Hillsboro Village, located just 3 miles southwest of downtown Nashville on Music City Highway, is a bustling part of town that’s also rich with history. It began as a “streetcar suburb”, originally accessible via street railway line. After WWII, the area experienced a brief decline as the streetcar was replaced by automobiles, but later hit its resurgence and continued to thrive as people once again recognized the value of convenience.
One of Nashville’s most walkable areas, tucked between Vanderbilt and Belmont University, Hillsboro Village is home to dozens of local shops, restaurants, and other neighborhood businesses.
Breakfast / Brunch
For your morning coffee, visit Fido, then sip and stay awhile, as it’s a prime spot for people-watching, while also getting some work done and filling your belly with the first meal of the day. Multi-tasking.
One of Nashville’s decades-long dining traditions – Pancake Pantry – offers a taste of a classic Music City breakfast. Be prepared to wait in line, but you can check before you go on their website’s Pancake Cam: a nest camera that gives you a preview of just how big of a pre-breakfast snack you need to eat.
Speaking of lines… there’s a new location of Biscuit Love in Hillsboro Village – get in early before the secret is out. Don’t miss the Bonuts – fried biscuit dough with lemon mascarpone and blueberry compote.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar is a newly opened burger, fries, milkshake haven from Austin, Texas. Pro tip: Order the fries with green chile queso for dipping. You’re welcome.
Nosh on gourmet hot dogs at The Dog of Nashville, or choose a sandwich on the artisan bread over at Provence.
Ultimate comfort food destination The Grilled Cheeserie, is the popular food truck’s brick and mortar home and the perfect place to get your fill of their gourmet grilled cheeses, piping soups, and creative milkshakes.
Happy Hour Picks
The entrance to The Villager Tavern was once the entrance to the Grand Old Opry, so visit to witness another important piece of Music City History… and also to taste a sandwich that was voted one of Nashville’s top 25 – the Roast Beef Po’ Boy. Plus Happy Hour prices you’ll be relieved to find, with $7 pitchers until 7pm on Monday-Friday.
Another long time occupant of Hillsboro Village, Sportsman’s Grill is a comfortable space built to capture the spirit of the Rocky-Mountain-hunting-lodge-style atmosphere
Longtime tenant Jackson’s is another popular Hillsboro Village dining destination, known for its sprawling, dog-friendly patio that is covered and open year round.
Pizza Perfect is repeatedly voted best pizza in Nashville, so don’t miss a slice of pie here when in Hillsboro Village.
Get your fill of burgers, bar food, and live music nightly over at Belcourt Taps.
After dinner, mosey on over to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for an unforgettable sweet treat – they have tons of unique gourmet flavors.
Ladies, load up on the season’s latest fashions at Posh, Native + Nomad, Scout & Molly’s, and Impeccable Pig.
Pangaea is a place to encounter the unexpected finds of Nashville, from vintage clothing to unique gifts, jewelry, and accessories from all around the globe.
Other Notable Stops
Drop in at the Belcourt Theater, Nashville’s nonprofit historic gem, popular with film aficionados, music lovers, and theatergoers.