Also in close proximity is Belmont Blvd. which runs parallel to 12 Avenue South. Although mostly residential (and thus a great place to take long walks or go for a jog as many folks do), Belmont boasts a few great places to eat and see and so I couldn't leave it out. Or if walking isn't your thing, hop in the car and you'll be to any of these places in about 2 minutes flat. Just watch out for cyclists and use your share-the-road etiquette when crossing the bike lane.
MARTIN’S BBQ JOINT
3108 Belmont Blvd | Nashville,TN 37212
Great For: our favorite BBQ in Nashville and beyond
We Recommend: Sitting outside to eat your brisket tacos or pork platter
Tips: Don't forget to grab your complimentary mini moon pie when you order!
The "Scoop": A few other locations have popped up, but the Belmont Blvd. location is the original where it all began!
ATHENS FAMILY RESTAURANT
2017 Belmont Blvd | Nashville, TN 37212
Great For: Although technically a Greek place, we've never ordered anything besides their "Dive" style breakfast
We Recommend: "Big Boy's Breakfast" or the Veggie Omelette with a diner mug of coffee.
The "Scoop": This local favorite was featured on Food Network's "Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives" and recently moved from 8th Ave to this space formerly occupied by "P.M."
2011 Belmont Blvd | Nashville, TN 37212
Great For: when your friends suggest you bring something for brunch.
We Recommend: The peanut butter and banana toast, grabbing a bag of assorted bagels and spreads
Tips: Post-pandemic they are curbside-pickup & delivery only, so order online!
2007 Belmont Blvd | Nashville, TN 37212
Great For: breakfast, working remotely, or snacking while you wait for your Belmont kiddo to finish their college tour.
We Recommend: Egg McBongos, scrambled with the "Warm & Fuzzy" to drink
Tips: Be sure to check out their their Bongo Java After Hours Theater shows & the legend of the "Nun Bun"
INTERNATIONAL MARKET II
The Backstory: The original International Market opened 45 years ago in a small retail space that was demolished when the new Belmont Fisher Center for the Performing Arts was built. The son & daughter of the original owners still own/operate and cook for the restaurant. We recommend checking their Instagram @imnashville for instructions on reservations, hours, etc.
ASSORTED FAST FOOD
Need a quick bite while you're on the go? The Belmont Student Cafeteria also features a Chick-Fil-A inside that everyone (not just students!!) is welcome to frequent (note that hours may vary seasonally with the school year.). Chatime and 615 Deli are also located just across the street from the Belmont Bookstore.