Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is a city brimming with Southern charm and a vibrant culinary scene. From classic American fare to international cuisine, the city offers a diverse array of dining options that cater to all palates. Whether you're a local foodie or a tourist seeking a memorable meal, the best restaurants in Murfreesboro promise an unforgettable gastronomic experience. This article will guide you through the top-rated eateries in the city, each offering unique flavors, exceptional service, and a welcoming atmosphere. So, prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey as we explore the best restaurants in Murfreesboro.
My own experience? If you're a DJ or KJ... Avoid working here. I left my equipment overnight and came back to it damaged. They allow kids up to 10pm... So you can't be an adult and listen to adult music. They don't have integrity. 3 Owner's, secretly going behind each other's backs ... It's a mess. Booked a jazz band, karaoke and a bike night on the same day... SMH. Runs Karaoke at the same time as a Cornhole tournament... LoL 😂. They never stay consistent. I've heard so many bad things about this place... I should have listened... The only way they can get people to come in and sing is to offer money... Pathetic 😞 It's a JOKE in there. They're doomed.
1 / 5
Glad the truth is finally coming out about this place after reading reviews. Their cover charge is ridiculous! You are connected to a hotel. Good business sense would be, Free entry if you are a hotel guest. Parking is horrible when hotel is full. If you are band. Don’t even bother. Pay is horrible. And then has the audacity to say. You don’t have enough followers, no thank you. Owner was rude. And then the band they hired instead, had 4 people that night. If you are basing your business on the band bringing their crowd, you will fail. Try paying good bands on their talent and people will say, Hey let’s go to seasons, they always have good bands. But no. You want to fill 100 seats for a band you pay half of what the “standard is”. And then try to use the cover charge to pay for the band. I’d rather just play at someone’s driveway and have my following not have to overpay for cover, food and drinks. You aren’t located downtown. You have no reason to charge those prices. Therefore your establishment is always empty unless you book one certain band. Your reputation is already out. I’d probably change your direction before you have to close the doors. Shocked the DJ worked for the same horrible pay you pay the bands. Should have been thankful for Getting a quality sound guy.
1 / 5
Thursday night drag night is the best! Chicken fingers are amazing Margaritas are top shelf good!
5 / 5
Don't let the name fool you. This is a "Bar & Lounge" not a Restaurant & Lounge. Seasons of Murfreesboro Restaurant & Lounge is _not_ a restaurant. With a name like "Seasons of Murfreesboro" I was expecting an upscale dining experience with a nice lounge area. Instead, I was surprised to find concrete floors, indoor bean-bag toss games, dart boards, metal chairs, and colored LED lights on the ceiling. There was a well-stocked bar, and customer service was good. Food was acceptable (all bar food), but nothing to write home about.
2 / 5
My experience wasn’t at the restaurant it was at the C-10 Nationals show. Our cheeseburger looked to be boiled and wasn’t real warm and maybe 15 fries for $15. I get it events like that you usually pay a higher price but they wanted $10 for a cup of sweet tea 😳 I wouldn’t give this place my business again for that reason alone.
2 / 5
Lively, family-friendly chain featuring Italian standards such as pastas & salads.
Foods were good, service was good too. No cavities! Had supper with wife and sister while in town on a dental visit. Cloth napkins, so potential for 5 stars, but just didn't add up. Was craving the salad, it was spot on
4 / 5
I. Fish Cheap
The staff here at the Olive Garden in the Boro are absolutely wonderful! Every time we come here, it’s a great atmosphere, great service and great food. Please try them out, takeout or dine in, you can’t go wrong.
5 / 5
We were visiting from New Mexico, and we stopped here for dinner on the final night that we were in town before coming home. I was very impressed with not only the food but the individuals that served us. Our waitress, although I don't remember her name was so nice to us and very attentive to our needs. My son was throwing a bit of a tantrum, but she was so patient with him. Definitely a place we would visit again.
5 / 5
My husband and I had an amazing experience. We had an awesome waitor he went above and beyond to make us have a pleasant experience. We had soup and salad with peppers on the side. So relaxing. Thank you for the best soup ever. We really enjoyed it.
5 / 5
Holly was absolutely amazing. She was wonderful in more ways than I could explain! Not only was she fast and efficient, she was so polite and memorable. My husband and I really connected with her on such a deeper level than the basic “Hi, how are you?” I can honestly say, I will remember her. Everyone in the customer service industry should be like her! She is the prime example of OUTSTANDING customer service. She definitely deserves recognition. The food was amazing as well! Best birthday dinner ever!
5 / 5
Chain eatery & bar serving a diverse menu of classic Italian fare in a family-friendly setting.
Totally enjoyable all the way around. Our server was an expert at knowing exactly when to come check on us. The food was delicious. We ordered 4 different entrees, two appetizers and shared so all 4 of us got to try everything. WONDERFUL experience.
5 / 5
The Biscuit Butterer
First time visiting this chain, its located off of N Thompson lane and was a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing food and service. Staff are extremely kind and knowledgeable and make great recommendations.
