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From hot chicken to pulled pork and meat-and-three, here are the Nashville foods that locals crave.
Updated: August 11, 2006
This Nashville landmark on Ewing Drive sets the standard for spicy chicken and is almost always packed with devoted fans.
You can choose your heat level at this north Nashville joint, all the way up to its spiciest, namesake level.
Bolton's likes to keeps things simple and offers carryout only at this east Nashville spot.
Another takeout spot, this place puts Richie himself at the center of the action. Catfish sandwiches are hot here, too.
The twist on Southern cooking at this Germantown classic is the all-you-can-eat, family-style service.
Famous Nashvillians have been singing the praises of this meat-and-three hangout near downtown for decades.
In a quirky setting by the fairgrounds, the menu here changes every day, but always includes mac and cheese.
Best known for fried chicken, Swett's has been family-owned for decades and serves up food near Fisk University.
This well-worn east Nashville takeaway has been serving up pork and short ribs for more than 50 years.
The atmosphere is picnic-style at this downtown spot specializing in brisket. They also serve ribs, wings and tamales.
Portions are big at this Lone Star-themed restaurant in Antioch. The roadside-inspired menu also includes enchiladas and chicken-fried steak.
The offerings here tend toward the unconventional, such as pit-cooked turkey and pulled-chicken with white barbecue sauce.
This Brentwood outpost of the Memphis chain looks like a barn and attracts families with its pulled pork sandwiches.
Everyone loves this place--its Southern comfort fare tastes just as good to locals and tourists.
It looks like a dive bar, but the meat-and-three here is legendary. And so are the burgers.