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On the left — a large bowl of Lao chicken noodle soup, on the right — sliced spicy sausage and sauce on a platter
Noodle soup and spicy sausage at King Market’s Lao Thai Cafe
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11 Essential Restaurants to Try in Antioch

Find a little bit of everything from Laotian noodle soup to Cajun seafood boils in this neighborhood

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Noodle soup and spicy sausage at King Market’s Lao Thai Cafe
| Delia Jo Ramsey/Eater Nashville

Antioch tends to get overlooked in the overall Nashville dining scene, but the truth is this suburb is home to some of the most diverse restaurant offerings in town. If you’re dining out in Antioch you have plenty of options for global cuisine, as well as hot chicken, old-school pizza and more. So check out this guide for can’t miss eats in Antioch.

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Listed in geographical order, north to south.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. King Market, Lao Thai Cafe

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1801 Antioch Pike
Nashville, TN 37013
(615) 333-3103
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One of Nashville’s finest hidden treasures is the Lao Thai Cafe inside the unassuming Asian grocery store on Antioch Pike. Go where the locals go — and find top notch Thai and Lao dishes at extremely reasonable prices. Not sure what to order? The place is filled with photos of the food and the menu is fairly easy to navigate, even for first-timers. Try the fried pig intestine, pork ears or blood cake if you’re feeling adventurous. Traditionalists can stick with the chicken noodle soup, spicy sausage, and pad Thai — all solid choices.

2. Angelo's Picnic Pizza

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2713 Murfreesboro Pike
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 399-0010
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For those searching for real New York-style pizza, Angelo’s is a gem. It’s been in Nashville since 1976 and is probably one of the more popular Antioch dining establishments, yet it still flies relatively under the radar in the greater Nashville dining scene. Here, find pizza by the slice, full size pizzas, calzones, pasta, subs, and more. Don’t miss their daily all-you-can-eat buffet.

3. Fat Boys BBQ

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2733 Murfreesboro Pike
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 360-9969
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An oasis for barbecue in Antioch, Fat Boys is a fan favorite for its brisket, pulled pork, and rib tip plate. Sides not to be missed include the white beans, green beans, and turnip greens. If they still have any banana pudding left, grab a bowl of that too.

4. Hai Woon Dai

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2051 Antioch Pike
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 333-9186

Hai Woon Dai is possibly the best option for authentic Korean food in all of Nashville. It might not look like much from the outside, but there are plenty of delicious dishes at reasonable prices. Try the house made kimchi (which you can buy and take home) or the spicy pork, a fan favorite.

5. Seafood Sensation Antioch

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5325 Mt View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 915-0801
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Those seeking a solid seafood boil situation in Nashville need look no further than Antioch’s Seafood Sensation. Here, find piled-high steamed platters of snow crab, Dungeness, or king crab, with corn on the cob, broccoli, and potatoes thrown in for added variety. You choose your own seasoning adventure — options include the namesake sensational, Cajun, Nashville hot, and garlic jalapeno, among others.

6. Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria

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5270 Hickory Hollow Pkwy
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 647-7017
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The popular North Nashville neighborhood pizza joint that opened to hour-long lines back in 2017 expanded to Antioch with its second outpost last summer. Setting up shop in a former Applebee’s location on Hickory Hollow, the second location offers more of the same hip-hop inspired pizzas served in to-go boxes — topped with everything from vegan bean ragu to pork and beef pepperoni to the classic “got 5 on it” pie with classic red sauce and loads of cheese.

7. ExoTikka Indian Cuisine

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5385 Mt View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 750-5003
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The newly opened Indian restaurant has already become a favorite among locals — offering standout versions of paneer vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, and warm garlic naan. Neon lights, chandeliers, and marble floors set the scene here, complemented by fun Bollywood pop music videos in the background.

8. Hot Stuff Spicy Chicken & Fish

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1309 Bell Rd
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 712-6100
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Antioch’s Hot Stuff offers their own spin on the now-synonymous-with-Nashville dish for hot chicken aficionados. Branch out and try their hot fish (available in whiting or catfish form) for a different take on the classic. Every meal is cooked to order, so expect to wait a bit during busier meal times.

9. Antigua cocina guatemalteca

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1135 Bell Rd #306
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 982-6233

The hot pink- and oranged-walled Guatemalan restaurant adjacent to a Home Depot on Bell Road offers chuchitos, enchiladas, and chile rellenos at can’t-beat prices. People also rave about the hilachas, a tomato-based beef stew filled with tender strands of shredded beef.

10. Casa Fiesta

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1111 Bell Rd
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 731-3918
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Open since 2000, Casa Fiesta delivers on most everything people seek in a neighborhood Mexican restaurant. The food is traditional and delicious, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is inviting. This place is pretty popular, so expect to wait during busier meal times and on the weekends. Casa Fiesta’s regular patrons will say it’s worth the wait for the chile Colorado, fajita quesadillas, and margaritas.

11. Acapulco Burrito

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13020 Old Hickory Blvd
Antioch, TN 37013
(615) 480-5791
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Nolensville Road isn't the only place one can find quality Mexican dining options. The thing that really sets this place apart from the competition is their delicious salsa and homemade tortillas. Try their caldo de mariscos (seafood soup) or mole burrito.

