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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
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Magnolia, Delaware
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice local spot. It wasn't crowded when we got there a little after 9 for breakfast. Staff is friendly and teased a little about the milkshake I ordered for breakfast. Milkshake was delicious as we're the biscuits! Food was good and filling. A real milkshake comes with the refill metal cup.

Thank Molley C
Franklin, Tennessee
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1,229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will be served up the finest milkshake you've ever had at the Elliston Place Soda Shop. A great tradition that has served us so well through the years!

Thank Houston N
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the fried chicken sandwich, which was very good. My husband ordered the ruban and he was not happy with it. Said it just didn't have much taste. Also, we had onion rings that could have been cooked longer. We did not try dessert.. so I can't comment on it.

Thank Indianafamily0f5
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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.

2 Thank enigmagickangst2015
Phoenix, Arizona
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?