Adding a nice restaurant outing to your bachelorette weekend is a popular decision for many groups. Nashville offers some great local eateries. What is the specialty here? Most people think it's barbeque but that is more closely associated with Memphis. Nashville's signature food is Southern Urban Cuisine, including Hot Chicken. Yes, we said "hot chicken". In fact, the average bachelorette may not appreciate the heat packed in even the mild varieties, but it might be worth the adventure. Hot chicken places within a cab/Lyft/Uber ride of downtown are The Stillery on 2nd Ave, Hattie B's in Midtown, Party Fowl in the Gulch area, and Bolton's on 8th Ave. S.
Downtown Nashville has a lot of chain restaurants, like Melting Pot, Palm, Dick's Last Resort Spaghetti Factory, Margaritaville...but there are a few good local eateries, which we mention here. Midtown (Vanderbilt, West End, Hillsboro Village), Belmont/"12th Ave", and East Nashville boast mainly locally owned eateries. All these are close to downtown for an inexpensive cab/Uber/Lyft ride. We have links to their sites so you can review their menus.
Puckett's Grocery originated as a country grocery and has evolved into a popular eatery offering Southern classics at great prices. They serve 3 meals a day, and live music begins at 7 PM $
500 Church St. (615) 770-2772
ACME is one of the newest downtown treasures. There are three floors. Southern fare on floor 1, sushi bar on floor 2 and a rooftop bar on the 3rd level. The historic old building alone is worth the visit $$.
101 Broadway (615) 678-5715
Martin's BBQ is a Nashville tradition and they just opened a new location downtown. They have been featured on Triple D. Always packed. You have to try their redneck taco. $
410 4th Ave S (615)288-0880
Merchants is charming and located in a very historical building on Broadway. This is a great place for a bridal luncheon if you looking for something more elegant than casual. $$$
401 Broadway (615) 254-1892
Whiskey Kitchen is one of several great restaurants owned by M Street Nashville. It has elevated pub grub and a great atmosphere. You can take the Green Circuit free bus from the riverfront and hop off at 12th Ave.
118 12th Ave. S. (615)254-3029
South Street is a fun, whimsical eatery that is perfectly laid back. Have a drink upstairs in their treehouse bar. Good place for barbeque and seafood., Great happy hour deals on food and drink and a top brunch spot. $$
907 20th Ave. S.
Soulshine Pizza is a hip fun spot where locals hang out nightly for live music and great food. Indoor and outdoor seating. Order a pie to go and have a pajama party back at the rental house. $$
1907 Division St. (615) 401-9859
Cabana Restaurant in Hillsboro Village is a popular stop for bachelorette parties. They serve half portions of their entrees and in nice weather the dining area is open-air. $$$
1910 Belcourt Ave (615) 577-2262
Hattie B's is a hot chicken place for tourists, as seen by a constant line around the building. The chicken is not as hot as some original hot chicken places and good sides. $$
112 19th Ave S. (615) 678-4794
If you are looking for a place for wine and great appetizers, BLVD is your place. Nestled in the shadows of Belmont University, sit outside and watch students and sip on one of their signature Moscow Mules. $$
2013 Belmont Blvd. (615) 298-1430
Urban Grub is in the trendy 12th Ave. area. It serves up Southern soul food with an urban twist.
Definitely a local fave. The banana pudding is simply sinful. $$
2506 12th Ave. S. (615) 679-9342
The Pharmacy in East Nashville is famous for their succulent burgers and old-time soda fountain. Sit outside in the cool beer garden with local hipsters. $$
731 McFerrin Ave. (615) 712-9517
Wild Cow is one of the city's first and most praised vegan restaurants. Carnivores will love the creations as well. It's a fun mixture of hip and hippie.
1896 Eastland (615) 262-2717
City Fire is a great little bistro in the Gulch that serves up delicious food and creative cocktails. It flies under the radar of many tourists but locals always rave about it. Reservations accepted $$
610 12th Ave S. (615)401-9103
Sambuca is a cool restaurant in the Gulch with a jazz club vibe. Smaller portions are available. For a special treat for the bride, try to reserve the table on the balcony overlooking the stage.
601 12th Ave S (615)248-2888