1. King Market, Lao Thai Cafe

1801 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37013

One of Nashville’s finest hidden treasures is the Lao Thai Cafe inside the unassuming Asian grocery store on Antioch Pike. Go where the locals go — and find top notch Thai and Lao dishes at extremely reasonable prices. Not sure what to order? The place is filled with photos of the food and the menu is fairly easy to navigate, even for first-timers. Try the fried pig intestine, pork ears or blood cake if you’re feeling adventurous. Traditionalists can stick with the chicken noodle soup, spicy sausage, and pad Thai — all solid choices.

1801 Antioch Pike
Nashville, TN 37013

2. Angelo's Picnic Pizza

2713 Murfreesboro Pike, Antioch, TN 37013

For those searching for real New York-style pizza, Angelo’s is a gem. It’s been in Nashville since 1976 and is probably one of the more popular Antioch dining establishments, yet it still flies relatively under the radar in the greater Nashville dining scene. Here, find pizza by the slice, full size pizzas, calzones, pasta, subs, and more. Don’t miss their daily all-you-can-eat buffet.

2713 Murfreesboro Pike
Antioch, TN 37013

3. Fat Boys BBQ

2733 Murfreesboro Pike, Antioch, TN 37013

An oasis for barbecue in Antioch, Fat Boys is a fan favorite for its brisket, pulled pork, and rib tip plate. Sides not to be missed include the white beans, green beans, and turnip greens. If they still have any banana pudding left, grab a bowl of that too.

2733 Murfreesboro Pike
Antioch, TN 37013

4. Hai Woon Dai

2051 Antioch Pike, Antioch, TN 37013

Hai Woon Dai is possibly the best option for authentic Korean food in all of Nashville. It might not look like much from the outside, but there are plenty of delicious dishes at reasonable prices. Try the house made kimchi (which you can buy and take home) or the spicy pork, a fan favorite.

2051 Antioch Pike
Antioch, TN 37013

5. Seafood Sensation Antioch

5325 Mt View Rd, Antioch, TN 37013

Those seeking a solid seafood boil situation in Nashville need look no further than Antioch’s Seafood Sensation. Here, find piled-high steamed platters of snow crab, Dungeness, or king crab, with corn on the cob, broccoli, and potatoes thrown in for added variety. You choose your own seasoning adventure — options include the namesake sensational, Cajun, Nashville hot, and garlic jalapeno, among others.

5325 Mt View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013

6. Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria

5270 Hickory Hollow Pkwy, Antioch, TN 37013

The popular North Nashville neighborhood pizza joint that opened to hour-long lines back in 2017 expanded to Antioch with its second outpost last summer. Setting up shop in a former Applebee’s location on Hickory Hollow, the second location offers more of the same hip-hop inspired pizzas served in to-go boxes — topped with everything from vegan bean ragu to pork and beef pepperoni to the classic “got 5 on it” pie with classic red sauce and loads of cheese.

5270 Hickory Hollow Pkwy
Antioch, TN 37013

7. ExoTikka Indian Cuisine

5385 Mt View Rd, Antioch, TN 37013

The newly opened Indian restaurant has already become a favorite among locals — offering standout versions of paneer vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, and warm garlic naan. Neon lights, chandeliers, and marble floors set the scene here, complemented by fun Bollywood pop music videos in the background.

5385 Mt View Rd
Antioch, TN 37013

8. Hot Stuff Spicy Chicken & Fish

1309 Bell Rd, Antioch, TN 37013

Antioch’s Hot Stuff offers their own spin on the now-synonymous-with-Nashville dish for hot chicken aficionados. Branch out and try their hot fish (available in whiting or catfish form) for a different take on the classic. Every meal is cooked to order, so expect to wait a bit during busier meal times.

1309 Bell Rd
Antioch, TN 37013

9. Antigua cocina guatemalteca

1135 Bell Rd #306, Antioch, TN 37013

The hot pink- and oranged-walled Guatemalan restaurant adjacent to a Home Depot on Bell Road offers chuchitos, enchiladas, and chile rellenos at can’t-beat prices. People also rave about the hilachas, a tomato-based beef stew filled with tender strands of shredded beef.

1135 Bell Rd #306
Antioch, TN 37013

10. Casa Fiesta

1111 Bell Rd, Antioch, TN 37013

Open since 2000, Casa Fiesta delivers on most everything people seek in a neighborhood Mexican restaurant. The food is traditional and delicious, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere is inviting. This place is pretty popular, so expect to wait during busier meal times and on the weekends. Casa Fiesta’s regular patrons will say it’s worth the wait for the chile Colorado, fajita quesadillas, and margaritas.

1111 Bell Rd
Antioch, TN 37013

11. Acapulco Burrito

13020 Old Hickory Blvd, Antioch, TN 37013

Nolensville Road isn't the only place one can find quality Mexican dining options. The thing that really sets this place apart from the competition is their delicious salsa and homemade tortillas. Try their caldo de mariscos (seafood soup) or mole burrito.

13020 Old Hickory Blvd
Antioch, TN 37013

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