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Posted: 1/11/2015 6:01:03 PM EST
Heading to Nashville next weekend with the wife. Any awesome restaurants you guys can recommend? Thanks.
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Golden Corral
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What's your price range?
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Reasonable. Nothing too fancy, but not fast food either.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 7:52:34 PM EST
I like The Old Spaghetti Factory on 2nd Ave. Also on 2nd Ave., The Melting Pot has been voted "most romantic restaurant" for about 50 years running.

Merchants on Lower Broad has a good rep. Ruth Chris' & Morton's are known for their steaks. Might also add Stockyard to local flavor restaurants.

My .o2
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Originally Posted By BobCole:
I like The Old Spaghetti Factory on 2nd Ave. Also on 2nd Ave., The Melting Pot has been voted "most romantic restaurant" for about 50 years running.

Merchants on Lower Broad has a good rep. Ruth Chris' & Morton's are known for their steaks. Might also add Stockyard to local flavor restaurants.

My .o2
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There you go again with the Spaghetti Factory. It's a well decorated Fazolis. While my wife likes The Melting Pot, I have issues with going to a restaurant, paying $100 for dinner and having to cook it myself.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 8:02:26 PM EST
Kane Prime, Verago, Palm, Boundry, Giovanni, Water Mark...
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There you go again with the Spaghetti Factory. It's a well decorated Fazolis. While my wife likes The Melting Pot, I have issues with going to a restaurant, paying $100 for dinner and having to cook it myself.
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Originally Posted By BobCole:
I like The Old Spaghetti Factory on 2nd Ave. Also on 2nd Ave., The Melting Pot has been voted "most romantic restaurant" for about 50 years running.

Merchants on Lower Broad has a good rep. Ruth Chris' & Morton's are known for their steaks. Might also add Stockyard to local flavor restaurants.

My .o2


There you go again with the Spaghetti Factory. It's a well decorated Fazolis. While my wife likes The Melting Pot, I have issues with going to a restaurant, paying $100 for dinner and having to cook it myself.



I have to side with Mike on this one. It seemed like a nice place the last time I ate there.... in the 8th grade. It is on the busiest tourist avenue in Nashville, so it gets a ton of business from out-of-towners, but they are their demographic, too.
Link Posted: 1/11/2015 8:58:13 PM EST
Bricktops, J.Alexanders (if you don't have them where you hail from), Jimmy Kelly's
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Do they do BBQ in Nashville? If so, what kind?
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Martin's, Edley's, and Peg Leg Porker. Mostly Memphis style here.
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Originally Posted By BobCole:
I like The Old Spaghetti Factory on 2nd Ave. Also on 2nd Ave., The Melting Pot has been voted "most romantic restaurant" for about 50 years running.

Merchants on Lower Broad has a good rep. Ruth Chris' & Morton's are known for their steaks. Might also add Stockyard to local flavor restaurants.

My .o2
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I was gonna say The Stockyard as well until he said "reasonable price". If I had unlimited funds, I would eat at The Stockyard every visit to Nashville.

There was a good rib joint on a corner on Broad. Can't remember the name, but it was a guy's name.
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I can't help it if you don't like good food & bread..............
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Originally Posted By BobCole:
I like The Old Spaghetti Factory on 2nd Ave. Also on 2nd Ave., The Melting Pot has been voted "most romantic restaurant" for about 50 years running.

Merchants on Lower Broad has a good rep. Ruth Chris' & Morton's are known for their steaks. Might also add Stockyard to local flavor restaurants.

My .o2
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next door to the melting pot is rodizios brazilian steakhouse. as brazilian steakhouses go, it's average, but compared to other types of restaurants it's awesome. I think the meat is about as good as you'd get at ruth chris or morton, and it's all you can eat. salad bar is as good as you'll find in town. the all you can eat grilled pineapple glazed with brown sugar is worth the $32 or so per head all by itself
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I work at Dalt's on White Bridge Rd....it is across the street from J. Alexanders...there aee a bunch of other restaurants in that area...Dalts is gonna be $8-15 per person...it is decent and a good family restaurant, but i dont know about "cant miss"
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 4:12:11 PM EST
The Southern - 3rd Ave S (Live oyster bar, amazing seafood)
Merchants - Broadway
Puckett's - Church St
Pub 5 - 4th Ave S
Hattie B's - Off West End Ave
Prince's Hot Chicken - Google the address
Party Fowl - 8th Ave S
Edley's BBQ - 12th Ave S

Drunk at 3am? Paradise Park (Broadway) and/or Luigi's Pizza (3rd Ave S)... good chance you'll run into me there at that hour

Feeling fancy? Etch - Demonbreun St

Want a tasty Nashville alcoholic beverage? Order a Bushwacker from Broadway Brewhouse (Broadway), Rebar (Division St), or Edley's BBQ

Are you into cool places to grab a fantastic cocktail? Go to Patterson House. Mixology bar that is decorated like a 1920's speakeasy. Even the employees are in proper attire. Awesome place if you're willing to wait.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 5:43:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Evilsmurfkilla:
Martin's, Edley's, and Peg Leg Porker. Mostly Memphis style here.
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Originally Posted By steveba4:
Do they do BBQ in Nashville? If so, what kind?
Martin's, Edley's, and Peg Leg Porker. Mostly Memphis style here.

