13 Best Restaurants Around Nashville West

Mighty Dog Roofing has put together this list of 13 of our favorite restaurants in Nashville West

Published: 2022-08-03 21:31:48

While working on roof repairs, the crews at Mighty Dog can work up quite the appetite! So we're grateful that Nashville West is no exception to the southern region’s reputation for great food, hospitality, and a wide range of cuisines and interests.

Whether you’re in the middle of a night out or planning a lunch with family or friends, you’ll find something to satisfy your needs here.

From spicy fried chicken to Italian food, bars and alehouses to upscale steakhouses, and plenty of barbecue joints including traditional whole-hog style BBQ, Nashville West has something to satisfy your craving.

Mighty Dog Roofing has put together this list of 13 of our favorite restaurants in Nashville West that we know you’ll love too.

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

Southwest of the 40 to 440 intersection lies Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. Catering to lovers of spice and Southern-style fried chicken is Hattie’s specialty.

Hattie’s is a popular chain of modern-decor fried chicken restaurants serving the southern U.S.

Though heat is their signature, those with a milder palette will find plenty to enjoy. Hattie’s offers chicken at all heat levels in addition to classic Southern-style sides like macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, savory grits, and baked beans.

Coco's Italian Market & Restaurant

Coco’s serves traditional Italian dishes which originate from the Campania and Lazio regions in Italy.

Their food is characterized by rich flavors, hearty pasta dishes, lamb, and thick-crusted bread.

Coco’s is located directly off the 51st Ave N exit, south of the 40.

They serve pizza, pasta, subs, sandwiches, and other Italian salads and pastas in a small and intimate setting decorated with old-world Italian pieces. Their market is also stocked with Italian essentials like pasta, sauce, and wine.

Miller's Ale House

Ale House favorites like burgers, sandwiches, and fried chicken combine with a collection of 35 tap beers at Miller’s.

Miller’s strives to be down for their big portions and comfortable, affordable service. They have a wide selection of shareable appetizers and signature cocktails, making this a perfect spot for a night out with friends.

Miller’s is located south of Nashville in Franklin and open until 10 P.M. on weekdays and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Twin Peaks Cool Springs

Twin Peaks is a popular chain of sports bars known for beers, burgers, and other bar favorites like chicken wings and signature cocktails.

All items in Twin Peak’s kitchen are made from scratch including their beer-battered chicken tenders and bone-in or boneless wings. Twin Peaks advertises itself as “the manliest destination to watch football, basketball, live UFC fights, and more.”

Twin Peaks also offers delivery or pickup orders which can be made online.

The Loveless Cafe

This Nashville favorite has been serving the area for more than 65 years. They specialize in scratch-made Southern classics like fried chicken, mashed potatoes, country fried steak, and pit-cooked pork barbecue.

Loveless also has a breakfast menu with diner-style favorites like steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, and pancakes served with sausage or bacon.

Their décor is classic Americana style which brings a sense of comfort and nostalgia that Loveless aims to curate through all aspects of their service.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

The classic Southern-style chain has a restaurant located in Music Valley. As a national chain with wide appeal, there is something for everyone to enjoy here from breakfast to poultry, seafood to burgers, and plenty of signature drinks and sides to sustain multiple visits.

Cracker Barrel is mainly known for their country-style Southern food classics which are served beside a traditional Southwestern décor. A great place for families to enjoy consistent food at an affordable price.

Jim 'N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q

Jim N’ Nick’s serves classic, slow-cooked Southern barbecue like brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and smoked turkey breast.

Their signature barbecue is matched by a selection of sides including loaded mac ‘n cheese, baked beans, corn on the cob, and collard greens. They also have excellent and addictive cheesy biscuits which you will want more than one basket of.

Their décor is modern and casual with warm wood tones and plenty of rustic charm to set the tone for BBQ.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

At the Shops at Seven Springs in Brentwood, Firebirds serves classic American-style food. They offer a casual and warm atmosphere that will put you in the mood for the hearty and rich flavors of their aged, hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, grilled chicken, and signature cocktail list.

Don’t miss out on their online ordering

A rotating list of promotions including seasonal cocktails, happy hour times, and family meal deals can be found on their website.


For those looking for a more upscale experience while still remaining somewhat budget friendly, BrickTop’s serves modern American food like burgers, fries, chicken, and mixes in unique additions like sushi and brunch items.

BrickTop’s West End is located on West End Ave in between West End Park and Midtown. They close at 10 P.M. Thursday through Saturday, making them the perfect spot for a meal before a night out.

Customers can make reservations at BrickTop’s website, where the restaurant also offers online ordering.

Voodoo Gumbo

Authentic New Orleans-style food and spirits are on offer in Voodoo Gumbo.

Voodoo is located near the western city limits of Nashville, off of Highway 70 S and Old Hickory Blvd.

They have an open-floor restaurant with low ceilings decorated with mood-setting lights lining the ceilings and walls, which creates a lively and inviting atmosphere to go with their Louisiana-style gumbo, jambalaya, andouille, and plenty of traditional fried seafood like catfish and shrimp.

Order online for pickup or delivery at their website.

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

The West Tennessee whole-hog BBQ tradition is being carried out at Martin’s. They specialize in the legendary local practice and have been serving the area since 2006.

They have ten locations across the south, including six in Tennessee, and one in Spring Hill just off of Highway 31.

As the name implies, they specialize in smoking the entire hog at once and serve their traditional product with scratch-made sides like fresh-cut fries, mac and cheese, baked beans, and coleslaw.


This casual American-style diner chain has an installment in Fairview off of the 40 and Highway 96.

Denny’s is known for their simple, all-day breakfast options and Americana décor and sides. They have a lunch and dinner menu with options like sandwiches, burgers, steak, soups, and salads.

Given the universal appeal of the menu and low-key diner vibes, Denny’s is a great place for a relaxed dinner with friends during a night out, especially for those who love breakfast at any time of the day.


Nashville West has a Wendy’s which is located in Midtown off of West End Avenue.

Wendy’s serves American-style burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, chili, and their signature dessert: the frosty. They also have a breakfast menu with unique creations like breakfast burgers and favorites like croissants and biscuits.

Wendy’s offers online ordering through your favorite delivery app or their website. They also offer rewards for returning customers, information about which is on their website.

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