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The Southern

150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201-2011
+1 615-724-1762
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (405 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201-2011
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For the southern food lovers this is a great restaurant. The southern style steaks are good choice and the drinks are very good. Being in Nashville any drink with Tennessee whisky is a good choice.

1  Thank Aubynwr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A bit of a wait but a big dining room. Noisy and crowded and the reason is clear: great food! Friendly and professional service added to the experience. Loved the biscuits maybe the best in the city. Fried chicken is worthy. Large portions

Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Gumbo, crab cakes, wedge salad for appetizers were all amazing. But the entrees of ribs (a whole rack for $28!!!)pork belly tacos and salmon were probably the best food we tasted in Nashville. The ambiance was fabulous as was the decor. Waiter was very helpful...More

Thank Alison1207
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was our wedding anniversary--57 years of happiness to commemorate. We both ordered the 8 ounce steak medium rare. The meal arrive quickly complete with fried onions, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. Every item starting with the steak was perfect. This outstanding meal was topped off...More

Thank roamer70
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food here was amazing. Everything tasted great. Particular favourites were the pork belly tacos and the ribs.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate here on Sunday, August 12. Our waiter was Geoff. He gave us suggestions from the menu, which were very helpful. We chose to split the steak biscuits for an appetizer and get burgers for dinner. The steak biscuits were fantastic! The steak was...More

Thank Bearybubba
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Heard from several people to eat here for breakfast we arrived 30 min early to avoid the wait. So that being said we were the first ones. I was told the steak and egg benedict are the best and only served on sun. It was...More

Thank kduncan1307
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing BBQ shrimp appetizer. I could've easily had a second helping for my meal, but then I would've missed out on The Belle, a wonderful wood-grilled filet atop mashed potatoes with chives, asparagus and mushrooms. Fabulous!! Tried two desserts that were both fine but this...More

Thank zzMomof5zz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was amazing, beautiful place and service was spectacular. Our waitress was Smashley (??), she was outstanding, pleasant to speak with, knowledgeable and very attentive to our table. Despite how busy she clearly was. You can tell the whole staff works well together as we...More

Thank BeachBumz4
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our "go to " place downtown Nashville. The food & service is always outstanding. Its always busy so reservations help. Price reasonable for downtown. Close to several venues so a great place before the show meal. Its loud. There is allot of traffic...More

1  Thank pwood2018
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August 2, 2017|
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Response from GinaGenae | Reviewed this property |
We went mid morning on a Sunday, and there wasn't any live entertainment when we first arrived; but by the time we left there was a guy performing.I'm not sure what their live entertainment schedule is.
February 9, 2017|
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Response from Soggydollars | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are not required, but are recommended especially at peak hours. The size of the party also may make a difference. We had a group of 12 for lunch, called ahead by about 40 minutes and were seated right away.
October 19, 2016|
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Response from Debra D | Reviewed this property |
They have large rooms for a group and at prime time the noise level is high very high energy place
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201-2011
    (3rd & Demonbreun)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-724-1762
  • E-mail
Located on the ground floor of the Pinnacle at Symphony Place in the heart of the burgeoning SoBro district, The Southern takes its guests on a culinary journey where every entree tells a story. The traditional yet eclectic eating house features a state-of-the-art, shuck-to-order oyster bar, a real wood-fired grill, a locally grown buying strategy, deliciously tender meats and direct sourced, guaranteed fresh, sustainable seafood. The menus at the southern combine indigenous flavors with exotic ingredients and offer an authentically southern adventure with a twist. The Southern will prove soon be to be known for its genuine hospitality and unmatched eats.
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