Joy's Nashville Favorites
Last update 5/8/19
Now that we’ve lived in Nashville a year, and many of my social media friends and followers are well aware that we live here, I regularly get asked for recommendations on places to eat and play and see. Since my list has grown over the last year, and I am still finding new places, I have a hard time fitting all my recommendations into one Instagram message. Sooooo I figured now is as good a time as any to put together my full list of Nashville favorites, which I will come back to regularly to update as I continue to find new favorites.
Now, keep in mind, we moved here when I was a pregnant sea cow, and then I had a baby and spent many months indoors… BUT we still explore as often as we get the chance. Bolded places are NOT as family friendly. Also, I’ll note if anything is dog-friendly.
This is its own category since they’re all amazing. Keep in mind, a few of these have multiple locations, but they’re all great!
8th and Roast
Cafe Roze (also, great food menu)
Mas Tacos Por Favor
Joey’s House of Pizza
Nectar Urban Cantina - dog friendly and very family friendly with outdoor live music
5th & Taylor
Chauhan Ale & Masala House
Hemingway’s Bar and Hideaway
Tacos y Mariscos Lindo Mexico (hole in the wall in Madison - get the chicken)
Restoration Hardware Cafe
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Fat Bottom Brewing Co. (chicken salad)
Coco’s Italian Market
Five Daughter’s Bakery (beware! overpriced and very sweet, but a good treat - just don’t go overboard!)
Olive and Sinclair (Chocolate Co.)
Nashville Farmer’s Market
Hill Center Mall (Green Hills area) - almost all stores are dog friendly!
Broadway - touristy, but entertaining night life/live music if that’s what you’re looking for
Germantown neighborhood - shops and restaurants
The Green Hour (Thurs-Sat only - bar)
Rudy’s Jazz Room
Lane Motor Museum
Two River’s Dog Park
12 South (food and shopping)
The Gulch (if you’re into murals… haha oh boy)
Any of the many breweries (Yazoo, Fat Bottom, Black Abbey, Nashville Brewing, Jackalope, etc..)