21 Best Southern Restaurants near Smyrna

Southern Spoon Comfort Food • $$
1303 Plaza Dr, Smyrna

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Spicy Yellow Corn Cheese Grits
Banana Pudding Beignets
Sweet Potato Cornbread
Nashville Hot Chicken
Classic Club Sandwich
Fried Bologna Sandwich
Chicken & Waffle
Breakfast Bowl
Shrimp & Grits
Sausage Gravy

“This place is fairly new and I thought that I would give it a shot and I was very impressed on the food presentation and the flavor of the food was impressive. I had sausage and eggs and sweet potato pancake and all was prepared very good. I had the hot chicken and sweet potato pancakes and it was delicious. If you're in the area I suggest that you try this place out you won't be disappointed just remember that they close at 2: 00p all throughout the week and on weekends so you better get there early“

4.8 Superb145 Reviews
Breaking Bread Southern • $
119 Front St, Smyrna

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Meatloaf Mashed Potoes Green Beans Corn and Roll
Beans Mashed Potatoes & Macaroni Cheese
Meatloaf Mac and Cheese and Greens
Chicken and Dumplings
Macaroni and Cheese
Chicken & Dumplings
Creamed Potatoes
Cornbread Rolls
Fried Chicken
Pinto Beans

“Was recommended by Sara from Dynamic's Hair Salon also in Smyrna. The food was really good, the ladies were very nice and came to our table to check on us, and the facility was very clean. My daughter and I enjoyed our lunch and will definitely go back to enjoy some more good food! ? ?“

4.6 Superb37 Reviews
Better Days BBQ Barbecue • $
11469 Old Nashville Hwy, Smyrna

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Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings
One Pint Pulled Pork BBQ
Baked Beans with BBQ
Pulled Pork Nachos
Sliced Brisket
Brisket Plate

“One of the best BBQ joints that I have ever eaten at. The staff was amazing. Got to talk to the owner and he recommended something new he was trying out. As to what that new menu item is, you will have to go and find out for yourself. I will say this, it was incredibly delicious. But, my favorite item on the menu would hands down be the wings. So tender they just fall off the bone.“

4.4 Superb48 Reviews
Chicken Salad Chick Southern • $
372 Sam Ridley Pkwy W, Smyrna

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Strawberry Pecan Salad
Chicken Salad Platter

“I went back yesterday ?. I got Lauryn lemon basil and Fruity Fran.As long as the nutritional information is correct I will be able to continue to loss weight eating here daily.Next week I plan on posting my weight loss journey while eating here daily at the Smyrna, TN location ***I placed a alucart order. They put almost everything into 1 Togo container. That's not what I needed or how I asked for it. I guess they assumed everything was for me because I'm fat.I went inside because I wanted to ask if they would allow me to sample a few of the chicken salad's. I've never had chicken salad in my 56yrs on earth. They said ? sure. That was awesome because I never would have ordered the chicken salad without knowing if I would like it. Now they have added a extra daily customer. Win win‼️ The cookies are not good and I hate pickles and the smell of pickles. I will have to remember to tell them to leave that out and give it to someone else.I'm so happy about this healthier fast food option. Plus I told my coworkers about Chicken Salad Chick and they want me to start picking them up salads when I go. They don't have a CSC near them like I do.“

4.1 Good81 Reviews
Whitt's Barbecue Barbecue • $
198 Sam Ridley Pkwy E #5601, Smyrna

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Baked Beans
Pulled Pork

“Truck driver that ordered through DoorDash & was pleased to High Heaven with this scrumptious food. It was hot, fresh & absolutely 1 of my favorite BBQ eateries across the US. The pork is a 10, the beans get a 10, the slaw got them a 11 & the mac with cheese takes a solid 10. LOVE IT, GREAT JOB WHITT “

3.9 Good30 Reviews
Jim 'N Nick's Barbecue • $
523 Sam Ridley Pkwy W, Smyrna

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Loaded Baked Potato with Brisket
Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork
Feast Bar-B-Q Pork Dinner 3-4
Half Dozen Cheese Biscuits
Carolina-Style Pork Plate
Chopped Southern Salad
Beef Brisket Sandwich
The Pulled Pork Plate
Smoked Turkey Breast
Karl's Catfish Plate

