Nashville is a necessary stop on any U.S. road trip that spans the country from coast to coast. Dubbed Music City, Tennessee’s capital offers musical attractions like Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and a seemingly endless number of local clubs.
When visiting the city, in addition to music, you’ll also find a full range of IHG hotels in Nashville at all price points plus lots of great food ranging from Southern comfort food to cutting-edge cuisine. Due to the city’s location, most places to eat in Nashville serve their food with sides of warm hospitality and glasses of sweet iced tea. Check out our picks for where to eat in Nashville.
Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack
With its seasoned meat and cayenne pepper paste coating, hot chicken is more than your typical fried chicken. There’s no better place to try this dish than Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. If you can’t make it to Prince’s, the creator of Nashville’s most famous food, local joints like Pepperfire Hot Chicken and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken are worthy alternatives.
Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack is located at 123 Ewing Drive, Nashville, TN 37207, USA.
Unlike sweet biscuits in England — which we call cookies in America — biscuits in the Southern U.S. are savory quick breads, similar to scones and prepared with a prodigious amount of butter. Biscuit Love takes these humble calorie bombs to new levels with a modern menu featuring proteins like hot chicken, sausage, and burger patties to go with the buttery biscuits.
The original Biscuit Love is located at 316 11th Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA.
Five Daughters Bakery
We never ate cronuts at Dominique Ansel Bakery, despite multiple visits to the famous New York City institution. We made up for this omission when we visited Five Daughters Bakery. This popular Nashville bakery serves 100-layer donuts that are as good as any donuts or croissants that we’ve eaten around the world. The bakery also sells vegan and paleo donuts to health-conscious customers who don’t want to miss out on the donut fun.
Five Daughters Bakery has multiple locations. We visited the location at 1110 Caruthers Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204, USA.
Sweet 16th Bakery
Located in East Nashville, Sweet 16th Bakery serves a selection of baked goods like scones, muffins, cakes, and cookies. However, the bakery’s vegetarian-friendly breakfast sandwich is the star of the show. True thrill-seekers can ramp up the fun by trying the bakery’s popular Elvis cake flavored with bananas and peanut butter.
Sweet 16th Bakery is located at 311 N 16th Street, Nashville, TN 37206, USA.
Upscale restaurants can be fun, too! Husk, Sean Brock’s esteemed restaurant, brings joy to brunch with dishes like smoked trout deviled eggs, pimento cheese with benne wafers, and pancakes filled with Olive & Sinclair cocoa nibs. Hungry diners should order the loaded Husk cheeseburger.
Husk is located at 37 Rutledge Street, Nashville, TN 37210, USA.
Now that you know where to eat in Nashville, the only thing left to do is plan your trip!
Disclosure: This post was created in collaboration with InterContinental Hotels Group.