Sylvan Park

★★★★☆
  • 4502 Murphy Rd

    Nashville, TN 37209

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  • 615-292-9275

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New to the neighborhood and thought we'd try this local spot. Walking in, the room was warm (in the summer heat) and filled with banquet chairs at small tables. The menu only offered a handful of choices per day of the week. My husband got meatloaf with creole sauce and I got BBQ chicken. The meat was bland and overcooked in both dishes, and the sides were lukewarm and made from canned goods. This was very disappointing for a neighborhood full of local produce! We were too unimpressed to try the famous pie/pudding. The bill was $19 for lunch, and the food was no better than prison or cafeteria food. We will not be back!

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★☆☆☆☆

New to the neighborhood and thought we'd try this local spot. Walking in, the room was warm (in the summer heat) and filled with banquet chairs at small tables. The menu only offered a handful of choices per day of the week. My husband got meatloaf with creole sauce and I got BBQ chicken. The meat was bland and overcooked in both dishes, and the sides were lukewarm and made from canned goods. This was very disappointing for a neighborhood full of local produce! We were too unimpressed to try the famous pie/pudding. The bill was $19 for lunch, and the food was no better than prison or cafeteria food. We will not be back!

Pros: speedy service

Cons: food, atmosphere, cleanliness

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I've lived in Sylvan Park for two years without trying this gem. For some reason, I never visited the restaurant, despite the numerous reviews I'd heard. Well I finally caved in today, and I sure am glad I did (my waist line isn't as happy). They give large side items, which is usually my favorite part of the meal, and you get two rolls with a small container of 'butter'. I cannot wait to bring my soul food-loving friends, and I CANNOT wait to try their famous chocolate pie. The kind woman working the cash register was as warm and inviting as a person can be. Enjoy!

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★★★★★

I've lived in Sylvan Park for two years without trying this gem. For some reason, I never visited the restaurant, despite the numerous reviews I'd heard. Well I finally caved in today, and I sure am glad I did (my waist line isn't as happy). They give large side items, which is usually my favorite part of the meal, and you get two rolls with a small container of 'butter'. I cannot wait to bring my soul food-loving friends, and I CANNOT wait to try their famous chocolate pie. The kind woman working the cash register was as warm and inviting as a person can be. Enjoy!

Pros: Mac&Cheese, Green Beans, Squash Cass.

Cons: Fried chicken was slightly dry

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Elenor Clay, the owner of Sylvan Park is a very rude lady. I would not suggest eating at this restaurant. There are many other wonderful places to dine in Nashville without giving this business owner business your business.

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★☆☆☆☆

Elenor Clay, the owner of Sylvan Park is a very rude lady. I would not suggest eating at this restaurant. There are many other wonderful places to dine in Nashville without giving this business owner business your business.

Pros: None

Cons: Rude Owner

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We were so happy to have a Donelson location open a year or more ago, but very disappointed when we ate there. They were not open long and we didn't mourn their closing. After another restaurant (which was also pretty bad) opened then closed the Sylvan Park sign went back up. I decided to try it again today and was very pleasantly surprised. I went with two friends and we had a wide assortment of the veggies, along with crabcakes and roast beef. We were all very pleased and found the food to be flavorful and well cooked. Our server was very patient with us while we waited for one of our friends and took very good care of us. If you tried this restaurant in one of its previous incarnations, you should really consider giving it another try.

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★★★★☆

We were so happy to have a Donelson location open a year or more ago, but very disappointed when we ate there. They were not open long and we didn't mourn their closing. After another restaurant (which was also pretty bad) opened then closed the Sylvan Park sign went back up. I decided to try it again today and was very pleasantly surprised. I went with two friends and we had a wide assortment of the veggies, along with crabcakes and roast beef. We were all very pleased and found the food to be flavorful and well cooked. Our server was very patient with us while we waited for one of our friends and took very good care of us. If you tried this restaurant in one of its previous incarnations, you should really consider giving it another try.

Pros: Service, veggies, portions

Cons: Seems a little pricey, but I'm kind of cheap

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If you do, try the roast beef. It's got the smell and the consistency of cat food, and I can even imagine that this is what cat food tastes like. Really just some of the worst roast beef I have ever had, and I have had A LOT. The green beans were good, and the other veges just ok. And the service?? HORRIBLE.

