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    The Drunken Fish: Fishy, Fishy, Fishy!

    by mightywease Written Feb 17, 2004

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    You could be forgiven for mistaking this long, narrow, brick-walled restaurant as a cocktail bar and, indeed, they do serve a martini and oyster special on some nights. The ambience is relaxed and the lighting duskliy intimate. Wooden tables line the walls and the small balcony at the back. Perched on high stools at a round table by the front window of the restaurant we had a great view of the line-dancing at the Wildhorse Saloon across the road!
    The service was friendly, informative and efficient and, most importantly, the food was good quality and very tasty. Perhaps a little more expensive than average but good value for money. I'd recommend a visit.

    Favorite Dish: We had
    Crab Cakes
    (Light & Fluffy)
    Blackened Grouper
    (covered with hot spices), Rice and Vegetables
    Shrimp Scampi
    (cooked in white wine, lemon juice and garlic), Jasmine Rice and Vegetables
    Blackcurrant Cobbler and Ice Cream
    (Very nice and filling)
    Amaretto Pie
    (a light mousse with a crumbly base)
    2 Beers

    Total cost for 2 people (including tip) $72.00

    Outside The Drunken Fish
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    Tex's World Famous Bar-B-Q: Tasty Texas Barbeque in Music City

    by TravellerMel Written Jan 11, 2008

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    When I was "exiled" to Nashville following Hurricane Katrina, Tex's was recommended to me by one of my co-workers. It turns out, it's a popular place for lunch and I quickly found out why. I loved the BBQ here, and the sides never disappointed. I went MANY times during the 6 months I lived there - the people were very friendly, the prices were very reasonable and the food is GOOD. Parking is on the adjacent dirt lot. Call ahead for directions - it's one of those places that's easy to find, once you know where it is...

    Favorite Dish: The BBQ Pork Shoulder is my absolute favorite, with the Beef Brisket being a close second. I could never work my way up to the BBQ Bologne, which is a house specialty. Definitely get the corn bread, and if you happen to be there on a day they have the lima beans, count your lucky stars and get them!

    Look for this sign behind the Jack in the Box... Tex's Bar-B-Q Tex's Bar-B-Q
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    Noshville: If you're pining for New York deli...

    by Bunsch Updated Jun 6, 2009

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    On our first morning in Nashville, I expressed a desire to sample "grits" and was told that they were available anywhere. Since they are not a staple of New York deli dining, perhaps I should not have been surprised when our walk from the Hotel Indigo led us to Noshville, which had nary a grit on the menu. But what it did have was some semblance of the New York feel (only a lot more spacious, with nicer serving staff), with red vinyl seats and formica tables and extremely generous portion sizes. I wasn't overwhelmed by the food, candidly, having often enjoyed the real thing. But there is quite a wide selection of deli goodies, and since seven of us were breakfasting, we tried all kinds of things and shared around.

    Favorite Dish: The potato pancakes (latkes) were far and away the best of the various dishes we sampled. Everything else was at least acceptable, and abundant.

    Welcome to NY-in-TN (not my pic)
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    Steamboat Bill's: Authentic Cajun Food

    by TravellerMel Written May 4, 2008

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    Ok, I'm from New Orleans, and one of the hardest things about moving from my hometown is missing the good food. As soon as I walked in the door I was immediately taken back to a familiar place. The decor was straight up Louisiana bayou and New Orleans French Quarter all the way!! Now, they had the look, but I was still skeptical. Would they have the food? Yes indeed they did!!!! I wondered how such great seafood could be cooked in a restaurant in Hendersonville, TN. Turns out it's owned by a family from Lake Charles, Louisiana. Suddenly, it all made sense. If you've ever wanted a taste of New Orleans cuisine, or if you've had it before and thought that it couldn't be found in TN., make your way to Steamboat Bill's. You won't be disappointed.

    Favorite Dish: During a co-worker's retirement dinner here, I had the Catfish Atchafalaya. The fish was cooked to perfection - light, flaky, not at all dry. Served on a bed of rice with a creamy, slightly spicy sauce with shrimp - it was delicious! The bread served with the dinner was lightly fried and slightly sweet - reminded me of a beignet without the powdered sugar. I got a bread pudding to take home for later, and it was delicious.

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    Ellendale's Restaurant: Nice Lunch Buffet

    by TravellerMel Updated Dec 22, 2008

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    Restaurant has an elegant feel, yet the menu and prices are very down to earth. Lunch buffet items change weekly. We went as a group from my office - the service was friendly and fast, and the buffet remained stocked. It was a lovely lunch.

    Full bar - live music nightly

    Favorite Dish: The sundried tomato & mozzerella fondue was WONDERFUL. I also liked the strawberries and chocolate - the berries were sweet and perfect, and the chocolate was just the right consistency: creamy, not clumpy.

