Summer dining is coming into full swing, as restaurants across Tennessee start to reopen. Outdoor space is even more of a must-have for eating out these days, so we’ve rounded up the best patio restaurants in Nashville. These are the places where you can chow down on some of the finest food in town in a beautiful patio setting.
Support local businesses and have a tasty experience while you’re at it – win-win.
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We’ve named this spot as one of the best burgers in all of Tennessee. Burgers come dripping with flavoursome juice and loaded with toppings – the dream. As well as legendary burgers, they also have an impressive selection of German wurst and bier, as well as an old-school soda fountain serving ice cream sodas.
Not only is the food fantastic, but there’s a super spacious biergarten that’s made for lazy afternoons.
This charming pizzeria serves authentic Neapolitan pies. Take a seat in the fairylit courtyard with cute red checkered tablecloths and you’ll feel like you’re in the heart Italy. Bite into the perfectly charred crust that comes fresh out of their wood-burning oven and you’ll be in very flavourful heaven.
When it comes to the best BBQ in Nashville, ask any local in the know and they will steer you towards the sleek and tasty Butchertown Hall. Serving up Texas-style BBQ with the finest wood-fired premium cuts, the ribs here are a must-order. The buzzing beer garden is the cherry on top of an already great restaurant.
Edley’s was voted best barbecue in Nashville for four years straight and has a tempting menu of pork, chicken, turkey, brisket, and wings all smoked low and slow daily. You know, just the way they should be smoked. There’s three Nashville locations, but we find that the patio at Sylvan Park can’t be topped. It’s airy and open, with rustic charm.
This stylish spot in East Nashville is a must-visit for authentic Middle Eastern fare with a modern spin, such as pomegranate glazed octopus, chickpea fried trout or harissa roasted beets. We suggest coming with friends or family and ordering as many dishes to share as possible, so that you can taste a little of everything. Their pretty patio area is the perfect backdrop.
The Mockingbird is a fun, trendy diner that focuses on American classics with a creative twist. The menu takes inspiration from the country’s melting pot of cultural diversity, with dishes such as lamb chilli tater tots, or fried chicken thighs with a chorizo gravy. Their sunny patio area has plenty of space to hang out, and is always a good vibe.
This stylish restaurant is set in a historic Germantown warehouse space, with a tempting menu of artisan-yet-casual American eats. What makes 5th & Taylor one of the best patio restaurants in Nashville? Well, there’s a full garden bar, plenty of tables to dine at and lounge seating around the fountain for after dinner cocktails. It ticks all the boxes.