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The 10 Best Restaurants In East Nashville, Tennessee

The 10 Best Restaurants In East Nashville, Tennessee

Picture of Kate Harrington
Updated: 9 February 2017
East Nashville‘s restaurants stay true to Nashville’s roots, but have also managed to maintain an identity and reputation of their own. Here are the best places to eat in East Nashville, Tennessee.

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden

The Pharmacy is a burger and beer joint located in the central part of Nashville’s East Side. The hamburgers are made with Tennessee ground beef. There’s an outdoor patio/biergarten in which to eat the burgers and drink beer. It’s a casual yet social restaurant that serves locally sourced food, and it fits in with the popular Nashville scene.

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden, 731 Mcferrin Ave, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-712-9517

Rumours East

Set in a early 20th-century Victorian home, Rumours East is an casually upscale restaurant serving New American cuisine. The dinner menu is decorated with American twists on entrees like grilled salmon and steak sirloin. The outdoor dining is highly recommended; there’s a beautiful patio surrounded by some shrubbery – a fine ambiance.

Rumours East, 1112 Woodland St, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-262-5346

Arnold’s Country Kitchen

For more than 30 years, Arnold’s has been serving southern and soul food to the East Nashville area. Its cafeteria-style service that allows Arnold’s to operate as a limited interference restaurant. Arnold’s Country Kitchen encourages family seating, and the best way to do that is serve some of the best fried chicken in Nashville. Just like any cafeteria, Arnold’s menu changes daily.

Arnold’s Country Kitchen, 605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-256-4455

The Family Wash

Occupying a former Laundromat, The Family Wash is a laid-back restaurant. As it’s casual in demeanor, the menu is simply bar food and pizza with an extensive beer list. The Family Wash is a restaurant’s equivalent to a dive bar; it’s low-maintenance social. Plus, there’s live music every night.

The Family Wash, 626 Main St, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-645-9930

The Silly Goose

The Silly Goose is a neighborhood café that serves locally sourced lunch and dinner options. With a café personality, the Silly Goose is cozy while serving lean and hearty comfort dishes. The menu includes items like stuffed peppers and pan-roasted salmon. However, there are many vegetarian options; it’s a balanced menu. In addition, there’s a beautifully long drink list.

The Silly Goose, 1888 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-915-0757

Mas Tacos Por Favor

A little shop and a food truck, Mas Tacos Por Favor is the best place for tacos and other Mexican fare in East Nashville. Inside the little restaurant, the walls are covered in chalkboard paint with the menu on the display. The servings are massive, and the service is quick. The food, most importantly, is excellent. From tacos to pulled pork to chicken tortilla soup, Mas Tacos has a various menu all delivered to the same standard. It is cash only.

Mas Tacos Por Favor, 732 Mcferrin Ave, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-543-6271

Marché Artisan Foods

Marché Artisan Foods is a rare gem in East Nashville. It’s a European cafe and market; the cafe serves European bistro dishes that taste just as good as their presentation. The restaurant only uses locally sourced ingredients, which is one of the secrets to their fare. Most of the cuisine is French-inspired with crepes and ratatouille taking most of the attention. However, there’s a bit of Italian infused in the menu.

Marché Artisan Foods, 1000 Main St, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-262-1111

Holland House Bar & Refuge

Holland House is a blend of upscale bar and restaurant, serving craft cocktails and American fare. The restaurant and bar operate with a speakeasy theme; therefore, the ambiance is moodier and rustic. It seems fitting because of the Southern geography. As far as food goes, Holland House serves a range: scallops to burgers to pork tenderloin. It’s a charismatic restaurant dedicated to great drinks and lavish meals.

Holland House Bar and Refuge, 935 W Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-262-4190

Pied Piper Eatery

Pied Piper is an affordable diner that serves American classics with a Nashville twist. The walls are covered with ’70s and ’80s musical propaganda, and the music of the restaurant plays in the same eras. The food is essentially diner fare, but it includes vegetarian options. In addition to the diner, there’s a Pied Piper Creamery, and the ice cream is a necessary addition to any meal.

Pied Piper Eatery, 1601 Riverside Dr, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-228-2795

City House

An awarded and popular restaurant in Nashville, City House is a chic and funky Italian restaurant that identifies with the South. The Italian dishes are fused with Southern ingredients and tastes. It doesn’t sound like it would work, but City House has successfully blended Italian with Southern. With simple pasta entree dishes mixed with Southern buttermilk, this restaurant uses a creative flare.

City House, 1222 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615-736-5838