First off, I love this site and it was immensely helpful in planning our trip last year to NYC. I’m hoping to have the same success. As far as our pallets are concerned, I don’t mind a little mid-range to high-end cuisine and my friend is more of a any classic done well. Also, in regards to budget wouldn’t mind being in the $20-30 range, not including drinks. With that being said, neither of us has ever been to Nashville before and we are coming down to visit one of our best friends. However, she recently moved to Murfreesboro outside of Nashville so we may ask for some suggestions for that area or around there. Now on to Nashville! I was looking for Sunday to maybe do a nice day of touring and starting off with brunch somewhere.
I have been reading the boards of things and a lot of the same names resound and I was wondering if maybe you guys could re-list and see which ones would be the best for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I have put them into categories below based on what I saw through different posts, but, figure some are better for different menus to maximize what they offer.
Brunches/Breakfast: Monell's, Puckett's, Margot, Martha's at the plantation, and the Tavern (found on a blog and was intrigued by the pb pretzel pancake and red velvet waffles)
Lunch- Arnold's, City House, Bolton's, Pepperfire , The Patterson House, Yazoo Brewery Tour, Corsair Spirits Tour, Holland House, Marche, Fido, Capitol grille
Dinner- Monell’s, Eastland Café, Arnold’s.
We both love big juicy burgers. One of the best we had last year was a $17 burger at the Spotted Pig in New York accompanied with shoestring fries with rosemary. The burger had a grilled bun made there and then had a really nice goat cheese on it. The places we saw for burgers were:
J. Alexanders, Hickory Falls...(again with hickory grilled),Bricktops, Jacksons in hillsboro village
We also love Pizza and only saw a couple of places, which I would assume since it is not the staple of food here: Mafiaoza’s Pizzeria & Perfect Pizza.
I saw an honest post about BBQ and it not really being the most notable in Nashville, but, someone mentioned on a post “The most renowned BBQ is south of Nashville in Nolensville, Martin's.”
These are the bars list we saw as well (any you would suggest to go to at night to have some drinks and maybe some entertainment) - Patterson House, Bound'ry , Cabana , Eastland Cafe , Kayne Prime, Flyte, Cha Chah, Noshville
Finally, any suggestions for any noteworthy places in Murfreesboro to eat?
Thank you guys for all of your help. I can’t wait to see what you have to say.