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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Meat-&-Three

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

Re: “Jefferson's

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Re: “Catfish Kitchen

I failed to mention the best hushpuppies.

Posted by unclesam328 on 10/25/2013 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Catfish Kitchen

I love it and go every year when gong to Montgomery Bell State Park for a friends convention.

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Posted by unclesam328 on 10/25/2013 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Bailey and Cato Family Restaurant

The words "deep fried cornbread" echoed in my mind for months after reading an article about Bailey and Cato on the Bites blog. The other day, i just so happened to be in the neighborhood and decided to give it a go. It was a low key Sunday afternoon, not to busy and as I waited in line, I pondered the menu. The special of the day? Brown gravy meatloaf with two veg for $6? Classic fried chicken with two veg $7 ($7.5 for white meat)? or do i go the BBQ route. The pork shoulder sandwich sounded good too (around $4.50). Decisions, decisions. As i approached the front counter, I could visually begin to narrow down my options. In the end, I opted for the smoked white meat chicken ($7.5). For my two sides i got greens and creamed corn, and of course, the reason this establishment had beckoned to me in the first place, the deep fried corn bread. With a bottle of water, the tab was 9 bucks and some change. I paid, grabbed my food and headed for a table outside.

Overall, it was not the culinary adventure I had hoped. The chicken was dry, really dry. I know it was white meat chicken, but it was DRY. The flavor of the chicken was awesome, deep and robust. The greens were good. The corn was tasty, and the deep fried cornbread was good, but a bit bland. A side of honey for dipping would have been nice.

Will I go back? Yes, with a maybe...

Posted by Kletia Garies on 07/01/2013 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Arnold's Country Kitchen

I am a southern boy, so when I heard of Arnold’s Country Kitchen and all of their accolades, I had to go. I grabbed my big appetite cousin and we headed over the railroad tracks. Luckily we got there just before the big rush, the place was almost packed, but fifteen minutes later there was a line outside the door and it spilled over into the parking area. The place is small with just a few tables but that’s cool. It wouldn’t hurt them to do a deep cleaning. The order line, plates, and eating utensils reminded me of a prison cafeteria (never been, but seen them on TV).

So we are about to order and the good thing is, you can see all the food you are about to devour (especially my beloved CHESS PIE). It was Tuesday so I ordered the meatloaf, 1 piece of catfish, candied yams, turnip greens, mac & cheese, hot water cornbread and chess pie of course. My cousin ordered the meatloaf as well, along with the same sides plus the white beans. Everything was just ok, but the turnip greens were missing that love and extra home cooked flavor. The meatloaf was not my fave but edible; however, the mac and cheese was the winner on the plate. The chess pie was average (try Rose’s home-style catering and bakery chess squares). I made the catfish work with a lil added hot sauce. Oh boy I wish they would have had some good sweet red Kool-Aid ha-ha.

One of the good things was the service, they moved the line pretty fast and everyone had a smile on their face. They recognized the regulars, and chit chatted with every guest. The price for portion size of food is pretty accurate. I can’t say it’s the best meat and three in Nashville, but all in all the food was average nothing to tell mother about. This establishment is part of Nashville’s’ history, but James Beard award winner, I don’t think so. More important, this is a Nashville institution that the people here love.

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Posted by MR86 on 03/04/2013 at 8:52 PM

Re: “City Café

Great food at very reasonable prices in this "meat and three" style restaurant. I can hardly believe you can get so much for so little money. All the food is homemade and prepared from recipe right there - nothing out of a box made in some factory. If you want a delicious, satisfying meal that you don't have to wait 20 or 30 minutes to get, this has got to be your place.

Posted by Jamie on 02/14/2013 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Elliston Place Soda Shop

God bless Harold James, his pristine establishment lives on.

Posted by OMFUG on 01/05/2013 at 11:47 AM

Re: “B.B. King's Blues Club

WORST service EVER. Tried to have dinner before Americana Awards show. Waitress screwed up drink order (didn't know the difference between Pale Ale and Dos Perros) Food didn't arrive 45 minutess after placing order and ended up going to panera and being late for show.

Posted by local dude on 09/13/2012 at 3:55 PM

Re: “B.B. King's Blues Club

The BB Kings, Carl Stewart & The All stars are a great band. a must see. Doyne & Johnnie Ratliff of Humboldt Tn.

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Posted by Johnnie M Cockham Ratliff on 05/15/2012 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Bluebird Cafe

I personally know of how open mic sessions 'round town do provide a plattaform for the common songwriter to get his/her songs to an audience, a great oportunity to polish your act onstage, with lighting and a pa system, a chance to find other talented musicians to put together a band or other songwriters for collaborations. While other local musicians do not share my point of view, they complain about how venues have found a way to provide free entertainment for their clientele thru either jam sesions or open mic sessions, many of them places requiring that attendees, songwriters or not, do consume food or drinks while on their premises, they complain about the non-existence of a legitimate audience (since most of the open mic sessions are comprised mainly of other songwriters performing their material and leaving soon after) also mentioning the possibility that legit music industry representatives from major labels being there to discover them is next to zero... I still think is a great way to get your music out there without the need of a press & media kit or any of the complicated process bands go to get a gig at any local venue!

