Biscuits and gravy is a Nashville tradition almost as famous as hot chicken. It is a dish brought over by the early European settlers because of its simplicity and filling nature.


When tube-based biscuits made it easy for anyone to make this dish, folks in Nashville embraced the tradition of sausage and gravy in their own way.

This Southern staple is available throughout the day at several locations in the city. Here are the best spots to satisfy your craving. You can also check out our list of best diners in Nashville for breakfast, if that’s what you’re craving right now.

Nashville Biscuit House

You don’t need to go someplace fancy to find incredible biscuits and gravy in Nashville. This family-owned joint is open daily for breakfast and lunch so that the creamy flavors can melt in your mouth. You can even grab some through their drive-thru window if you’re in a hurry.

Barista Parlor

The biscuits at this place are so good that you will need to fight through a long line at the door to get what you want. Once you place your order, make sure you get some peach jam so that you can dip it into your favorite gravy.

Wendell Smith’s

This place is the perfect destination for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The family opened this place in 1952, and the diner built its reputation on sandwiches, salads, and breakfast. Up to 500 customers come through some days – and a few folks stop for multiple meals because the biscuits and gravy are that good!

Monnell’s in Berry Hill

This café serves up all of your favorite homestyle classics. It is an easygoing place where quick orders are on the menu every day. Their skillet-fried chicken is almost as good as their biscuits and gravy! You can also avoid the family-style seating that other places have so that you’re not stuck having a conversation with a random stranger.

Beacon Light

You must come to this spot to grab a bite to eat if you are a fan of the biscuits and gravy at The Loveless in Nashville. It doesn’t have the same wait times since it is a little out of the way for the average tourist. The biscuits are incredible, especially when you ask for the red-eye gravy.

You can always make some biscuits and gravy at home without much difficulty. Get a spicy sausage, brown it in a pan, and bake some tube biscuits while doing that. Country gravy is super simple to make. Boom – you’ve got perfection on a plate!