Dining, Music, Shows, Attractions

The Country Music Hall of Fame

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Restaurants, Bars & Eateries


Opryland Area Restaurants and Bars

  • Cracker Barrel Restaurant -Chain restaurant offering classic Southern meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Bob Evans - Chain of family style restaurants with breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings.

  • McDonalds - Fast food restaurant serving breakfast all day, burgers and sandwiches

  • Santa Fe Cattle Company - Best steaks in the Opryland area along with a full bar and great drinks.

  • Logan's Roadhouse - Steaks, ribs, burgers, salads and more.  Full bar service

  • Semper Sliders - Hand Crafted sliders and tots. Everything made in house at this small permanent food truck in front of Fiddler's Inn.  Covered tent dining area..

  • Opry Backstage Grill - Where the excitement, fun and music of the Grand Ole Opry’s backstage meets Southern cooking at its best.

  • Nashville Palace - A Nashville tradition with live country music, dancing and shows. Menu and full bar service with outdoor seating

  • Music City Bar - An Opryland area bar with live country music nightly. Bar food, outdoor seating. Open until 3 am.

  • Caney Fork River Valley Grill - A local restaurant and bar with southern food, wild game and the best catfish and ribs in the area.

  • John A's Restaurant - Locally owned restaurant with a variety of menu offerings, live music, full bar service and outdoor seating.

  • Scoreboard Bar and Grill - A local sports bar and restaurant serving up smoked ribs, BBQ, burgers, pizza and some of the best hot chicken in Nashville..Live music and tons of outdoor seating.

  • Cock Of The Walk - Catfish, fish, steaks, shrimp and chicken menu offerings. Full bar service.


Restaurants and Bars Within .5 - 7 miles Of The Opryland Area

  • Waffle House - Open 24 hours featuring breakfast all day, lunch and dinner meals. About .5 mile from the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel across Briley Parkway.

  • McNamara's Irish Pub and Restaurant - Great Irish food, drinks and live Irish music. About 5 miles from the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel. Not open on Monday.

  • Darfon's Restaurant & Lounge  - Great traditional & new American cuisine. About 7 miles from the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel. Not open on Sunday.

  • Sunflower BakehouseRelaxed restaurant offering vegan dishes & gluten-free baked goods, plus smoothies, coffee & tea.

  • Sindoore - Understated option for traditional North Indian recipes served in casual surround

  • Phat Bites - Vast venue with a bohemian vibe & a bar, plus a deli/cafe providing vegetarian sandwiches & salads.

  • Nectar Urban Cantina - Mexican inspired food with Southern hospitality. About 5 miles from the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel.

  • Sicilian Pizza & Pasta - Great pizza, pasta, subs and salads.  Dine In, pick up, delivery to most Opryland hotels. About 5 miles the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel.

  • Party Foul - Specializing in Hot Chicken and cold drinks, Party Fowl offers diners a one-of-a-kind experience. Party Fowl offers more than 20 local beers on draft and is home to a craft cocktail program. With wall-to-wall large-screen TVs, and a brunch that is like nothing else in Nashville. About 5 miles from the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel.

  • Uncle Buds Catfish & Chicken - Familiar fixture with playful decor supplying all-you-can-eat catfish, chicken & Southern sides.

  • Fletcher's Pizza - Longtime spot for pizzas, subs, hoagies & more in a casual setting with TVs & free WiFi. About 5 miles from the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel

  • Habanero Grill - A small but unique Mexican restaurant serving the freshest and most authentic Mexican food in Nashville TN.  About 5 miles from the Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel

  • Las Maracas - Great Mexican food, drinks and service located in Madison.

  • Rock n Roll Sushi - Sushi, salads and Hibachi.  Full bar service.

  • Mirko Pasta - Casual regional chain serving made-from-scratch pastas & other Italian dishes with full bar.

  • Homegrown Taproom & Kitchen - Chill spot for locavore dining plus Sunday brunch with craft beers & ciders & growlers to-go

  • Wine Down Nashville - A boutique wine bar with unique spirits

Restaurants and Bars In The Opry Mills Mall®

  • Aquarium Restaurant - Guests dine while seated around a 200,000-gallon tank home to a wide variety of fish, sharks, stingrays and more.

  • Bavarian Bierhaus - Great beer, made from scratch German cuisine and an Oktoberfest feeling in a Bavarian style beer hall.

  • Chuy's Mexican Food  - This Tex-Mex restaurant mines inspiration from across the border and beyond

  • Dave & Buster's - Family-friendly chain offering a sports-bar-style setting for American food.& tons of arcade games, sports and a small bowling alley.

  • Mission BBQ - Authentic BBQ, ribs and more in a patriotic environment filled with tributes to those who’ve made Our Country great.

  • Romano's Macaroni Grill - Italian cuisine, brick oven pizza, antipasti, salads and more in a fine dining atmosphere

  • RainForest Cafe - A wild place to shop and eat! Discover a realistic indoor rain forest.

