgers in town. If you’re feeling low key, visit the 24 hour restaurant at Paradise Park and indulge yourself with menu items like tater tots and corn dogs. Nothing on the menu is over $10, and the restaurant is smoke free from 5 am-midnight, so it’s a great place to bring the family. If you feel like livin’ on the wild side, come to the bar at Paradise Park. Live bands, cold beer, and great company make Paradise Park the coolest bar community in Nashville.
Rippy's Smokin' Bar & GrillAt Rippy's you can sit down and have a cold beer, fill your tummy with baby back ribs or pulled pork, or enjoy live music.
Stock-Yard RestaurantNamed "One of the Top Ten Steakhouses in the US," the Stock-Yard has served Nashville proudly since 1979. Serving Certified Angus Beef, lobster, fresh seafood, ribs, chicken, pasta and more. Private dining rooms available, strolling balladeer.
901 Second Avenue North
The Palm RestaurantThe Palm Restaurant serves up aged prime steaks, jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters, Italian entrees, outstanding service and atmosphere like nowhere else.
140 5th Avenue South