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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Nashville

Nashville is a place that people associate with nonstop fun. The town has countless country music venues, wholesome attractions like the Nashville Zoo, and tons of incredible restaurants. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List, where we’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best brunch spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. There are tons of eateries in town that serve morning meals each weekend with boozy cocktails and both sweet and savory options. Perfect to jumpstart the day or cure hangover, these spots are the place to go in Nashville for a great brunch.

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16 Restaurants
Updated October 01, 2021
Restaurants:Maggiano's - Nashville, Sopapilla's, Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, Mexican / Southwestern
Neighborhoods:Nashville, Franklin / Brentwood, West End
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Maggiano's - Nashville

$$$$
Italian
Nashville
4.6
7428 reviews

When it comes to Italian restaurants that serve brunch in Nashville, Maggiano's tops the list. This outpost of a restaurant originally in NYC offers an Italian-focused brunch menu. Some of the delights diners can pick from the menu include crab cake benedict, lemon ricotta pancakes, or an Italian sausage frittata. Maggiano's location on West End makes them one of the most conveniently located brunch options in the whole city.


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Sopapilla's

$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern
Franklin / Brentwood
4.4
1119 reviews

Tex Mex brunch is the specialty of the house at Sopapillas, located in the upscale suburb Franklin. Want something brunchy, even though Sopapillas specializes in tacos and enchiladas? The large brunch buffet with tons of selections has something for everyone. Opt for bacon or pancakes for something traditional, or go for a Mexican specialty if the spirit so moves. The brunch buffet lasts from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Sunday, so get in during their four-hour window.


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Giovanni's Ristorante - Mid Town

$$$$
Italian
West End
4.6
1227 reviews

People in Nashville love Giovanni's for their excellent Italian food. It may also feel surprising that Giovanni's offers some of the best brunch in Nashville. To sample the best brunch dishes on the menu, try the omelette of the day or the frittata con mozzarella, basilico e pomodori. Diners can also order from the restaurant's regular lunch menu at brunch time. Giovanni's is in Midtown, so take advantage of their central location to explore the city when done brunching.


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The Yellow Porch

$$$$
Contemporary American
Nashville
4.7
1508 reviews

The Yellow Porch in Berry Hill is a neighborhood classic. During weekend brunch, try house favorites like the Yellow Porch Reuben: corned beef, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing on marble rye. This bustling cafe is casual and laid-back, so expect a relaxing experience where people both have fun and unwind.


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Trattoria Il Mulino - Nashville

$$$$
Unspecified
Nashville
4.7
2555 reviews

Brunch is all the rage in NYC. It's no surprise, then, that Il Mulino brought that brunch craze with them to Nashville. The outpost of this NYC Italian restaurant is a hot spot for socializing, and people think they have some of the best brunches in Nashville. Check out the brunch menu and try some of the standouts like ricotta doughnuts, burrata French Toast, and meatball benedict. The food is heavy here and the drinks flow freely. So, consider a post-brunch nap after a meal.


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The Palm Nashville

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.5
4311 reviews

For the best steak in Nashville, consider heading to the Palm. And for the best brunch in Nashville on Saturdays, consider heading to the Palm! This famous steakhouse chain offers diners an incredible lunch menu to choose from, and diners can order off of it at brunch time on Saturday (not Sunday). Choose from delicious options ranging from salads to burgers. The Palm Nashville is downtown and close to the town's best attractions, so use them to fuel up before touring the best country music sites in the world.


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Mason's at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

$$$$
Southern
Nashville
4.1
241 reviews

Southern food makes for great breakfast dishes. That is why Mason's, at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, offers some of the best brunch in Nashville. Head to Mason's to eat things like the Nashville hot chicken sandwich, steak frites, or stuffed French toast. (Its stuffing is bourbon butter, jam, and candied pecans). For a healthier start to the weekend, diners can also choose things like a Mason's Smoothie, but why ruin the fun?


