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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Southern: 5 Stars

Re: “Norman Couser's Country Cookin'

Norman Couser's restaurant provides true homemade southern food. The restaurant has been in Nashville for over 30+. Also, it sits directly across from the Nashville Zoo (which is a plus). This restaurant is certainly where the locals go - the staff knows their customers by name and I laughed that some customers have particular tables they go sit at. It appears that Couser's does mostly to-go orders for locals as well. The inside isn't anything fancy or spectacular, but the restaurant is a classic meat-n-three. I highly recommend trying the turkey & dressing, country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, or fried okra. For dessert, their chocolate pie and cherry cobbler are delicious! I do not go there for the decor, but instead, for fantastic homemade dishes and friendly staff. They treat you like family.

Posted by Meiko123 on 12/09/2014 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Norman Couser's Country Cookin'

Ate there twice during recent visit to Nashville--lunch and supper. Same menu for both; same friendly staff and from-scratch cooking. Pleasing alternative to Cracker Barrel.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tulsa_Marco on 10/18/2014 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Edley's Bar-B-Que

I've been dying to try out Edley's since we moved back to Nashville a few months ago. I had some errands to run in town this morning, so I took the opportunity to add barbecue to my to-do list.

Edley's is in the up-and-coming 12 South neighborhood of Nashville, which I think was mostly just residential when we lived here eight years ago. The atmosphere is a good combination of modern and rustic. It's a lively place with a full bar, so I might be back for happy hour sometime soon. The line to order had nearly doubled within a few minutes of my 11:30 arrival. Clearly this joint is a local favorite.

I don't normally do barbecue sandwiches, but Edley's Tuck Special sounded too good to resist: a brisket sandwich with house made spicy pimento cheese, an over-easy egg, red and white barbecue sauces, and pickles. It doesn't get much more Southern than that. Well, I suppose they could have added a fried something-or-other, but I digress. I decided to make my Tuck a combo with potato salad and mac-n-cheese on the side.

The mayonnaise-based potato salad was very tasty. Skin-on potatoes were a good choice. There was much more potato than veggie in the mix, which worked well here. The macaroni was far from basic Easy Mac. I really enjoyed the crumbly topping and spices. It was gooey and creamy from the various cheeses they use, and was much better than the mac and cheese I usually find in my barbecue travels.

It was hard to decide exactly how to tackle the towering Tuck Special, so I assembled a pile of napkins and dove right in. Wow, this sandwich was deliciously complex! I managed to find a few bits of plain brisket, which had a great smoky flavor as well as a slight spiciness. The meat was very tender, due in part to the fattier slices I received. Edley's pimento cheese comes out almost like a patty and definitely has some heat to it as well. The addition of the mayo-based white barbecue sauce was really interesting, while the pickles added acidity, sweetness, and a much-needed crunch. I wasn't sure how the egg would play out, but it actually tied everything together beautifully. This sandwich was incredible all the way around!

I'll always be a sucker for the classics, but Edley's proves that barbecue doesn't necessarily have to be simple to be amazing. I will definitely be back to sample their more traditional barbecue items.

Read my full review, complete with pictures:

The Barbecue Fiend

http://barbecuefiend.blogspot.com/2014/09/…

Posted by The Barbecue Fiend on 09/16/2014 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Catfish Kitchen

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

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by unclesam328 on 10/25/2013 at 5:02 PM

Re: “M Restaurant

Simply put amazing!!

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Posted by foodman1112 on 10/05/2013 at 1:14 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: “Urban Grub Fish Pit and Southern Cantina

Great new addition to the 12th South area. Easily the one of the best high-end dining experiences on the West side. Amazing oyster bar, incredible wine list, amazing ambiance, and a must-try for anyone in Nashville. Easily the best new fine dining experience in town right now.

Posted by Chesterfield on 10/01/2012 at 10:39 AM

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.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Johnnie M Cockham Ratliff on 05/15/2012 at 6:02 PM

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.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kristi McMurry on 09/28/2011 at 1:24 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: “Wendell Smith's

Everyone who is anyone from Nashville knows where to go for the best meat and three in Tennessee. Wendell's With the same recipes they have had for 60 years and fresh warm banana pudding out of the oven. There is nothing on the menu that isn't by itself the best food around town. And the hospitality is always warm and they know your name.

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Posted by getwest on 03/17/2011 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Loveless Cafe

I love this place, the food, the atmosphere, the history, the wait staff and the prices. If you go on the weekend for breakfast be prepared for a long but well worth wait. This is a place I ALWAYS take friends from out-of-town.

Posted by itsmyfirstday on 01/17/2011 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Bluebird Cafe

June 27, Wayne Jerrolds will be back at the Bluebird. Come on out... YOU will not be dissapointed.

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Posted by Freeda on 06/17/2010 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Bailey and Cato Family Restaurant

The food is absolutely delicious - one of my favorite places to get good Southern vegetables and sides. All of the people there are friendly and service is always quick. There's not a lot of space to eat inside (though there is some), so during busy times it's best to get the food to go.

Posted by atw663 on 05/23/2010 at 3:14 PM

Re: “Bluebird Cafe

Dustin is one of the most talented singer/songwriters in Nashville. He will be the next big thing in country. If you can, go see him play! You won't be dissapointed.
Rating Detail:
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Mike on 05/18/2009 at 5:10 AM

Re: “Hermitage Café

as the owners daughter and waitress there... i am extremely partial to the hermitage cafe. almost anything goes and everyone (who is pleasant) is welcomed. however, please note that we do not accept credit cards nor debit cards. we are a cash only premises.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by sherri on 02/16/2009 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Hermitage Café

as the owners daughter and waitress there... i am extremely partial to the hermitage cafe. almost anything goes and everyone (who is pleasant) is welcomed. however, please note that we do not accept credit cards nor debit cards. we are a cash only premises.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by sherri on 02/16/2009 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Bluebird Cafe

I was at the Bluebird in Oct. Everytime I am in Nashville, I try to make a Sunday showcase. I was again thrilled by the professional entertainment provided. Wayne Jerrolds and his grandaughter, Lourdes' were the it of the night. The 7 year old was surprising and Mr. Jerrolds' song, Teary Eyed Mood was beautiful. The Bluebird is a place for we who love music. I reccomend it to all vistors to Nashville. When is Mr. Jerrolds and his fiddle-o-lin going to be back to Nashville or the Bluebird. I understood he traveded with Bill Monroe. I wanted to know who he is with now. Thank You, Rilla Worshum Atlanta, GA
Rating Detail:
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

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Posted by Rilla Worshum on 11/21/2008 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Bluebird Cafe

The round with Barbara, Dave, Jeremy and Will was so great. It was by far the best experiance that I had while in Nashville last weekend. The talent and experience of those 4 really blew me away. Their approach was calm and kind. The Staff at the Bluebird Cafe was incredible at helping us to feel welcome. Thank you to all for a wonderful night!
Rating Detail:
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Bobbi Ulm on 10/21/2008 at 7:08 AM

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