Gabby's has been on my "list" since I first moved to Nashville almost 3 years ago, but since it is not exactly in my neck of the woods, this was my first chance to go. Not in the best part of town, and miles of detours to get to - and it was worth all of it! The restaurant itself is very small, but the service is quick (stand in line, place your order, wait for your name to be called). The burgers are hand-patted and are high-quality beef - and very delicious! The complimentary condiment bar has your traditional mayo, mustard, and ketchup - AND wasabi, bbq sauce, spicy mustard... My companion and I barely said two words to each other while we ate - just grunted sounds which were interpreted to be "can you belive how good this is?" "I KNOW, right??" :-)
Limited hours: Mon-Thurs 10:30 am - 2:30 pm; Fri 10:30 am - 7:30 pm; and now open on Saturdays 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Favorite Dish: Lots of people who were obviously eating before the Nashville Sounds baseball game - they do a rocking business - but for around $10 for a superior burger, side, and drink, you really cannot beat it!
BTW - you can call in an order for pickup, if this is your thing for lunch!
After flying in to Nashville Airport late one night, we had breakfast the next morning at a Waffle House just outside of our hotel. At Waffle House you always know what you are getting, from the waitresses, to the food, even the clientele. We had a good breakfast of eggs and meat, and we enjoyed the friendly, southern waitresses who kept our coffee cups full. The customers were slightly redneck as you;d expect, one guy came in wearing a wife-beater and his boxer shorts.
Two good meals here will run you about $15.
We arrived at Pizza Perfect, hoping for a good dinner that would leave us with enough gas money to get home. Inside, the restaurant was crowded with tables full of people and people waiting to place orders. Hot and noisy, we wanted to get out onto the porch as soon as possible. The woman taking orders helped facilitate that by explaining how the restaurant works and letting me order a specialty pizza and make changes to the toppings without a problem. Outside on the porch we had a nice view of the Hillsborough village and a pleasant, social atmosphere in which to enjoy our pizza.
Favorite Dish: We ordered the Hunter's Choice pizza and substituted sun dried tomatoes for sausage. It was superb! A relatively thin crust and quality toppings made it just what we were hoping for.
American Restaurants. Ok, not my first choice if I have one going out to eat. I just prefer Asian, Italian or maybe Spanish over this. Of course, at home we usually have Russian or German dishes for majority, so when I get out I like something really different I don´t usually cook at home.
First place my mother wants to go was:
Demo´s Steak and Spaghetti House which is downtown Nashville, its very near Printer´s Alley just off Broadway. It´s basically an American restaurant which dishes is influenced by other cultures then modified. Ok, I chose not to eat here though I waited through dinner with our other friends, because I had really a taste (again!) for Asian, not American. So prices were ok most meals btween 5,95 and 12,95, higher for seafood and steak of course.
The staff was extremely friendly and check on you often to make sure you are enjoying yourself. My mother had the ribeye steak sandwich with spaghetti marinara and salad on the side. She says its the best absolutely. Other choices at our table was the seafood fettucine, roasted chicken and rice soup, toasted bread with parmesan, and blackened chicken stuff potato. Everyone was very pleased with the meal. I only had the iced tea, but it was quite good. How good is this place and service? My mother gave the waiter a 10,00 tip. I almost fell from my chair with shock. www.demosrestaurants.com
Favorite Dish: Didn´t eat there, just sat with friends as I said, but had ice tea, it was good. It always comes unsweetened, and at the table you had sugar water to your taste.
This restaurant, close to the Exit/Inn and Krispy Kreme donuts, has been a staple in Nashville for years. It looks exactly the same way that it always has and unlike some of the reproduction soda shops this one doesn't put on any airs. It has all of your faves-milkshakes, thick fries, and cheeseburgers, and it also has meat and three dishes as well.
Favorite Dish: The chocolate milkshakes are definitely the best in town!
Hamburgers-Steaks-Chili-TakeOut-Meat and home style veggies-and beverages. The ambience is casual with local and celebrety photos on the walls. This is a small restaurant so if you don't want to wait it is better to go early or late for lunch or dinner. Friendly servers help make the meal enjoyable. Parking is on the street and you may need to drive around the block to find a space. Or, better yet, leave you car parked in Centennial Park and walk over after you have toured the Parthenon.
Favorite Dish: Hamburger and malt/shake is great. Also, their fresh home style veggies. Usually have great home made pies also.