13 Nashville Native-Owned Business to Know


photo by: Coneheads

Nashville has become the “It” city with over 60+ people moving here each day. There are also still many people who have called Nashville home for generations. Natives helping to fuel the city’s culture through their local businesses. Check out the list of Nashville native-owned businesses and make sure to pop in to support or grab a bite to eat.


Alkebu-Lan Images + Books

2721 Jefferson St., Nashville TN 37208

Connecting our present to our past, while striving to empower our customers in their search for products that amplify diverse, Afrocentric lifestyles.



100 Taylor St Nashville, A22A, TN 37208

Located in the 100 Taylor Building, Cashville is a store focused on telling the story of Nashville through apparel from t-shirts, hats, and more.



1315 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207

Located in the heart of East Nashville, Coneheads is the perfect spot for a fun and unique dining experience. Our eclectic-styled space gives off an ice cream parlor feel, but with a twist.


Ed’s Fish House

1801 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd, Nashville TN 37208

A Nashville staple, Ed’s Fish has brought nationwide popularity to the Nashville combination of layered fish filets on white bread with mustard, onions, pickles and hot sauce. We believe in the spirit of giving and community.


Germantown Pub

708 Monroe Street, Nashville, TN 

Not Your Average Sports Bar, with laid-back vibes, and a step above bar food. The Best Drink Specials in Germantown. If you know, You Know!


Harris Plaza

3921 Clarksville Pike, Nashville TN 37218

Community Business Center, offering a space for small minority businesses.



2501B Gallatin Avenue | Nashville, TN 37206

The Birthplace of THE “Nashville Hot Popcorn” Kernels is a family-owned gourmet popcorn store located in East Nashville, TN. You are guaranteed to find a flavor just right for you. Baked fresh each day, the popcorn business is led by three of the sweetest sisters and is always a treat to visit.


Prince’s Hot Chicken

Multiple locations in Nashville 

Nashville’s original hot chicken, crafted over 100 year ago from Thornton Prince’s scorned lover. Bursting with heat and flavor, there’s nothing better than the original.


Silver Sands

937 Locklayer St., Nashville TN 37208

A family-owned meat and three restaurant that serves some of the best homemade southern-style food in the Downtown Nashville area.  


Plane Jane

1315 Dickerson Pike, Nashville TN 37207

Your Neighborhood Cocktail Bar! At Plane Jane, our mission is to provide a unique and immersive experience through our themed atmosphere and craft cocktails.



811-A Dickerson Pike, Nashville TN 37207

A casual eatery where comfort meets culinary creativity, offering a diverse menu that satisfies all appetites.


Mary’s Old Fashioned Pit Bar-B-Que

1106 Jefferson Street, Nashville TN 37208

Family-owned and operated barbecue restaurant and landmark on historic Jefferson Street founded in 1962 by Mama Mary Seals.


Slim + Husky’s

Multiple locations

Pizza Beeria is an artisan pizza shop with a love for hip-hop culture, locally sourced ingredients, and building community.


Swett’s Soul Food

2725 Clifton Avenue, Nashville TN 37209

A family-owned Soul Food Meat and 3 restaurant, cafeteria-style established in 1954 to bring tried and true family recipes and comfort to any age.


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