Tuesday, April 22nd, Tony and I was out early for a breakfast trip before I started going to my appointments..so I thought, hey lets try something new..I didn't want the same ole IHOP's which I love them don't get me wrong..I just wanted something NEW...
We opted or I should say I opted to stop at Elliston Place Soda Shop. I loved going into this shop, It felt like I was stepping back in time..I even told my husband..WOW, can you imagine the hub bub in this joint in the 50's and 60s...a real HOP JOINT...I see images of the movie GREASE and HAPPY DAYS...people like the FONZ with their leather jackets..if these booths and walls could TALK...can't you see it yourself???
We sat down booth (each booth houses a separate mini juke box) can you just imagine HOW LOUD this JOINT was with all the booths playing something different..I wish I could have been there to see that...it must have been amazing... the floor has the earmark small ceramic tile design 2x2 pattern..makes the place look bigger..there are booths, individual tables/chairs and stools at the counter...GORGEOUS...one big word that says it all...GORGEOUS.
Our waitress came from behind the counter to give us a menu and take our drink order. Tony choose ice water with a large milk with breakfast, I ordered a sweet tea. I ordered a Cheeseburger and fries and Tony ordered biscuits and gravy..
It was really good. I am pleased and I would go again. I would love to try them for lunch and dinner with a meat and three. I also would like to try one of their homemade Milkshakes or sundaes. I can't wait to take Noel there once she moves here. I would love for her to see this passage through the time machine back to an era when the world was easier...or so it seemed..
Tony, Noelle and I went to dinner at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers on the West End..never been to this location before and I am glad we did. I enjoyed the restaurant. It is one of the largest locations in Nashville and I love the decorations.
Tony had an awesome Mushroom Burger medium rare over flowing with Mushrooms..and some beer of course..I went with a Fiesta Chicken Sandwich with PIco Salsa..it was so good and I had some Iced Tea with lemon and lime. Noelle went with the HOT BURGER with a big grilled Jalapeno on top...she loves this VOLCANO HOT BURGER..she loves it...loves it...
The fries are all you can eat and seasoned wonderfully. I love the Burgers at Red Robin and be sure to join the club to earn free food items..I highly recommend this restaurant for all of you to enjoy!!! I know I am going back soon!!
Jimmy Fallon ate where yesterday...They say he loves the Cheeseburgers on French Bread..that is their speciality..what they are KNOWN for..Well I ordered the same thing...with french fries...and Tony ordered the Reuben Sandwich with homemade Potato Chips...He had a Budweiser and I had an Iced Tea with Lemon...
I can't say its the best burger in the world or in Nashville.
It was okay...
It was just okay and the Reuben was skinny and plain ...they used mustard instead of Thousand Island Dressing...no kraut. just meat and cheese and mustard...
I am going to give them an okay, I've experienced better!!!
The atmosphere was nice..
They have been around for awhile...
I don't think I would have to rush here again..I might drop in again,,,,but not too soon!!
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.