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Dining Scene in Nashville, Tennessee

Dining Scene in Nashville TennesseeDining Scene in Nashville Tennessee

The dining scene in Nashville Tennessee has something for everyone. Whether you like burgers and fries, Buffalo-style chicken, German food, or meat and veggies straight from the farm, Nashville has it all. Of course there are the barbecue places that everyone expects in Nashville, but there are also restaurants that specialize in Italian food, Asian food, steak and seafood, bakeries and coffee/breakfast places. You will love the dining scene in Nashville Tennessee.

Dining Scene in Nashville TennesseeIf a person has a craving for a certain food, they should be able to find it in Nashville. You can even book a “Foodie Package”. This package contains restaurant discounts and/or gift cards, hotel room, choice of tours such as the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, and many other special treats. There are six different packages available, so experiences differ depending on your choice of packages

Dining Scene in Nashville Tennessee Pucketts Grocery and RestaurantPuckett's Restaurant & Grocery

Puckett's Restaurant & Grocery began as a country store in the 1950s. Slowly they transitioned into a restaurant combined with the general store. Today they have five locations. Some of their menu items are exactly what you would expect in Nashville:

  • BBQ Pulled Port
  • Chicken Fried Chicken
  • Texas Hot Brown
  • Fried Catfish
  • Chopped Steak
  • Soups
  • Black Berry or Peach Cobbler

There are also some surprises on the menu, such as:

  • Fresh Gulf Oysters
  • Blackened Pasta
  • Provencal Chicken
  • A Wine Bar

Dining Scene in Nashville Tennessee Pucketts Grocery and RestaurantNot all of these items are available at all locations, so if you are set on an Avocado Tuna Appetizer, for instance, you will want to make sure it is offered at the location that you will be visiting.

A couple of the other extras at Puckett's Restaurant & Grocery is a breakfast menu, and live entertainment daily.

Dining Scene in Nashville Tennessee Jacks BarbequeJack's Barbeque

Jack Cawthon of Jack's Barbeque has a history in the food industry that goes back to 1976, when he was just out of high school. It was 1989 that he opened Jack's Riverfront Bar-B-Que. He now has 3 locations and has shortened the name to Jack's Barbeque.

Jack's, as you would expect, specializes in Barbecue, but what he does that is a little different is that you can order your items in a sandwich, a jumbo sandwich, a plate, in family size meals, or by the pound. At Jack's they serve barbecued:

  • Tennessee Port Shoulder
  • Texas Beef Brisket
  • Smoked Boston Turkey
  • Smoked Texas Sausage
  • St. Louis Style Ribs
  • and Smoked Chicken

Dining Scene in Nashville Tennessee Jacks BarbequeThey also have a catering menu and a bulk order menu. The Trinity Lane location offers a convenient drive-up window

Dining Scene in Nashville Tennessee East Nashville Farmers MarketEast Nashville Farmer's Market

At the East Nashville Farmer's Market you can buy food that has been raised in the Nashville area. The food is fresh and organically grown. The East Nashville Farmer's Market is only open on Wednesdays from May 6th through October 28th and from 3:30 – 6:00. The hours are limited, but here you will find foods that are fresh and organic. Also Bret Tuck of Edley's Bar-B-Que is here with smoked brisket and chicken.

Dining Scene in Nashville Tennessee I Dream of WeenieI Dream of Weenie

I Dream of Weenie specializes in weenies with, as the name suggests, a playful twist. Look at some of the items on their menu:

  • My Big Fat Greek Weenie
  • Frank and to the Point
  • Flamin' Frank
  • and for Sunday Brunch they offer a French Toast Weenie

All of the weenies can be beef, turkey or tofu. They are grilled and served on a fresh baked bun.

Dining Scene in Nashville Tennessee Merchants RestaurantMerchants Restaurant

Merchants Restaurant on Broadway has an extensive beverage menu. Along with beer and wine, they have a list of drinks called “Tennessee's Own”. There are also house drinks, classic cocktails and soft drinks.

Dining Scene in Nashville Tennessee Merchants RestaurantTheir starter menu features such things as Duck Fat Tater Tots and Fried Green Tomatoes., but don't get the idea that everything here is exotic and/or southern. They also feature soups, salads, burgers and Fried chicken. We hope that you love the Dining Scene in Nashville Tennessee as much as we do.

Dining Scene in Nashville Tennessee Dining Scene in Nashville Tennessee

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  1. Everything looks so delicious and I now know where to go when we visit Nashville Tennessee. I think I’d like to try the Tennessee Port Shoulder first.

  2. All of these places look great to grab a bite to eat at! I love trying new places when we travel, I’ll have to remember these if we end up in Nashville.

  3. CourtneyLynne

    Ooooo looks like you had one awesome time!!!! I have always wondered how fab the Adventures by Disney trips really are. Every time I google a trip Adventures by Disney comes up!

  4. Rebecca Swenor

    These all sound like great dining scenes in Nashville Tennessee. The one I would love to go to is I Dream of Weenie. The Sunday French Toast Weenie sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing these dining scenes.

  5. What a wonderful dining experience. Everything looks so delicious! Nashville is on my bucket list.

  6. Bonnie @wemake7

    I dream of weenie that’s so cool. I would love to visit all of the places to eat.

  7. I worked at the Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville for a few years. I wish I had taken more time to explore and try the places you mention.

  8. I have never been to Nashville! Can’t wait to visit and try the local food 🙂 

  9. I went to Nashville last year and seeing your post is bringing up some good memories! I didn’t see this place beforehand, but your pictures makes it look tasty! I plan on going back here soon, I will certainly bookmark this post as a reference for next time! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Love the look and feel of the restaurant! I’m totally drooling at your meal. Adding to our list of must-dos when we go!

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