    Ellendale's Restaurant
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    Caney Fork Fish Camp: A Concept Restaurant With Great Food - Who Knew??

    by TravellerMel Written Nov 5, 2008

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    A co-worker and I brought our boss here for a belated Boss' Day lunch. From the minute you walk in, the theme takes over. Rustic exposed wood on the walls and the benches, a restored truck "crashing" through one wall, and a pond (complete with waterfall) stocked with real fish! All the stuffed trophy animals made me a little sad, but the theme was very well done and fun.

    Since I have recently moved from New Orleans, as soon as I saw fried catfish on the menu, my choice was made. We ordered the fried pickles appetizer (yes, they really are deep fried dill pickle chips) which were wonderful. When my catfish arrived, they were big, flaky pieces of catfish, fried to a golden perfection. Next time I'll get just the one piece though - the second piece came home with me for dinner.

    This was a perfect restaurant for our boss and he enjoyed it. It would also be a good choice for families, since there is a lot to look at around the restaurant while you are waiting for the food - easy to keep the kids entertained.

    Favorite Dish: I really enjoyed my catfish, and the fried pickles were surprisingly good. My co-worker had something along the lines of shrimp toast - it was spicy and quite good. We were all pleased with our choices, and I plan to bring my parents here when they come to visit next month.

    Dining area Fishing hole & waterfall REAL FISH in the pond Caney Fork truck
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    Bar-B-Cutie: Drive Thru BBQ? Yes Please!

    by TravellerMel Updated Mar 18, 2013

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    Couldn't miss the adorable logo sign (cowgirl in daisy dukes), and was in the mood for BBQ, so I drove thru. So glad I did - it was wonderful! For under $10, I got a smoked pork platter - complete with bread and 2 sides. I got the cornbread (fried flat like a pancake), BBQ beans, and cornbread dressing. I love that they give you the sauce separately, but LOTS of it - I got three pots of the sauce and used 2.5 of them! The pork was juicy and tasty, and totally satisfied my craving. Next time, I will have to try the cole slaw...

    Favorite Dish: My favorite thing to order is the small pork sandwich combo, which comes with one side. I get the baked potato (loaded, without sour cream). Then I take the meat from the sandwich and dump it on top of the potato. Tons of mild sauce on top - OMG so yummy! And if you get this combo on Mon-Tues-Wed, it comes to under $5 INCLUDING TAX! You cannot beat that deal!

    Get your bootie to Bar-B-Cutie!
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    Jack's Bar-B-Que: From Pit to Plate - Jack's Bar-B-Que

    by TravellerMel Updated Feb 20, 2013

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    I was hungry and needed to eat before a performance at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, so I started walking. Down the hill I picked up the distinctive smell of barbeque, so I followed my nose to Jack's.

    The place is rather unassuming, but the line inside made me think this might be something special - and I was right! The prices are very reasonable - a plate and 2 sides is less than $10. So a plate with 2 sides and a drink is around $13 - that's hard to beat!

    I love the pork shoulder, as I find the beef brisket to be oily (I am told that is how it is supposed to be, but I don't care for it). They also have chocolate chess pie (until they sell out) for $3 - definitely worth it as it is DELISH!

    Downstairs and upstairs dining; the patio out back overlooks the Ryman Auditorium. Perfect if you visit Nashville in the Fall/Winter when the Grand Ole Opry returns to the Ryman.

    Also - if you really like the sauces, they are available for purchase at the restaurant, and on their website.

    Favorite Dish: The pork shoulder was soooo juicy and tender. There are several sauces from which to choose - or mix and match! I was afraid of the "XXX-911", but the "mild" was sweet and yummy, and the "medium" was vinegar tangy. They also have a "Carolina" sauce and a white sauce.

    Jack's Bar-B-Que Signage
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    Miss Marple´s Dinner Theatre: Solve A Mystery At Dinner With Friends

    by grishaV1 Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    Miss Marple´s Dinner Theatre, this is a type also popular in Berlin, where you go not just to eat a meal, but be entertained and interact with other people. You get to solve a mystery of which is both comedy and musical, the servers are very special because they are good actors and singers as well. This is the kind of thing I would recommend for a special evening with friends or family, like at holiday times or celebrations. Reservations are important, to make sure they have enough space and interaction for everyone, but are not completely necessary.

    Prices are rather high for just casual dining, its 50,00 per person, and 35,00 for children under 12 years old, but everything is included, dinner, props, laughs. You can just walk in, but seating depends on if they have space. After 7pm daily, and now they have lunch from 11am-2pm. You can call for reservations and also email, 615-242-8000 or visit www.missmarples.com "Runaway Groom" is currently the play/dinner drama-comedy that is being held. They are at 135 2nd avenue North in downtown Nashville, just off Broadway and Commerce. Dinners are basic American things like Prime Rib, Chichen roasted, grilled, all kinds of ways, salads, vegetables and desserts. They do not serve alcohol although you can bring if you like.

