We went to Mangia Nashville and have never enjoyed great Italian food and fun times quite like this before. See why Mangia Nashville is one of the locals’ best-kept secrets and a place NOT to be missed!
Restaurants & Food
Looking for the best restaurants in Nashville? See where the locals like to eat! Whether you want to grab a quick lunch in Cool Springs or enjoy a great steakhouse downtown, we've got honest restaurant reviews in and around Nashville to help you out! Plus, all the best places to buy local foods native to the area.
The Pancake Pantry in Nashville was on my Bucket List for awhile. Now, I’ve been there several times. See why there’s always a line at the Pancake Pantry Nashville – which is one of the Top 3 Pancake Restaurants in America! By the way, there’s a Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg now too.
Smokin Thighs expanded from one of the best Nashville food trucks to one of the best restaurants in Nashville. Nothing is fried. Chicken is applewood smoked
Here’s what my first time eating from a Nashville food truck was like, plus tips before you order from food trucks in Nashville.
The Aquarium Restaurant inside the Opry Mills Mall is an underwater dining adventure that’s hard to pass up! Not to mention the fact that it’s Nashville’s ONLY aquarium. The Aquarium Restaurant is a fun dining adventure for adults and kids alike. Here’s our review.
The Well in Nashville is a coffeehouse with a cause. Everything at The Well Coffeehouse points to giving back… to the local community in Nashville AND the human community worldwide!
This was our first time dining at Flemings steak restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. We weren’t impressed and probably won’t go back. Here’s why…
We went to Sopapilla’s Franklin for lunch today. And if I had my way, we’d go back there for dinner tonight. It was that good! Here’s why I really like the New Mexican cuisine at Sopapilla’s in Franklin, TN. Psst – they’re about to open a Sopapilla’s in Hendersonville, Tennessee too.
My family is from Florida. It’s hard for us to find good seafood in Nashville Tennessee! See why Bonefish Grill in Franklin, TN is our favorite seafood restaurant in Middle Tennessee!
We thoroughly enjoyed the Franklin on Foot southern food tour. If you have never been on a food tour and you like trying new foods, meeting new people, and exploring cities, then I highly recommend this tour!
I recommend the downtown Nashville Broadway Brewhouse, and I highly recommend bringing your appetite because they will not disappoint. (Unless you order pizza and don’t like it super cheesy!) Here’s our review of the food and atmosphere at Broadway Brewhouse downtown Nashville.
I love Thai food but I refuse to just blindly pick a Thai restaurant! I asked some of my friends who have lived in Nashville for quite awhile where I could go for awesome Thai food. Jasmine Thai in Cool Springs came highly recommended. Here’s my review.
I’ve been wanting to visit the Nashville Farmers’ Market for quite some time now. I’m so glad I finally got that chance! Here’s what it’s like at the Nashville Farmers Market — and the adjoining Market House and Flea Market.
If you haven’t eaten at a Firehouse Subs yet, then run — don’t walk — to the nearest location. This is no ordinary sub shop. In addition to its unique history and remarkable community service, the first thing that makes Firehouse Subs so unique is the ambiance. It speaks of patriotism and heroism.
Looking for a romantic evening that includes delicious food (some of which you cook yourself) and a unique atmosphere; The Melting Pot in Nashville is just that place. Here’s my review.
The newest business to open in Franklin’s historic downtown is Sweet Cece’s. They offer self serve yogurt with flavors that change weekly. Here’s a review of my first visit to Sweet Cece’s Frozen Yogurt & Treats.
The Cool Springs Boscos is located off of Carothers in the Meridian business complex in Franklin, TN. Here’s why I like the Boscos in Cool Springs better than the Nashville Boscos.
I have been going for years now, and I have always had consistently great food served in minutes. Here’s my review of Wolfgang Puck Express in Cool Springs, in case you’re thinking about going…
At Maggie Moos, first you pick your ice cream. Next, you pick the mix-ins — candy, fruit, or nuts. Then, they take your treat combo to the cold marble top and fold everything together by hand. See why I like Maggie Moo’s best.
SOL is an upscale mexican restaurant in downtown Franklin with great SERVICE!
No matter how many other Mexican burrito restaurants we try, my husband always goes back to the Baja Fresh Mexican Grill every time! It’s his absolute favorite. Here’s why…
The Franklin Farmer’s Market is held behind the Factory at Franklin — 230 Franklin Road at the corner of Franklin Road and Liberty Pike. It’s open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each May through October.
Swankys Taco Shop has a really hip feel to it. This taco shop is a new addition to the Meridian Cool Springs center in Franklin, TN. Here’s a review of the food…
I had never been to Mickey Roos before, but I love barbeque so I was hoping for good things. I wasn’t disappointed. Here’s a review of the food, the prices, and how to save a few bucks the next time you go to Mickey Roo’s!
From chocolate fixes to kids’ holiday gifts, corporate gifts and wedding favors, the Hillsboro Chocolate Company has something for every occasion. The Pralines are my favorite.
