Where to Eat in Nashville
Near the Convention Center
The Capitol Grille
231 Sixth Ave. N.
Housed in the basement of the Hermitage Hotel, The Capitol Grille is a terrific upscale restaurant. Make reservations. capitolgrillenashville.com
165 4th Ave. N.
Mexican and Southwestern cuisine with fast service and reasonable prices.
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
111 10th Ave. S.
A chain restaurant for true beer lovers, it has more than 100 beers on tap. The food is just what you’d expect — pizza, sandwiches and salads, chicken wings, etc. beerknurd.com
Commerce Street Grille
611 Commerce St.
American cuisine at the Renaissance Hotel Nashville, attached to the convention center. marriott.com
Eddie George Sports Grille
121 4th Ave. S.
Classic sports-themed restaurant and bar named after one of the greatest running backs in Ohio State history. Oh, and he was a pretty good player for the Tennessee Titans, too.
The place for cheap eats in downtown Nashville, just “10 steps from the backstage door of the Historic Ryman.” Just walk down to Broadway, and get in line. It’s a Summer NAMM favorite. jacksbarbque.com
Manny’s House of Pizza
New York-style pizza, subs and pasta. A great, inexpensive place to grab lunch or dinner. mannyshouseofpizza.com
Morton’s — The Steakhouse
618 Church St.
The Nashville location of this upscale national steakhouse chain. mortons.com
140 50th Ave. S.
The downtown Nashville location for this upscale steakhouse chain. thepalm.com
Paradise Park Trailer Resort
With a name like that, you know it’s a family-style affair and the food is, well, on the kitsch side of good. Corn dogs and burgers, and all in a diner atmosphere. paradiseparkonline.com
Set inside the beautiful Union Station Hotel, Prime 108 serves upscale cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. unionstationhotelnashville.com
Rae’s Gourmet Catering & Sandwich Shoppe
501 Union Street
Just for lunch Monday through Friday, but the locals swear by it. raesgourmet.com
Sam’s Sushi Bar
200 4th Ave. N.
A small nook of a restaurant at the corner of Church Street and Printer’s Alley. 615-726-1700
Wild Bill’s Beignets & Bikes
104 Fifth Ave. S.
It seems as though Wild Bill has two loves: choppers and New Orleans cuisine. It’s open early and open late. 615-255-1842.
Within Three Miles of the Convention Center
592 12th Avenue South
A great Mexican restaurant in The Gulch, a new dining, living and nightlife area. cantinalaredo.com
Flyte World Dining & Wine
718 Division St.
Upscale dining and great wine options. flytenashville.com
909 20th Ave. S.
Good Italian in Nashville? We’ve got it from a good source that Giovanni’s does the trick. giovanni-ristorante.com
2400 12th Ave. S.
A Nashville favorite for its pizza, pub and scene. Just over three miles from the convention center. mafiaozas.com
Monell’s Dining & Catering
1235 6th Ave. N.
Family-style Southern food served in a historic 1880 Victorian home in the Germantown neighborhood. Sit at long wooden tables, and choose from the daily menu.
South Street Restaurant
Smoked ribs, pulled pork, crab and slab, Southern broil, and more. Good prices and good eats. pansouth.net/southstreet
507 12th Ave. S.
Beautiful upscale restaurant with terrific views of downtown Nashville from The Gultch neighborhood. watermark-restaurant.com
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