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Caney Fork


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Blazin' Bayou Catfish Strips
Hand cut select strips of your favorite fish lightly seasoned, served with your choice of buffalo, tarter, or creole sauce
Fried Pickle Chips
Delicious dill pickle chips breaded and deep fried, served with our homemade Chipotle Ranch for dipping
Fried Green Tomatoes
A plate Full of the Greenest Tomato slices breaded in cornmeal & fried to a golden brown, served with our homemade creamy Creole sauce & topped with fresh cut scallions. A Southern Favorite
Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cakes
Premium Lump Blue Crab served with Creole sauce & topped with diced tomatoes and scallions
Caney Sampler
Crisp Fancy Onion Rings, served with 4 Fried Green tomatoes, Caney's Favorite Fried Pickle Chips with your choice of Either our Original Chicken Wings or our hand cut Select Catfish Strips. Served with Chipotle Ranch, Homemade Creole Sauce, Tarter & Spicy Buffalo Sauce
Haystack Onion Rings
Featuring Our Sweet Fancy Onions thinly sliced & deep fried. Served with Chipotle Ranch for Dipping
Frog Legs
"Louisiana Style" Tender and just a little spicy, hand breaded and deep fried. Served with our homemade Creole sauce. They'll keep you jumpin' for joy
Cajun Fried Gator Tail
Center Cut pieces of the Meanest Alligator tail we could find, deep fried and served with our homemade creamy Creole sauce
Wild Chicken Wings
Choice wings carefully baked with special Caney seasoning quickly fried to perfection and tossed with your choice of Homemade BBQ or Spicy Buffalo Sauce
Add Fried / Grilled Chicken or Salmon 10.95
Salad of the House
Fresh tossed greens with diced tomatoes, slice onions, cheese, croutons, and your choice of dressing
Side Salad
Tossed Greens or Caesar
Add Fried / Grilled Chicken or Salmon 10.95
Hail Caesar
Crisp, Romaine lettuce tossed with our creamy Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese and croutons
Cup 5.95
Bowl 9.95
"Award Winning" Gator Chili
A secret Caney Recipe. Awesome flavor, full of tender Alligator tail and Venison sausage cooked to perfection. You'll be telling your friends about this dish
Outfitters Stew
A bowl of hearty, chunky homemade stew made with tender pieces of Ribeye, Wild game and fresh vegetables
This US Grade A Choice cut of meat is Dry Aged a minimum of 20 days before we will allow into our establishment. Served with Your Choice of 2 Sides
BBQ Feast
A 1/2 rack of savory fall-of-the-bone BBQ ribs paired with the best BBQ chicken breast you will ever taste
Steak & Gator*
Center cut pieces of Florida Gator fried to perfection & served with a tender lean 8oz flat iron steak cooked to your liking
Southern Special
U.S.Farm raised Catfish lightly breaded and Southern Fried with the best tasting fried shrimp and hushpuppies around
Surf & Turf*
A tender hand cut 8oz. flat iron steak with 4 large succulent Shrimp prepared your way. Fried, Grilled or BBQ
1/2 Slab 15
Full Slab 22
BBQ RIBS - Voted Nashville's Best
BBQ ribs slow cooked and basted with our own private label Southern-style barbeque sauce
14 Oz. 12
Chopped Steak
A Generous portion of the classic dry aged chopped steak, fork tender, bursting with flavor, topped with fresh mushrooms, onion and our homemade brown gravy
Hunter's Cut Flat Iron Steak*
A healthy, naturally lean 8oz. Choice meat that is preferred over sirloin 3 to 1
8 Oz. 24
The "Ultimate Luxury" for all steak lovers! A tender melt in your mouth dry aged filet cooked any way you like it
10 Oz. 20
Caney Fork Special*
Our select ribeye marinated all day in our house marinade. It's a secret recipe but you will be telling everyone
Dry Aged Bone-In Pork Chop
This thick, flavorful chop is marinated then grilled to perfection & served with your 2 favorite sides. MW and Well Done only
Served with Your Choice of 2 Sides
1 Piece 12.95
2 Pieces 15.95
This is a Reel big piece of fish Our #1 Seller. Mississippi's finest farm raised Catfish. Southern fried, grilled or blackened. Served with 2 hushpuppies
Campfire Fish Fry
Try the Best of Everything! Southern fried catfish, a mess of Shrimp, Frog Legs, North Atlantic Cod and a Lump Blue Crab Cake. Served with Hushpuppies on a bed of fries
Big Boy Fish Dinner
3 pieces of Select North Atlantic Cod, lightly battered and fried to a golden brown, served on a bed of fries, 2 hushpuppies and tartar sauce
8 Count 12.95
12 Count 14.95
Shrimp (Fried, Grilled or BBQ)
Seasoned, plump Shrimp, breaded and deep fried. Or seasoned and grilled to perfection. Try the owner's favorite and have your grilled shrimp BBQ style
Grilled Salmon*
Premium grade fresh Salmon seasoned and charbroiled to perfection, served over a bed of rice pilaf
BBQ Pork Plate
A heaping portion of hickory smoke pulled pork served on a sweet corn meal cake with our Southern BBQ sauce, sliced onions, and pickles. None better in the South!
Caney Fork Chicken
A premium chicken breast perfectly grilled and topped with mushrooms, onions, bacon, pepperjack cheese and drizzled with honey mustard. Mouthwatering!
Juicy Slow Roasted Chicken
Half a chicken coated in secret seasoning, roasted slowly to capture the moistness and flavor. Try it with our southern BBQ sauce!
Fried Tenders
Tender pieces of chicken, marinated in buttermilk, lightly breaded and deep fried for a golden crunch
Wild Caught Rainbow Trout
Wild Caught Delicate and Delicious! Grilled to Perfection. Topped with a Parmesan Peppercorn compound butter and Honey Roasted Nuts.
Baked Potato
Mashed Potatoes
Campfire Potatoes
Baked Beans
Fried Okra
French Fries
Deep Fried Corn on the Cob
White Beans
Served with Your Choice of 1 Side
Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich
Tender hickory smoked pulled pork with our southern style BBQ sauce, sliced onions, coleslaw, and pickles
Bison Burger
Best Seller! An 7oz. Buffalo Patty brushed with our famous homemade BBQ sauce, topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and bacon with a side of chipotle mayo
Catfish Po'Boy
Our finest Catfish, fried or grilled topped with fresh lettuce & tomato, tarter sauce and hot sauce on the side. It's purrfect!
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
A Large tender grilled chicken breast with our secret seasoning served on toasted French bread, with lettuce, tomato, and a side of honey mustard
Caney Fork Burger*
"The Cholesterol Buster" This flavorful sandwich is Big and starts with a fresh hand patted juicy burger and then we top it with bacon, egg, cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. Served on a freshly baked bun. This is the Real Deal!
Fried Shrimp Po'Boy
Biloxi Style – A big pile of plump fried shrimp, topped with fresh lettuce, tomato, pickles & cocktail sauce. Mouthwatering!
Grilled Salmon BLT*
Fresh Grilled Salmon cooked how you like it on a fresh hamburger bun. Topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato & chipotle mayo
Mammoth Burger
A Heaping Portion of Our Famous Pulled Pork on top of our Fresh Juicy Burger with Cheddar Cheese in between. Served with coleslaw to eat or ADD to your burger... Southern Style.
Campfire S'mores for Four
You get to roast the marshmallows exactly how you like them, place them between two fresh graham crackers with a slice of heavenly chocolate
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
If you love chocolate. You will love Chef Byron's Chocolate pie with a light peanut butter whip topping
Homemade Key Lime Pie
Only the best Key Limes are used in the homemade favorite
Dessert Special
Ask your server for today's dessert special
Fried Twinkies
Crazy Gooey Goodness... You have to try it to believe it!
Caney Rita
Our House Select Tequila and Special Blended Margarita Mix, served in a chilled mug with a salt rim and lime slice. (The Owner's Favorite)
Backwoods Tea
A secret blend by Ole Caney himself. The perfect combination of clear liquors and special ingredients gives this drink an authentic flavor. Smooth, cool and refreshing
Diet Coke
Dr. Pepper
Unsweet Tea
Grandma Bea's Award Winning Sweet Tea
$5 Domestic, $5.50 Import
Bud Light
Bud Light Lime
Miller Lite
Coors Light
Michelob Ultra
Corona Light
Sponsored by: Caney Fork

