Nashville, aka Music City, might be ready for a second nickname: Foodie City. After all, the Tennessee capital is a home to a mouth-watering variety of amazing restaurants. With so many delectable dining options, the hungry festival-bound fan might feel overwhelmed. With that in mind, we’ve partnered with trusted restaurant guide Zagat to make sure your Nashville dining experience hits all the right notes.
Whether you’re in town to kick up dust with your favorite country stars at the CMA Music Festival or just passing through to catch the genre-spanning sounds of Bonnaroo, Nashville’s Southern hospitality and array of soul-satisfying restaurants are sure to hit the spot. Check out these hand-picked Nashville restaurants for everything from authentic soul food and regional Mexican tacos to James Beard-nominated haute cuisine.
The weekend of June 9-12 is going to be a big one for Nashville. Downtown will play host to the massive CMA Music Festival, which features more than 400 artists performing over four days at various venues across the city including Nissan Stadium. And that same weekend, fans from around the world will be passing through Nashville on their way to Bonnaroo, which is located an hour from the city on an expansive farm.