So, supposedly this place has great chocolate pie. I guess I'll never know, because I was hoping to try a piece and didn't get to. Why? Because a group of 6 people came in just as I was about to finish my meal, and the server apparently knew them, because she asked them immediately if they wanted chocolate pie. Apparently there was only 2 slices left, so she gave them a chance to claim them. That's just.... stupid.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you do, try the roast beef. It's got the smell and the consistency of cat food, and I can even imagine that this is what cat food tastes like. Really just some of the worst roast beef I have ever had, and I have had A LOT. The green beans were good, and the other veges just ok. And the service?? HORRIBLE.

So, supposedly this place has great chocolate pie. I guess I'll never know, because I was hoping to try a piece and didn't get to. Why? Because a group of 6 people came in just as I was about to finish my meal, and the server apparently knew them, because she asked them immediately if they wanted chocolate pie. Apparently there was only 2 slices left, so she gave them a chance to claim them. That's just.... stupid.

Pros: Green beans

Cons: Everything else.

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this is a restaurant with classic southern food. the prices are fair and the service is good. they servers all seem a little bit southern themselves. it seems like a great place to take a family. there was a decent variety of food too. it really reminded me of eating at home (only you didn't have to do the cooking or the dishes).

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★★★☆☆

this is a restaurant with classic southern food. the prices are fair and the service is good. they servers all seem a little bit southern themselves. it seems like a great place to take a family. there was a decent variety of food too. it really reminded me of eating at home (only you didn't have to do the cooking or the dishes).

Pros: service

Cons: hours

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Decided to try the Sylvan Park in Donelson, My mother and I were seated and waited on immediately. The waitress was nice and after asking if we needed more time, she returned soon. I ordered the days special which was a barbeque sandwich with french fries and cole slaw. The waitresses worked together to see to it that our food was brought out quickly. There was ample barbeque and french fries and all was good. The diet coke was good. The waitress tended to us frequently without being intrusive. I was attended to quickly when paying. I enjoyed my experience at the restaurant.

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★★★★★

Decided to try the Sylvan Park in Donelson, My mother and I were seated and waited on immediately. The waitress was nice and after asking if we needed more time, she returned soon. I ordered the days special which was a barbeque sandwich with french fries and cole slaw. The waitresses worked together to see to it that our food was brought out quickly. There was ample barbeque and french fries and all was good. The diet coke was good. The waitress tended to us frequently without being intrusive. I was attended to quickly when paying. I enjoyed my experience at the restaurant.

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Worst dining experience i had in a long time period. My wife loved the first one and always raved about it so i gave the new one in donelson a try, Upon entry i was ignored for 3 minutes while the 6 waitresses explained to a new girl how the tips and break system works maybe they should explain sitting. On seating i saw breakfast mmm good it was 10:05 the waitress informed me that breakfast after 10 is somewhat a worse quality and she advised we just order from the lunch menu WTF so i ordered the BBQ ribs and my wife had the meatloaf. 25 minutes later our cold food arrives just disgusting every aspect from the cold mac to the undercooked ribs with no bbq sauce at all on it i was told to ask for bbq next time and she will get it. I was starving so i decided to order a burger since i had not eaten my lunch yet 5 minutes later i was brought a chewy piece of beef and fries with NO KETCHUP she said they were filling the bottles it might be a couple of minutes WTF AGAIN at the end after drinking the best tea i had in a long time (only positive) i was informed that the restrooms were out of order. I PAY MY BILL AND WILL NEVER GO BACK TIL NEW MANAGMENT HAS ARRIVED AND THE FOOD QUALITY IMPROVES PERIOD>

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★☆☆☆☆

Worst dining experience i had in a long time period. My wife loved the first one and always raved about it so i gave the new one in donelson a try, Upon entry i was ignored for 3 minutes while the 6 waitresses explained to a new girl how the tips and break system works maybe they should explain sitting. On seating i saw breakfast mmm good it was 10:05 the waitress informed me that breakfast after 10 is somewhat a worse quality and she advised we just order from the lunch menu WTF so i ordered the BBQ ribs and my wife had the meatloaf. 25 minutes later our cold food arrives just disgusting every aspect from the cold mac to the undercooked ribs with no bbq sauce at all on it i was told to ask for bbq next time and she will get it. I was starving so i decided to order a burger since i had not eaten my lunch yet 5 minutes later i was brought a chewy piece of beef and fries with NO KETCHUP she said they were filling the bottles it might be a couple of minutes WTF AGAIN at the end after drinking the best tea i had in a long time (only positive) i was informed that the restrooms were out of order. I PAY MY BILL AND WILL NEVER GO BACK TIL NEW MANAGMENT HAS ARRIVED AND THE FOOD QUALITY IMPROVES PERIOD>

Pros: the tea is to die for

Cons: wait staff,managment, cooks need to step up their game to survive in this area, ill go to captain ds next time for lunch in donelson

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I recently ate at the latest Sylvan Park Restaurant in Donelson.
On the first visit I ordered the BBq Chicken with green beans and Mac & Cheese.
The chicken was dried out although it was drenched in BBQ Sauce. The green beans were flavorless. The Mac & Cheese was okay. However, although the server brought the food out fairly quickly it was basically at room temperature. I got there towards the end of the night so I thought that maybe that had something to do with it.

