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"Where should we go for brunch?" What hungry, very likely hungover human being has not uttered that six-word phrase on a recent weekend? And who really wants to have to think at a time like that? Well help is here, as we now present you with an updated guide to the best places to eat brunch. Now, before you raise your pitchforks in anger, a few notes. This is a guide to those places that serve BRUNCH, meaning that most hallowed of weekend meals. There are most certainly some spots around town that serve a great breakfast every day of the week, but that's for another time, another map. It's been a while since the last update, so for this edition we say farewell to Silo, Monell's and Cafe Fundamental and welcome Josephine, Pinewood Social and Lucky Bamboo.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Josephine

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2316 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 292-7766
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After opening with dinner service in early December, Josephine jumped into the brunch game early last month. Head on in Saturday or Sunday for chef Andy Little's pistachio and dried cherry sticky buns, or one of a number of hearty sandwiches (think braised pork and grilled beef heart) and larger plates.

2. Pinewood Social

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33 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 751-8111
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The latest venture from Strategic Hospitality keeps 'em packed in day and night, with brunch service as a standout. Order the 'Egg in a Jar' or the fried chicken and biscuits with gravy. And if coffee is on the agenda, grab the Fernet-fueled 'Easy Like Sunday Morning.'

3. Lucky Bamboo

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5855 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 760-5930
Three words: dim sum cart. Served only on the weekends, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4. Husk

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37 Rutledge St.
Nashville, TN 37210
Brunch at this outpost of chef Sean Brock's Charleston classic strays away from the usual fare and into more savory territory. The menu changes every weekend, but constants are the shrimp and grits (not your mama's) and the famous double patty HUSK cheeseburger.

5. Hattie B's Hot Chicken

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112 19th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 678-4794
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Yes, other places around town serve chicken and waffles, but here, every Sunday, they serve Nashville HOT chicken and waffles, and it's the best in town.

6. Tavern

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1904 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-8580
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Variations on breakfast such as the red velvet waffle with cream cheese and pretzel pancakes with dulce de leche make this one stand out from the crowd. The Singapore stir fry is also a highlight. And while you're there, indulge in some of the best sangria in the city.

7. Marché Artisan Food

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1000 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-1111
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Wait times of close to an hour on weekends are not uncommon at chef Margot McCormack's East Nashville hot spot, but don't let that deter you. Musts are the breads and pastries, along with the crepe du jour.

8. Mad Donna's

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1313 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 226-1617
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This quirky eatery is always busy on the weekends, and with good reason. Belly up to the bar and build your own Bloody Mary, then order the Captain's French Toast: local Provence Tuscan bread coated with Cap'n Crunch cereal.

9. blvd Nashville

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2013 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 385-2422
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Arnold Myint's French bistro on Belmont gets it right, with Sunday brunch offerings such as the croque madame and more playful dishes like Greens, Eggs & Lamb (get it?). Plus what's not to like about half-price bottles of wine all day long?

10. The Stone Fox

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712 51st Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 953-1811
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Located in the gentrifying Urbandale Nations community, this neighborhood gathering spot offers a little bit of everything, including a breakfast banh mi, chicken and waffles, huevos con chorizo and some of the best biscuits (seriously) in town.

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1. Josephine

2316 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
After opening with dinner service in early December, Josephine jumped into the brunch game early last month. Head on in Saturday or Sunday for chef Andy Little's pistachio and dried cherry sticky buns, or one of a number of hearty sandwiches (think braised pork and grilled beef heart) and larger plates.
2316 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204

2. Pinewood Social

33 Peabody Street, Nashville, TN 37210
The latest venture from Strategic Hospitality keeps 'em packed in day and night, with brunch service as a standout. Order the 'Egg in a Jar' or the fried chicken and biscuits with gravy. And if coffee is on the agenda, grab the Fernet-fueled 'Easy Like Sunday Morning.'
33 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210

3. Lucky Bamboo

5855 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209
Three words: dim sum cart. Served only on the weekends, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5855 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

4. Husk

37 Rutledge St., Nashville, TN 37210
Brunch at this outpost of chef Sean Brock's Charleston classic strays away from the usual fare and into more savory territory. The menu changes every weekend, but constants are the shrimp and grits (not your mama's) and the famous double patty HUSK cheeseburger.
37 Rutledge St.
Nashville, TN 37210

5. Hattie B's Hot Chicken

112 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Yes, other places around town serve chicken and waffles, but here, every Sunday, they serve Nashville HOT chicken and waffles, and it's the best in town.
112 19th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

6. Tavern

1904 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Variations on breakfast such as the red velvet waffle with cream cheese and pretzel pancakes with dulce de leche make this one stand out from the crowd. The Singapore stir fry is also a highlight. And while you're there, indulge in some of the best sangria in the city.
1904 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

7. Marché Artisan Food

1000 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206
Wait times of close to an hour on weekends are not uncommon at chef Margot McCormack's East Nashville hot spot, but don't let that deter you. Musts are the breads and pastries, along with the crepe du jour.
1000 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206

8. Mad Donna's

1313 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
This quirky eatery is always busy on the weekends, and with good reason. Belly up to the bar and build your own Bloody Mary, then order the Captain's French Toast: local Provence Tuscan bread coated with Cap'n Crunch cereal.
1313 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

9. blvd Nashville

2013 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212
Arnold Myint's French bistro on Belmont gets it right, with Sunday brunch offerings such as the croque madame and more playful dishes like Greens, Eggs & Lamb (get it?). Plus what's not to like about half-price bottles of wine all day long?
2013 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37212

10. The Stone Fox

712 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209
Located in the gentrifying Urbandale Nations community, this neighborhood gathering spot offers a little bit of everything, including a breakfast banh mi, chicken and waffles, huevos con chorizo and some of the best biscuits (seriously) in town.
712 51st Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209

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