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Local Restaurants

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Local Restaurants

What are some of the best local restaurants? You know like the ones only mostly locals eat at. The "little hole in the wall".


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1. Re: Local Restaurants

Depends on the kind if food you're lookng for, and what part of town.

For great local dining choices, check out www.nashvilleoriginals.com

Give us some specifics and we'll share our favorite places!

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Hog Heaven! And it IS just a Hole in wall, literally!!

It is behind McDonalds on West End beside Centenniel Park.

There is no parking & only 1 picnic table. Their pork BBQ with THE WHITE SAUCE is amazing, as well as their turnip greens & white beans!

(p.s. the white sauce looks more peach colored but it has a great horse-radishy flavor!!! yummm)

So where do you eat it? Either in your car or at the park,,,,

Its that good

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Hi carolinamoma,

Here are four of some of my favorites, in no particular order:

Brown's Diner: http://tinyurl.com/5cngpv

Sylvan Park Restaurant (Murphy Rd.): http://tinyurl.com/6blzqu

Arnold's Country Kitchen: http://tinyurl.com/33ugfqr

Rotier's Restaurant: http://tinyurl.com/5jbbcm


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I agree with Rotiers. If you are looking for upscale, Mambu is our favorite. Park Cafe in Sylvan Park is good. Watermark, The Acorn, and Eastland Cafe are great.

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Don´t know about the locals but as tourists we enjoyed Demo´s on 3rd and Commerce good food and cheap. Market Street Pub, microbrewery and cafe.

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City House. Yellow Porch. Brown's Diner. Prince's Hot Chicken.

And, if you are in the Green Hills area at lunch and want quick, tasty and casual food of the nice soup, salad, sandwich sort, The Food Company on Bandywood Drive.

If the weather is pleasant, go by Provence, in Hillsboro Village on Hillsboro Pike, or the Picnic Cafe, on Harding Pike, get some lunch, and take it out to Cheekwood for a picnic. (Cheekwood is a botanical garden/mansion/art gallery/botanical hall sort of place, with lovely, lovely grounds.) If you have small children, take it to Fannie Mae Dees where this is a fantastic and very, very large tile mosaic dragon, as well as the standard playground stuff.

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Also in the Hillsboro Village area, we like Jackson's. It's a little bistro/bar.

Bread & Company on West End has an amazing club sandwich.

Tin Angel (also in West End) is cute with good food.

Dalt's has an extensive menu and is in West Nashville near Belle Meade...the chicken salad in the 'Summer Melt' is out of this world!

Margot Cafe is in East Nashville and has a French vibe...premium ingredients including local produce and meat. They also have an amazing Sunday brunch.

Oh, and don't waste a morning waiting in line at the Pancake Pantry. If you've had pancakes before, you won't be impressed. Better to just go to Cracker Barrel :)

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"Oh, and don't waste a morning waiting in line at the Pancake Pantry. If you've had pancakes before, you won't be impressed. Better to just go to Cracker Barrel :)"

I STRONGLY disagree. Pancake Pantry has lots of varieties of pancakes without the over-sweet, over-fat glop that someplace like IHOP serves, including some unique varieties I've not seen anywhere else. The warm cinnamon-sugar syrup is pretty darn tasty. They also have other good breakfast foods like real Tennessee Country Ham.

Whether or not you are willing to stand in line is a personal choice, but to say you are better off going to Cracker Barrel or any other corporate feeding trough is, well, insulting.

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Plus, you just might see a celebrity getting their pancakes on!!!!!!

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10. Re: Local Restaurants

Had lunch while visiting a friend in East Nashville at a restaurant called the Silly Goose. Amazing sandwiches. (Get "The Lyle") Here is their rather unique way of advertising: