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Wendell Smith's Restaurant

#247 of 1,675 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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407 53rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209-3368
+1 615-383-7114
06:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 19:30
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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They have a military discount. This is country home-style cooking I've had in a long time and the staff we had exemplifies all that is best about the south. Great portions at a fair price. The kids demolished their food and that rarely happens. Mine disappeared in record time as it was all so tasty. Also, just like most true... More 

Thank Wunrundun
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I was taking my wife to an appointment at St Thomas Medical Center and found this place to eat breakfast before the appointment. We had never eaten breakfast in this area, so we tried Wendell Smith's. If you like a great southern breakfast and a local flavor feel, you will love this restaurant. You could tell a lot of local... More 

Thank Clarence S
Littleton, Colorado
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226 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We found this local gem on our way to our Airbnb. The place was packed on a Tuesday morning, filled with the local regulars. The most affordable travel breakfast I can remember. The menu offers meat & 3 for lunch and dinner. Great service and friendly wait staff.

Thank Travelgurl1956
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Adults had meat n 3 and kids had grilled cheese. Kids meals don't have drinks included which adds 50% to their cost otherwise prices are reasonable. Food was good and very fast, we had our meals within 10-15 minutes of ordering. Service isn't anything to write home about but that's OK for the speed.

Thank Stacy V
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome meat and 3. Big selection of meal, sides and desserts. Very fast and friendly service. Will definitely be a rerunning customer.

Thank Cooper4262
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Windex the glass, clean the salt and pepper and clean up the back room/kitchen to get rid of the bad smells.

Thank jaysouth
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We asked the lady at our hotel where to go for the best home cooking and soul food. She sent us here and boy was she spot on. YUM!! Portion sizes were perfect and price was great also. Biscuits and gravy you won't be disappointed. Defiantly made fresh!

Thank Blhtravler
Nashville, Tennessee
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

There are stools at the counter but also the classic sit down appeal for this hidden gem located right behind Wendell's Liquor store right off Charlotte just down from St. Ann's Catholic School and over a little from the Goodwill and Great Escape Comics and Collectibles. Its only 6 minutes from Centennial Park and nestled between White Bridge Road and... More 

Thank SmarmySnodsnick
Nashville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Great place to eat,Benji Cook runs a tight ship and demands perfection so you can count on it every time you eat there. Kim Greer is the friendliest Waitress I have ever known,great people,great atmosphere.

Thank jwdilligaf
Jackson, MS
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to experience real southern cooking at its finest. Meat and 3 vegetables and lots of choices of both.

Thank Educated-diner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 53rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209-3368
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-383-7114

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?