BB King’s Blues Club
DESCRIPTION: Serving southern home cooking “Just the way BB likes it”; one of only three BB King clubs in the country. The place where an eclectic mix of grown folk come every night of the week to hear some of the best Blues, Jazz and Rock from regional, national and Grammy nominated and awarded artists. There is also a club downstairs offering a variety of DJ spins Hip Hops.
CUISINE: In addition to delicious menu options for lunch and dinner, Tennessee catfish, chicken fried chicken, cowboy rib eye, drunken chicken, pit smoked ham, Bayou crabcakes, Po-boy sandwiches and all the usual Southern sides are popular options.
DAYS & HOURS: Sunday 11a-12a, Mon-Thu 11a-1a, Fri-Sat 11a-3a
ADDRESS: 152 Second Avenue, North, Nashville, TN MAP
DESCRIPTION: Situated in the Nashville Farmer’s Market—one of the best places to come for lunch in the city anytime of the year — Jamaicaway Restaurant features authentic Jamaican cuisine and vegetarian fare “using real Jamaican ingredients seasoned in the typical Jamaican way, and prepared in a health-conscious manner.” Appetizing menu entrees here include beef, chicken, callaloo, tofu and veggie patties, jerk salmon, ackee-n-saltfish, curry goat, oxtails and/or salmon, a variety of roti, coco bread and more, plus all the traditional sides including rice-n-peas, collard greens, fried plantain, sautéed cabbage, green beans and corn, cornbread, Jonny cake, and others. Its located in Nashville Farmer’s Market.
DAYS & HOURS: Sun 10:30a-5p, Mon-Fri 10:30a-5p
ADDRESS: 900 8th Avenue North, Nashville, TN MAP
Mary’s Old Fashioned Bar-B-Q Pit
DESCRIPTION: Barbeque joint and a Nashville tradition; bad phone manners though.
CUISINE: slow-cooked mouth-watering pork ribs, fried fish and inexpensive sides
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-Midnight
ADDRESS: 1108 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN MAP
Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar
DESCRIPTION: Cajun-American cuisine and great live blues music nightly.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Tue 4p-2a, Wed-Fri 4p-3a, Sat-Sun 6p-3a
ADDRESS: 220 Printer’s Alley, Nashville, TN MAP
DESCRIPTION: Since 1954, it is the oldest and best family-owned Soul Food buffet restaurant in Nashville. All food is homemade. The menu includes fried chicken, pork chops, macaroni and cheese, greens, cornbread, peach cobble and sweet potato pie.
DAYS & HOURS: daily Mon-Sun 10a-8p
ADDRESS: 2725 Clifton Road, Nashville, TN MAP
New Somali Restaurant
DESCRIPTION: New Somali Restaurant features African and East African cuisine using a unique blend of cultural recipes from the motherland.
DAYS & HOURS: daily 10a-7p
ADDRESS: 395 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN MAP
DESCRIPTION: The Neely Brothers of Memphis expanded their family-owned, rib-sticking barbeque restaurants to Nashville and quickly became the talk of the town with barbecue lovers. Their food prep and slow smoking methods, clean environments and great service is earning accolades here as well.
DAYS & HOURS: CLOSED
ADDRESS: 2292 Metro Center Blvd, Nashville, TN MAP