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The Southern

150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201-2011
+1 615-724-1762
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (241 reviews)
“oysters” (385 reviews)
“steak” (344 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 22:00All hours
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

Sometimes people just have to believe..... this place was amazing ... from start to finish. The hosts were friendly. Our waiter name Daniel was great with my father .He was patient by explaining the menu in detailed.He consistently removed plates and kept the refills flowing...More

Thank yienjoyfood
Reviewed yesterday

People at the table had the chicken and waffles and all three raved about it - I had a very dry fried egg sandwich - no butter on the bread at all. It gets a four because they loved it, it didn't get a 5...More

Thank 901Michael901
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of my favorites in Nashville. The oysters are always fresh and service has always been good. The steaks are great and it's a fun atmosphere.

Thank goingbackNashville
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I don't even recall what I ate (it was very good I do remember that) but I can't forget the Blackberry Mountain Tea. I'm not usually a fan of mixed drinks I'm more of a beer, wine and champagne girl but this was definitely the...More

Thank Crystal H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had reservations at 1:30 on Saturday afternoon and I'm glad we had them. The place was packed at that time and we still had to wait, but it was worth it. I had the chicken and waffles. Wonderful! My husband had a sandwich and...More

Thank ajohnson42279
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in with the family for lunch yesterday. I've been to NOLA many times and still believe it to be the best, most diverse food in the country, especially when seafood comes into play. Needless to say, when I saw this place, I was intrigued,...More

Thank GuitarSlinger71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife ordered the southern wedge and it was disappointing. Her wedge was small and toppings were skimpy. I had the new south caesar and it was very good and plentiful. She had the fried chicken entree. It was tasty but you would not expect...More

Thank Good6746
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE place to go to eat in Nashville! Right off Broadway downtown, it's very easy to get to. Locals go here so that says something about the place right there. Tremendous selection of raw oysters if you like them. Best I've seen in...More

Thank wabagama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since this was a work function and there were so many of us, we had a preset menu. It consisted of steak biscuits for an app (literally mouth watering), a salad or soup, entrees were shrimp and grits, chicken fried chicken, and ribs. I chose...More

Thank leigh n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great brunch experience. The bloody was perfect. Had a lot of hot sauce to chose from and we were all very happy with the food and service. when your poached eggs are cooked properly you know it's good.

Thank Granatoooooo
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9 February 2017|
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Response from MelvinaSt.Louis | Reviewed this property |
Certainly wouldn't hurt. That said, we went 30 minutes earlier than our reservation, got right in on a weekend. It's a huge place.
19 October 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
25 August 2016|
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Response from Lulu331 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I thought it was great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
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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