41 great brunch restaurants to try in Nashville, TN

A brunch spread at Lou

Try a little of everything next time you’re at Lou.

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In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles or mind-blowing bloody marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times. 🍳

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options (41 total), along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.

Weekend musts

Lou | 1304 McGavock Pk. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | The brunch menu features rotating pastries and seasonal dishes.

Butchertown Hall | 1416 4th Ave. N. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Start your weekend off right with an order of queso and huevos rancheros.

Liberty Common | 207 1st Ave. S. | Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. | There’s something for everyone at this French-inspired bistro.

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen | 1004 4th Ave. N. | Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | At Von Elrod’s, it’s all about the hand-cranked breakfast sausage, malted blueberry pancakes, and mimosas served in 1-liter steins.

Chauhan Ale and Masala House | 123 12th Ave. N. | Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Come hungry for tandoori chicken poutine, whipped paneer, and a hot chicken pakora sandwich.

Brunch at STK

You can craft quite the brunch spread at STK.

Photo via STK

STK Nashville | 700 12th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | STK puts a surf and turf spin on brunch.

Henrietta Red | 1200 4th Ave. N. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | This James Beard-nominated restaurant pulls out all the stops with a mix of pastries and savory items.

Butcher & Bee | 902 Main St. | Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bring your friends and split the brunch bites so you can try a little of everything — we love the whipped feta, apple butter roll, and avocado crispy rice.

Church & Union | 201 4th Ave. N. | Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | If you’re looking for variety, we recommend ordering The Union Slate brunch board with a mix of sweet and savory bites.

City Winery | 609 Lafayette St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | If you love mimosas, build your own with the Pop Fizz brunch — which comes with a bottle of City Bubbles, assorted juices, and fruits.

Saint Añejo | 1120 McGavock St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.3 p.m. | Start off with an alcoholic or zero proof brunch libation followed by egg-based dishes and tacos.

Urban Grub | 2506 12th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Some of the specialty dishes include Thor’s dry-aged burger, salmon hash, and steak and biscuits.

The Mockingbird | 121 12th Ave. N. | Friday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Order the Kentucky-inspired Hot Brown sandwich or go meatless with the vegan breakfast burrito.

Geist Bar and Restaurant | 311 Jefferson St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy brunch on the patio on sunny days.

Germantown Cafe | 1200 5th Ave. N. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | The cafe’s famous French onion soup makes an appearance along with pepper jack grits, a loaded breakfast bowl, and a chicken salad sandwich.

The Gumbo Bros | 505 12th Ave. S. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | What we’re ordering: New Orleans BBQ shrimp and grits and the salted pecan parfait.

Gumbo and a biscuit

Enjoy gumbo offerings or a savory dish like New Orleans BBQ shrimp and grits.

Photo via The Gumbo Bros

Weekday wonders

Frothy Monkey | Locations vary | Daily until 5 p.m. | Indulge in loaded biscuits and chorizo gravy or the French toast made with locally-sourced ingredients.

Milk & Honey | 214 11th Ave. S. | Daily, 6 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Try sandwich creations like the Hot Mess, an open-faced biscuit with hot pepper jam, bacon, avocado, chipotle crema, pepper jack cheese, and a sunnyside up egg.

Marsh House | 401 11th Ave. S. | Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | This Gulch favorite offers weekday and weekend brunch menus — visit on the weekend for oysters and a raw bar.

Graze | 1888 Eastland Ave. | Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Pick from an array of vegan eats like the hot tempeh biscuit and brunch tostadas, plus a few GF items.

Jasper’s | 1918 West End Ave. | Friday-Monday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Try brunch creations like the breakfast pizza made with chorizo, scrambled eggs, poblano cream, and red sauce.

For the fam

Pinewood Social | 33 Peabody St. | Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | This spot is perfect for early or late risers with sweet and savory dishes like brown butter waffles, a chimichurri burger, and buttermilk sticky buns.

Amerigo | 1920 West End Ave. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | If you’re looking for a hearty meal, we recommend trying the steak or crab cake benedict — kids items are also available.

Adele’s | 1210 McGavock St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The buffet-style brunch feast features salads, cured meats and seafood, breakfast items, traditional fare, and desserts.

Party Fowl | 719 8th Ave. S. | Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | This Nashville staple takes things to the next level with hot chicken benedict and a hot chicken-pimento cheese omelet.

M.L. Rose | Locations vary | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Start the day with bottomless coffee, waffle creations, and loaded hash browns.

Hotel hotspots

Gray & Dudley | 221 2nd Ave. N. | Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. | Pick from an array of elevated brunch dishes like the G&D breakfast bowl or the Monte Cristo sandwich.

Henley | 2023 Broadway | Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Henley puts a modern spin on the classic southern brunch with Nashville hot shrimp and grits, deviled eggs, and southern fried brie.

The Dutch | 300 12th Ave. S. | Daily, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy juices, main courses, and raw bar options any day of the week.

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Enjoy brunch in a cozy and elevated space.

Photo via The Electric Jane

Live entertainment

The Electric Jane | 1301 Division St. | Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | For those with a sweet tooth, try the ube cinnamon roll, blueberry tahini muffin, and Fruity Pebble donuts and cereal milk ice cream.

The Listening Room Cafe | 618 4th Ave. S. | Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | The menu features cheeky categories like “opening acts,” “hitmakers,” and “encores.”

Char Restaurant | 3988 Hillsboro Pk. | Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Kick things off with a $5 mimosa or bloody mary before jumping into the main course — enjoy live jazz on Sundays.

The Lipstick Lounge | 1400 Woodland St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Choose from over 15 brunch cocktails, four styles of fries, and a variety of burritos and sandwiches.

Suzy Wong’s | 1519 Church St. | Friday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. | The Drag’n Brunch menu features katsu chicken and waffles, AM fried rice, and scrambled egg rolls.

On the rooftop

Acme Feed & Seed | 101 Broadway | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Enjoy cleverly-named brunch items like Howdy! Hotcakes (pumpkin pancakes served with Gifford’s bacon) and Rule The Roost (hot chicken sandwich with green peppercorn aioli).

TENN Nashville | 188 7th Ave. N. | Daily, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. | Choose from options like fried green tomatoes, breakfast burritos, and a club sandwich.

Zeppelin | 505 3rd Ave. N. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Head to the rooftop for oysters, a charcuterie board, and a delicious brunch risotto.

For a special occasion

Husk | 37 Rutledge St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The menu changes based on seasonal ingredients, so be sure to check the website ahead of time.

Sinema | 2600 8th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Bottomless brunch calls for a little of everything, from shortstack pancakes to Fruity Pebbles French toast.

The Chef and I | 1922 Adelicia St. | Friday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Try brunch creations like the pan roasted crispy duck and waffles or the braised pork belly banh mi benny.

Josephine | 2316 12th Ave. S. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Chef Andy Little has curated a small, but delicious menu with items like crab cakes, cinnamon sugar donuts, and a BLT.

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