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The Southern


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Your Way
Two Willow Farm eggs any way, choice of meat, served with griddled potatoes or stone-ground grits and toast or biscuits
My Way
Brown butter‏ linguini topped with pine nuts, goat cheese, bacon lardons and two sunny side up Willow Farm eggs
The Highway
Fried chicken breast served atop a waffle, drizzled with pure maple syrup
The Southern Omelet
Willow Farm eggs, braised pork, caramelized onions, collards, black eyed peas and farmhouse cheddar, served with potatoes or stone-ground grits
Ten Mile Omelet
Willow Farm eggs, sautéed seasonal veggies and farmhouse cheddar, topped with rooster pepper remoulade, served with potatoes or stone-ground grits
Apalach Omelet
Willow Farm eggs, jumbo lump crab meat, sautéed fennel, leeks, mascarpone and béarnaise, served with griddled potatoes or Falls Mill grits
The Cuban
Mojo-marinated pork‏ tenderloin, pan fried, served with black beans, yellow rice, skillet debris, and two sunny side up Willow Farm eggs
T for Tennessee
Grilled 12 oz Leipers Fork strip steak, three Willow Farm eggs any way, griddled potatoes and toast or biscuits
T for Texas
smoked brisket, jalapeño-cheddar grits, two fried Willow Farms eggs and toast or biscuits
Housemade Granola
Whole grains, local honey and Greek yogurt, topped with fresh berries
Half Slice of Country Ham, Jalapeño Bacon
Applewood Bacon, Housemade Sausage
Stone-Ground Grits, Griddled Potatoes, Seasonal Fruit, Willow Farm Egg, Pancakes
Toast or Biscuits
Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Single 4.00
Double 6.00
Latte, Macchiato, Cuban Coffee
Blood Orange Mimosa, Bellini
Bloody Mary
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.
$31 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, International
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This use to be my favorite restaurant in Nashville, hands down. Have been twice in the past month (once for my birthday dinner-that’s how much I use to love it) and the service was the only thing that saved my meal. The quality of the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Maggie P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The breakfast menu was a bit more adventurous than most breakfast places in the south with some of the ingredients and sauces. Service was great and the restaurant itself was beautiful. Highly recommend going there.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank melaniemR9377OP
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We dined here 3 years ago and the steaks were so good we returned when we came back to Nashville. Still absolutely amazing!!!!! So much so we had to go back on our second night as well. If you are in Nashville, go here. We...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank oakwoodfencing
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has an upscale casual theme. Feels like a fancy restaurant, but you won't be out of place if you've been walking the streets of Nashville all day long. I've never had a bad meal from here, but especially recommend any of their steaks...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Erinintn
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Nashville for our anniversary weekend. Carol on the Cruzzin Nashville golf cart tour dropped us off here at the The Southern and said the steak would melt in your mouth. Well she was right. The service was fast, friendly, and we didn't...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a great place for lunch or dinner. Creative southern dishes. The raw oyster bar always a plus. A good wine and drink list.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of friends truly enjoyed our Southern experience. We dined on crab cakes, an amazing hamburger, Caesar salad and Caribbean pork. We recommend everything. Drinks were interesting and delicious.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank joanmkelsey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner with my wife and cousin from Seattle who was in town for a conference. Ordered the pork chop and it was cooked to perfection with a very wonderful smoky flavor and perfect crust. Highly recommend the Pork Chop. Bring your voice, it’s quite...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank luvmyvette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great drinks, great staff. Always the place to go! Whether it is a pork chop or a steak or a Caesar salad!! Try the oysters! This place is what Nashville is all about. Great smiles and great food

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dbuyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop at Southern for lunch when you're in downtown Nashville. Get an appetizer of the steak medallions on bleu cheese biscuits. OMG! I had the "Barbacuban" sandwich. Pork BBQ on really good bread. My wife enjoyed the beef taco lunch plate. This is a great...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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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 883debrad | 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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