Where to eat + drink at the Nashville International Airport — BNA

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Between catching flights on time + trying to pin down the food scene and find coffee while not straying too far from your gate, navigating the airport can be stressful.

We’ve put together a list of airport eats and locations to help make your next trip easier.

Coming soon

By the new year, the airport is set to host some of Nashville’s restaurant staples (think: Acme Feed & Seed, Hattie B’s, and Pharmacy Burger) + multiple whiskey-specific stops like TN Moonshine Bar and Whiskey Trailhead. In total, expect 10+ new restaurant additions by 2023.

New to the airport

  • The Green Room Lounge & Whiskey Bar | C/D Connector | This whiskey bar focuses on providing travelers with a “memorable taste” of Tennessee heritage through regional whiskey and cuisine offerings — plus, it just opened this month.
  • The Southern Steak & Oyster | Concourse D | Located between gates D3 and D4, this Nashville hot spot serves southern dishes with influences from the Gulf Coast to the Caribbean. Pro tip: Try the shuck-to-order oyster bar.
  • Starbucks | A/B Rotunda | Starbucks is back at BNA, this time in the north terminal. The coffee shop officially opened up this past month.


  • 8th & Roast Coffee Co. | Concourse C and D | Grabbing a coffee when you’re running to your gate is made easy with two locations to choose from. This shop sources its ethical, craft coffee from fair trade farmers globally.
  • Green Beans Coffee Co. | Pre-security | A little early to check in? Relax before passing through security with a cup of joe in hand and freshly-baked goods to snack on.
  • Kijji Coffee | Concourse A and B | This shop has served small batch, fresh roasts since 1997.

Traditional Nashville experience

  • Tootsies Orchid Lounge | Concourse C | Get that first or last taste of live music as you arrive or leave Music City at the recently-renovated Nashville staple.
  • Arrington Wine Bar and Grill | Concourse A | The recently-opened wine bar and grill offers Tennessee wines by the glass or bottle + a chef-inspired menu for dine-in.
  • Ole Red | Concourse C | Blake Shelton brought a piece of Broadway to BNA with live music, scratch-made dishes, and signature drinks.


  • Shake Shack | Concourse C | Burgers, shakes, and fries before takeoff are a must in our book.
  • Pyramids Cafe | Concourse C | If you’re looking for a healthier grab-and-go, try authentic Mediterranean and Greek food utilizing local produce.
  • Southernaire Market | Concourse C | Think: a New Orleans grocery stop combined with the vibe of a New York City bodega. The market specializes in house-made, packaged deli items to-go with a southern influence.

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