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Re: “Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

I found several choices for a pulled pork sandwich walking the streets of Nashville. Same for live entertainment. I selected Rippy's because of the music coming from 3 guys playing acoustic guitar that was drifting from the inviting open front. There was a female signing on the rooftop too, but I never made it upstairs. Food A+, service was quick, friendly, music was good, and everyone was accommodating. Perfect choice for that beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Posted by Doug on 10/16/2014 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Dino's Bar & Grill

Dino's cant be long for this world. When you visit, you'll see why. But do yourself a favor and TRY THIS PLACE OUT - it's amazing and everyone loves it. THe best greasy spoon I've ever been to.

Posted by G on 10/11/2014 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Rippy's Smokin' Bar & Grill

Downtown Nashville is an awesome place for live music, but surprisingly there aren't just too many barbecue joints to pick from. Jack's has a prominent place on Broadway (Nashville's main drag), and although their 'que is delicious, the line usually stretches halfway to the Cumberland River. I found Rippy's across the street and hoped it would be good, too. Fingers crossed.

Not to be outdone, Rippy's had live music going tonight. The old 90s country was actually really good. Nashville is the kind of city where it's not at all unusual to see folks two-stepping in the middle of a restaurant. All in all, this place had a really pleasant atmosphere.

I ordered a Half Portion Dinner (6 bones) of Rippy's Signature Ribs. The ribs come with two sides, so I picked potato salad and onion rings. The menu didn't specify whether the ribs were wet or dry, but I hoped for the latter.

The potato salad was nice and creamy. It had a great flavor, and I thoroughly enjoyed the crunch from the pickles, etc. I also liked that the mustard base wasn't overpowering. The onion rings looked fresh rather than frozen. They had a great batter and were fried nice and golden. This was an excellent pick for a side dish.

Much to my delight, the ribs came with a dry rub. I was able to cut them apart with minimal effort, suggesting that they were slightly overdone. They had a great smoke level, which matched perfectly with the evident smoke ring. My main issue with the ribs was the inconsistency. The first bite was fairly spicy, coupled with just a touch of sweetness. It was also decently tender. Other bites were more bland and weren't spicy at all, and the meat nearest the center was a bit dry. I was surprised to find so many differences in only seven inches of meat.

Rippy's wasn't the best barbecue I've ever had, but it was certainly passable. I'd go back for the drinks and music, although I'd likely order a burger instead.

Read my full review, complete with pictures:

The Barbecue Fiend

http://barbecuefiend.blogspot.com/2014/07/rippys-nashville-tn.html

Posted by Jared Kocurek on 09/05/2014 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Bricks Café

My wife and I have been going to this Brick's location for over 4 years. One of the hardest things today in any restaurant we go to, is to get a combination of good food and good service. In Bricks we get both, the meals are moderately priced, there's always a great variety. In the 4 years that we've been going there, every meal has been excellent. The Servers are true professionals and down to earth. Their Scallops wrapped in bacon are to die for. all their appetizers are amazing. Can't say enough, GO There, you won't be dissappointed

Posted by VitoF on 09/04/2014 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Family Wash

I absolutely LOVED the chicken pot pie.

Posted by emannon007 on 08/23/2014 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Joe's Place

My friends and I have been here quite a few times for karaoke and have had a good time. We had let slide, the bartender being rude to us a few times cause we had fun while we were here but it's gotten out of hand. Last night, the bartender actually told my friend that "if he didn't tip her, she wasn't going to serve him", but this was when he went and ordered his first drink. She eventually started telling everyone at the bar that we weren't tipping her(even though I had already left her a dollar for each beer I had). I went up to pay my last tab and heard everyone around me talking about one of the guys I was with, talking about he wasn't going to get any more beer. He wasn't even drunk. Next thing I knew, we were being recorded on someone's phone while he called us "non tipping mother fu*kers". I went and said something to them and the girl got up and was arguing with me. Then the guy who works there, threw me in a choke hold(keep in mind I'm 5'2). I ended up punching a guy who told me "I was a dead motherfu*cker", then I was grabbed by the throat, again, by the guy who works there and escorted out. Needless to say, My friends and I will never be back to this bar. I don't know how they are able to have such rude service.

