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The Southern

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150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201-2011 (3rd & Demonbreun)
+1 615-724-1762
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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172 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Huge oyster selection! Of course they have the barbecue options but I couldn't get pass their huge oyster menu. Had to sample from Vancouver to Cape Cod to Virginia. Very fresh and good.

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Mt. Pleasant
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate dinner here on a Friday night. Make reservations early. They are necessary. Good food but a bit pricey. Great atmosphere. Easy walking distance to Broadway clubs.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic food but service was differently "southern" slow. Do not come in a hurry but be prepared to determine it was worth the wait.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The service and food were amazing. The waitress recommended a great oyster to try and it was phenomenal! Great steak also. Definitely recommend!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful space. We had run a race earlier that day and were ready to eat. Most of us ordered the steak - cooked to perfection. Drinks were delicious and service was great.

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Ohio
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here whenever we come to Nashville, and the food is always great. We will definitely keep going back. However, this time we were seated in the large open room right inside the main entrance. The station where the staff sets the dirty dishes is in that same room, right out in the open. Some set them in there... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Southern is the first restaurant I consider when looking to plan an evening out with a group of friends in downtown Nashville. They take reservations (a must these days in Nashville, especially on a weekend), they provide valet, the atmosphere is fun and lively, and the food and drinks are delicious. Visit from 3-6 p.m. for their happy hour... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gourmet dining in a cool, laid-back atmosphere! Our server was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the different types of oysters on the menu. He helped with our selection and I must say they were the best oysters I've ever eaten. The beef brisket and blueberry shortbread crumble were delicious as well. Great local beer selection. Will definitely return!

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Forest Hills, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for the Oyster Happy Hour on a Sunday afternoon and it did not disappoint! Opted for the Mahi Mahi fish tacos for dinner. Consumed both meals with a bottle of Hogue Pinot Grigio. Left the place happy and content!

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Fort Lauderdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is super hip and has a great vibe. The bar service if you are not sitting there is slow - i kind of stood there and was wondering am i invisible? Finally i was helped and the drinks were fine. We ordered the following: Devil of an egg: they were ok - not my style and nothing like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201-2011
    (3rd & Demonbreun)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-724-1762
Description
Located on the ground floor of the Pinnacle at Symphony Place in the heart of the burgeoning SoBro district, The Southern takes its guests on a culinary journey where every entree tells a story. The traditional yet eclectic eating house features a state-of-the-art, shuck-to-order oyster bar, a real wood-fired grill, a locally grown buying strategy, deliciously tender meats and direct sourced, guaranteed fresh, sustainable seafood. The menus at the southern combine indigenous flavors with exotic ingredients and offer an authentically southern adventure with a twist. The Southern will prove soon be to be known for its genuine hospitality and unmatched eats.

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