Top 10 Restaurants in Hendersonville
Since I moved to Hendersonville back in 2010, there have been some major, major changes on the restaurant scene. And while the demographics obviously aren’t where we need them to be for a PF Changs, Bonefish Grille or any other major brand to come in, there have been some solid, locally owned places open instead. I will try to mention a few different cuisine types in here because variety is the “spice of life”! Let me preface this by saying, because I am not ranking a type of restaurant, these are not in any specific order. I am also lending more weight to locally owned places. I think they have the best food anyway. There may be 1 or 2 nationally owned franchises in here though.
Moby Dicky’s: Restaurant right on the water, located on Sanders Ferry. It’s a small place inside, with tons of outside seating. Always expect a wait and always expect finding a parking spot to be part of the experience! The food is always good though.
Ming’s Kitchen: For Asian food, this is by far the best town for me. Most all of these places get their premade, frozen food from the same distributors, which inevitably comes out tasting the same. They do things better, and a little different, than the rest and it shows.
El Trompo: Hands down the best Mexican food in HVille and may be one of the tops in Greater Nashville for me. They serve true Mexican cuisine, with a bit of a twist. This is not the same type “Mexican” that most people are accustomed to. You know, the places that all have the exact same flavored food but their menus are a little different. Their food is very, very good though. Give them a shot off of Walton Ferry.
The Chop House: This one is the best “upscale” place in HVille. They offer a wide variety of food that always seems to be done well. They do offer Lunch Specials from the $6 range to a DelMonico steak for dinner. Solid place overall though.
Our Place Café: The best Meat and 3 in town. This is the only one I know of that makes their food from scratch. This is the key to being a solid “Meat and 3” for me.
Blossom: This is a Thai place that offers a ton of craft beers and a solid bourbon selection. If you are in the mood for something different, try them out. The food is really good and very different for this area. Kudo’s to them!
Sax Deli: This place is a non-corporate, local version of McCallisters, It is also a lot cheaper and they have FRIES! I also love Penn Station too though.
NY Pie: They offer the best pizza in town. They use the best mozzarella on the market, fresh dough and stone baked pizza. Hard to mess up that combo. Sanders Ferry Pizza is the best for locally owned!
Lyncoya Café: Never thought the owners of this place would ever get someone in this building without letting them sell alcohol. Well, shocker! They let that happen and a really good place goes in!
The Meat Sweats: I sometimes won’t got to restaurants because of the name and this was one I was hesitant on. I went here because I love BBQ and being from Alabama, I get tired of Whitts sometimes. The BBQ is Texas style but is really solid.
Honorable Mentions Someone’s in the Kitchen: Great bakery and lunch type dining. Chocolate Covered Strawberry: A great lunch(only) place for sandwiches, soups, quiche, specialty desserts.