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Posted by 30,000 Secrets... on 03/19/2012 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Bailey and Cato Family Restaurant

I had put off giving them a try until recently, eagerly anticipating what I'd heard was authentic southern home-cooked vittles. Unfortunately, I was unpleasantly suprised. I got a rib plate to go with mac & cheese, white beans and the hot-water style cornbread hoe cakes. Roughly half of each small section of ribs was literally inedible. They'd been cooked WAY too long and were very dry and leathery. I already felt cheated, but this feeling became stronger when I realized with the first fork-full of the white beans that they were CANNED beans, with quite a bit of seasoning added in an unsuccessful attempt to both conceal this, and to keep time and labor to a minimum related to preparing actual home-cooked beans which require nothing more than a cold-water pre-soak and some ham hock and salt & pepper to result in an extremely tasty and therapeutic dish. The mac & cheese was pretty decent as was the cornbread, however the cornbread was room-temp at best and it was obvious it had been 'on standby' for a while since it left the skillet or fryer. My gut feeling (no pun intended) is to give them a second shot and order up different items the next time, but in my mind the canned white beans speaks volumes regarding their management/quality control ethics. There's not many things more annoying to me than springing eight or nine dollars for wanna-be southern quisine when that amount (and LESS) will buy you a very substantial and satisfying sit-down meal at other viable restaurants in the very same area of town.

Posted by Grouper Grubber on 03/10/2012 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Cock of the Walk

Very small menu, but if catfish, chicken and steak are you thing, your in luck. This is the specialty. It brings to life What back porch dining is all about, very southern and very casual. Prices are reasonable and the food is plentiful. Come hungry and be prepared to take a doggie bag home. Great place for large groups and families. This is a no frills place but worth the trip! When you have something this good, you do not need an 8 page menu.

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Posted by Yvonne Wroten Greenside on 12/24/2011 at 8:23 AM

Re: “Elliston Place Soda Shop

Excellent meat and three. Really liked the roast beef, mashed potatoes, and fried corn.

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Posted by Chris Williams on 11/15/2011 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Elliston Place Soda Shop

Really nice little place to pick up lunch. I had a hamburger, fries, and chocolate shake. Everything was delicious! The waitress we had was also very friendly. All around great atmosphere and food.

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Posted by Kristi McMurry on 09/28/2011 at 1:24 PM

Re: “B.B. King's Blues Club

Average food, bad service, crummy plastic decor...not really what you'd expect at these prices. The music was just...OK.
I'm sure they just rent BB Kings name and that he doesn't have anything to do woth the running of the place. better take a loom Riley! Its your name on the marquee!

Posted by CITYBOY on 09/21/2011 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Bailey and Cato Family Restaurant

My husband and I have been to this little place a dozen times. We have recommended them to several of our friends. Although we have never felt comfortable w/the atmosphere/attitude of the staff and surroundings (very dumpy), we have tried to patronize this place because they are a minority owned business. I have a saying, "I don't pay for bad service". I have put this saying aside many many times in this place because the staff always seem to be attitudal, angry, and unprofessional. They make you feel as though you are a bother rather than a valued customer. No one ever says.. hello, welcome, thank you, or come back to see us. I can't recall ever noticing a score (too distracted by the attitudes). As of right now, we are done! My husband and I will not continue to put our money into a place that obviously does not care anything about its customers, and care even less about offering their customers a decent, clean establishment. You can't even sit down in this place without someone's butt in your face, or them stepping on your toes. It's painfully apparent that they have no intentions of doing anything except pocketing their profits. For the record.... The greens are always dry (could do w/a little meat grease, and vinegar) the mac and cheese is awful (need to use better cheese and cream) I had the sweet potatoes once and said..never would I make that mistake again! They normally keep the dessert behind the serving area, but noticed that some are now in the drink cooler. Decided to try one and the cake was stale. So long B &C. You have lost two very good customers. The sad part about it is... We don't think that they even care.

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Posted by penn1725 on 09/13/2011 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Elliston Place Soda Shop

Best chocolate shake in Tennessee

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Posted by Tony ellis on 07/21/2011 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Bailey and Cato Family Restaurant

My parents - visiting from out of state - wanted to try this out. Because I am well aware of the portions at meat-n-three's around here, I got the pulled pork sandwich which was average. The BBQ sauce was not the kind of sauce that I like - too sweet with no other options besides...well...sweet BBQ sauce.
However, my parents got the ribs and two sides which were fantastic (and were miserable the rest of the day...this is why I chose the sandwich). I didn't want to wait 20 min. for the fried chicken or I would have probably given this a five star rating. Atmosphere is exactly what it should be...little to no style, limited seating, and B-movies on the small TV for your viewing pleasure. Isn't that what you are looking for in a place like this?
If you want to go in there and have a conversation with the server, don't do it. It's not gonna happen. Don't talk on your cell phone unless you are done ordering and paying for your food. They are there to serve you a big plate of goodness and don't want to mess with the small talk or customers holding up the line while they ask their buddy if they want mild or hot BBQ sauce. Get in there, stuff yourself silly and get out. 'Nuff said.

Posted by acj405 on 07/21/2011 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Arnold's Country Kitchen

This is the best meat and 3 in Nashville, no -best in the state, no - maybe in the South. I have eaten there dozens of times and never been disappointed.

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Posted by Big R on 06/01/2011 at 6:14 PM

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