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    the palm: steakhouse

    by doug48 Updated Sep 29, 2010

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    the nashville palm is a national chain of restaurants that originated in new york city in 1926. the palm serves steak and seafood and is one of the better steakhouses in nashville. i have dinned at the original palm in new york and their retaurant in chicago and find the quality and service consistant at all three locations. if you want a good steak dinner in nashville i recommend the palm.

    the palm
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    Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant: Excellent Margarita's, OK Food...

    by TravellerMel Written Jan 14, 2009

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    A local chain of Mexican restaurants, this one is very close to my office. The staff is wonderful - very friendly. Decor is typical "Mexican restaurant" - sombreros, bright colors, etc.

    Hit their website before you go - there is a "Buy 1 lunch/dinner, get one 1/2 off" coupon.

    Favorite Dish: I'm always put off by Mexican restaurants that use ground beef, and this one does. The chile rellenos are the largest I've ever seen, but the cheese inside was runny and not very flavorful. There was not enough rice on the plate to know about, and the beans were also runny and non-descript. Nothing was BAD, mind you - just unimpressive.

    Unimpressive, that is, until you get to the margaritas - my goodness, I think this might be the best margarita I've had since I moved to Nashville. FYI - On Fridays, the margaritas are 2-for-1 all day!

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    Phat Bites: Phast, Phresh, & Heathy

    by TravellerMel Written Feb 6, 2009

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    I've been here a few times - a very small, unassuming location, deli style.

    Cashier was helpful and friendly. Phat Bites prides themselves on healthy, hearty, tasty food. I can't imagine the quiche being healthy (it's eggs and cheese for goodness sake!), but it was wonderfully good. And inexpensive - I got the quiche, salad, pound cake and a can of diet Coke for $10 INCLUDING TIP!

    Open for breakfast and lunch only.

    Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm
    Saturday 9am - 3pm
    Sunday Closed

    Favorite Dish: The chicken wrap was really good, and today I have the quiche Lorraine, which was wonderful. Get the salad with raspberry vinaigrette - I used the vinaigrette on my quiche too, yummy!

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    Batter'd and Fried Boston Seafood House: Al Fresco Dining in East End

    by TravellerMel Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Adorable casual restaurant - with one of the WORST names! - in Nashville's East End. We sat outside under the triangle tarps. The menu is eclectic - mostly seafood, but also sushi, pasta, and burgers. Wait staff was friendly, but not pushy. We really enjoyed the ambiance and the food - I expect I'll be returning.

    Favorite Dish: We each had the soup and house salad - I had the chicken chili, which was delicious, and the strawberry kiwi fruit vinaigrette dressing which was divine. My companion had the New England Clam Chowder, which was tasty, and the chipotle ranch dressing, which she enjoyed. We split a large order of fried scallops and fries, which was so large, I took some home for lunch tomorrow. All of that, plus two beers, came to about $43, plus tip. Not too bad, and the food was good!

    Batter'd & Fried House Salad Chicken Chili, Fried Scallops, & House Salad
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  • McDonald's: Funky McDonald's

    by peach93 Written Feb 20, 2006

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    Most McDonald's that you come across are exactly the same. They're supposed to be. What sets this McDonald's apart and makes it kind of neat is that it has a radio tower on top of it. Someone actually told me that they used to broadcast a country music show from here years ago and that is the reason for the tower. This McDonald's also has a gift shop. I have never seen one with a gift shop before! Pretty neat.

    McDonald's with the radio tower
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    Blue Moon Lagoon: Nashville's Only Floating Restaurant

    by TravellerMel Written Jul 12, 2009

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    Came here for Sunday Brunch - I loved sitting on the floating dock and watching the boats come and go from their slips. The restaurant looks out onto a piece of the Cumberland River, which is very cool. The weather was nice, and my companion and I enjoyed sitting outside under the coverand sipping our cold drinks (me: margarita, him: beer).

    The restaurant has spaces on the water where, if you are in a boat, you could pull right up and dock there. It wasn't too crowded around 1pm on Sunday - enough people that you weren't alone, but not so crowded you couldn't hear or move around - perfect!

    I'll bet this place would be fun with a group on a Friday or Saturday night.

    Favorite Dish: My companion and I both had the Crab Cake Benedict - wonderful! Eggs benedict with a layer of spicy crab cake, served with fried potatoes and fruit, it was very tasty.

    Crab Cakes Benedict Margarita! Outdoor seating on the dock
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