The Nashville Business Lunch

Since I have been focused on business development in Nashville, I’ve become familiar with some really good spots for holding business lunches. People have asked me where are my favorite places to go. I have listed a few here. I will focus on ones that are uniquely Nashville, and will keep this list updated as I try out new spots.

Keep in mind that for some of my lunches I am meeting people for the first time, and others are with business partners with whom I go way back. Some spots are great for casual acquaintances, some are best for old friends, and some are good for folks visiting from out of town in case you want to give them a feel for Nashville culture.

Do you have a suggestion for a place I should try? Tell me in the comments. Once I’ve tried it out, I’ll update the post. Thanks for your suggestions!


Restaurant Area Ideal For
Pinewood Social SoBro Any occasion
City Fire The Gulch Business; Business Casual
The Standard SoBro Business
Famous Dave’s Franklin Casual; Business Casual
Jack’s BBQ SoBro Casual; Business Casual
Germantown Cafe Germantown Business; Business Casual
Party Fowl The Gulch Casual; Business Casual
Pegleg Porker The Gulch Casual; Business Casual
Picnic Tap Germantown, Farmer’s Market Any occasion
Martin’s BBQ Hillsboro Village Casual; Business Casual

Update (February 7, 2018): Someone recently made me aware of an excellent web site with lists of restaurants categorized by neighborhood. Check out for some really unique places to eat, shop, and entertain.