Nashville Journals

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A May 2005 trip to Nashville by KP8

Quote: Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and is located in the center of our beautiful state. There are plenty of sights to see in the metro area, as well as within day-trip range.

Rotier's Restaurant

Restaurant | "Rotiers"

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Located off West End near Centennial Park on the outskirts of downtown, you will find this local dive. It is a historic establishment that serves the best hamburgers in town, plus meat and three plates, sandwiches, a full bar, and those delicious old-fashioned milk shakes. We ate there a lot in college--it was cheap, and it was good. It is conveniently located near three universities, the arena, and the Titans stadium.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

Rotier's Restaurant
2413 Elliston Pl
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 327-9892

Aquarium Restaurant

Restaurant

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Expensive, limited menu. Beautiful, gigantic aquarium. Long wait to be served. We were very disappointed in the food, but very impressed with the fish and sharks, etc., in the tank. You can go look at the tank for free without ordering anything, and it has a cute souvenir shop.

Our table had steak, fish and chips, and grilled fish--mahimahi. The grilled fish was good, but everything else was not.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

Aquarium Restaurant
516 Opry Mills Dr.
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 514-3474

Demos' Steak and Spaghetti House

Restaurant | "Demo's Steak & Spaghetti House"

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A nice date place--good pasta and steak. It has been a while since I last ate there, but it was good. There is also one in Murfreesboro, TN. Prices were reasonable.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

Demos' Steak and Spaghetti House
300 Commerce St
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
+1 615 895 3701

Pancake Pantry

Restaurant

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Located between three universities and across from Vanderbilt's Hospital, this is a popular breakfast tradition. You'll know that you are there by the line wrapped around the restaurant. The pancakes are good--I've never had anything else. It was a little pricey, if I remember right--the price range above is for breakfast and a drink.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

Pancake Pantry
1796 21st Ave S
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
+1 615 383 9333

Rainforest Cafe Opry Mills

Restaurant | "Rainforest Cafe"

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This restaurant has decent food--I had a pizza, but like all of the "destination-type restaurants", it is expensive, and there will be a long wait. However, I believe both it and the Aquarium will allow you to make reservations.

The neat thing about this restaurant is the atmosphere--you are in a rainforest with animals, rain, shooting stars, etc. It is loud, but kids will love it. It also has a nice souvenir shop [like the Aquarium].

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

Rainforest Cafe Opry Mills
353 Opry Mills Dr
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
(615) 514-3000

Calypso Café

Restaurant | "Calypso Cafe"

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Great place! Basically, this is an eat-in fast-food restaurant serving Caribbean dishes. I especially like the jerk chicken - you can get white or dark meat in various quantities. The black beans are delicious, as is the seasonal fresh fruit for sides.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

Calypso Café
2424 Elliston Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
(615) 321-3878

The Hermitage

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction

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The plantation and tomb of our seventh president is nicely maintained and includes example of slave quarters and an on-site archaeological project. Rachel Jackson's extensive gardens are also there and are beautiful. You can also tour the grounds by wagon. Living history interpreters also appear on selected days, but the General himself (as he likes to be called!) was home the day we went. There is an introductory video, made in the late 1980s, early 1990s, that gives a brief overview of the president's life. It does not focus on the controversial aspects of his administration, like the Trail of Tears or the Bank conflict. Maybe those topics are covered in the small museum also on the premises; we...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 3, 2005

The Hermitage
4580 Rachel's Lane
Nashville, Tennessee 37076
(615) 889-2941