“I love bbq & Jim and Nicks nailed it! Love how they give you complementary bread. I got the peach cocktail & it was so good and strong as it should be. Can't wait to come back and try more. If you're reading this follow eatwithjustinm on IG TikTok and “

3.9 Good84 Reviews
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen American • $
955 Industrial Blvd, Smyrna

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Costillas BBQ Acompañadas Con Pure Y Papa Al Horno
Chicken Tender Platter No 8 Special
Grilled Chicken Pecan Salad
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Honey Butter Croissants
Cheddar's Cheese Fries
Country Fried Chicken
Santa Fe Spinach Dip

“I recently visited this cheddar’s and when I say it was a great experience I mean a great experience! The waitress Lanae was amazing super friendly and the sweetest person I’ve met in a long time. I definitely will return back to this location! Great service!“

3.7 Good125 Reviews
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store American • $
2697 Highwood Blvd, Smyrna

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The Cracker Barrel's Country Boy Breakfast
Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout
Grandpa's Country Fried Breakfast
Mamma's French Toast Breakfast
Grilled Chicken Tenders
Cracker Barrel Sampler
Country Vegetable Plate
Chicken Fried Chicken
Chicken Fried Steak
Turkey and Dressing

“Food was great except for the fried pickles that was fried too hard with too much breading and too thin pickles. If pickles were thicker, they would have been better. The pickles were purchased like this according to the manager and Cracker Barrel did not make them. The rest of the meal was excellent! The waiter was nice and experienced about taking our orders!Dietary restrictions: Tried to pick items that were low sodium.“

3.6 Good183 Reviews
Chicken Salad Chick Southern • $
2855 Medical Center Pkwy Suite F, Murfreesboro - 9.11 miles

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Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich
Spicy Pimento Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Broccoli Salad Side
Loaded Potato Soup
Cranberry Kelli
Extra Crackers
Broccoli Salad
Bread Options
Sassy Scotty

“Chicken Salad Chick is so good!! Their new croissant melt was mouth watering good. My girlfriend got the classic chicken simple salad and she loved it. This place never disappoints. Also, the signs inside the mens bathroom are adorable and funny so I had to share.“

4.6 Superb52 Reviews
Happy's Sports Lounge Sports Bar • $$
302 W Main St, Murfreesboro - 11.72 miles

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Veggie Flatbread

“Stopped by for lunch with my co-workers today and I got the Happy's Signature Flatbread . Delicious! Also got an order of tots and a side of the Hot Honey Garlic to dip them in. Delicious! Highly recommend! The various games and activities that surrounded us in the large venue space looked pretty fun and I could see myself going back with some friends to try those out.“

4.5 Superb61 Reviews
Kleer-Vu Lunchroom Southern • $
226 S Highland Ave, Murfreesboro - 12.23 miles

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Cornbread Mac and Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Meat and 3 Featuring Fried Chicken
Cornbread Cabbage Black Eyed Peas
Fried Chicken Mash Potatoes
Fried Chicken with Sides
Hot Water Cornbread
Cornbread Dressing
Chocolate Chess
Peach Cobbler
Bar BQ Ribs

“What an amazing hidden gem. We found this great little take out eatery, and this home cooking was mouth watering. The Peach Cobbler and Chocolate Chess Pie were the best way to end this meal. Home cooked meals were just like my Mawmaw's used to make. If you are ever in Murfreesboro and want something different for lunch or dinner to take back with you, this is the place! We will be back.“

4.3 Superb50 Reviews
Bone's Fish & More Seafood • $
2597 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville - 9.23 miles

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Open Face Catfish Plate
Polish Sausage Plate
Strawberry Cake
Whiting Plate
Fish Sandwich
Whiting Fish
Caramel Cake
Peach Cobbler
Potato Salad
Polish Plate

“10/10! I was craving catfish & found this gem! This was my first time eating at Bones. I called in my order over the phone, the lady that took my order was patient & friendly! I got the catfish plate, double spaghetti, & the fruit tea! (Lol, I’ve never had fruit tea before but it was GOOD!!) I should’ve gotten a large. Food was a GREAT amount for the price. I will DEFINITELY be a loyal customer.“

