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Elliston Place Soda Shop

2111 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN - (615) 327-1090
A soda shop and meat-and-three lunch room, Elliston Place serves a full Southern repertoire from country ham and biscuits to fried chicken and delightful lemon icebox pie.
88% Approval Rating (18 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
milk shake
biscuits
Burgers and fries
chess pie
Grilled Cheese Burger
Ham & Egg Biscuit
Banana Pudding
Key Lime Icebox Pie
country ham
Key Lime Icebox Pie

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (10)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Little changed since it opened over sixty years ago, Elliston Place is a soda shop and much, much more. Yes, you can get wonderful milk shakes, malts, and sundaes, but this is one of the best opportunities in Nashville to enjoy the ritual midday meal known as “meat ..."   [Read More]
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Brent Kulman
December 18, 2005
"Until recently, I hadn't been to Elliston Place for many years, and I did have fond memories. So it is with much disappointment that I have to report about the very ordinary ham and egg biscuit and less than mediocre service I experienced on a recent visit. The ..."   [Read More]
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Lynne Vogt
December 14, 2003
"Elliston Place is kind of an oasis in a small, funky strip of business very close to downtown Nashville. Unassuming from the outside, it has just enough neon to beckon small town folks looking for a bite of home. The decor is classic soda fountain with just ..."   [Read More]
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Robert Clark
January 28, 2013
"I was in Nashville visiting relatives and wanted to check out some of the Roadfood/Chowhound/DDD/Holly Eats-type places. So my wife, her sister and husband, and I went downtown. When we got to the Soda Shop, my wife's sister looked at it and said it was a place she ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2111 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN
(615) 327-1090

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Streaks of cloud-light meringue make this very rich banana pudding paradoxically lightweight.
"Streaks of cloud-light meringue make this very rich banana pudding paradoxically lightweight. "
Michael Stern





Fans of Elliston Place had a scare in 2011 when it almost went out of business, but an agreement was reached with the landlord for a 5-year reprieve.
"Fans of Elliston Place had a scare in 2011 when it almost went out of business, but an agreement was reached with the landlord for a 5-year reprieve."
Michael Stern


Country ham, grits, biscuits, and eggs:  here is breakfast sure to get you whistling 'Dixie.'
"Country ham, grits, biscuits, and eggs: here is breakfast sure to get you whistling 'Dixie.'"
Michael Stern


In the world of 'breakfast sandwiches,' this country ham and egg on a buttermilk biscuit is king. Note that there is a slab of ham both above and below the egg.
"In the world of 'breakfast sandwiches,' this country ham and egg on a buttermilk biscuit is king. Note that there is a slab of ham both above and below the egg."
Michael Stern


Artifice exalted: Key lime icebox pie. There is no better denoument for a meal of salty country ham.
"Artifice exalted: Key lime icebox pie. There is no better denoument for a meal of salty country ham."
Michael Stern


We love the interior of the Elliston Place Soda Shop, with its tiny-tile checked floor, vintage counter, and nostalgic signs touting favorite soda fountain specialties.  Among the decorative charms is a 'stereophonic' juke box at every booth.
"We love the interior of the Elliston Place Soda Shop, with its tiny-tile checked floor, vintage counter, and nostalgic signs touting favorite soda fountain specialties. Among the decorative charms is a 'stereophonic' juke box at every booth."
Michael Stern


Note the tiny-tile floor and vintage upholstery.  Elliston Place is genuine Americana.
"Note the tiny-tile floor and vintage upholstery. Elliston Place is genuine Americana."
Michael Stern


This is an interior picture of the Elliston Place Soda Shop in Nashville, TN.
"This is an interior picture of the Elliston Place Soda Shop in Nashville, TN."
BEARLEY


Below this handsome sign is one of the Music City's premier cafes.
"Below this handsome sign is one of the Music City's premier cafes."
Michael Stern


Oh, yeah!
"Oh, yeah!"
Michael Stern


10am: a pan of banana pudding, still warm from the oven
"10am: a pan of banana pudding, still warm from the oven"
Michael Stern



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