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C$14 - C$55
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7.6 km from Gaylord Opryland Garden Conservatory
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most amazing meal at this hidden gem just outside Nashville. Our waitress, Lexxie, was hands down one of the best and nicest I’ve ever had and her knowledge and recommendations were superb. The food was sublime and the prices were very reasonable, especially...for Nashville. I had the home made Boursin with fresh French bread and sausage which was heavenly. The prime rib was a fabulous cut and so flavoursome, complemented by the Parmesan potatoes which were super crispy and fluffy. The Creme brûlée which we managed to share was out of this world. My only regret is that we will not be in town long enough to come again, though if/when returning I’m sure we will make Darfons a must visit again!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed March 25, 2024

Don't go there if you have more than a party of 2. They will tell you anything to get you in serve you drinks and let you set for 45 minutes. This place is nothing like it use to be.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 21, 2024 via mobile

Nice restaurant with a good ambience. It’s convenient when staying at the hotels by the airport. Not a lot of options other than fast food around the area.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 6, 2024

I follow a Nashville Foodies FB page and Darfons is consistently mentioned as a "go to" for casual, somewhat upscale American cuisine. We made a reservation as we were planning to go at dinner time on a Friday night. We were seated promptly at our...reserved time. There is primarily one large dining room. I was not at all bothered by the noise level but I imagine for folks with sensitivities it would be overly loud. Our waiter John was friendly and welcoming, however I am unsure if he had been given too many tables, but it felt like he popped to the table and then was gone again before we could even ask a question. We ordered the warm bread plate, it was very good, the olive oil/garlic dipping sauce was addictive. We also ordered the crab cakes and mozzarella sticks. The mozzarella sticks were homemade, these did NOT come out of a package. There was a satisfying cheese pull. The crab cakes were the only loser of the evening. We were told they were lump crab with very little filler. There was not a lump in sight, and they reminded me of the salmon patties my Mom fixed from canned salmon. Giving definite "cat food vibes" hard pass. I ordered the prime rib with mashed potatoes and added a Cesear salad. My friend ordered the herbed pork medallions. I was really surprised how ample the portions are. I can honestly say, it was some of the best prime rib I have eaten at a restaurant in 30 years. It reminded me of the quality you use to be able to get, really tender and flavorful. No dessert, too full from dinner. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 26, 2024 via mobile

We read reviews for this spot and most were positive. But, seriously are you kidding me! No really! This place is like a California (rip off) knock off. We arrived at around 4:30 so it wasn’t very busy. Glad it wasn’t because I can only...imagine how bad the service would have been if it was. Our waitress left a lot to be desired. She was not very concerned about us or much about anything. She brought our food, said she would bring us drink refills. My husband got a refill I did not. We didn’t see her again until she dropped the bill. The tip reflected our disgust. The food was just okay. My husband had the ribeye. It was cook fine the blue cheese was just on top not crusted as stated and the mashed potatoes were warm. My dinner special blackened beef, tips with asparagus and gnocchi was less than ok. First off it wasn’t served hot. It lacked flavor other than spicy hot and a strong taste of the wine. The beef was tuff stew meat. The Caesar salad was OK but that was extra., I was glad to have the salad because the main course was not very good. Most of it went and eaten. One iced tea one Diet Coke two Caesar salads to Andy and our bill was $93.46. Pay special attention because there’s a 2% kitchen appreciation fee. They don’t even charge that in California! They may have gotten a Tripadvisor award last year, but this year probably not. This place is on the bottom far from the Top! Way over priced! Even for California standards. Very disappointing I was so disgusted. I couldn’t get out of there quick enough.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed December 28, 2023 via mobile

I grew up in Nashville & I’ve always loved my hometown. But, my profession moved me away to NYC in 1987. So, returning home is always a special occasion for me and my family… & I like to try some of Nashville’s nicer restaurants while...I’m visiting here & tonight we chose Darfons. I’m glad we did: the food was excellent. We had baby back, ribs, a delicious potato soup, lamb, chops, a very nice green, mixed salad, carrot cake, etc.. The waiter was very knowledgeable on the menu, however, he was quite robotic in his approach toward us, and he said what he had to say, and quickly exited each time. There was really no human element in our service with Tori D, our server. I couldn’t finish my rack of ribs, and I asked him if I could take it home with me, and he brought me a to go container. So, I dished out my own meal into another container in the middle of the dining room. I don’t know, but what is service? After I placed my ribs into the to go container and sealed it, Tori D brought me a bag to place it in. Even in restaurants, not as nice as Darfons, my leftovers are usually wrapped for me and delivered to me in a dignified manner. That wasn’t the case tonight at Darfons. But, I was with my family and I focused on my time with them, rather than anything negative. I still tipped Tori D more than 20% because it’s the holidays and that’s my style anyway. I shouldn’t over tip and I wish I wouldn’t, but I can’t help it. If people continue to get below average service and tip well for it, there’s no incentive for a waiter to give better service, is there? There’s a great deal of excellent food available in Nashville restaurants and there’s definitely better service to be found elsewhere. I’m not sure that I’ll return to Darfons again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 1, 2023

If you're not a beef eater, there's a small offering of other options. Negatives for my dinner experience at Darfons: Wood tabletops; loud music; menu has minimal choices; undercooked green beans; bread basket not included. On the positive: Free parking; easy to be seated without...a reservation; attentive, fast service, excellent soup.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 31, 2023

I've been trying to get back since 2010 to my absolute favorite restaurant in all of Nashville, and I am from New Orleans. Adam was our server tonight and I can't say enough about this young man and all the staff he introduced to us....It was an epic time with newfound friends and the food is still as amazing as I remember from over a decade ago. Felt like family, impeccable service, perfect atmosphere, decadence overload for a reasonable price to boot. Highly recommend for families, couples, business, prom! They'll take care of any party like royalty! God bless!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 30, 2023

A very pleasant experience! Our waiter was very well informed about the menu, and the food was delicious!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 19, 2023 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. We had the salmon dinner and it was fantastic. Cooked just a right with some sweet potatoes. Great bar area and great service.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 13, 2023

Great dinner with my mom before she grab a flight. Food was very fresh and tasty. Highly recommend .

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed July 30, 2023 via mobile

Great vibes and food. Would this restaurant anyone. Good selection of food.Wait staff were very professional and well presented.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 13, 2023 via mobile

What a great find near the airport. Our server Doug was outstanding! My daughter has celiacs and they offer many gluten free options. My husband had the black and blue pasta which he loved. I had a burger with Parmesan potatoes and an extra side...salad which was yummy. Two people near us had salads which looked amazing. We’d recommend and ask for Doug!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 4, 2023

Wonderful menu, food and service. We enjoyed our lunch so much! We had delicious cheese sticks. Friend had a ribeye and I had bone in pork chop.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 4, 2023

What a fantastic place! The food was delicious and elegantly presented. Some entrees like the Herb Grilled Pork Loin Medallions and the meatloaf (on special) were big enough to share. Definitely save room for dessert. The prices are very good (low) for the quality and...quantity of the food. It does get crowed, so call ahead to make reservationsMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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HarveyL_13
November 6, 2018|
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If you a single party or two people about 6. If you have a big party a reservation is suggested. after that till around 9 it’s pretty crowded.
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So sorry I did not see your question earlier. I bet you already traveled. It looks like the restaurant answered you. I can tell you that Darfon's is near to all the Nashville airport hotels. It's wonderful - a gem! Enjoy... More
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  • Value: 4.5
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