That's dry rub, right? If so, I'm in. I hate the wet Carolina style.
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That's dry rub, right? If so, I'm in. I hate the wet Carolina style.
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Originally Posted By steveba4:
Do they do BBQ in Nashville? If so, what kind?
Martin's, Edley's, and Peg Leg Porker. Mostly Memphis style here.

That's dry rub, right? If so, I'm in. I hate the wet Carolina style.
Yes, ribs around here are usually dry rub.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 8:47:04 PM EST
I think we'll check out Edley's...unless there's a better BBQ place you guys can think of.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 9:03:57 PM EST
I'm a big fan of mikado if you want jap hibachi. Also like judge beans bbq in brentwood. Hard to beat the melting pot though if you are bringing a date. I have tried rodizio but it was no where as good as the brazillian steakhouse in Knoxville so I do not recommend it.
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There you go again with the Spaghetti Factory. It's a well decorated Fazolis. While my wife likes The Melting Pot, I have issues with going to a restaurant, paying $100 for dinner and having to cook it myself.
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Originally Posted By TnMike:
Originally Posted By BobCole:
I like The Old Spaghetti Factory on 2nd Ave. Also on 2nd Ave., The Melting Pot has been voted "most romantic restaurant" for about 50 years running.

Merchants on Lower Broad has a good rep. Ruth Chris' & Morton's are known for their steaks. Might also add Stockyard to local flavor restaurants.

My .o2


There you go again with the Spaghetti Factory. It's a well decorated Fazolis. While my wife likes The Melting Pot, I have issues with going to a restaurant, paying $100 for dinner and having to cook it myself.


Actually I ate there just last night. The OSF wasn't too expensive. (Had the olive tapenade on toast for breakfast this morning). Opted not to go to the Melting Pot cos ... I like my fondue to be meat-based, not cheese or chocolate.


Other places to check out - hot chicken. haven't tried prince's yet but I've had Hatti B's & Pepperfire. both are good.
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I'm a big fan of mikado if you want jap hibachi. Also like judge beans bbq in brentwood. Hard to beat the melting pot though if you are bringing a date. I have tried rodizio but it was no where as good as the brazillian steakhouse in Knoxville so I do not recommend it.
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Oh man I forget about Judge Beans. Love the BBQ Nachos and cowboy beans. Excellent suggestion.
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Actually I ate there just last night. The OSF wasn't too expensive. (Had the olive tapenade on toast for breakfast this morning). Opted not to go to the Melting Pot cos ... I like my fondue to be meat-based, not cheese or chocolate.


Other places to check out - hot chicken. haven't tried prince's yet but I've had Hatti B's & Pepperfire. both are good.
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Originally Posted By TnMike:
Originally Posted By BobCole:
I like The Old Spaghetti Factory on 2nd Ave. Also on 2nd Ave., The Melting Pot has been voted "most romantic restaurant" for about 50 years running.

Merchants on Lower Broad has a good rep. Ruth Chris' & Morton's are known for their steaks. Might also add Stockyard to local flavor restaurants.

My .o2


There you go again with the Spaghetti Factory. It's a well decorated Fazolis. While my wife likes The Melting Pot, I have issues with going to a restaurant, paying $100 for dinner and having to cook it myself.


Actually I ate there just last night. The OSF wasn't too expensive. (Had the olive tapenade on toast for breakfast this morning). Opted not to go to the Melting Pot cos ... I like my fondue to be meat-based, not cheese or chocolate.


Other places to check out - hot chicken. haven't tried prince's yet but I've had Hatti B's & Pepperfire. both are good.

As for hot checken, Prince':s is the best for hotness, Bolton's is best for flavor, and Pepperfire has the Royale (pepperjack geill cheese sandwich topped with pickles and ultra hot chicken fingers)...all of em are a stones throw from my house and all are awesome!
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I went to The Spaghetti Factory for the first time the other day, since the first three restaurants I went to were closed.

It was OK. I think it was a good value for downtown, where you can accidentally spend twice what you planned on.


Don't take this the wrong way, but I found it curious that the entire staff was black, except for the bartender. I haven't seen a staff that homogenous in the whole city. The Brazilian place has staff from all over the world.


