Music City’s restaurant scene is booming, and with new spots opening weekly, figuring out where to eat in Nashville on any given day can be a challenge. If you’re hoping to be gentle on your wallet: Add a difficulty level.
The good news: You have help. We’ve scoped out the best meal deals in Nashville, from newer additions to Nashville favorites, from pizza to sushi to tacos. Whatever you’re craving, and whenever you’re headed out to find it, you can grab a great Nashville bite that won’t break the bank.
Nashville meal deals, for every day of the week
Maki Sake Monday at Virago
1120 McGavock Street, The Gulch
Maki Sake Monday is arguably one of the best-kept secrets in town, and now that Virago has nestled into its new location between Saint Anejo and Moto (formerly The Rosewall), it’s the perfect time to swing by and check out the sultry new digs. Head over between 5 and 10 p.m. on Mondays to enjoy two-for-one select cocktails and sake and half off select sushi rolls. If you’re dying to try the longtime Nashville sushi destination but are a bit wary of the price tag, reward yourself for surviving Monday and melt the post-work stress away with a Wasabi Martini. Delectably spicy yet still refreshingly smooth, it pairs excellently with any of their sushi rolls.
$10 Tuesday at Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria
911 Buchanan St., North Nashville
Three Nashville natives and longtime friends teamed up to create Slim & Husky’s, a pizza spot that creates specialized pizzas using a unique conveyor-belt system to quickly bake custom pies. On Tuesdays, you can get the large 16-inch Husky, decked out with any toppings your heart desires for $10. Offering an array of sauces ranging from classic (and spicy!) reds to “slammin’ white sauce” and spinach basil pesto, plus more toppings and cheeses than you can count, you can truly build your pizza from the base up or select one of the pre-designed creations on the menu. P.R.E.A.M. (Pizza Rules Everything Around Me) is not only the shop’s motto, but an incredible pie as well: slammin’ white sauce topped with spinach, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushroom, red onion and the S+H house cheese blend.
Wok & Wonton Wednesdays at Tànsuŏ
121B 12th Avenue North, 12 South
Chef Maneet Chauhan’s Morph Hospitality opened Tànsuŏ in the spring of 2017, filling the void of inventive upscale Chinese fare in Nashville’s heart and stomachs. If you haven’t yet tried Tànsuŏ, there’s no better time than Wok & Wonton Wednesday, a perfect storm of opportunity featuring half off wine bottles, $6 wontons and $14 wok dishes. Tànsuŏ is known for its explorative approach to Cantonese cooking, so the menu should be approached with a sense of adventure. We love the Southern fusion on display in the firecracker wontons, stuffed with braised short rib, and the hot chicken potstickers.
Triple T Thursdays at Black Rabbit
218 Third Avenue North, Downtown Nashville
Who says tacos are just for Tuesdays? Double down and head over to Black Rabbit off historic Printers’ Alley for Triple T Thursdays, featuring two tacos, a shot of tequila and a Tecate for $10. Or you can have it your way and bundle any way you like: tacos are $2, tequila is $4, and Tecate is 2-for-1. Chef Trey Cioccia is dazzling diners with his unique spin and superbly executed take on street tacos, a show in and of itself worth watching if you’re sitting inside. Otherwise, be sure to check out the patio, which only gets better as the sun goes down, as Edison bulbs illuminate the alley with a cozy yet vibrant energy.
Josephine Happy Hour
316 12th Avenue South, 12 South
Available Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., Josephine’s happy hour becomes especially delicious on Friday, when many other restaurants halt happy hours entirely. Belly up to the bar to devour one of the best burgers in the city, for only $6. Chef Andy Little’s burger is classic perfection: double patties of Porter Road Butcher beef topped with melty American cheese, dreamy special sauce, red onions and incredibly cold and crunchy pickles. Also on deck during Happy Hour: sommelier choice pours of red, white and sparkling wines for $7, as well as a cocktail du jour for $9.
Bonus Weekend Options:
1520 Woodland Street, East Nashville
The Community Hour at Lockeland Table from 4 to 6 p.m. isn’t exactly a secret, but if you can snag a spot at the bar or on the outdoor patio, you’ll be privy to some of the city’s best cocktails and snacks to share, all for $6. A great deal any day of the week, the patio is a spectacular spot to post up on a Saturday afternoon to do some neighborhood people-watching, far from the bustle of bachelorette-bogged Broadway. While the menu is always changing to highlight the best local ingredients, some standouts include the Korean beef street tacos, General Hal’s chicken wings and the NY cheese pie with chili oil.
Sunday (Bao) Bunday
2832 Bransford Avenue, Berry Hill; 1120 Fourth Avenue North #101, Germantown
Vui Hunt’s popular fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant that first opened in Berry Hill has expanded its footprint to Germantown, with another expected opening in East Nashville this summer. Vui’s serves incredibly fresh fare, from pho to salads and noodle bowls. Stop in between 4 and 7 p.m. on Sunday to grab $3 bottled or draft beers, $5 wines by the glass, $5 specialty cocktails, and a $5 “beer and a bao bun.” They also offer a $5 Bento Box starring their bone broth, a summer roll, and coconut pudding, and $1 off all small plates.
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