Nothing beats digging into the local food scene when you’re visiting another city for a dance event! Below find a list of our top picks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and more!
(Yes, these are real pictures from real restaurants taken by your real event organizer Megan.
In order: Miss Saigon, Prince Street, Filly’s, El Pulgarcito, Alberto’s.)
Old Glory (5 minutes from venue) - old school diner, very cheap and greasy eats, delicious AF
Filly's Game and Grill (7 minutes from venue) - 90s themed eatery featuring a "Saved By The Bell" breakfast menu -deep fried biscuits, French toast, breakfast chimichangas, and more. Tell Leigha or Autumn that Megan sent you!
Swaney Swift's On the Square (7 minutes from venue) - local "gourmet" burgers and fried pickles, delicious milkshakes!
Campione's (2 minutes from venue) - Italian homestyle cooking, hearty soups, perfect Chicago style hot dogs.
Los Cantaritos (9 minutes from venue) = Try the guacomole queso fresco and you won't need anything else! Delicious margs and other typical Mexican fare.
The Lime Deli (7 minutes from venue) - Fantastic local eatery with lighter lunch fare including sandwiches and salads - our fave is the BLT!
Starr Ranch (7 minutes from venue) - Fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese, fabulous cocktails, bacon-wrapped meatloaf.
Alberto's Brazilian (12 minutes from venue) - try the chicken and palmito pastel and PLEASE don't forget dessert!
Prince Street Pizza and Pub (7 minutes from venue) - delicious pizzas (including the GF cauliflower crust pizza) - our favorite is the Nashville Hot Chicken pizza!
Dos Margaritas (5 minutes from venue) - Their margarita pitcher is the bomb and they have the best chimichanga in town - or try their fajita quesadilla!
Snacks and Drinks:
The Ice Cream Social (7 minutes from venue) - vanilla ice cream mixed with almost anything you can think of, locally made sodas
Govan's - Coffee (7 minutes from venue) - Homemade pastries, locally roasted coffee, and ice cream all in one sweet and cozy spot.
Black Press - Coffee (7 minutes from venue) - Locally roasted gourmet coffee featuring simple, bold flavors. Try it with a Five Daughters Donut!
Prince Street Pizza (7 minutes from venue) - 20 TN brewed beers on tap including local favorite Briarscratch, totchos (tater tot nachos - add banana peppers!)
Filly's Game and Grill (7 minutes from venue) - Over a dozen craft beers on tap, fresh made funnel cake (get yourself some ice cream from Ice Cream Social and make funnel cake a la mode)
If all else fails - try a local meat-n-three! Meat-n-threes are extremely popular in and around Gallatin, and all are locally-owned mom-and-pop shops. Typically, they'll feature a few options for your meat main as well as a list of sides (of which you can choose three). Often, the meal will also include bread of some sort and dessert (typically banana pudding or cobbler). Give it a go!
Hattie B's Hot Chicken - YES, it's good. YES, you should try it. Just don't get it too hot - this stuff is no joke! Several locations, including 12 South, Charlotte, and more.
Woodland's Indian Restaurant - Have you ever heard of a dosa? Dosas are South Indian street food, and Woodland's makes the best in Nashville. Take a tupperware! You WILL have leftovers. Located a few miles from Vanderbilt.
El Pulgarcito - El Salvadorean Pupusas. These things are on our list to eat at least once a week - a mixture of masa, cheese, and whatever fillings you want combines into the best bite of food you can imagine! Our favorite is the chorizo pupusa (but there's nothing bad on the menu, so take a chance and try something else!). Located in Madison near the Rivergate Mall.
Coco's Italian Market - Homemade burratta cheese, house-made pasta, fresh gelato, and their mushroom ravioli is heaven-sent. This place is divine! (Located on Charlotte.)
Back To Cuba Cafe - Delicious Cuban food, including yuca con mojo, platanos, empanadas, and more. Fantastic sandwiches - you'll stay full for hours! Located just south of Berry Hill.
Jumbo and Delicious - Madison eatery famous for stuffed burgers, delicious onion rings, and the best damn reuben in the entire city.
Fox’s Donut Den - This Green Hills institution is known for phenomenal fresh donuts and apple fritters. Don’t wait, though - they WILL sell out!
Thai Phooket - Another Madison hole-in-the-wall with amazing Thai food including curries, drunken noodles, and more.
Miss Saigon - Our top pick for the best Vietnamese in the area! Huge tea selection, and don’t forget to make the pho extra large ($2 extra gets you leftovers for days!).