Several months ago, Sylvan Park Diner opened a branch in Donelson on Old Lebanon Road across from the Music City Star station, offering its signature meat-and-three. Just a couple of months back, Mike Durham bought the restaurant and renamed it Donelson Park Cafe, keeping the menu intact for now.
Bites can happily report that the owner is working hard to provide a good dining experience and hasn't changed your favorites. The fish is crisp, the iced tea is strong and fresh, the corn muffins await a slab of margarine, and the fried okra is still hand-breaded and delicious.
For dessert, the chocolate pie remains richly chocolaty and irresistible (and more important, you can reliably score a piece):
Donelson Park Cafe is open for lunch and dinner weekdays with a seafood special Friday nights. Old Lebanon Road, 883-0300