Nashville is known as The Music City, and with good reason—its music roots go way back and are definitely one of the best reasons to visit. However, the food scene in Nashville makes it a culinary destination fit for foodies everywhere; from fried chicken to BBQ, to biscuits and grits.

And this reputation for tasty vittles doesn’t just start at the dinner table but is ever-present in Nashville kitchens that open their doors (and hearts) to people every morning for breakfast. Check out the list below for some of the best spots in Nashville to grab some first-meal faves that any traveler will love.


Price Guide/Person (does not include beverages, extras, and gratuity)

$: Under $10

$$: $10-$15

$$$: $15-25

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Biscuit Love For The Win

The wildly popular Biscuit Love started off as a food truck in 2012 before building their first location in the burgeoning neighborhood of Gulch, and the effort was so successful that they opened a second location in 2017. With cuisine that’s inventive and locally sourced, this spot is known as one of the top breakfast spots in the city.

  • Location: 316 11th Ave. S (The Gulch), 2001 Belcourt Ave. (Hillsboro Village)
  • Breakfast Hours: 7 AM-3 PM daily
  • Contact: (615) 490-9584 (The Gulch), (615) 610-3336 (Hillsboro Village)
  • Reservations: None
  • Must-Haves: Biscuit & Sausage Gravy; Bonuts (‘doughnuts' made with biscuit dough, topped with lemon mascarpone and served over blueberry compote); Hungry Human Bowl
  • Price: $$

Atmosphere Is King At Pinewood Social

A hip spot on the site of the former Pinewood Indian Bowl O’ Rama, Pinewood Social offers more than just great vibes—its inventive takes on classic dishes are super delish, too. Have a top-notch breakfast while sipping a Pinewood Mocha, then grab a lane and bowl some strikes and chill all afternoon.

  • Location: 33 Peabody St.
  • Breakfast Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM-11 AM, Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 9 AM-4 PM
  • Contact: Call (615) 751-8111, Text (615)-637-3269
  • Reservations: Call or text
  • Must-Haves: Huevos Rancheros; Breakfast Tacos; Challah French Toast
  • Price: $$

Joyland Restaurant On-The-Go

Though known for its burgers, shakes, and fried chicken, Joyland is also a fun spot to grab a quick breakfast sandwich on the fly. All served on a golden, flaky biscuit, every one of this fun spot’s breakfast sandwiches is worth a try.

  • Location: 901 Woodland St. Ste 101
  • Breakfast Hours: Breakfast hours vary, check Joyland’s Instagram for availability (@eatjoyland)
  • Contact: (615) 922-4934
  • Reservations: None
  • Must-Haves: Sack Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit; Fried Chicken Biscuit; Gifford’s Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit; Biscuit and Gravy
  • Price: $

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Fab Flapjacks At Pancake Pantry

Tourists flock to this Hillsboro Village spot when visiting Nashville, and it’s easy to see why—opened in 1961, Pancake Pantry is heaven for anyone looking for amazing flapjacks. Visit during the week to avoid the crowds, or risk the lines for a true weekend treat.

  • Location: 1796 21st Ave S
  • Breakfast Hours: 6 AM -3 PM daily
  • Contact: (615) 383-9333
  • Reservations: None
  • Must-Haves: Tennessee Country Ham; Smoky Mountain Buckwheat Pancakes; Pecan Pancakes; Blintzes filled with cinnamon-spiced cottage cheese
  • Price: $$

Eclectic Breakfasts Rule At The Nashville Jam Co.

Traditional Southern breakfasts get an upgrade at this local favorite that sprung from a successful jam business. Come for the stellar homemade jam, and stay for the cozy neighborhood feel at this top breakfast spot.

  • Location: 2806 Columbine Pl
  • Breakfast Hours: Starting at 8 AM daily
  • Contact: (615) 942-6465
  • Reservations: None
  • Must-Haves: Baron’s Benedict; Fried Green Tomato Wrap; Pimiento Cheese & Bacon Omelet; Daniels Big Breakfast
  • Price: $$

Any visitor to Nashville will want to try these amazing breakfast spots that are filled with classic options; homemade wonders; and twists on perennial faves. Come for the biscuits, stay for the atmosphere, and come back for the Southern hospitality—whatever suits your breakfast fancy, Nashville’s got it.

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