Waterfront dining in Nashville

Take in views of the Cumberland River or Percy Priest Lake at 9+ waterfront restaurants in Music City.

Restaurant patrons sit at chairs and tables overlooking the Cumberland River as they eat.

Fuel up before or after you hit the water.

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Despite being landlocked, Nashville is home to several waterfront restaurant options serving tropical sips and seafood plates suited for a summer dining experience.

Blue Moon Waterfront Grille | 525 Basswood Dr.

Order: Fried calamari and Mango Madness
Features: First come, first serve and Sunday brunch (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Shipwreck Cove | 3361 Bell Rd.

Order: This restaurant is known for its bushwhackers
Features: Live music and several fans on the outdoor patio

Papa Turney’s Old Fashion BBQ | 3979 Bell Rd., Hermitage

Order: Smokin’ hot chicken, nachos, and turnip greens
Features: Family owned and operated and live music

Hoppy’s Harbor Grill | 3157 Weakley Ln., Mt. Juliet

Order: BLT sandwich and jalapeño poppers
Features: Weekly specials and covered outdoor eating

A plate of nachos, plate of fried catfish with fries, and a beer sit on a table.

Pictured: Chicken nachos and fried catfish from Sam’s Sports Grill.

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Sam’s Sports Grill | 2001 Lakeshore Dr., Old Hickory

Order: Sam’s Kitchen Sink Pizza and spicy chorizo queso dip
Features: Gluten-sensitive menu and ample TVs for game day

The Rudder | 126 River Rd., Hendersonville

Order: Mahi Mahi Burger, steak tacos, and Skinny Dip margarita
Features: Event programming (live music, shrimp boils + themed parties) and website menu reviews

Moby Dicky’s |155 Sanders Ferry Rd., Hendersonville

Order: Shrimp n grits and a mai tai
Features: Weekly specials and a covered patio

Awedaddy’s Bar & Grill | 727 Marina Private Rd., Gallatin

Order: Awedaddy’s fish tacos and salmon dip
Features: Sunday brunch (until 1 p.m.) and live music

Scoreboard at Cedar Creek | 9120 Saundersville Rd., Mt. Juliet

Order: Po’ boy, raw bar, and Big Momma Bahama Mama
Features: Monthly specials, live music, rotating craft beers, and weekend brunch

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