Excellent | Worth a Detour
Review by: Jane & Michael Stern
Silver Sands is a soul food cafeteria known for breakfast and for meat-and-three lunch. Meals are portioned out from a short cafeteria line that gives customers a view of what’s to eat as well as the opportunity to discuss options with one of the team of servers behind the counter: What’s good with smothered pork steak? (Answer: stewed apples and fried potatoes with onions.) In the course of filling my tray, the helpful gals referred to me as honey, darlin’, sweetheart, and baby.
The low-slung cinderblock building is a humble place, tucked into a corner in an otherwise residential neighborhood just west of the Farmers Market in North Nashville. There are about a dozen tables — much business here is carry-out — and despite circulating overhead fans, air in the cream-colored dining room is thick with the homey aromas of cooking.
We have been told that breakfast is the best meal of the day, but we arrived fairly late, just before the switchover to lunch (a bit after 10am), and the vegetables that were getting put out looked wonderful, especially that fine meat-and-three pseudo-vegetable, macaroni and cheese.
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|