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Jun 20, 2010 09:30 PM

19 Must Eats in the Nashville Area

The Highlights:

Cheese Grits:B&C BBQ ,2617 Franklin Pike

Fried Pie: Dairy King Drive In at 431 E. Thompson Lane

Pecan Pie: Henpeck Market at 1268 Lewisburg Pike in Franklin

Chicken Fried Steak: Southern Bred 1048 East Trinity Lane

Bread Pudding: Sweet 16th Bakery at 16th and Ordway in East Nashville

Fried Pickles: Otter's Chicken

Hot Chicken: Prince's Hot Chicken Shack 123 Ewing Drive

Fried Green Tomatoes: The Capitol Grille inside the Hermitage Hotel,

My Prince's report:

Henpeck Market
1268 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN 37064

Dairy King
431 E Thompson Ln Ste B, Nashville, TN 37211

Chicken Shack
225 N Rutherford Blvd Ste L, Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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  1. Not at a bad list at all, although Dairy King is currently closed due to the recent floods.

    Dairy King
    431 E Thompson Ln Ste B, Nashville, TN 37211

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    1. re: pete k

      Anyone know if it's open now by any chance?

      NM.. Just checked their site.. Still closed..

      So what's a close second for fried pies?

    2. I'm dying to try Prince's.


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      1. re: Davwud

        I just had the fried pickles from both BW3 and Otters, and BW3 is much much better. Otters was overly greasy and salted beyond compare.

      2. I'm not sure if you count Bell Buckle as part of the Nashville area but the oatmeal cake at Bell Buckle Cafe is not to be missed.

        I'd also like to add the chess pie and squash casserole at Puckett's in Franklin.


        1. Excuse my California girl ignorance.. What's "fried pie?" I'm going to Nashville for a long weekend at the end of October and I'm looking for all the Nashville must-eats!

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          1. re: mstinawu

            It's a sweet pocket pie. Like the pies you get from McD's. Only better by quantum leaps and bounds.

            Here's an example.


            1. re: Davwud

              I love those!! McDonald's (at least here in CA) does not do the fried pockets anymore--they're the baked ones, which suck. I loved those things when they used to sell them here when I was a kid. Fried and delicious and wonderful!