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The Family Wash/Garage Coffee

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626A Main St, Nashville, TN 37206-3604
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great music room. Great foodie spot. It kept much of the character of the original while still finding ways to accommodate more groovy people. The garage coffee partnership is a wonderful addition. When traveling visitors want to see where the locals hang out, this is where i take them. Kudos to the chef for allowing customizing of the delicious shepherds... More 

Thank Hub2112
Lynchburg, Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Family Wash is a great funky place to hang out and have a good meal. They seem to land some really interesting music acts and their somewhat uncommon menu is a treat (I recommend the Shepard's pie). On top of all that, the people there are great folks. Go check 'em out!

Thank jodpan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Family Wash is very different. A hip place with a very different menu and odd style of live music. Meatballs were very good but my wife got the chicken pot pie and although it did not mentioned sweet potato, the pie had a very sweet taste like sweet potato so beware. It's not your normal chicken pot pie. The... More 

Thank zacksteen
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was really good. They have a large dining area and a smaller area that they called the 'Fish Bowl'. A Large bar for happy hour and a live band on various nights. They had something on the menu that was surprising but very tasty - Fried Chicken Skins. The restaurant serves breakfast and... More 

Thank Kim C
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday afternoon. Seated immediately by a friendly hostess. Wait staff came almost immediately with menus and suggestions when we asked. She recommended a house cocktail on tap when one of us ordered a Manhattan. The house cocktail was excellent! Cant remember the name of it. sorry. Ordered beer cheese appetizer. It was wonderful. Fresh and hot. Loved... More 

Thank 538cheryly
Nashville, Tennessee
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Even though their coffee maker broke, they served us some great alternative. Breakfast items were delicious, service was fast and very friendly. Definitely a plus for the East Nashville environment

Thank WolfganginTN
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We got seated right away, and our server, Jake, was most pleasant. The food, once we received it, was very good. I think our ticket got behind a large party, so it took quite a while. The manager made it all better for us, so we were quite happy with the visit.

Thank TEisenhauer
Greenwood, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We liked this spot but it's pricey and you don't get a big portion. We both big eaters and we left hungry still. They had an awesome Bloody Mary though. It was $50 for two drinks and two meals

Thank kaitmck
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

If you're heading out of downtown for a day in East Nashville, make it a point to stop at the Family Wash/Garage Coffee for breakfast. Family friendly, good down home cooking.

Thank AndiNYC
Nashville, Tennessee
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265 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Such a fun unique place. Great appetizers and get burgers. Unique breakfast items on the menu that are available all day. Pancakes are a must try! Wine on tap; yes.....wine on tap! Sat at the bar and had a great evening. Great service and yummy food keeps this place on the list to frequent!!

Thank Terry T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, International
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626A Main St, Nashville, TN 37206-3604
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 16156459930

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?