Honky Tonks, Restaurants and Bars In Downtown Nashville

  • Roberts Western World - Historic downtown Nashville honky tonk grill with live traditional country music, burgers, fried bologna sandwich, cold beer and drinks

  • Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge - A Nashville country music institution and world-famous honky-tonk, has operated across the alley from the Ryman almost continuously since 1960

  • Redneck Riviera Bar & BBQ - Raucous destination featuring cocktails, brews & BBQ meals, plus live music from open to close & a rooftop bar.

  • Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row - An American gastropub with food, drinks, live music and more.

  • Layla's Honky Tonk - A true Nashville original with live music, food and drinks

  • Ole Red - Spacious Nashville tavern from Blake Shelton featuring fried chicken & "Redneck" nachos, plus live music & a rooftop bar. This place is for music-lovers, food-lovers, drink-lovers, and a helluva-lot-of-fun-lovers

  • The Stage on Broadway - Rowdy Nashville country bar with great live country music that you have been looking for! Also, we are a neighborhood dive bar where you can always count on a friendly bartender and ice-cold beer.

  • Whiskey Bent Saloon - Vibrant, rustic tavern with mounted animal heads, offering beer, cocktails & a lineup of live music

  • Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar - Rooted in Printer's Alley for over 25 years, thousands of musicians have graced our stage — including legends like James Brown and B.B. King. Serving up authentic Cajun & Creole food, cold beer, and signature cocktails

  • Puckett's Restaurant - Southern bar & grill with an old-general-store feel & a large stage for live music acts

  • The Southern Steak and Oyster -Diners come for wood-fired meats, Southern fried staples & the oyster bar at this trendy spot 

  • Jack's BBQ - Casual BBQ shack serving a wide variety of pit-smoked meats & Southern-style vegetable side dishes

  • The Stillery - Mason jar cocktails, burgers & brick-oven pizza in a modern space with live music on weekends. Amazing brick fired pies, juicy stacked burgers, fresh salads and tantalizing starters.

  • Merchants - Former hotel serves Southern takes on bistro food downstairs & more formal fare on the second floor.Merchants is a lively three-floor restaurant situated in the heart of downtown Nashville on the corner of Broadway and 4th Avenue


Attractions, Shows & Things To Do

  • Gaylord Opryland Hotel Resort and Convention Center - Information about the resort, shows, restaurants and more

  • Grand Ole Opry - See performances from some of the greatest country music stars

  • General Jackson Showboat - The ultimate riverboat and showboat experience with lunch and dinner tours and shows

  • The Ryman Auditorium - When you walk through the doors of historic Ryman Auditorium, one thing becomes clear right away: this isn’t just another nightly music venue, and it’s so much more than a daytime tourist stop. This place is hallowed ground. This is the exact spot where bluegrass was born—where Johnny Cash met June Carter, where souls were saved and a slice of history was nearly lost

  • Opry Mills® Mall - Tennessee's largest outlet shopping mall with restaurants, theaters and much more

  • Two Rivers Golf Course - Public 18 hole golf course just minutes from our the Opryland area.

  • Gaylord Springs Golf Links - 18 holes of championship golf with GPS technology on every cart practice range, chipping and putting greens

  • Wave Country Water Park - Water park with water slides, a wave pool and picnic area.

  • Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store

  • Grand Old Golf & GoKarts - Miniature golf, go karts, bumper cars and arcade games

  • Cooters Place - The Dukes of Hazzard store. Home of Hazzard nation.

  • Johnny Cash Museum - This red-brick museum displays pictures & memorabilia from the life of music icon Johnny Cash. Featuring the largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world

  • Cheekwood - A 55-acre botanical garden and historic estate in Nashville, featuring art galleries, seasonal festivals and breathtaking wedding venues.

  • Nashville Sounds - The Nashville Sounds are a Minor League Baseball team of the International League and the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers

  • Tennessee Titans - The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division

  • Nashville Symphony Schermerhorn Symphony Center - The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is a concert hall in downtown Nashville, Tennessee

  • The Hermitage - Home of President Andrew Jackson, in Nashville, Tennessee. Experience the historical mansion, museum and grounds of The Hermitage.

  • Frist Art Museum - The Frist Art Museum, formerly known as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, is an art exhibition hall in Nashville, Tennessee, housed in the city's historic U.S. Post Office building

  • The Parthenon - Stands proudly as the centerpiece of Centennial Park, Nashville's premier urban park. The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon just as it was in ancient Greece. The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals. 

  • Country Music Hall of Fame - A $37-million facility in downtown Nashville, which highlights almost a century of country music. Visitors to this 135,000-square-foot edifice will experience over one million artifacts, plus interactive exhibits, recordings, and films

  • Nashville Sightseeing Tours - Old town trolley tours of Nashville TN. In operation since 1980.