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The Best Places to Eat in Nashville

Tennessee has some of the best food in the South, and most of it can be found right in Music City.

Tennessee has some of the best food in the South, and most of it can be found in Nashville. Music City has developed its own foodie scene that’s truly “whole hog” (more on that later). Come for the BBQ and stay for the Indian food with a Southern twist and the best hot chicken you’ll ever taste. Here’s where to eat when you visit.


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By Ashley Rossi

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