Food & Drink

The Best Meals You Can Find in Nashville After Midnight

Published On 11/24/2015 Published On 11/24/2015
Brita Britnell/ Thrillist

It's a well-known fact that food tastes better when you're a little less than sober, and it tastes incredible when you're starving -- which means that the following list of late-night Nashville eats, all available past midnight (at the very least), might well be some of the best meals you eat in the city.

Fried shrimp po-boy

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

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Printer’s Alley

Go big before you go home at this Big Easy-style blues and boogie bar. Enjoy some late night live jazz and blues, while simultaneously slaying your hunger with Bourbon Street’s fried shrimp po-boy (and maybe a side of the beer battered alligator). A Sazerac to wash it all down is probably a good idea, too.

MAFIAoZA'S 12South

Pizza

Mafiaoza’s Pizzeria

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12 South

Late-night pizza is kind of a no-brainer, right? Mafiaoza’s is open until 3am every night except Monday, making it the perfect spot to grab a couple slices to go (or a whole pizza -- you will need breakfast tomorrow, after all). Alternatively, you can enjoy your pizza with a nightcap and an order of fried cheese ravioli sticks in-house, because, well, hunger.

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Chili cheese fries

Paradise Park Trailer Resort

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Lower Broadway

Problem: late-night french fry cravings plague the average American on a regular basis. Solution: these ones, covered in fresh chili and topped with cheese sauce, available at Paradise Park until 4am.

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Hot chicken

Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack

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East Nashville

Satisfy your late-night hunger in true Nashville style by hitting up this original Nashville hot chicken joint. Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack is open until 4am on the weekends -- just remember, even when you’ve got that Dutch courage in you, don’t drowsily order the hottest chicken on the menu and ruin your good night out.

Fish & chips

Tavern

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Midtown

Open until 3am, Tavern is just an overall great spot for late night eats (and maybe one last drink before you head home) -- and honestly, the fish and chips is pretty great even stone-cold sober during the day.

The Stone Fox

The burger

The Stone Fox

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West Nashville

Nothing does the job to soak up all the liquids you’ve consumed quite like a good ol’ juicy burger (with a side of fries, of course). The Stone Fox is a nice and relaxing spot to enjoy a late night meal while you unwind from your crazy night out on the town (or just give yourself a rest from the eight hours of video games that you just played).

M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers

Loaded waffles fries

M.L. Rose

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West Nashville & Melrose

M.L. Rose (open 'til 2am) serves their FULL menu until 1am on the weekends, so it’s a solid option if you’re with a group of picky eaters or people who simply can’t seem to agree on one thing. We highly suggest the loaded waffle fries that are topped with tons of melted cheese, bacon, sour cream, and green onion.

White bean hummus

Cabana

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Hillsboro Village

Just because it’s late at night doesn’t mean you have to completely break your diet (although to be fair, it’s typically a pretty good excuse). Cabana has a great late-night menu, which includes this creamy white bean hummus. And if that doesn’t cut it, there’s always the late night dessert menu with the likes of peanut butter pie, or the brownie Napoleon.

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Tacos

Acme Feed & Seed

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Lower Broadway

Acme’s late night menu is somewhat limited, but if you’re ordering anything other than the beer belly tacos, you’re doing it wrong anyways. You’re likely to find live music playing there late into the night, also, so the party doesn’t have to stop with your meal.

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Brita Britnell is a Nashville writer & photographer who feels mad sorry for Gizmo and his inability to eat after midnight. Follow her at @BBritnell.

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2. Mafiaoza's 2400 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

This is the best late night pizza joint in town.

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3. Paradise Park 411 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

They have the answer to your late night fries craving.

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4. Prince's Hot Chicken Shack 123 Ewing Dr, #3, Nashville, TN 37207 (East Nashville)

Although you might have to wait awhile to get into this Dickerson Pike spot, it's totally worth it to try their succulent cooked-to-order chicken that comes in varying degrees of hotness, from "hot" to "medium" to "extra hot", the last of which will probably leave you crying. It's known as the first hot chicken spot in the city, around since the 1930s and remaining mostly unchanged in the time since. Be prepared for a wait that could last hours, and don't be caught at the register without cash. All things considered, a visit to Prince's is a process for a reason...a very delicious reason.

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5. Tavern 1904 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

This modern gastropub is a local foodie favorite with small plates, retro cocktails and late-night tacos. Fourteen big screen TVs show all the major games and DJs spin late into the night. Stop in for brunch and be sure to get The Cucumber Mary, a Bloody Mary with house-made cucumber-infused vodka.

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6. The Stone Fox 712 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209

A rockin’ club by night and creative eatery by day, The Fox serves creative cocktails and craft beers all the time. But during the popular weekend brunch, they know exactly what you need, from chicken and waffles to donuts!

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7. M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers 4408 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 (8th Ave)

Grab a pint at this local, craft beer bar, which gained even more favor when they started kicking mainstream beers off the taps in favor of local and regional, craft brews. Join their beer club, working your way through each seasonal menu.

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8. Cabana 1910 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

Cabana in Hillsboro Village is one of the best places in Nashville to grab late night bites. You can stick to your diet and order the signature white bean hummus, or go the completely opposite direction and indulge in the peanut butter pie or the brownie Napoleon. If you're coming with a group, consider renting the private cabanas where you can plug in your own music and control the private TV.

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9. Acme Feed & Seed 101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201 (Downtown)

If you're wandering Lower Broad and have a hankering for poultry, try Acme and their Hot Chicken Sandwich with green peppercorn aioli, American cheese, and pickles, served true American-style between two slabs of white bread. Chicken's certainly not your only option, though; The menu here is divided by meat, so just take your pick of chicken, beef, pork, fish or vegetarian and you're sure to find a modern spin on a classic American dish. Pair it with an affordable cocktail or a domestic draft from their impressive list.

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