Eight Nashville restaurants for your late night (or early morning) munchies

By Veronica Williams on 11th Feb 2020


From old time institutions to new late-night eateries, Nashville has its fair share of late night hot spots. From pizza to Nashville’s world-famous hot chicken, your late night munchies are sure to be satisfied at these spots. Veronica Williams reviews eight of them.

1. Cafe Coco
Neighborhood: West End
Open 24 hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Closes 12 AM rest of the week
Cafe Coco is a “ fun and eclectic meeting place blurs the distinction between coffee house, music venue and restaurant/caterer.” They have created a space for everyone to meet over a cup of coffee or their favorite ham and cheese sandwich. Their menu features pizza, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, and more! It’s a Nashville hot spot that’s worth checking out on your next late night or pop by on Tuesdays and Thursdays for their songwriters night.

2. The Diner
Neighborhood: Downtown / Demonbreun
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
This six-story, 24-hour eatery features breakfast fare, seafood, steaks, southern favorites there is something for everyone. The Diner is the one spot you can keep your night going until the sun comes up, alcohol sales only stop between 3 AM and 4 AM. Each floor is a unique vibe starting with a classic diner on the bottom and unique dining rooms throughout. Great views of downtown are free of charge served along with your late night favs.

3. Dino’s Bar
Neighborhood: East Nashville
Open until 3 AM, 7 days a week
There are a lot of good burgers in Nashville, but in personal opinion (and the opinion of hundreds more) Dino’s is Nashville’s best burger. Nashville’s oldest dive bar is a “favorite watering hole locals and visitors” according to Dino. Their menu features a specialty cheeseburger, mouthwatering Frito pie (Frito’s smothered in Velveeta and chili), and a greasy brunch every weekend! If you are looking for your new favorite burger and fries, stop by Dino’s and you’ll be hooked.

4. Five Points Pizza
Neighborhood: East Nashville
Walk-up window open until midnight Monday – Thursday, open until 3 AM Friday – Sunday
You can have pineapple on your pizza here, as long as it features capicola and jalepños. Their unique and delicious new york style pizza can be ordered by the pizza or by the slice. Create your own pizza or choice from crowd favorites like the South Brooklyn, the Hot Hawaiian, or the T-Rex. If you catch yourself in the 5 points area on a late Friday or Saturday night all the bars may close around 2 AM, but their walk-up window is open until 3 AM! Grab a slice and some garlic knots and enjoy the east sides favorite pizza.

5. Paradise Park Trailer Resort
Neighborhood: Downtown / Broadway
Open until 4 AM, 7 days a week
If you are looking for a cheap pitcher of beer, $6 pitchers at Paradise Park Trailer Resort may have to be last stop on any Broadway night out. This bright orange and teal neon sign beckon honky tonk goers with “scrumptious all-American casual dining, playful décor, rockin’ music, and a downright good time.” With a mullet wall of fame, lawn chairs, and an astroturf floor you can pretend you’re at the trailer park too.

6. Sun Diner
Neighborhood: Downtown / 3rd Ave
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Paying homage to famous Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee Sun Diner is a spot that would make even Elvis Presley proud. Sun Records is the studio that led rockabilly into the spotlight and recorded legends such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. The walls of the diner are covered in Sun Records memorable and their menu is full of classic diner favorites. Come by for a good ole’ time and try their “Love Me Tenders” or their “Greatest Hits Burger Melt.”

7. Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack
Neighborhood: East Nashville
Open until 4 AM Friday and Saturday
“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” but sometimes that scorn leads to a delicious scorching hot chicken recipe. Started by Thorton Prince’s lovers attempt to get him back from his cheating ways by frying up some chicken the spiciest spices she could find. Instead of gasping for air and water, the recipe became a success and lead to the creation of Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack where almost 100 years later his lovers’ recipe remains the same.

8. Pinewood Social
Neighborhood: Rolling Mill Hill /
Open until 1 AM every day
This trendy restaurant, cocktail bar and workspace is one of the most popular spots in town. The bar has its own bowling alley and a great outdoor space during the warmer months. The food menu offers delicious, modern takes on modern classics.

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