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19 Must Eats in the Nashville Area

scrumptiouschef Jun 20, 2010 09:30 PM


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: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/533336

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. pete k RE: scrumptiouschef Jun 21, 2010 06:21 AM

    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
      mstinawu RE: pete k Sep 10, 2010 09:58 AM

      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. Davwud RE: scrumptiouschef Jun 21, 2010 09:56 AM

      I'm dying to try Prince's.


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      1. re: Davwud
        bequynh RE: Davwud Jul 25, 2010 06:38 PM

        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. Davwud RE: scrumptiouschef Jul 25, 2010 07:07 PM

        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. mstinawu RE: scrumptiouschef Sep 9, 2010 10:17 PM

          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
            Davwud RE: mstinawu Sep 10, 2010 04:44 AM

            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
              mstinawu RE: Davwud Sep 10, 2010 09:57 AM

              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!

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