Barbara’s Homecookin’ is located just off Hillsboro Road on Old Hillsboro Road in the Grassland area of Franklin. It’s so good it almost tastes like your Mama made it but I assure you it has been made by the owner, Barbara Thomas, a Southern Mississippi transplant, who cooks up some of the best comfort food around.
It is rare to find Mexican food that I do not like, but I think there is a big difference between good Mexican food and great Mexican food. The main difference for me is the amount of flavors and the way the spices are used — that the flavors don’t all end up tasting the same. I recently went to Pueblo Real in Franklin. Here’s my review.
We went to the Franklin Mercantile Deli — also called the Merc — for the first time. The owners, Graeme and Corrie Asch, take as much pride in making you feel welcome there as they do in cooking up great food with fresh ingredients at great prices. Here’s my detailed review of the Franklin Mercantile Deli.
Henpeck Market in Franklin, TN is much more than a grocery store! Don and Jackie Gregory own the place and, there’s a gas station outside and a convenience store inside. There is also a cafe and restaurant, as well as a gift shop featuring ‘Simply Living Life’ logo items and an organic produce section too. And don’t miss the live music… Bluegrass!
If I were to rate the Wild Ginger restaurant in Cool Springs near Franklin, TN… on a scale of 1-5, I’d give it a 4.5. The atmosphere inside is both romantic — for a special date; yet sophisticated — for a business dinner. The food was to DIE for. I’ll definitely be back!
There are lots of fun places to eat in Franklin, Tennessee. Give the wheel a spin, and find a new restaurant to try for a change!
We ordered our first pizza from Garlic Jim’s Pizza in Franklin last night. It was AWESOME! Best pizza in town! Here’s why we love Garlic Jim’s Gourmet Pizza, and why we’ll be going back again… and again… and again…
Koi Sushi & Thai is a new restaurant in Franklin, TN. I’d love to hear from you if you’ve eaten at the Koi restaurant in Franklin. I have a hard time getting past the name on the sign…
We’ve tried a handful of Chinese restaurants in the Franklin, TN area. Here are detailed reviews of the ones we go to the most. More reviews of Franklin Chinese restaurants are added here as we visit the other Chinese restaurants in the area.
We took the advice of others in Franklin, TN who recommended we try Mineo’s pizza and wings. We did. But we’re sticking with Mellow Mushroom as our favorite pizza. Here’s why…
Regional food favorites like these Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey products might make good gifts for out-of-town visitors, or friends & family who’ve moved away. Check these out…
We went to Tossed — the new salad restaurant in Cool Springs — the other day. We rate their salads as so-so. Here’s why…
Penn Station East Coast Subs is in the Bellevue area. While it’s not all that close to Franklin, we’ve always felt it was worth the drive just to enjoy their Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches. That is, until we discovered Fat Mo’s right here in Franklin and we discovered that their Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches are pretty good, too! Here’s our review of both places.
Ever since our first visit to the Cheesecake Factory in Nashville, we’ve had a strong craving for cheesecake! Here’s a little about the best cheesecakes we found in local grocery stores, plus details of our second visit to the Green Hills Cheesecake Factory.
We went to the Cheesecake Factory inside The Mall at Green Hills for the first time. Here’s a quick trick we learned for getting seated faster… plus, a review of the food and the service.
I love, Love LOVE Royal Thai in Franklin/Cool Springs! I know there are several in the Nashville area, but I’ve only been to the one in Cool Springs. Here’s why we are ‘regulars’ there…
We kind of consider ourselves ‘experts’ on Americanized Thai cuisine these days, because we eat out at a Thai restaurant up to 3 times each week! I’ll post a review of the other Thai restaurants soon, but for now, Basil’s is the only Thai food I can think about… it was soooooooo tasty!
Why is Mr. Pibb under wraps around here & so hard to find in Middle Tennessee? Sound off… if you like Mr. Pibb and you live in Tennessee… can you find it in your area?
Here are all the best restaurants in Franklin, Tennessee — including buffet & salad bars, barbeque joints, seafood, mexican food, steakhouses, deli & specialty sandwiches, pizza restaurants, fine dining, and family dining.
Here are all the places in Franklin, Tennessee where you can enjoy a Sunday Brunch this Easter Sunday.
It is widely known that the Loveless Cafe is one of Nashville’s hottest attractions. What is NOT so widely known is the fact that the Loveless Cafe is actually in Bellevue, Tennessee. The Loveless Cafe is best known for their made-from-scratch biscuits and down-home country charm.
We’ve learned a few things about the whole ‘My Butler Delivers’ concept, and we highly applaud their ingenuity, as well as their prompt, professional service. Here’s how it works.
Here’s a review of our dining experience at the new Chili’s in Franklin, Tennessee. It’s the one located on Columbia Avenue, in the Parkway Commons shopping plaza.
A comical story about our favorite Chinese restaurant closing…