5 / 5
Wonderful food as always. So excited that veal picatta is back on the menu!! One of my favorite dishes for sure. Our server was fantastic! Only drawback was my favorite dessert at Carrabba's doesn't seem to be on the menu anymore. Big, big bummer!! But the dessert I got in place of it was very yummy!
5 / 5
Elizabeth Vassar Vaughn
Dinner at Carrabba’s in Murfreesboro has been hit/miss, and sadly with more miss. Seems management has been working on improving the quality of the food coming from the kitchen and it showed. Love their Happy Hour…discounted drinks and many appetizers half-price. Sitting at the bar, I had the pleasure of Abby taking care of me and she did an excellent job. She went to get me some of their warm bread with the olive oil and seasonings for dipping. The bread was hot out of the oven and was soooooo good. I started with the Tomato Caprese appetizer, everything was fresh, balsamic and olive oil complimented nicely, but to me the mozzarella was a bit bland. For dinner went with the soup Mama Mandola’s Sicilian Chicken Soup and the Lobster Ravioli. The soup really surprised me and would be something I would love to grab a quart of and take home…it was really that good. The Lobster Ravioli was delicious, the pasta perfectly Al-dente, and the white wine cream sauce did not overpower the dish. Overall a solid meal, and the service Abby provided was awesome.
4 / 5
Everything was amazing, appreciated the call ahead, service was outstanding, food was absolutely delicious. A bit higher $ than we normally spend but the quality was worth it. Loved that we could customize our meal to include pasta, soup salad or extra side.
5 / 5
Steaks, seafood, pastas & sandwiches served in a relaxed space with a full bar & homemade desserts.
After a long morning of travel, my husband and I wanted to stop somewhere for a real meal. Found this place online and decided to go for lunch- and boy were we amazed! Quick service, pleasant atmosphere, good prices, and awesome food. Though their lunch menu is simple, it’s perfect for a quick bite. My husband got the hot chicken sandwich (pictured) and was so impressed. We’re definitely coming back! 10/10!
5 / 5
Another great recommendation to me! We got here just before dinner rush and was able to get a table right away. The food was delicious, great service (Thanks Jacob!), and even met the owner who was bussing tables and doing whatever the staff needed help with! Highly recommend this restaurant and when we come back to Murfreesboro we will return!
5 / 5
We had a good experience there, waiting time was about 30 min and we decided to wait because of the good reviews on the place, also sometimes "waiting" means the food is worth the wait, so we did. In general food was good, flavor was awesome and the ambience was accordingly. Place was packed, family oriented, so if you are there for hanging out this might not be the place, at least not at dinner time ☺️because is people waiting for you to emptied the table. Also the staff there keep an eye on you for whatever you need, not just your waiter but everyone else, I thought that was pretty cool, they help each other. If you are near Murfreesboro or passing through Nashville, go there is worth the wait.
5 / 5
Food was delicious. Yes it took awhile but it was worth the wait. The drinks here are also good.
5 / 5
O “Reviewer TN”
Hands down, the best restaurant in Murfreesboro. The service is always great, food is by far the best in town, and they have the cutest outside area to eat. Don't be afraid to wait if it's busy, it moves fast. The employees are always hard at work and make things happen. This is our go-to place for anniversaries and birthdays. Locally owned and sourced. Alley Sammie is the best for lunch!!
5 / 5
Soul food classics, including fried chicken, catfish & flapjack cornbread, served in a simple space.
I traveled in from Tri-Cities TN to Murfreesboro to visit my Mom. I had the pleasure of taking my Mom to lunch at Jeff's today (her choice). WOW...the food was amazing and I can't wait to come back for another visit. If I could give it more than a 5 star rating I would.
5 / 5
I live in Spring Hill & was in the area to run an errand. Was so happy to find Jeff’s bc I was in the mood for some good ol country cooking & the reviews sold me. Placed my order online for pick up, it was ready in a “Jeffy” 😉 Very nice folks & the lady behind the counter was so sweet. We talked about her niece who had moved to Spring Hill recently. I would eat here every day just for the people alone, good for the soul. I got my to go order & headed home. I had planned on eating the plate for my dinner tonight, so I left it bagged & just stuck it in my fridge when I got home. Opened the box at dinner time & was disappointed to see that I didn’t get my hot water bread 😢. I’ve never had hot water bread & I was excited to try it. Once I dug into my chicken, Mac & pintos though my disappointment disappeared! The food was everything I had hoped for & more! Delicious to the last bite & I ate EVERY LAST BITE! Thank you for the best dinner I’ve had in quite some time! I will definitely be visiting the nice folks at Jeff’s anytime I’m in the area! Next time I hope I get to try the bread! Also had a slice of the strawberry cake bc another review had mentioned how good it was. I was hoping for a from scratch cake, but honestly it tasted like box cake & store bought icing, which to me taste very artificial. My next visit I’ll give the pie or banana pudding a try.
