Top Restaurants In Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Murfreesboro is an idyllic town, just forty minutes outside of Tennessee capital Nashville. Steeped in Southern tradition, life seems a bit slower and friendlier here in the heart of Dixieland. We discover ten of the best places to dine in this charming Southern gem.

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The Alley on Main

Restaurant, Italian, American, $

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The Alley on Main is founded on a love for food and family. The menu offers choice steaks, seafood, and fresh-made pastas. Many of the menu items reflect an Italian influence, utilizing time-tested family recipes that have been handed down through generations. Daily chalkboard specials also give diners new and creative dishes that the kitchen crafts out of seasonal ingredients.

Five Senses

Restaurant, North American, French

Five Senses Restaurant, Bar & Catering, Murfreesboro

With a chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Five Senses is a delightful destination for fine dining, in the heart of Tennessee. Using seasonal produce and meats, much of it from local purveyors, the menu changes often to reflect what is at the peak of freshness. Dishes are creative and well thought-out, leading many to consider it the best restaurant in town.

Maple Street Grill

Restaurant, North American, $$
From within a charming historic building in the center of Murfreesboro, Maple Street Grill offers updated American classics. High-quality steaks and seafood are expertly prepared, but the sides and accompaniments often steal the show. Guests are treated to a complimentary bread basket, an addictive pillowy, fried dough that is served with sweet butter. From there, sides such as sweet-potato casserole, baked beans and hushpuppies complement every meal. The owners of Maple Street are actively involved in the community, and passionate about bringing great food to their friends and neighbors.

Opah Greek Grill

Restaurant, European, Greek
Opah serves traditional Greek food in a warm and vibrant setting. Locals love this restaurant for its large portions, reasonable pricing, and bright flavors. The owners and staff are the real deal, Greeks committed to sharing a bit of their culture, through hand-crafted food. Fan favorites include the gyros, tabouli salad, and tzatziki with pita. Guests are always met with a cheerful greeting and enthusiastic service. When visiting don’t forget to grab a piece of baklava. The layers of flaky dough, honey, and nuts are a delicious end to great meal.

Jeff’s Family Restaurant

Restaurant, North American
Jeff’s Family Restaurant is simple, no-frills Southern home cooking at its best. There are no surprises at this home-style eatery, just honest good food. Owned and operated by brothers, the recipes are family treasures and the techniques are time-tested. The food is served cafeteria-style, with customers lining up to hand-pick each item from a line of hot and ready selections. Everything is made the slow way, such as hand-battered chicken and catfish, homemade pies, and meats smoked in-house. Jeff’s is a restaurant with a lot of heart, and Murfreesboro locals enjoy every mouthwatering bite.

Green Dragon Public House

Pub, North American, $$
Green Dragon is simply a fun place to be. This pub playfully pays homage to beloved Tolkien novels, with a Middle Earth theme and decor to set a hobbit-friendly tone. The menu offers hearty sandwiches and classic pub fare as well as an impressive craft beer selection. Green Dragon welcomes families and diners of all ages, providing dart boards for adults and a corner of books and games, especially for children. This isn’t just a place for fantasy fans but locals looking for an unassuming, affable place to enjoy friends and good food.

Lemongrass Sushi & Thai

Restaurant, Asian, Thai, Sushi, $
Amidst a food scene of American standards and Southern classics, Lemongrass Sushi and Thai stand out as something exotic and unexpected. This restaurant offers an Asian flair that local diners have come to love. Lemongrass fuses a variety of Eastern cultures to offer a large menu with a variety of dishes. Thai classics such as curries and noodle dishes, Japanese teriyaki and rice dishes, and numerous sushi and sashimi selections can be found on the extensive menu. Plating is especially impressive, with each dish artfully designed and carefully garnished.

Slick Pig BBQ

Restaurant, North American
Slick Pig BBQ has cemented its place as a local favorite in Murfreesboro over more than two decades. This restaurant serves barbecue the way that customers expect from a small-town Southern eatery. Regulars and newcomers love the rib racks, wings, and smoked turkey, which are all made in-house. Sides such as turnip greens, hushpuppies, and coleslaw round out the classic Southern menu. On Tuesdays, Slick Pig offers their famous pulled-pork sandwiches for just 99c, a deal that has locals lining up each week. Whether visiting on a day when there’s a long line or not, Slick Pig is definitely worth the trip.

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