Nashville Journals

Little Bistros in the Woods

A September 2012 trip to Nashville by two cruisers

Muddy Boots Cafe Photo, Nashville, Indiana More Photos
Quote: Nashville, the urban center of Brown County Indiana is famous for its galleries, shops and of course, it's restaurants. Let me tell you about the ones we tried.

Brownie's Bean Bloosom Restaurant

Restaurant | "We almost missed this one."

Brownie's Bean Bloosom Restaurant Photo, Nashville, Indiana
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We were approaching Nashville from the North, beging to sense we were close because we saw several log cabins along the route. It was lunch time and when we drove by Brownie's Bean Blossom Restaurant we quickly found a U-turn spot and returned. This place reminded me so much of small town eateries we have visited in Iowa. The waitresses, cook and customers all knew each other. Gossip was plentiful. Perhaps gossip is to harsh a word, but they sure were taking care of each other. The staff called us "Sweetie", "Honey" and " Darlin'". While we were there a lady asked for her check and was told by the waitress that the couple who had just left had paid her bill for her. Confirmed our suspicions, that this...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 1, 2012

Brownie's Bean Bloosom Restaurant
5730 North State Road 135
Nashville, Indiana
812 988 1147

The Big Woods Pizza Co.

Restaurant | "Best Pizza in Town"

The Big Woods Pizza Co. Photo, Nashville, Indiana
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There are two Big Woods restaurants in Nashville. This one on the main drag is family oriented. Tables are far enough apart to accomodate baby strollers and wandering children. It is on the ground floor of a complex of small stores. I found an elusive Dept 56 village piece in a shop upstairs.There is a spacious dining area with interesting etched glass, limestone blocks and wood carvings. Bill ordered a calzone with Alfredo sauce for supper. The rest of us shared a large peperoni pizza. The longer we talked the more slices of pizza disappeared. Yes, we would return, the food and prices were good and reasonable. The staff friendly and the location perfedt.The sister restaurant is called T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2012

The Big Woods Pizza Co.
44 North Van Buren Street
Nashville, Indiana 47448
(812) 988-6004

Nashville General Store and Bakery

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Restaurant | "Keep looking, there really is a restaurant here."

Nashville General Store and Bakery Photo, Nashville, Indiana
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We had been bickering about where to go for lunch. We had been shopping and had wandered away from "restaurant row" in downton Nashville. Bill didn't want to walk a long way back to any place I suggested. The guide map had a fork near where we were but all we saw was a sign saying General Store and Bakery. Finally in frustration I suggested we go in there and get something to nibble on to hold him over. What a nice surprise to find there was an actual lunch menu posted on a chalkboard. The challenge was where do you go to place an order? The store has two large rooms. The first is filled with shelves and displays of goodies for sale. In the far back corner is the dutch door divide between sales room a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 1, 2012

Nashville General Store and Bakery
118 East Washington Street
Nashville, Indiana
(812) 988 6362

Muddy Boots Cafe

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Restaurant | "Casual as a pair of muddy boots."

Muddy Boots Cafe Photo, Nashville, Indiana
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We ate here twice during our stay in Brown County. That says a lot for the place because there were many places to choose from. Our first visit was in the evening and the front half of the dining room was quite full so we four selected a table towards the back. I had a really yummy adult grilled cheese(s) sandwich with bacon, onion and tomato on marble rye.. Bill went for the pulled pork and wasn't disappointed with that or the homemade chips. Besides sandwiches there were wraps, burgers, pasta, burritos and veggie selections. Bill had wanted a cup of their Muddy Bean Soup, but it was late and the kettle was dry. While eating, I noticed two rather large speakers on either side of our table. I asked t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 29, 2012

Muddy Boots Cafe
136 North Van Buren Street
Nashville, Indiana
(812) 988-6911