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The Silly Goose

1888 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN
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Ranked #98 of 1,700 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
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88% Recommend
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English first
North GA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This place is so understated we could not immediately find it even when GPS said "you have reached your destination." The place is very small so reservations would seem to be a must. The food, while pricey, was very good and beautifully presented. The food is complimented by a professional wait staff. Having said that, shabby chic can go too... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were two couples having dinner at the Silly Goose an evening in July. The service was very good, and the food heavenly. There were good vegetarian alternatives. Prices were a bit high, but not unreasonable. We had some sangria, which I thought was too heavy on the peach. The basil lemonade on the other hand was very good. The... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As you walk in you realize this is not your normal run of the mill restaurant. It's small with limited seating BUT the food makes up for what it lacks. The drinks alone were refreshing! The fresh basil lemonade was addicting. We could not get enough of it. I ordered the bird (grilled chicken breast, sun-dried tomato, avocado,bacon, peppered goat... More

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New Hampshire
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Novel uses of herbs is the feature that makes the Silly Goose different. This is a farm to table place that uses mixtures of herbs to delight the palate. Who would expect almonds & craisins on a turkey wrap? Or basil in your lemonade? The couscous was to die for. The chef is a treasure! When we went, the place... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Your typical East Nashville, hipster, shabby-chic sandwich shop. Tasty, good food but I wish the prices would better reflex what is offered. $10 for a turkey wrap that had more “other ingredients than turkey? Though the herbed couscous was delicious, not really what I want with a sandwich. I think a choice of homemade potato chips would not hurt a... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Walked in not knowing what to expect, and bam. It was great to get a fresh basil lemonade, then an amazing green salad with bread and pesto dipping sauce, to finish it up the King Kong an amazing couscous plate with curry shrimp can you say yum. And of course honey beet ice cream for desert. The place is so... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

First time eating here. My cousin came to visit and requested to eat here since she had seen the chef compete on the food network show "chopped" recently. While a little pricy, the food was very good. We had a 15 minute wait for a table as the place only holds about 45 guests. We ordered the pomegranate iced tea... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

From my last experience w the greasy pesto couscous, I didn't try that again but got the beef sandwich..it was wonderful. My family liked the turkey, the chicken, they loved it all and asked to come back here, which we did. Grandson is 18 months, each time, they gave him food and a bowl of fruit that he loved!! The... More

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I ate here twice and the food was consistently interesting and tasty. Enough so to bring me back to try it again. Trendy, hipster type of food joint. The first time I ate here was so stomach unsettling that I almost didn't make it back again. The service was not so good. It seems the servers don't smile and are... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Took my 3 teen aged boys for lunch. My wife and I are still irritated about spending $100 for lunch that's was sadly unimpressive. It tries to come off as a hipster kind of joint but it's just a low budget feeling Fad Food place with food that is just not tasty! Wish we had gone to the hole in... More

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