After reading about the reopening of the Elliston Place Soda Shop back in May, I was champing at the bit to try it myself.
The new spot is right next door to the longtime original location, and Elliston’s menu is full of classic comforts — from breakfast combos to burgers, fried fare and more. But I came for the meat-and-three combo ($9.99). I struggled deciding what to order — meatloaf, pot roast, fried chicken, the daily special? Per the server’s recommendation, I ordered the turkey and dressing, and by the time I got my food I realized I had a full Thanksgiving meal on my hands, complete with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a basket of onion rings (kind of untraditional, considering), and a thick biscuit to top it all off. Good thing I adore Thanksgiving food. The turkey sat atop a bed of fluffy yet slightly crisp dressing that was just beginning to soak up the pool of gravy. The green beans were cooked to perfection, and the biscuit was the perfect vessel to carry stray bites. The onion rings were crispy and slightly sweet. Dip them in gravy for a bite as delicious as it is unhealthy.
To wash it all down, I had a silky strawberry milkshake that paired wonderfully with the slice of chocolate pie (both $4.99). Is the Soda Shop the best spot for low-calorie dishes in Nashville? Absolutely not. Will I keep going? Most definitely.