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Sinema

$$$$
American
Nashville
4.7
2926 reviews

Locals will say that for the best brunch in Nashville, book a table at Sinema. This movie-themed spot offers a beautiful art deco interior and unforgettably delicious food. Their theme makes for a fun morning on the town. Brunch at Sinema includes a fried chicken and biscuit bar, and a patisserie. It also offers a bottomless bloody mary and mimosa bar, with tons of hot sauces and pickles to dress up your beverage. The bottomless brunch costs a flat fee for adults and a different, cheaper fee for kids. Make reservations in advance because they fill up weekend after weekend.


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Butcher & Bee - Nashville

$$$$
Contemporary American
East Nashville
4.6
616 reviews

Butcher & Bee has locations in both Charleston, SC, and Nashville, but the Nashville location shines for its brunch. On the menu, expect to find dishes like avocado crispy rice, lox toast, and breakfast burrito, all made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Butcher & Bee is in one of the city's trendiest areas — East Nashville.


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Nada - Nashville

$$$$
Contemporary Mexican
Downtown
4.6
1058 reviews

For a brunch with a Mexican twist, choose to dine at Nada. This cafe is near Vanderbilt, which means they are conveniently close to the best attractions in town. The brunch menu is incredibly unique here, with items not served anywhere else. Consider ordering caramelized cauliflower tacos, chorizo and egg enchiladas, or crispy skired "Saganaki" quesadilla with chihuahua cheese and preserved lemon.


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Table 3 Restaurant and Market

$$$$
French
Nashville
4.3
964 reviews

Table 3 undisputedly has some of the best breakfast options in Nashville. Located in the upscale suburban area of Green Hills, Table 3's brunch menu has things like brioche French toast, steak and eggs, and an omelette au fromage. This beloved French restaurant strays into lunch with their brunch menu, so diners don't have to feel wedded to breakfast foods. Lunch options include things like sandwiches, salads, or even a steak frites.


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Pinewood Social

$$$$
American
Nashville
4.9
2 reviews

Brunch can be all about fun. That's why Pinewood Social is a beloved spot for brunching in Nashville. This restaurant is part eatery and part bowling alley—but the food is here is nothing like what they serve at a regular bowling concession stand. Instead, the brunch menu offers upscale items like Avocado Toast, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, and a Croque Madame. Diners can a bowling lane for $40 per hour, and the shoes come included. Choose Pinewood Social for some healthy food—and some healthy competition.


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Pfunky Griddle

$$$$
American
Nashville
0 reviews

Can't decide whether to cook or to go out to brunch? Do both at Pfunky Griddle, which is known for serving some of the best breakfast in Nashville. At Pfunky Griddle in Berry Hill, there are griddles in middle of every table, and diners can order batter and use it to cook an unlimited number of pancakes. With the pancakes, choose from a slew of toppings (fruit and candy alike). For people who don't want to cook their own food, there are plenty of other great options. Choose from the restaurant's menu that has things like Caesar salad, homemade soups, and panini sandwiches


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Pancake Pantry

$$$$
American
Gatlinburg
0 reviews

Do not feel put off by the line that is perpetually outside of Pancake Pantry. The only reason that it is there is because the Pancake Pantry undoubtedly serves some of the best breakfast in Nashville. Also, the sumptuous pancakes are well worth the wait. At the Pancake Pantry, diners can find more than a dozen pancake varieties, including ones with nut, fruit, candy, and more. If people don't want pancakes, the Pancake Pantry has other options. But, why waste a perfectly good trip to one of the most famous pancake restaurants in America and not get the house specialty? The Pancake Pantry is in Hillsboro Village in the western part of town.


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Monells Of Franklin

$$$$
Southern
Franklin / Brentwood
0 reviews

Ready to try a real country breakfast in the Music City? Then eating at Monnell's. is a must There is no dispute that Monnell's has some of the best breakfasts in Nashville. Come sample what makes it so famous: country ham, fried apples, scrambled eggs, and fried chicken (and so much more!). Monnell's has three locations throughout Nashville, and their most popular outpost is downtown.


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Tavern -Nashville

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Nashville
0 reviews

Aptly named, Tavern is a gastro style pub in Midtown that excels when it comes to cocktails and brunch. The restaurant received awards from many local publications for having the best brunch in Nashville, so brunch lovers will not want to miss it. The brunch menu includes a choice of egg dishes, griddled items, and healthy items (like egg white omelets and salads). There are also regular bar food items on the menu, like nachos and eggrolls.


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