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Wendell Smith's Restaurant

407 53rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209-3368
+1 615-383-7114
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried pork” (5 reviews)
“country ham” (5 reviews)
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06:00 - 19:30All hours
407 53rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209-3368
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This very old school meat and three restaurant has been in the same location for decades and it looks it. The interior is vintage 1960s with well-worn everything. Unfortunately it just doesn't look or smell very clean. The food is hit or miss, some vegetables...More

Thank nevernsq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and good food. The country ham is really salty but has a great taste. Home fries are big potatoes pieces and have good seasoning. B

Thank DaytonOhioGiy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wendell Smith's is a "hole in the wall" and true Southern classic location for breakfast or a meat and 3! Love the fried okra, creamed corn, chicken and dumplings, and greens. This place has been around FOREVER which says something about the food and traditions...More

Thank Luv2Go56
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant when we became discouraged with the length of lines and lack of parking to get Nashville hot chicken. It is a local meat and 3 restaurant with a list of daily meats and vegetables as well as staples like grilled cheese...More

1  Thank edengulledge
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The food is always consistent and the variety daily for meat and three's is excellent. Anyone can find some of their favorites. I always get vegetables, southern cooked and seasoned and fresh tasting. They have a full menu but I have never ordered anything but...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I have been to several Meat & 3's in Nashville and although they are all enjoyable, this is my favorite. This is also not the one getting the media hype. You can tell by the interactions with the staff and patrons that they have many,...More

Thank happyd829
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Very good meat and three restaurant. Great food and awesome desserts. Would definitely go back. Family oriented! Very good prices.

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Upon entry the lady at the counter was super cool using terms like darling and baby! Waitress did the same thing and I dig it cause that's how we are in the south. This is a throwback to how Nashville used to be!! Strange that...More

Thank theandrewsnation
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Food is ok. Biscuits were great. Service was not the greatest. Better places for breakfast nearby. Probably would not return.

Thank Lance B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wendell Smith's is an old school southern meat & 3 that does what it does, and does it well. Come here for the stick to your ribs breakfasts; eggs with country ham or sausage, hotcakes that cover the plate, and bottomless cups of no-frills coffee....More

Thank MDGesq
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 53rd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209-3368
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-383-7114
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