4.3 Superb42 Reviews
Jeff's Family Friendly Restaurant Southern • $
467 S Hancock St, Murfreesboro - 12.54 miles

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Chicken and Dressing Green Beans
Fried Chicken and Cornbread
Turnip Greens Fried Okra
Smothered Pork Chops
Macaroni and Cheese
Country Fried Steak
Chicken & Dressing
Strawberry Cake
Mashed Potatoes
Banana Pudding

“I found this gem of a restaurant via a Reddit thread discussing the best food in Murfreesboro.I brought my daddy here for a late lunch/early dinner today and we were beyond pleased with our decision to try Jeff’s out!I love the feel of the place— very tidy and clean, very homey. They have beautiful family photos in the space and cute decor that all communicate that this is a family establishment, which I love. There is power in the dollar and I believe fully that where you choose to spend your money says something about you. Why go to a chain restaurant when you can support a family-owned, local business like Jeff’s?We were greeted heartily by the kind people working in the front of house. You can’t find service like this anywhere anymore! I love feeling like I’m entering someone’s home, having a meal prepared by loving hands.We both got the chicken and dressing with gravy and it was fabulous. I had spinach and cabbage, both absolutely delicious. My dad said his sides— pintos and sweet potatoes— were wonderful also, and that the sweet tea was amazing!And y’all, let me not forget to talk about their BREAD. My dad got the flapjack and said it was just stellar, that he’s never had anything like it. I tried a homemade yeast roll and found it to be just perfect. When I tell you I will drive the 40 miles from my home just for this food, I am not lying!Thank you, Jeff’s! We had a great time with y’all today.Parking: Ample parking outside the building. Wonderful location.“

4.2 Good75 Reviews
H&T's Home Cooking Soul Food • $
2264 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville - 10.31 miles

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Chicken and Dressing Macaroni and Cheese and Turnip Greens
Macaroni and Cheese Green Beans Mashed Potatoes
Cabbage Mac and Cheese Pork Chop and Cornbread
Fried Green Tomatoes
Country Fried Steak
Chicken & Dressing
Fried Pork Chop
Banana Pudding
Fried Chicken
Caramel Cake

“Omgoodness, let me tell you!! This place right here, this place, is the best meat and 3 I've ever eaten at period! I had the BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes w/gravy and macaroni/cheese with a slice of cheese pie! Oh my, so good! The only problem is I had to go back to work and I was ready for a nap! But damn guys if you're reading this you need to try this place!! You won't be disappointed!!!“

4.2 Good65 Reviews
Seasons Of Murfreesboro Restaurant & Lounge American • $
2227 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro - 10.56 miles

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Southwest Cheese Dip & Chips
Southern Style Green Beans
Season's Burger & Fries
Seasons Meatloaf Dinner
Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Southwest Cheese Nachos
Southwest Cheese Fries
Brisket Burger & Fries
Grilled Chicken Salad
Country Fried Steak

“Stayed at the Clarion and only visited here for the breakfast offered the lady that helped us was very personable, helpful and sweet! We stayed for extended stay and their breakfast menu didn't change one bit..maybe a variety would be beneficial In the future!“

4.1 Good79 Reviews
Party Fowl Murfreesboro Chicken • $
127 SE Broad St, Murfreesboro - 12.1 miles

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Half Bird Nashville Hot Chicken and Greens
Nashville Hot Deconstructed Cobb Salad
Chicken Tenders and Fries Medium Hot
Hot Chicken & Stuffed French Toast
Nashville Hot Chicken Benedict
Hot Chicken and Beignets
Hot Chicken Street Tacos
Hot Chicken Tenders
Hot Chicken Poutine
Chicken and Waffles

