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South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar

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907 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 320-5555
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ya your sorta there but???

You have a unique location but your staff doesn't do anything to make you wanna stay, They seem like they are there to get a paycheck and don't care about anything else

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
Todd B
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

You have a unique location but your staff doesn't do anything to make you wanna stay, They seem like they are there to get a paycheck and don't care about anything else

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We were very excited to try this place and could not have been more disappointed. It was a really off day for the kitchen. My Mahi was overcooked and I could not eat the rice. The pulled pork was terrible, even the sauce could not save it.The sweet potatoes were dry and the corn bread was not edible. What saved... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We walked from our hotel for dinner and we were very pleased with the food and service. The Painkiller cocktail (or two) was a great way to start the meal! I really loved the crab cake appetizer and the Pulled Smoked Chicken with the Great White Sauce! Yum!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This restaurant was fine. I've eaten here a few times with a friend who lives in Nashville. As someone else mentioned, their beer selection is limited but it's okay. I had a decent local brew. We shared the fried green tomatoes which I enjoyed. I had an appetizer for my meal and didn't particularly care for it but it was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It was great to get away from the madness of 2 & Broadway. The outdoor seating at the bar was what you would expect from a place locals hang out. I had the special of the day. Gator Sausage over pasta. It was excellent and my wife had the Shrimp and Grits. She said it was average. We really enjoyed... More 

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rochester ny
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I really enjoyed this place. It was away from all of the noise on Broadway so we could eat dinner and actually hear each other. It had a nice area to sit outside and the prices were very reasonable. It is just a short walk from Vanderbilt college and came recommended from the gentleman at our hotel. Definitely would go... More 

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Minneapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I did the whole rooftop thing and the atmosphere was very cool! I sat at the bar and the bartender was awesome! Very personable and friendly. He also made suggestions, which I love. Tried the fried pickles and shrimp and grits and both were amazing!!! I wanted to go back, but time got away from me.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I would eat somewhere else since it wasnt special and have drinks on the rooftop with friends. One party in our group said the fried shrimp was good. Others said the pulled pork was dried out. Pump Chicken is good but not incredible or anything.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is definitely a bar first and eatery second. Also, I have a problem with going to Nashville and eating at a crab shack so I guess I shouldn't have expected a lot from the fish/seafood side of the menu. Service was alright and they DID turn down the music for a while when our group asked. In general, the... More 

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Bossier City, Louisiana
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We go here each time in Nashville on business, and I don't get it. Food is marginal. I had the enchiladas which were tasteless and microwaved. The smoked plate looked good. Beer selections were limited but at least tasty. If you gotta eat, try it bur I don't see it

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 907 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: (615) 320-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?