Quality Suites Nashville Airport
2615 Elm Hill Pk.
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: (615) 883-0114
Fax: (615) 872-0334
There is always a crowd at Casa Fiesta, and most nights the line out front stretches down the sidewalk. Patience, however, is rewarded. Get ready for giant portions of delicious burritos, combination platters, and fajitas with rice and beans on the side garnished with more cheese than you have ever seen. The fried ice cream is a marvelous ending to your meal, and the margaritas, large enough to serve at least four people, will put you in a festive mood and keep you there most of the night!
Ellendale's Restaurant is an upscale eatery, operated and owned by a family in Nashville. It serves delectable contemporary American cuisine and the joint is just great for special events or occasions. Its hand-crafted delicacies are prepared with fresh local produce, sourced from the restaurant's own garden. Do not miss Mediterranean nachos for appetizers.
Darfons Restaurant and Lounge is a great family restaurant with an upscale atmosphere without the upscale price. With steaks, seafood, ribs, pasta, burgers, and salad, there is something on the menu for everyone. Seafood-lovers should definitely try their cajun-grilled shrimp skewers. Darkwood décor with round booth seating adds a cozy atmosphere to this American-style restaurant and lounge. It is ideal for families, couples or co-workers. Guests on Saturday evenings are entertained by live jazz music. Its convenient Donelson location is ideal for out-of-town guests on their way to or from the airport.
McNamara's Irish Pub & Restaurant is a wonderful Irish joint with a family-friendly ambiance. This pub plays live music every night and the service is truly impeccable, even on packed days. The decor and atmosphere give you a typical Ireland feeling. Do not miss its Kerry Lamb and the Scotch eggs.
While you wait for a table, have a drink at the bar and toss peanut shells on the floor. The wait at Longhorn Steakhouse is often long, but the steaks are worth it. The chef starts with a lean cut of choice beef, rubs it with Longhorn's signature spices and grills it to perfection. The succulent filet mignon, the hearty rib eye and the ever popular t-bone are all part of the culinary repertoire. The signature entree, a huge 22-ounce porterhouse steak, is beloved by serious beef lovers. Non-beef eaters can enjoy chicken and seafood dishes.
Fat Mo's is a locally-owned fast food chain, but definitely not your standard fast food burger. These delicious and juicy burgers range in size from your typical quarter pounder to an impressive 27 ounces of freshly cooked ground beef. If you're looking for a burger that tastes like homemade, this is definitely the place to go. For all of the tasty toppings–grilled onions, mushrooms, bacon, BBQ sauce, and jalapeños–be sure to order your burger “Like Deluxe.” It costs a dollar more, but adds a whole lot of flavor. Don't forget the spicy fries for a side dish. If you're not in the mood for a burger, try the catfish sandwich, it's another Fat Mo's favorite.
La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant is a local restaurant chain with seven different locations in the greater Nashville area. All across town, folks can find a delicious and affordable Mexican meal at La Hacienda. The menu includes typical Mexican fare with specialty margaritas and a variety of chicken and meat dishes. Chips and salsa are complimentary, but the cheese dip is worth the extra money. Live music is common at La Hacienda, and ranges from mariachi bands to jazz depending on the day. The decor at La Hacienda is colorful and festive, like something from a Mexican market. The service is fast and friendly and the food is always delicious. -Lynn-nore Chittom
The Gibson Café and Guitar Gallery is a wonderful cafe located in the city of Nashville. The cafe is one-of-a-kind that features rare and famous Gibson guitars used by guitar legends. The cafe is smoke-free and has a family friendly environment. The most famous guitar, here, is the Anniversary Les Paul that has 67 diamonds used in it and 24 carat gold accents. You get a variety of interesting drinks and coffees here, including alcoholic beverages. You can also get yourself some interesting Gibson merchandise.
Southern cuisine is not all about fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, and ham. Try a traditional southern delacy, called tea cakes at this restaurant-cum-bakery, made famous by the Oprah Winfrey Show. These tasty vanilla wafers are made fresh at this delightful bakery. They serve tea cakes and light, fluffy cupcakes that makes for a delectable dessert or teatime accompaniment. Speaking of tea, the shop serves several varieties, including chamomile and Earl Grey.
Dairy King Drive-Up and Dine-In is a totally local Nashville treasure. This small meat-and-three has been in business for 62 years and owned by the same family for the last 40. A quick stop at their website shows potential customers all of the delicious meat and side dish offerings for each day of the workweek. Whether you go for the chicken pot pie, the barbecue or the banana pudding, the friendly family atmosphere and large portions will leave you wanting to come back for more. - Lynn-nore Chittom
Well, it may not be world famous, but in Nashville everyone knows about Tex and his barbecue lunch specials. Tex takes thick slices of beef, chicken and pork and cooks them slow in his own special sauce. He serves the meat hot, with hearty portions of corn bread and spicy baked beans. The delicious food and friendly service, with Tex himself cooking and serving your meal, has made this a popular spot with the Music Row crowd. Don't be surprised to find country music recording artists staking their claim to a meal here. Call ahead for directions. It's not the easiest place to find.
Theme restaurants come and go, but few allow you to eat your meal atop a Harley Lowrider. Here in this clever diner, patrons are treated to cheeseburgers and smoked sausage sandwiches as good as any around. You can also purchase Harley Davidson clothing, gift items and motorcycle accessories. The decor is strictly "Hell's Angels" but the service is warm and friendly. One thing you won't find here are the immense crowds normally associated with such theme establishments. Expect to pay a bit more for a good sized burger, and add a couple of dollars to it if you choose the fries, and you really should! They are delicious.