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Elliston Place Soda Shop

American, Diner
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2111 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203-5203
+1 615-327-1090
07:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Swing by with your appetite or just your sweet tooth. Take in some southern fried chicken, a burger, sundae, shake, or malt while in an old fashioned diner.

1 Thank enigmagickangst2015
Phoenix, Arizona
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a neat little place started in 1939 that is an old fashioned diner in the middle of downtown Nashville. They had good breakfast food, great coffee, and excellent service! We were thrilled with our choice and the bill!

1 Thank Heather H
Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elliston Place Soda shop is a unique little spot with the BEST sodas and burgers around, no joke! The staff is like family, the food portions are spot on and you will never leave hungry. 75 years old in the same place saids a lot about the quality and customer loyalty!! I've had my share of sodas and shakes but... More 

1 Thank Marcel0002
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh, boy! Wanting a throw back ,meat and three with home made pie for dessert? Well, get in here! Just off the Vandy campus, and wedged among medical centers, this part of town is --dismally-- under pressure from developers , so don't procrastinate.

1 Thank HutchinsBoydton
Crofton, Maryland
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151 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch on our first day in town. Charming soda shop with standard diner fare and awesome shakes! We split the chocolate peanut butter shake and had a couple of burgers with some great thin french fries.

Thank Jay G
Alresford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

When so many places in Nashville are trying to be something Eliston Place Soda shop doesn't have to...it is! I don't think anything has really changed in this wonderful diner for decades and that's just fine. Real diner food served at the bar or in the booths by friendly and long serving staff. Grab a stool, order a shake and... More 

1 Thank Firejdb
Nashville, Tennessee
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Besides being a Soda Shop, they offer daily "meat and three" selections. Then there are the burgers, patty melts, chicken and turkey options, catfish, etc. It is, certainly, worth a stop!

1 Thank Schussener
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I came here after hearing a rave review from a family member, and I'm glad I listened (for once). I visited on a Friday evening, around 7 or 8 and there were plenty of tables to be had. The service was extremely friendly and took an interest in each customer. I had a shrimp po'boy sandwich which was excellent, especially... More 

Thank Katie V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome, super busy with good food and incredible shakes. Decor is outstanding and service was friendly.

Thank wendy g
Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went there with friends for a quick and easy breakfast. Service was good and the food was average. But it was really fun to look around at all the artifacts from days gone by! This is a classic 50's/60's soda shop and the nostalgia is everywhere. Enjoy!

Thank Jnoe2020

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2111 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203-5203
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-327-1090
As the oldest continuously operating restaurant in its original location in Nashville, Elliston Place Soda Shop has been part of the lives of Nashvillians and visitors since 1939 - more than seven decades. We don't feel like we are running a museum but we do feel a strong sense of stewardship to the character of Elliston Place Soda Shop. We believe we can have a menu that both feeds your sense of nostalgia while still being relevant to current tastes. The Soda Shop is known for having great milkshakes and fountain treats but also serves one of the best cheeseburgers in Nashville. We also have amazing salads and soups and every day we feature "meat & three" selections... items such as fried chicken, meat loaf, turkey & dressing with all your favorite southern side dishes. Breakfast is served everyday starting at 7am.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?