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South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar

#349 of 1,694 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub
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907 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
+1 615-320-5555
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

The environment here is perfect, with the open windows you can people watch and feel a cool breeze blowing while you enjoy Nashville. The brisket was good, not the best i ever had but i would eat it again. Our server was very attentive even though they were swamped. The Beer is good and cold so i recommend you give... More 

Thank sgiles68
Bristow, Virginia
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244 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Hit brunch at South Street on the way out of town after a long weekend. They have good beers on tap, and a cool outdoor-ish area upstairs to sit and reminisce about the weekend. The bloody mary hit the spot, along with the brisket omelette and hash browns. Biscuits/gravy/jam while you wait for your food??? That's awesome.

Thank BareTruth0827
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

To be sure we really did experienced this restaurant, our concierge drove us there himself! No other BBQ came close for the rest of our trip. We started with a bowl of chicken gumbo that was delicious! But...the ribs were the star. Very meaty ,smoked, and dry rubbed with a great char on the outside. The sauce they served on... More 

1 Thank sunshinegirl05
Quincy, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

4 of us went to the South Street Smokehouse for brunch on a Sunday and decided to sit at the bar. The bartender (TJ) was very attentive and explained any of the menu items we asked about. He also asked us where we had been in town and offered some other suggestions for places to go. He offered to reheat... More 

Thank Carole218
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

During a business trip, I was looking forward to eating BBQ, so when a co-worker suggested this "smokehouse" I was excited. I ordered a pulled pork platter, and the pulled pork was okay. However, the BBQ sauce was lacking, it was not sweet, it was not spicy, it wasn't really anything to remember (except that it was not good). I... More 

Thank M G
Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

The food wasn't as good as it was in the past and the service wasn't good at all. There were three of us and our server made us feel like we were an inconvenience.

Thank Jenny A
Nashville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

South Street is truly an authentic crab shack and dive bar. With garage door windows that roll up you can almost feel the ocean. South Street has a broad menu with dive bar fare, I generally get the steam pot or the crab legs; B-B-Que, excellent dry rub ribs; and good southern cooking, try the cat fish. South Street provides... More 

Thank jmichaelbarry
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is GREAT. Sausage is some of the best I have ever had. Everyone in our family tried something different and everyone was pleased. We have eaten there again since our first visit and we will be back.

Thank JMorris38464
Windsor, Canada
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Had dinner at this restaurant in Nashville on a friday night during CMA Fest 2013. The food was great, the service good..... I am not sure if it was good value since one of my friends paid the whole bill. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Nashville.

Thank ChesterWindsor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Food has gone down hill been there 5-6 times before service was very bad had to ask for everything the server came by 2 time and one was when he brought us our food he was not worth his tip that was put on the check. Food had no taste and was over done and dried out.

1 Thank Emjmje

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 907 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-320-5555

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