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best BBQ in Nashville! Ribs To
1. Best BBQ in Nashville! Ribs To
"1/2 rack of ribs. OMG!!! So tender and tasty. The best ribs I ever had"
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2. Large Parties/Groups Welcome!!
2. Large Parties/Groups Welcome!!
"They were very accommodating for our group of 20+"
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3. Largest Catfish Filets in Nash
3. Largest Catfish Filets in Nash
" Best BBQ ever. Ribs a dream. Catfish to perfection."
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Caney Fork is the #1 Restaurant Attraction in Nashville. We are a Southern Camp-Style Barbecue Restaurant, featuring the best ribs in Nashville, awesome service, interesting decor and a fun atmosphere. Now also rated as the #1 restaurant for Wild Game in Tennessee. We have the best BBQ Nashville has to offer with numerous unique dishes to satisfy the taste buds of everyone in your party. With local favorites including our jumbo fried catfish, the best Ribs Nashville has to offer, thick juicy burgers, tender chicken wings and the most amazing fried Twinkie for dessert or roast s'mores at your table! We also offer private dining options if you have an event planned, whether it be for a bachelorette
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Barbecue, American, Bar, Grill
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good food. Fantastic service. Our server, Dora, was wonderful. She was attentive and enthusiastic. The menu was extensive offering traditional fare along with bison, elk, gator tail etc, etc. Nice, clean environment and if your lucky you’ll get ‘Ms Southern Charm’ for your server to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank lilalad
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed July 30, 2018