I'd go there again in a pinch.

Merchants is my go-to for dinner, though.


Don't go to Pucketts. It's not that it isn't good, it's that I'm sick of waiting for a seat.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 1:06:27 AM EST
No one has mentioned the Mexican food. I have been EVERYWHERE. Nashville is full of Mexicans. There is some of the best mexcian food I have ever had. Casa Fiesta, La Hacienda - East Nashville not my fav mexican though. The hole in the walls and taco trucks are awesome.
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No one has mentioned the Mexican food. I have been EVERYWHERE. Nashville is full of Mexicans. There is some of the best mexcian food I have ever had. Casa Fiesta, La Hacienda - East Nashville not my fav mexican though. The hole in the walls and taco trucks are awesome.
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My wife likes Cantina Laredo but personally I think trying to make Mexican food fancy and expensive is just plain silly. I look for the hole in the wall Mexican places that the menu is in Spanish about the register and has Horchata and choices like tongue or brains.
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Originally Posted By Evilsmurfkilla:
Martin's, Edley's, and Peg Leg Porker. Mostly Memphis style here.
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Originally Posted By steveba4:
Do they do BBQ in Nashville? If so, what kind?
Martin's, Edley's, and Peg Leg Porker. Mostly Memphis style here.

Of those three, which is the best?
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Of those three, which is the best?
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Originally Posted By Evilsmurfkilla:
Originally Posted By steveba4:
Do they do BBQ in Nashville? If so, what kind?
Martin's, Edley's, and Peg Leg Porker. Mostly Memphis style here.

Of those three, which is the best?
That's a matter of debate between some folks. I like Edley's.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 4:06:32 PM EST
I had lunch at Pharmacy Burger the last time I was there and it was awesome.

The beer selection was outstanding.

The line is down the street so I advise getting there when they open at 11:00am.

Their Curry Wurst is so good it defies logic and gave me a multiple food-gasm.

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I work at Dalt's on White Bridge Rd....it is across the street from J. Alexanders...there aee a bunch of other restaurants in that area...Dalts is gonna be $8-15 per person...it is decent and a good family restaurant, but i dont know about "cant miss"
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In the 2008-2010 timeframe I would eat at / take out Dalts 2-3x a week.

I lived off WB at the time

Awesome food.
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Originally Posted By Evilsmurfkilla:
That's a matter of debate between some folks. I like Edley's.
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Originally Posted By steveba4:
Originally Posted By Evilsmurfkilla:
Originally Posted By steveba4:
Do they do BBQ in Nashville? If so, what kind?
Martin's, Edley's, and Peg Leg Porker. Mostly Memphis style here.

Of those three, which is the best?
That's a matter of debate between some folks. I like Edley's.

Looks like Edley's is off the table since according to their website, they don't serve ribs until dinner. We'll be rolling into town around 11:00 AM. The only thing I really want is ribs.
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Originally Posted By carl1000:
No one has mentioned the Mexican food. I have been EVERYWHERE. Nashville is full of Mexicans. There is some of the best mexcian food I have ever had. Casa Fiesta, La Hacienda - East Nashville not my fav mexican though. The hole in the walls and taco trucks are awesome.
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La Jalisence (sp?) On gallatin just past trinity...authentic mexican, best around
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Looks like Edley's is off the table since according to their website, they don't serve ribs until dinner. We'll be rolling into town around 11:00 AM. The only thing I really want is ribs.
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Originally Posted By Evilsmurfkilla:
Originally Posted By steveba4:
Do they do BBQ in Nashville? If so, what kind?
Martin's, Edley's, and Peg Leg Porker. Mostly Memphis style here.

Of those three, which is the best?
That's a matter of debate between some folks. I like Edley's.

Looks like Edley's is off the table since according to their website, they don't serve ribs until dinner. We'll be rolling into town around 11:00 AM. The only thing I really want is ribs.

Lunch time? You need to get the Tuck Special. Mmmmm

Tuck Special
brisket sandwich, house made spicy pimento cheese,
over easy egg, red and white sauce, pickles
$8, $10 (w/2 sides)
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I am really digging Cook Out on West End Blvd.

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It is a chain out of NC but the first in Nashville. Not food that is going to be famous, but everything I had gotten there has been really good. O yea, pretty cheap.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 1:46:08 AM EST
Ended up going to Peg Leg Porker. It was ok.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 12:35:10 PM EST
Next time you're around, get some ribs from Slow & Low over off Charlotte in west Nashville. Their beef brisket and ribs are awesome, as are their sauces.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:42:30 PM EST
Pharmacy burger is legit too. As for hot chicken I prefer pepper fire.
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