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Where to Eat En Route to BNA Airport

It's really best to eat before you get there

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Nashville’s airport is getting some major renovations as part of a $1.2 billion expansion occurring over the next five years. While adding more places to eat will likely be part of the upgrade, the airport’s current dining options leave something to be desired. If you’re not pressed for time on the way to BNA, it might be wise to plan your pre-flight meal at a restaurant close by. Luckily, there are several quality options, ranging from Ethiopian and Vietnamese to a classic meat-and-three. So check out these 10 great options near Nashville International Airport.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sindoore

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457 Donelson Pike #101
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 401-9150
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This restaurant has been open for less than a year but is already a popular place to grab a bite in Donelson. Serving North Indian cuisine, Sindoore’s menu offers many traditional favorites such as paneer, chicken tandoori, and biryani, plus a dozen vegetarian-friendly options.

2. Sub Depot

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528 Donelson Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-9700
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If you’re looking for a meal that will travel well and is easy to take through security then grab a bite at Sub Depot. This little sub shop is independently owned and offers many sandwich varieties to meet your pre-flight needs.

3. Honduras Restaurant

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1057 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 365-2522

Part of what makes Nashville an exciting place to live or visit is the plethora of cuisine from other cultures. Honduras Restaurant is a family business tucked away in a nondescript strip mall and serving authentic Honduran food, just minutes from the airport.

4. Vinh Long

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1061 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 399-7582

Vinh-Long is a convenient stop on the way to the airport that offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Order the pho and spring rolls, and don’t forget to bring cash.

5. Ken's Sushi

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1108 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 321-2444
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Ken’s Sushi is a local favorite for picking up good quality, affordable sushi. Its location on Murfreesboro Pike is perfectly situated for a quick detour, and while sushi might not travel well on a plane it can make for a satisfying meal before heading to the airport.

6. Dairy King

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431 E Thompson Ln
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 833-7362
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Head to this meat and three for classic American food, milkshakes, and a selection of frozen treats. It’s the perfect place to fill up on comfort food before hopping on a flight.

7. Monell's at the Manor

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1400 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 365-1414
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Get a last fix of southern food before heading out at Monell’s. Monell’s at the Manor is located minutes from the airport and is certainly the most stately of the Monell’s locations.

8. So Gong Dong - Tofu House

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1310 Antioch Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 781-2022

Don’t let the name fool you — So Gong Dong Tofu House’s menu is mostly off limits for vegetarians, but you’ll find a few tofu options and some of the best Korean dishes in town.

9. Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

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1310 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 712-8453
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Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this Ethiopian restaurant is a great spot for a quick meal before heading out of town.

10. Taqueria San Luis

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369 Harding Pl
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 831-7116

If your airport route takes you on 24 north, hop off on Harding and stop by this taqueria for some of the best tacos in town. There’s no room to sit down and eat, so those looking for something delicious to grab and go, this is the spot.

1. Sindoore

457 Donelson Pike #101, Nashville, TN 37214

This restaurant has been open for less than a year but is already a popular place to grab a bite in Donelson. Serving North Indian cuisine, Sindoore’s menu offers many traditional favorites such as paneer, chicken tandoori, and biryani, plus a dozen vegetarian-friendly options.

457 Donelson Pike #101
Nashville, TN 37214

2. Sub Depot

528 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

If you’re looking for a meal that will travel well and is easy to take through security then grab a bite at Sub Depot. This little sub shop is independently owned and offers many sandwich varieties to meet your pre-flight needs.

528 Donelson Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

3. Honduras Restaurant

1057 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217

Part of what makes Nashville an exciting place to live or visit is the plethora of cuisine from other cultures. Honduras Restaurant is a family business tucked away in a nondescript strip mall and serving authentic Honduran food, just minutes from the airport.

1057 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217

4. Vinh Long

1061 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217

Vinh-Long is a convenient stop on the way to the airport that offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Order the pho and spring rolls, and don’t forget to bring cash.

1061 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217

5. Ken's Sushi

1108 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217

Ken’s Sushi is a local favorite for picking up good quality, affordable sushi. Its location on Murfreesboro Pike is perfectly situated for a quick detour, and while sushi might not travel well on a plane it can make for a satisfying meal before heading to the airport.

1108 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217

6. Dairy King

431 E Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37211

Head to this meat and three for classic American food, milkshakes, and a selection of frozen treats. It’s the perfect place to fill up on comfort food before hopping on a flight.

431 E Thompson Ln
Nashville, TN 37211

7. Monell's at the Manor

1400 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217

Get a last fix of southern food before heading out at Monell’s. Monell’s at the Manor is located minutes from the airport and is certainly the most stately of the Monell’s locations.

1400 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217

8. So Gong Dong - Tofu House

1310 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Don’t let the name fool you — So Gong Dong Tofu House’s menu is mostly off limits for vegetarians, but you’ll find a few tofu options and some of the best Korean dishes in town.

1310 Antioch Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

9. Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant

1310 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211, Nashville, TN 37211

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this Ethiopian restaurant is a great spot for a quick meal before heading out of town.

1310 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Nashville, TN 37211

10. Taqueria San Luis

369 Harding Pl, Nashville, TN 37211

If your airport route takes you on 24 north, hop off on Harding and stop by this taqueria for some of the best tacos in town. There’s no room to sit down and eat, so those looking for something delicious to grab and go, this is the spot.

369 Harding Pl
Nashville, TN 37211

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