“Tried this place for the first time since its opening in the Boro. Went for a date night before a movie. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and enjoyed what we ordered. Nachos good. Chicken fingers good. Chicken and beignets good. Beer on tap not good! I ordered an IPA and my husband got a wheat beer. Both were flat as could be. It immediately reminded me of John Taffer and Bar Rescue, not only because if you've watched the show, you know that the one thing that can make or break your experience in a bar and grill is the quality of the beer pour, but also because this building was featured on the show when it was MT Bottles and Cans. But honestly, that was the only thing lacking as the food really hit the spot for a Nashville hot chicken experience. The staff was friendly and our server was great. She checked on us just enough times to not be overbearing, was attentive and professional. The ambiance was okay. There seemed to be a lot of younger workers kind of meandering around working but not doing much. It caught my attention just because the overall decor and atmosphere is good, just not very festive. I kind of wished the music was a little louder, the staff was more upbeat, and the vibe was kicked up just a notch. I think if the staff presented a little more of a party vibe it would completely change the experience for the patrons. Overall, this was a good time in the Boro and I recommend if you're wanting some friend chicken and pub food.“

4.1 Good87 Reviews
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store American • $
138 Chaffin Pl, Murfreesboro - 10.71 miles

Customers` Favorites

The Cracker Barrel's Country Boy Breakfast
Sides for Mama's French Toast Breakfast
Grandpa's Country Fried Breakfast
Momma's French Toast Breakfast
Momma's Pancake Breakfast
Cracker Barrel Sampler
Southern Fried Chicken
Chicken Fried Chicken
Hashbrown Casserole
Pancakes Buttermilk

“We had a party of 12. We waited 1 hour 15 min to be seated. Four of us got our meal right away, the 11 of us had to wait 1 hour for their meal to be served. 1 didn't get her meal until after the 11 finished eating and she opted to get her meal to go as to not make the rest of us wait for her to eat. Absolutely worst service ever. Usually we get great service here so not sure what happened on this day.Vegetarian options: Carrots“

4.1 Good134 Reviews
Puckett's Restaurant American • $
114 N Church St, Murfreesboro - 11.83 miles

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Skillet Mac and Cheese
Skillet Cinnamon Roll
Nashville Hot Chicken
Nashville Cheesesteak
Chicken Fried Chicken
Country Fried Steak
Sweet Potato Fries
Smoked Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes
Fried Pickles

“The food, service, and experience was fantastic. We shared the sausage & pickle starter and The Whole Farm BBQ platter. Very reasonably priced for the amount and quality of the food. The presley parfait was dynamite. The live music (The Deltaz) and ambiance were perfect. Great date night. Can't recommend highly enough.“

4.1 Good198 Reviews
Slim Chickens Chicken • $
229 N Thompson Ln, Murfreesboro - 10.29 miles

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Strawberry Cheesecake Jar Dessert
Wings and Tenders Combo
Chicken & Waffles
Chicken Tenders
Fried Mushrooms
Honey Mustard
Fried Pickles
French Fries
Texas Toast
Chicken Wrap

“Quality of the chicken is really great and service is fast. The food is also served hot. It reminds me alot of Culver's. Great food and great atmosphere with great service! Highly recommended. Prices are a bit higher than most fast food, but you pay for what you get.“

4 Good101 Reviews
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q Barbecue • $
436 N Thompson Ln, Murfreesboro - 10.17 miles

Customers` Favorites

Not so Naked Baked Potato
Deviled Eggs Appetizer
Chopped Southern Salad
Beef Brisket Sandwich
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Loaded Baked Potato
Loaded Mac & Cheese
Beef Brisket Plate
Cornbread Muffins
Cheese Biscuits

“Jim 'N Nick was a great experience for us and we loved everything about it. The food was well prepared and in a large portion.The waiter was funny and attentive to what we needed. The pacing inside was enough so that you didn't feel like you were invaded someone else space while you are.Everything here was good and would recommend it for anyone who wants a great day/night with friends as they even had places inside to view the NCAA tourney.Will be back.“

3.9 Good108 Reviews
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen American • $
1829 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro - 10.9 miles

Customers` Favorites

Steak Dinner with Idaho Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli
Monte Cristo with Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Honey Butter Croissants
Country Fried Chicken
Monte Cristo Sandwich
Santa Fe Spinach Dip
Homemade Onion Rings
Country Fried Steak

“This Cheddar's was THE best. We've been to different locations in Florida, Indiana, and now Tennessee. We were lucky enough to have Jordan as our server. He was amazing. Promote that guy to Senior Staff Trainer. What an awesome experience! I think we'll actually stop here again on our next road trip in hopes of checking in with Jordan.“

3.8 Good99 Reviews
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