Places to Eat Close to Ascend Amphitheater

Ascend Amphitheater
photo by Donna Vissman

There are several places close to Ascend Amphitheater to grab a bite before the show.

1Hampton Social

photo by Donna Vissman

201 1st Avenue South, Nashville

You can find lots of dishes that are meant to be shared. Try the lobster roll, tacos, or a pizza. They are also known for their smash burgers.

2The Rutledge

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151 1st Avenue South, Nashville

Locally owned, The Rutledge opened its second location adjacent to the Four Seasons. Find a selection of sushi, pizzas and roasted prime rib along with shrimp pasta.

3Acme Feed & Seed

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101 Broadway, Nashville

Acme Feed & Seed offers casual dining with a selection of fried chicken, redneck lo mein, acme burger made with beef from Beer Creek farm, along with southern pot roast served with mashed potatoes and green beans.

4The Diner

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200 3rd Avenue South, Nashville

The menu here is not expansive, find a selection of salads, sandwiches featuring a burger and cheesesteak sandwich along with entrees of hot chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and chicken parmesan.

5Liberty Common

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207 1st Avenue South,Nashville

Start your meal with fried pickles then try one of the salads like the grilled napa cabbage salad. End with a burger, there’s also a vegetarian black bean burger or a chicken sandwich you can order grilled, fried, or Nashville hot.

6Pancake Pantry

photo from Pancake Pantry


220 Malloy Street, Nashville

This second location of Pancake Pantry opened Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville. If you are planning a whole day downtown before an event, start with the iconic pancakes before your event.