Dog-friendly Nashville, Tennessee

Me and Mom in front of the Tennessee state sign

The Tennessee welcome center is spacious, has millions of awesome pee trees, and has a great spot for taking a state sign picture with your best friends. We arrived in Nashville in the early evening, much later than we had originally anticipated. My parents had been to Nashville before, so they immediately took me to their favorite restaurant: Peg Leg Porker. Dad claims they have the best ribs and baked beans in America.

Peg Leg Porker logo at night

That porker smelled drool-worthy. I might have drooled a little too much. Mom sat outside with me while Dad went in to order the dry-rubbed ribs. I have to say, I was particularly disappointed that Dad didn’t let me get my own dish other than a water bowl. However, they did give me pieces of the ribs without the seasonings. I was literally crying as I devoured each savory bite.

Mom and Dad’s drool-worthy ribs

Once we were all full (I could have eaten more) we walked around Nashville and explored the downtown bars, restaurants, and shops. We came across this doggie in the window that my parents said looked a little like me. I don’t see the resemblance.

Homely dog that doesn’t look like me

After a long, interesting walk, we headed to our hotel: Red Roof Inn Nashville. All the Red Roofs are dog-friendly, and this one had no pet fees or breed restrictions! The room was sparkling clean; had basic, no-frills amenities; and the beds were a bit harder than I like them. Overall, I thought the Red Roof Inn was a decent budget-friendly option for big dogs.

Ratings for Nashville, Tennessee: 

Peg Leg Porker:


Peg Leg Porker is a great restaurant for humans, with its dog-friendly patio and delectable menu items, but I only gave it one paw because they don’t have enough menu items for doggies.

Downtown Nashville:


I think Nashville has cool dog-friendly pockets to walk around in, but I only gave it one paw because there are too many drunk people walking around at night.

Red Roof Inn Nashville:


Although the beds were a bit hard, the Red Roof Inn Nashville was a great budget-friendly option, was sparkling clean, and had no breed restrictions or pet fees. We would stay there again.


Stay tuned for my next blog post, where I talk about dog-friendly destinations and fun in St. Louis, Missouri.



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43 thoughts on “Dog-friendly Nashville, Tennessee

  1. As usual, Scarlett, my granddoggie is spot paw on. Thank you for critique of a restaurant to ‘drool’ for and the very comfortable hotel, Red Roof Inn, to nest in for the night. I give your review, 4 thumbs up! Looking forward to your next review…♡♡♡♡

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  2. Love dogs! Although it might be an issue to take it with you everywhere – your blog is full of ideas and suggestions for us, the dog-lovers! It´s so important to enjoy traveling and dining with our family members, including pets!

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    1. I agree, it may be in issue to take her everywhere with us. Even if she can only go to all of the US and Canada in her lifetime, I think it’s better that we try and inspire people in the process. 🙂


    1. It is him, I just looked it up and found the statue! That is hilarious, we had no idea he was a significant pup. Apparently his name was Nipper because he used to bite the backs of visitors’ legs. The ribs were the best ever, we highly recommend trying them if you’re ever in Nashville.

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  3. Hi my name is Sally – I am a miniature dachshund and live in England with my humum Tracy. I love the sound of Nashville and those ribs!!!!

    I want to visit but my Mum says she is taking me to Australia soon so can’t afford it! Anyway a big woof from me 🐶

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  4. Scarlett you are awesome. I must visit Nashville and take my dogs. Now I know which hotel to stay in even though the beds are a bit hard and great tips around town. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  5. Thanks for the tips for other dog owners, so many people like to travel with their dogs now. Yes, the ribs there are that big (only bigger in Texas) and great food throughout Nashville too!

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  6. Oh I am drooling at those ribs – as I’m sure most dogs and humans will be doing if they looked at them, they are amazing! Love your paw rating system, especially the comment about too many drunk people walking around at night, I can see that would be a problem for our four-legged friends 😀 #feetdotravel

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