5 / 5
Everything is made from scratch. Made with real ingredients just like your great grandma cooked. Butter, cream, sugar. No short cuts. The absolute best Chicken & Dressing w gravy, fried chicken, turnip greens, fried cornbread, peach cobbler and banana pudding you will ever eat. I’d encourage anyone who loves good ole fashioned southern comfort food to eat here. I wish they would sell a cookbook with all their recipes. As it gets no better than this.
5 / 5
Food was good, dressing needed seasoning. Fruit tea was 🥴 too sweeeeet...
3 / 5
Took my son here for lunch today and WOW! Excellent food and friendly people. I had the Cajun catfish and black eyed peas and greens and my son had fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and Mac n cheese. Everything was delicious and the greens are the best I have ever had. Highly recommend anyone that is looking for a meat and three to try Jeff’s. We will be regulars!
5 / 5
The restaurant itself was beautiful. I had a few good drinks at the bar while waiting for another to join. Seafood deviled eggs and the potato skins as apps were top tier. Mahi and salmon entrees were cooked perfectly and plated beautifully, just a bit underwhelming with flavors. The toasted coconut chocolate cake we split was perfectly balanced. Most restaurants go over board with how rich their cakes are. This was perfect. I'm looking forward to returning as we would like to give some other entrees a try. Overall everything was great, but what really made the night perfect was our server , Payton. She was so friendly, kind, informative, authentic, and really knew the menu well. Alot of staffing appear miserable these days at their jobs, and she was an absolute shining star who we would love to be served by again. I hope she remains with you and is praised for her outstanding service work daily. She could make fast food feel like fine dining with her charm.
5 / 5
This place is amazing. Service is great, and very professional. The Korean BBQ stuffed potato skins are insanely good. I ordered the 16 oz ribeye, and I requested it to be cooked rare. It was cooked perfectly, and I noticed that the quality of the meat was alot better than I am used to. I had it with risotto and cheese grits, and the risotto is to die for. This is my new favorite place to eat in town!
5 / 5
Food is delicious. I had the salmon pasta and it was super yummy. Hank was our server and he was amazing! He had the best recommendations especially for drinks. It was my moms birthday and he was sure to make it special! Would absolutely recommend coming here!
5 / 5
Had a great dinner tonight. The Filet was amazing. Cooked perfectly. Just the way I like it. Our server Jordyn was awesome. Very attentive and she made sure all of our special requests were taken care of. You should definitely ask for her.
5 / 5
So happy I booked Primrose Table August 2023 for my son's wedding rehearsal dinner. The care that was taken to make the event perfect was very much appreciated. The room provided an intimate atmosphere to celebrate with superb meals, excellent service and welcoming staff. Nevada was so helpful and accommodating of my requests - all 32 guests were very pleased with their meals. Thank you for a wonderful evening. I would certainly recommend Primrose Table for your party or just a delicious meal!
5 / 5
Festive spot serving burgers, wings, ribs, seafood & other familiar comfort food eats.
Man, i really have tried to like this place, but it's a hard no or me. The incredibly friendly staff is what i imagine keeps this establishment afloat. Moses, our waiter, was delightful, attentive, and made it a pleasant experience. If you are going in for beer, this is a good place. The food is well below average and such an utter disappointment. The kitchen staff does their job poorly. This place can use a call to Jon Taffer of Bar Rescue - not even a joke. This place has so much potential. I know this is a locals watering hole in Middle TN, management, you can and do so much better for your loyal patrons who spend their hard earned bucks with you. Just fookd for thought. Also our waiter was the one person hustling on the floor, while everyone else was bunched up chit-chatting.
2 / 5
This place was very good. The fried pickles and mozzarella sticks appetizers were delicious. I got the Buffalo strips with broccoli. The chicken was some of the best I’ve ever had. The breading was very light and the flavor of the sauce was perfectly vinegary. I got full after a couple strips but kept eating because it was so good. There’s a few games up front for the kiddos and over all is a nice place. Would recommend.
5 / 5
Stephanie A Walker
Toot's is a very Southern, sporty place with a laid back atmosphere. Self seating allows you to choose your own table, dim or sunny, or under the night lights of the city. You almost feel like you're having a meal right on the boat dock with the decor: old tin signs and newspaper clippings, photos of local celebrities through the years. The food is excellent, prepared fresh, and served hot. This is a fantastic option for local eats and good cocktails. You won't leave unsatisfied.
5 / 5
Shanna Goins (Shanna Banana)
Service was fantastic - Good atmosphere, but terrible food. Literally the first time I’ve sent a plate of food back in my life. Couldn’t find one redeeming quality about the food. It’s exceptionally cheap quality and I would never go back to eat. Thankfully, the server was fantastic.
1 / 5
This was where my wife and I had our very first date, so it's special to us. Today made it that much better. Between the $6.99 lunch special that was a LOT of food, the chips and salsa was also hefty portion-wise, and we had plenty of food left over. The service was as it usually is -- quick, thorough, and kind. Great experience overall!
5 / 5
Alan L. Parrish