As my wife and I were staying at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel (see separate review), we frequently passed Carney Fork as we entered and exited the resort. Being that we both like to sample the local restaurants rather than the hotel offerings and chain restaurants,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed at the Gaylord Hotel. Although the hotel is very beautiful the restaurants are extremely pricey. So I came onto TripAdvisor and read the reviews for reviews for restaurants near by and the Caney Fork was near. We felt so comfortable by the reviews...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank BooBear0117
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Large portions of excellent food at reasonable prices. The best part was our server, Armeshia. Besides getting our order right and quickly, she was funny, and made you feel like you met a friend. She saw that she and my wife shared an upcoming birthday...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 282pamr
Reviewed 4 days ago

The fried catfish and the ribs were awesome! The waitress Dora was a hoot! We loved her! Great service!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank FarAway189625
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in walking distance from the Wyndam Resort and the restaurant was recommended by the hotel staff and we did not have access to a car. My sister and I were visiting for a nieces' baby shower. The waiter (Jethrow?) was great! He gave...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Beth I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love Caney Fork. Great atmosphere (You have to see the cat fish pond!), the food is always awesome and the staff are second to none. Whether you are alone or with a group of friends/family, Caney will take care of you.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank don f
CaneyForkOwner, General Manager at Caney Fork, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Don for such a kind review! Come back to us soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

great place went with family and enjoyed some of the best things nashville has to offer drinks food and impeccable service. not to mention the phenomenal DANE very impressed with his knowledge and kindness He was able to accommodate all our needs and really made...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank j629b
CaneyForkOwner, General Manager at Caney Fork, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

AMAZING review J629b! Thank you so much for the kind words!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here at the recommendation of our hotel. Shouldn’t have listened to him. Place was pretty much empty. The hostess was nice and chatty. The waiter however seem like she was under the substance of something. She explained items on the menu but again, don’t...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank DivaTe
CaneyForkOwner, General Manager at Caney Fork, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello DivaTe, I want to apologize that your experience at The Fork was not as one would hope for. I am very happy to hear you loved the food and hostess! Here at Caney Fork being that we are family owned and operated we care...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caney fork is my favorite place to go with family and friends. The food is excellent and the service is top notch. Make sure you try the cat fish and aligator bites !

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Zack L
CaneyForkOwner, General Manager at Caney Fork, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the awesome review Zack! We love our Fork Fans!!!

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James R
May 10, 2017|
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Response from PenelopeJune | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure the oil they use, but apparently it pools up under the onion rings and fries. (Check out Adventurous Retirees Review)
Pam C
January 9, 2017|
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Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. We were there as a couple but there were plenty of families around.
April 22, 2016|
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Response from J-W | Reviewed this property |
For my husband and I it would be considered a short walk. Maybe 20 minutes. So yes, if you are in fairly good shape, you could walk to this restaurant.
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