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Poe Boy Luncheon

3000 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN - (615) 226-1957
A modest luncheonette with exemplary soul food, Poe Boy serves classic meat-and-three meals including hot water cornbread and concluding with four-star caramel cake.
100% Approval Rating (2 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Caramel Cake
Macaroni & Cheese
Meat & Two
Braised Cabbage
Hot Water Cornbread

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (11)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The dining-room aroma at Poe Boy is exhilarating: hot pork chops, pungent greens, earthy sweet potatoes. I was on a chicken bender (Poe Boy is around the corner from Prince's Hot Chicken Shack) and asked for a breast quarter. This is roast chicken, falling-apart ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

3000 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN
(615) 226-1957

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Caramel cake is very simple, but the combination of silky yellow cake and sweet frosting cannot be improved in any way. Poe Boy sells it by the whole cake as well as by the slice.
"Caramel cake is very simple, but the combination of silky yellow cake and sweet frosting cannot be improved in any way. Poe Boy sells it by the whole cake as well as by the slice."
Michael Stern





Meat and two: chicken breast plus cabbage and mac 'n' cheese. There are no words to describe just how tender and bursting with flavor the chicken is.
"Meat and two: chicken breast plus cabbage and mac 'n' cheese. There are no words to describe just how tender and bursting with flavor the chicken is."
Michael Stern


Crunchy outside, moist within, hot water cornbread is an ideal soul-food meal companion.
"Crunchy outside, moist within, hot water cornbread is an ideal soul-food meal companion."
Michael Stern


If you plan on eating at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack but the line is too long, Poe Boy is just around the corner; and while it does not serve hot chicken, it is a Roadfood gem in its own right.
"If you plan on eating at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack but the line is too long, Poe Boy is just around the corner; and while it does not serve hot chicken, it is a Roadfood gem in its own right."
Michael Stern


I never would think of putting cabbage on my list of Top Ten Favorite Vegetables, but Poe Boy's version smashes such preconceptions.
"I never would think of putting cabbage on my list of Top Ten Favorite Vegetables, but Poe Boy's version smashes such preconceptions."
Michael Stern


Dense and chewy, Poe Boy's mac 'n' cheese had a nice pepper punch.
"Dense and chewy, Poe Boy's mac 'n' cheese had a nice pepper punch."
Michael Stern


The doorway to one of Nashville's most satisfying meals.
"The doorway to one of Nashville's most satisfying meals."
Michael Stern


Inside Poe Boy Luncheon, just before lunch hour
"Inside Poe Boy Luncheon, just before lunch hour"
Michael Stern


Poe Boy menu
"Poe Boy menu"
Michael Stern


Kadarius, the chef's boy, was playing with his toys at the side of the dining room. He was kind enough to pose for this picture, only on the condition that he be allowed to take one of me.
"Kadarius, the chef's boy, was playing with his toys at the side of the dining room. He was kind enough to pose for this picture, only on the condition that he be allowed to take one of me."
Michael Stern


Portrait of M. Stern, by Kadarius
"Portrait of M. Stern, by Kadarius"
Michael Stern



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