Restaurants

Diner in West Nashville, Green Hills & Belle Meade

Wendell Smith's

With all the fuss about 'authentic' experiences, it's easy to forget what the word really means. You'll be reminded at Wendell's, a beloved diner where daily specials are xeroxed and older folks with names like Joe …
Diner in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Rotier's Restaurant

The world slows down at beloved Rotier's, where tight green booths, decorative newspaper clippings and friendly but leisurely service hearkens back to an earlier era. The restaurant, squeezed into a former carriage …
Diner in Downtown

Back Alley Diner

This aptly named bar, hidden away in a small alley next to the Nashville Arcade, gives off laid-back, neighborhood bar vibes. The décor is simple, but the burgers and wings are solid and the beer prices are hard to …
Diner in Midtown, Music Row & 12South

Elliston Place Soda Shop

This venerable eatery has served fountain Cokes and meat-and-threes to Vandy students since the 1930s, and the decor hasn't changed much since.