I went back at lunch time on a Monday. This time I ordered the meat loaf, mashed potato and gravy and baked squash. The squash was okay after I picked off the burnt (not just browned) cheese. The potatoes were bland tasted like plain old instant (didn't appear to have any kind of seasoning). The gravy tasted like it was straight out of a jar or can. Now for the Meat Loaf. The Meat loaf was actually chunks of hamburger meat (not like what most people think of as a slice of meat loaf) floating in grease. I tried my best to strain off the excess but I finally gave up. I asked the waitress why the sandwiches on the back page of the menu had been crossed off, thinking that maybe they were repricing them or something. She told me that they took them off permantly because she declared, they are truly a meat and three. Nobody asked how the meal was including the manager who was cashiering when I paid the bill. I was really looking forward to having a decent meat and three in Donelson. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently ate at the latest Sylvan Park Restaurant in Donelson.
On the first visit I ordered the BBq Chicken with green beans and Mac & Cheese.
The chicken was dried out although it was drenched in BBQ Sauce. The green beans were flavorless. The Mac & Cheese was okay. However, although the server brought the food out fairly quickly it was basically at room temperature. I got there towards the end of the night so I thought that maybe that had something to do with it.

I went back at lunch time on a Monday. This time I ordered the meat loaf, mashed potato and gravy and baked squash. The squash was okay after I picked off the burnt (not just browned) cheese. The potatoes were bland tasted like plain old instant (didn't appear to have any kind of seasoning). The gravy tasted like it was straight out of a jar or can. Now for the Meat Loaf. The Meat loaf was actually chunks of hamburger meat (not like what most people think of as a slice of meat loaf) floating in grease. I tried my best to strain off the excess but I finally gave up. I asked the waitress why the sandwiches on the back page of the menu had been crossed off, thinking that maybe they were repricing them or something. She told me that they took them off permantly because she declared, they are truly a meat and three. Nobody asked how the meal was including the manager who was cashiering when I paid the bill. I was really looking forward to having a decent meat and three in Donelson. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer.

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honestly i was expecting great things. I have friends who swear by this place so when my mom came into town I had no hesitations. It was horrible. I had the veggie plate which included COLD macaroni and cheese (which the waitress explained was because they had just added some cold water to it, what??). My mother had some sort of chicken dish which she swore must have been recooked every day of the week the meat was so tough and the cut so small. The other dishes were average at best (the only thing that tasted "right" was the cucumbers). We literally sat and looked at each other and then paid and left, leaving to go get our lunch elsewhere. Try Copper Kettle if you want great meat and three. Maybe we have higher standards because my mother grew up in the deep south and I grew up on her home cooked food, but this was miserable.

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★☆☆☆☆

honestly i was expecting great things. I have friends who swear by this place so when my mom came into town I had no hesitations. It was horrible. I had the veggie plate which included COLD macaroni and cheese (which the waitress explained was because they had just added some cold water to it, what??). My mother had some sort of chicken dish which she swore must have been recooked every day of the week the meat was so tough and the cut so small. The other dishes were average at best (the only thing that tasted "right" was the cucumbers). We literally sat and looked at each other and then paid and left, leaving to go get our lunch elsewhere. Try Copper Kettle if you want great meat and three. Maybe we have higher standards because my mother grew up in the deep south and I grew up on her home cooked food, but this was miserable.

Pros: cheap, convenient

Cons: below average food, atmosphere, concerns about food preparation

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Actually, Sylvan Park is the best meat-and-three in Nashville! The food is always excellent. Nice large portions for the price. However, plan ahead ... go there for lunch by 11am and call a day or more ahead if you want to take home an entire chocolate pie! The chocolate pie is simply the best!! Don't leave without having a piece ... even if you take it to go!

