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12 Noteworthy Heaps of Nachos to Try in Nashville

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While not necessarily known for its nachos, Nashville has several noteworthy piles of chips topped with all the gooey, cheesy things. Options abound here, from traditional tortilla chips to kettle chips, then, of course there’s the matter of whether to top them with veggies, barbecue, or in true Nashville fashion, hot chicken.

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1. Tavern

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1904 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-8580
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M Street’s lone midtown brunch haven also has an impressive nacho contribution. Tortilla chips come evenly coated with chile-spiked black beans, a three cheese blend, plus cheddar, and jalapeño. Meaty upgrades are available — choose from beef short rib or “angry chicken.”

2. Suzy Wong's House of Yum

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1515 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-2913
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Served, obviously, on wonton chips, the Asian wonton nachos here stand out from the crowd, topped with pulled pork, edamame pico, red curry crema, and queso blanco.

3. Taco Mamacita

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1200 Villa Pl
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 730-8552
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Sloppy nachos are where it’s at at this Music Row taco establishment. A single layer of tortilla chips comes blanketed with spiced ground beef, diced tomatoes, jalepeños, monterey jack cheese, sour cream, and Fritos. Pro tip: get some queso on the side — it’s some of the best white queso in town.

4. Edley's Bar-B-Que

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2706 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 953-2951
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The toughest decision to make here is whether to opt for bbq or hot chicken to top those nachos, served atop house-made potato chips instead of tortilla chips.

5. Chauhan Ale & Masala House

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123 12th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 242-8426
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Another nacho offering that colors outside the lines — Chauhan’s lamb keema papadi nachos. Papadi chips are dressed up with spicy lamb keema, provel cheese, tamarind chutney, chilis, and cucumber tomato kachumbar.

6. Party Fowl

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719 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 624-8255
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Party Fowl’s hot chicken nachos don’t skimp on toppings — beyond the fiery bird, there’s jalapeño, white beans, cheese, avocado, green onions, lettuce, pico de gallo, and sour cream. If for other reason at all, go to check out the bacon-fried tortilla chips.

7. Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

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4230, 104 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 933-3390
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Heaps of nachos are a popular situation at the downtown cantina — appropriately named “big ass nachos” on the menu, they’re complete with refried beans, roasted corn, pico, queso, jalapeños, crema, and cilantro.

8. Jason Aldean's Kitchen + Rooftop Bar

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307 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201

The debate about queso or shredded cheese on nachos is never-ending, but at this lower Broadway bro-country bar, the hardest decision to make is when best to go to avoid the bachelorette parties. These Southern nachos are kettle chips piled with smoked pulled pork, bacon, chives, bourbon bbq sauce, cheddar, and queso.

9. Acme Feed & Seed

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101 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 915-0888
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The lower Broadway quad-level venue’s Ike & Mike’s nachos are house-made tortilla chips topped with pulled pork, fresh chilis, cheese sauce, pinto beans, and a healthy splash of bbq sauce.

10. Bastion

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434 Houston St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 490-8434
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Bastion’s bar’s nachos just might be the most popular nachos in Nashville, and they’re so good there’s nothing else on the food menu. There’s no worries for vegetarians, as the vegetarian nachos are every bit as good as the meat-topped ones.

11. Walden

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2909 Gallatin Pike B
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 760-5808
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The East Nashville bar’s brisket nachos are traditional tortilla chips loaded up with brisket, house bbq sauce, white cheddar and queso, plus pickled red onion, jalapeños, green onions, and cilantro.

12. Zulema’s Taqueria

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104 Graylynn Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 730-6154
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Opened earlier this year in Donelson, this hip taqueria’s nacho platters come with a lot of choices: pollo asada, carne asada, carnitas, discada (a mixed meat dish), or grilled mahi-mahi, shrimp, or vegetables. Then they stack them up with nacho cheese, lettuce, black beans, pico, guac, and jalapeños.

1. Tavern

1904 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

M Street’s lone midtown brunch haven also has an impressive nacho contribution. Tortilla chips come evenly coated with chile-spiked black beans, a three cheese blend, plus cheddar, and jalapeño. Meaty upgrades are available — choose from beef short rib or “angry chicken.”

1904 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

2. Suzy Wong's House of Yum

1515 Church St, Nashville, TN 37203

Served, obviously, on wonton chips, the Asian wonton nachos here stand out from the crowd, topped with pulled pork, edamame pico, red curry crema, and queso blanco.

1515 Church St
Nashville, TN 37203

3. Taco Mamacita

1200 Villa Pl, Nashville, TN 37212

Sloppy nachos are where it’s at at this Music Row taco establishment. A single layer of tortilla chips comes blanketed with spiced ground beef, diced tomatoes, jalepeños, monterey jack cheese, sour cream, and Fritos. Pro tip: get some queso on the side — it’s some of the best white queso in town.

1200 Villa Pl
Nashville, TN 37212

4. Edley's Bar-B-Que

2706 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

The toughest decision to make here is whether to opt for bbq or hot chicken to top those nachos, served atop house-made potato chips instead of tortilla chips.

2706 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204

5. Chauhan Ale & Masala House

123 12th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

Another nacho offering that colors outside the lines — Chauhan’s lamb keema papadi nachos. Papadi chips are dressed up with spicy lamb keema, provel cheese, tamarind chutney, chilis, and cucumber tomato kachumbar.

123 12th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203

6. Party Fowl

719 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Party Fowl’s hot chicken nachos don’t skimp on toppings — beyond the fiery bird, there’s jalapeño, white beans, cheese, avocado, green onions, lettuce, pico de gallo, and sour cream. If for other reason at all, go to check out the bacon-fried tortilla chips.

719 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

7. Pancho & Lefty's Cantina

4230, 104 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Heaps of nachos are a popular situation at the downtown cantina — appropriately named “big ass nachos” on the menu, they’re complete with refried beans, roasted corn, pico, queso, jalapeños, crema, and cilantro.

4230, 104 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

8. Jason Aldean's Kitchen + Rooftop Bar

307 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

The debate about queso or shredded cheese on nachos is never-ending, but at this lower Broadway bro-country bar, the hardest decision to make is when best to go to avoid the bachelorette parties. These Southern nachos are kettle chips piled with smoked pulled pork, bacon, chives, bourbon bbq sauce, cheddar, and queso.

307 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201

9. Acme Feed & Seed

101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

The lower Broadway quad-level venue’s Ike & Mike’s nachos are house-made tortilla chips topped with pulled pork, fresh chilis, cheese sauce, pinto beans, and a healthy splash of bbq sauce.

101 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37201

10. Bastion

434 Houston St, Nashville, TN 37203

Bastion’s bar’s nachos just might be the most popular nachos in Nashville, and they’re so good there’s nothing else on the food menu. There’s no worries for vegetarians, as the vegetarian nachos are every bit as good as the meat-topped ones.

434 Houston St
Nashville, TN 37203

11. Walden

2909 Gallatin Pike B, Nashville, TN 37216

The East Nashville bar’s brisket nachos are traditional tortilla chips loaded up with brisket, house bbq sauce, white cheddar and queso, plus pickled red onion, jalapeños, green onions, and cilantro.

2909 Gallatin Pike B
Nashville, TN 37216

12. Zulema’s Taqueria

104 Graylynn Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Opened earlier this year in Donelson, this hip taqueria’s nacho platters come with a lot of choices: pollo asada, carne asada, carnitas, discada (a mixed meat dish), or grilled mahi-mahi, shrimp, or vegetables. Then they stack them up with nacho cheese, lettuce, black beans, pico, guac, and jalapeños.

104 Graylynn Dr
Nashville, TN 37214

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