Spend big on Southern eats at these top Nashville eateries

Spend big on Southern eats at these top Nashville eateries
Husk | Photo: Paul K./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 28, 2020.

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Southern fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Southern restaurants around Nashville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. 5th & Taylor

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Topping the list is 5th & Taylor. Located in a converted warehouse space at 1411 Fifth Ave. North, this Germantown spot, helmed by a James Beard Award-nominated chef, is the highest-rated high-end Southern restaurant in Nashville, boasting 4.5 stars out of 940 reviews on Yelp.

If you're curious to know more about the restaurant, we found these details.

"5th & Taylor is Chef Daniel Lindley's homage to the American family meal," the business states on Yelp. "Inspired by Sunday dinners from his childhood, the menu features familiar yet refined expressions of traditional fare meant to foster a sense of community among guests."

2. Husk

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Next up is Husk, situated at 37 Rutledge St. Husk, which also has locations in South Carolina and Georgia, crafts dishes made with ingredients sourced entirely from the South, and with four stars out of 1,425 reviews on Yelp, it has proved to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.

Yelp can tell you a thing or two more about Husk.

"Comprised of reinvented Southern staples, the menu at Husk is laden with freshly fried fish, beautifully braised meats, roasted vegetables, pickled produce and delicious dumplings — all sourced locally, of course. Served atop rustic dinnerware, a meal at Husk elegantly merges the tastes of country kitchens with the aesthetics of high-end dining." — that's according to the business's Yelp page.

3. Marsh House

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Located in the Thompson Nashville hotel at 401 11th Ave. South, Marsh House is another top choice. This spot features cocktails, a raw bar and an all-week brunch menu, and Yelpers give it four stars out of 238 reviews.

If you're looking for more, we found these details about Marsh House.

"Marsh House brings Southern-inspired, seafood-focused dishes to Nashville's chic Gulch neighborhood," it writes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties.

4. M. Restaurant & Bar

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Then there's M. Restaurant & Bar in Cummins Station, with four stars out of 205 Yelp reviews. Head over to 209 10th Ave. South, Suite 223, to check it out.

Yelp has lots more information about M. Restaurant & Bar.

"This fabulous, eclectic eatery is brought to you by the dynamic restaurateur duo Jan and Bernie Strawn (Mack and Kate's, Macke's, Kate's Kitchen)," it states on Yelp. "M. Restaurant & Bar is seated in the renovated Cummins Station, an urban mecca of businesses, boutiques and local eateries. Touted as both upscale restaurant and hip bar, M. Restaurant & Bar serves up a contemporary twist on Southern classics."

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