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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

111 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201-2117 (Formerly Big River Grille & Brewing Works) (Downtown Nashville)
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Ranked #156 of 1,695 restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
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434 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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Chelsea, Alabama, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We got to the brewery around 6:15 on thursday and there was no wait. Appetizer & drinks came right out and there was a little wait on main course but food was great. Prices were good and they have a good variety of food to pick from. Hubby said the dark beer was great...I had sweet tea since I am... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I am only reviewing this place because of the shocking service (or lack of) that I encountered. I have used Rock Bottom in other cities (Denver, Chicago etc) and always found it to be reasonable but not here in Nashville. Waited to be seated - no one came Walked to the bar & was told to sit anywhere Server came... More

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Our hotel recommended the roof top at Rock Bottom as a fun place for lunch 3 adults and 2 thirteen yr old girls. Perfect spot with great views of Nashville, the stadium and the river. server was nice. Fresh strawberry lemonade was wonderful! The mango ice tea was a fail for our 13 yr old daughter and she switched to... More

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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Stopped by the Rock Bottom late one morning to view soccer. Not busy so tables were easy to find with our group of six. Server very attentive, maybe overly so when we first arrived. Others tried the beer sampler which they seemed to enjoy while I had the home made root beer which was very tasty and sweet. Wish they... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere is nice, but the service could have been a little better. We sat at the bar and it seemed like we were overlooked quite a bit. We had to keep stopping our server as she walked by. The food was good and you can get a "large" sample of 6 draft/brewed beers for only $6 so in the food... More

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Florence, Alabama
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89 reviews 89 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

3 friends in for 4th of July fireworks chose this restaurant for a quick lunch just after noon before the crowd began to move in. Restaurant busy but not crowded, no wait for table. Quick initial service, waiter's beer selection good. We all ordered the same - classic burger with 2 onion rings & a slaw. Fairly long wait for... More

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Nankin, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this place. Good beers although they ran out of several. Good guacamole & chips. Excellent Cobb salad. Awesome server. .regrettably I can't recall her name. Would go again.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

In town on a business trip and walked around downtown to find somewhere to eat. Trip ratings were good and maybe the food is good. But I never had a chance to try it. Walked in at 7 pm and asked for a table where I could see the baseball game. Hostess said I could sit anywhere around the bar.... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had a good burger and Rock Bottom brew. Had the bourbonzola. Family had lots to pick from. - youngest had housemade root-beer. It was great! Wish more brew places made root-beer for the family. Recommend to try/sample a few of the brews before picking what you want. I liked the Red Ale and Wife like the IPA.

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Baxter, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There were several of us in our party and we stopped in pretty late on the last night of CMA fest.. Anybody from the area knows how tired and stressed the workers are , especially with a whole week of tourist crowds. We could not have asked for better servers or food. Absolutely amazing. No ones order was messed up... More

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