We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Swett's Restaurant

££ - £££
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2725 Clifton Ave, Nashville, TN 37209-4009
+1 615-329-4418
11:00 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 85: English reviews
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me begin with what I did not like. The line was long and it was slow moving getting through it. Yet that being said, the servers were all polite and ready to serve each customer. And one of the advantage of the long lines is the food is fresh and not just sitting on a hot tray line. The... More 

Thank Harold B
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You look out the windows and you see very small, very old, very modest houses and businesses all along the street. Watch for a while, and you will see the neighbors leave these houses and businesses and hurry over to this restaurant for their take-out orders. As you savor your beef tips in rich gravy or your pleasantly tangy potato... More 

Thank WhereRUat
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
285 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Swett's Restaurant has one of the least appetizing names imaginable. That said, this restaurant does feature several smokehouse selections, and that was enough to pique my interest. A cafeteria-style eatery, Swett's has been dishing out southern cooking for over sixty years. Things here are simple and practical, albeit a bit dated. With the exception of a few aesthetic upgrades, I... More 

Thank TheBarbecueFiend
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
179 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This breakfast burrito was full of deliciousness. It was busting out at the seems as she stuffed more goodness into it than I ever could have expected.

Thank Jayce2016
Dallas, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The true taste of Southern Cuisine served in generous portions by a professional staff. The home made lemonade is outstanding.

Thank SeamusOmaoflhbhail
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017

As a new transplant to Nashville, I was recommended to try Swett's. Swetts offers a good variety of southern food and the people there were all very kind and welcoming. I really got a feel like I was eating with the local community. My meal was good, but not great. I ordered the roast turkey, mashed potatoes, and green beans... More 

Thank Jedrek D
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
384 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We travel to Nashville alot and I'd heard of Sweets alot so we decide to try. It is cafeteria style which we fine. I got the pulled pork, greens and pinto beans. The pork was just ok. Their bbq sauce is not good. The greens were the bitter greens. They are popular in the south, but I wish I would... More 

Thank CRMays
Franklin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
1,283 reviews
815 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The Swett's family has been serving the residents of Nashville with the finest food for several generations. You can't go wrong with Swett's "changing the world one piece of cornbread at a time" !!

Thank Houston N
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Beef tips and fried chicken worth the trip portiions are small,but food really good price is high ,,,,,,,,, ,

Thank dereklew
Franklin, Tennessee
Level Contributor
1,283 reviews
815 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

If you like southern style home cooking, Swett's is a must! Terrific food, clean, courteous, and cheap. Don't miss it if you're in Nashville!!

Thank Houston N

Travellers who viewed Swett's Restaurant also viewed

Nashville, Davidson County
Nashville, Davidson County
Nashville, Davidson County
Nashville, Davidson County
Nashville, Davidson County

Been to Swett's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2725 Clifton Ave, Nashville, TN 37209-4009
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-329-4418

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Swett's Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?