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Elliston Place Soda Shop

2111 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203-5203
+1 615-327-1090
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (16 reviews)
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American, Diner
2111 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203-5203
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve alway been curious about this old 1939 diner. So today, I decided to pop in for a quick bite. I had a decent burger with delish fries and a plain ol ice tea. They were offering all sorts of amazing looking pies, that I...More

Thank ChowHoundToo
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate our first meal in Nashville at Elliston Place Soda Shop. Our meal was quite good and we were able to walk to the restaurant from our hotel. We grabbed the last seat as it was crowded with fans from the...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great omelette, grits and biscuits. Surroundings virtually unchanged since my first visit 50 years ago. Call me old fashioned, but who doesn’t like to be called darlin when being served coffee.

Thank planningpro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly. The Chocolate milkshake was delicious and the best part was that the remaning shake was delivered to me in the metal tin cup which refilled my glass two more times. I enjoyed the fried catfish meal so much that I...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Everything in this place is old, very old. At each booth is a personal juke box which hasn't been updated in ages. I hadn't seen one of those in ages! Service was slow but the staff was very busy and very friendly. The food was...More

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Stopped for a quick breakfast instead of paying high prices at our hotel. The eggs & bacon were good and we felt satisfied for the value.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

From the outside this looked like a great place, however when entering the interior was a bit worn out and the lighting was very industrial. Food was fine but the waiters were a bit slow with the orders and refilling coffee. It has some of...More

Thank Magnus J
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Always love the shakes!!! It's a step back in time. Waitess is always super friendly. We love taking out of town guests.

Thank Hartsville100
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Elliston Place Soda Shop is a classic, old time shop. If you have not been in a few years, it is almost exactly the same. And the food and treats and the same too - simply great. It is a fun place to go for...More

Thank jeff s
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is an authentic soda shop that has been in continuous operation at the same local for decades! The chocolate sundae was enormous! The malt was creamy and delicious; you get the rest of the malt served in the stainless steel canister it was blended...More

Thank 310theresek
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28 April 2016|
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Response from Deane K | Reviewed this property |
No, they are cool to look at, "still have the song cards from the 70's" but they don't work anymore
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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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)  >  Davidson County  >  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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