This southern city does its food just as well as it does its country music. If you like your fried chicken hot and your bourbon free-flowing, then you’ll love Nashville’s food scene. Here are 5 restaurants you need to try in Nashville:
1. Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint specializes in what’s called “West-Tennessee style whole hog bbq,” smoking 200 pound pigs and masterfully crafting tender pulled pork sandwiches. Martin’s downtown location has 4 whole hog pits and plenty of seating, so even when the line is out the door, which it is even on a slow day, the wait isn’t as long as you may think.
Hours: Sun-Sat 11 a.m. — 10 p.m.
2. Party Fowl
At Party Fowl, you can have your Nashville Hot Chicken with a boozy slushie to wash it down. Party Fowl has its own unique take on Music City’s favorite food, creating dishes that you won’t find anywhere else, like Hot Chicken Poutine and the Hot Chicken Cuban.
Hours: M-Th 11 a.m. — 10 p.m.; F 11 a.m. — 11 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. — 11 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. — 10 p.m.
3. Zulema’s Taqueria
Zulema’s Taqueria has taken its popular Zulema’s Kitchen taco bar and created an authentic taqueria with unique tacos and flavors. There’s a reason this restaurant has a nearly perfect 5 star rating across Google, Yelp, and Facebook reviews — it really is that good!
Hours: M-Sat 11 a.m. — 8 p.m.
4. Wild Wasabi
The popular reason to go to Wild Wasabi is for their weekday lunch buffet, but even on the weekends this casual Japanese restaurant is serving up some tasty sushi.
Hours: M-F 11 a.m. — 9 p.m.; Sat 12 a.m. — 9 p.m.
5. Burger Republic
TripAdvisor has ranked Burger Republic as having not only the best burger in Tennessee but one of the top ten burgers in the US based on analysis of the travel website’s customer reviews. And if having top-ranked burgers doesn’t do it for you, they also have spiked milkshakes. If that doesn’t sway you, then I don’t know what will.
Hours: Sun-Th 11 a.m. — 10 p.m; Fri-Sat 10 a.m. — 11 p.m;