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Posted by Jaime Hilliard on 08/17/2014 at 12:58 PM

Re: “T.G.I. Friday's

Closed

Posted by Nashvillian on 08/08/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Otter's Chicken Tenders

Closed.

Posted by ChickenFan on 08/08/2014 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Bricktop's

Run away if anyone asks you to go to brunch there. The decor is the best thing I can say about this place. For the first time in my life, I left a restaurant hungry and had to get something to eat afterwards after spending $60 at this culinary dump! I ordered the hueos rancheros which was two eggs laced with a little sauce on two corn tortillas. It was six bites and nothing else on the plate. No black beans no salso and no chorizo as advertised on the menu. I should have sent it back the minute I saw it. Unbelievable. I should have taken a picture with my cell phone. You would not have believed it.

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Posted by Disappointed and Ripped Off on 06/29/2014 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Caney Fork River Valley Grille

WARNING: Unacceptable - NO service.

We arrive at approximately 11:30 on Sunday morning and requested a table for two. The table we were offered was not want we wanted so we asked for another (note: only 3 other parties were in the establishment). The greater apparently did not like our request and mumbled something, but she did seat us at the table we requested.

We waited and waited, no one came to wait on us. Twice we requested service from passing wait staff. Neither responded. After 20 minutes and at 4 new parties being seated and served their meal, we left.

Posted by Randy on 06/29/2014 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Brewhouse West

So apparently if you are gay then you are not welcome here at all. Twice now I have been told I have to leave because of my sexual orientation. I have not bothered anyone else, nor have I forced my beliefs on anyone because I believe everyone has their right to their own opinion. I can not say I have had a good experience here ever. Some of the staff are okay but overall the faculty are assholes who will not listen to a thing you say to defend yourself and try to make matters easy. Instead they will tell you that you have to leave because of your orientation. This place is a close minded faction that I can only hope will be closed down soon because of their mindless opinions.

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Posted by Brian Buttrey on 06/28/2014 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Elliston Place Soda Shop

Excellent southern style meat and three in terms of variety, quality and flavor of food.Turkey and dressing,fried squash,turnip greens,etc.GREAT milk shakes, malts,banana splits made with Purity products. good service. 1950 style soda counter and tables.

Posted by Steven Baker on 06/15/2014 at 1:43 PM

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Posted by Caman Sasmita on 05/20/2014 at 1:27 AM

Re: “The Alley [Closed]

Not closed....never and the $6.50 for a shot of JD is the average cost in Bellevue.

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Posted by alleypatron on 05/07/2014 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Nero's Grill

This restaurant closing is a tragedy for so many wonderful customers as well as the great long term employees with families , I just do not understand why anyone would leave negative comments at a time like this-idiots!

John and Judy, you have done so very much for so many people and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Wishing you well in all your future endeavors -we love you!

Peace, love and joy to all.

d2

Posted by Dee2 on 01/02/2014 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Dalton's Grill

We love this place great food and nice place to go.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by MEJANE on 11/27/2013 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Swanky's Taco Shop

Went for a late lunch not too long ago. The restaurant was mostly empty. I ordered the fish tacos. The tacos arrived crisp to the point of turning into wood. The amount of breading bests the amount of fish by two to one. THe sides were cold and the veg had an unhealthy brown hue. Sadly I won't be back.

Posted by Kel on 11/13/2013 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Crows Nest

The food is great and fresh, especially for a sports bar!

Posted by Brittany on 10/01/2013 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Brewhouse West

service great and refunded money but 40 something bucks for 3 steak?? dinnersgot to my wall and see them compared to a french fry and a pencil think the french fry was thicker

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Posted by Leigh Preston on 09/30/2013 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Brewhouse West

look at this
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1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Leigh Preston on 09/30/2013 at 9:53 PM

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