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Dining, Music, Shows, Attractions

The Country Music Hall of Fame

The information below is provided as a courtesy during your stay in Nashville for the CMA Fest. This is not a recommendation or endorsement by Music City Travel and information is subject to change.

Restaurants, Bars & Eateries

Opryland Restaurants and Bars

Opryland Area Restaurants and Bars


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.

  • 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.

  • Chili's - Family-friendly chain serving classic Tex-Mex & American fare in a Southwestern-style setting

  • TGI Fridays - Casual chain restaurant with a festive vibe serving beer, cocktails & a wide menu of American fare

  • The Cheesecake Factory - American chain restaurant offering sizable portions from a vast menu including signature cheesecake

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\

  • Jason Aldean's Kitchen and Rooftop Bar - Excellent food, live music and a large rooftop bar overlooking Broadway.

  • 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

  • Legends Corner -Come experience Nashville Broadway's Legends Corner, one of the best bars in downtown Nashville! With a full-service bar and live country music 

  • 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 

  • The Wildhorse Saloon -At the Wildhorse Saloon, our vision is to be THE Nashville experience. We are a true-to-our roots restaurant with downtown’s largest dance floor and an unparalleled stage for live entertainment.

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

  • 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

Downtown Nashville Bar and Restauants

Attractions, Shows & Things To Do

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

  • 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.

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