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★★★★★

Actually, Sylvan Park is the best meat-and-three in Nashville! The food is always excellent. Nice large portions for the price. However, plan ahead ... go there for lunch by 11am and call a day or more ahead if you want to take home an entire chocolate pie! The chocolate pie is simply the best!! Don't leave without having a piece ... even if you take it to go!

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I have gone to pretty much every meat and three in the city, and I rank Sylvan Park the best. The food is always incredible. The price and the portions are what I expect from some good ol' comfort food.

I love their squash casserole, probably my favorite item. You can't go wrong with anything at Sylvan Park. I highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

I have gone to pretty much every meat and three in the city, and I rank Sylvan Park the best. The food is always incredible. The price and the portions are what I expect from some good ol' comfort food.

I love their squash casserole, probably my favorite item. You can't go wrong with anything at Sylvan Park. I highly recommend it.

Pros: Food, Squash Casserole

Cons: None

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Overall experience was excellent, the wait staff quick to place your order, checks often enough for drink refills, and always offers desert before the check is closed out. The banana pudding is as close to homemade as you get anywhere.

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★★★★★

Overall experience was excellent, the wait staff quick to place your order, checks often enough for drink refills, and always offers desert before the check is closed out. The banana pudding is as close to homemade as you get anywhere.

Pros: Desert, Service, Food

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This restaurant, tucked away in the backskirts of downtown Nashville is definitely a treat. The food is delicious, the service is almost always prompt, the crowds are big and the lines are long, and this goes to show that this restaurant isn't playing around when it comes to good ole country cooking. Don't visit Nashville without visiting Sylvan Park. Of course, everyone shouldn't go, since that will make it harder for some of us to actually find a seat.

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★★★★★

This restaurant, tucked away in the backskirts of downtown Nashville is definitely a treat. The food is delicious, the service is almost always prompt, the crowds are big and the lines are long, and this goes to show that this restaurant isn't playing around when it comes to good ole country cooking. Don't visit Nashville without visiting Sylvan Park. Of course, everyone shouldn't go, since that will make it harder for some of us to actually find a seat.

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From the melt in your mouth rolls to the chunky chocolate pie, Sylvan Park makes you dream of what your Mama might have cooked if she was raised Southern. The unassuming little building hides some of the best stick-to-your insides chicken n' dumplings and meatloaf ever eaten. I love the green beans and creamed corn. All is served up with plenty of "hons" and smiles. The only potential downside is lack of parking. A must: sweet tea.

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★★★★★

From the melt in your mouth rolls to the chunky chocolate pie, Sylvan Park makes you dream of what your Mama might have cooked if she was raised Southern. The unassuming little building hides some of the best stick-to-your insides chicken n' dumplings and meatloaf ever eaten. I love the green beans and creamed corn. All is served up with plenty of "hons" and smiles. The only potential downside is lack of parking. A must: sweet tea.

Pros: good home cookin', friendly waitstaff, great sweet tea

Cons: , small inside

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Awesome homestyle food!! The atmosphere feels like you are at home.

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★★★★★

Awesome homestyle food!! The atmosphere feels like you are at home.

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Sylvan Park is still the best meat & three in Nashville. The taste is consistently fantastic, the portions are large and the prices are low. Of course, their chocolate pie is the absolute best around as is their cornbread. The dining room is in a converted house and is pretty run down. But that adds to the experience. The only negative is the wait during lunch. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Sylvan Park is still the best meat & three in Nashville. The taste is consistently fantastic, the portions are large and the prices are low. Of course, their chocolate pie is the absolute best around as is their cornbread. The dining room is in a converted house and is pretty run down. But that adds to the experience. The only negative is the wait during lunch. Highly recommended.

Pros: taste, price, chocolate pie

Cons: lunch wait

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like you may be at the wrong place, but just
wait til that aroma from the kitchen grabs you.
The country style steak tastes great , and I have
never liked country style steak before Sylvan
Park. Everyone talks about the chocolate pie,
but you might give the butterscotch a try.
It is served on Thursdays.

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★★★★★

like you may be at the wrong place, but just
wait til that aroma from the kitchen grabs you.
The country style steak tastes great , and I have
never liked country style steak before Sylvan
Park. Everyone talks about the chocolate pie,
but you might give the butterscotch a try.
It is served on Thursdays.

Pros: quality of food, inexpensive, friendly atmosphere

Cons: crowded at times

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...genuine southern comfort food...please don't go if you won't try their chocolate pie!!

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★★★★★

...genuine southern comfort food...please don't go if you won't try their chocolate pie!!

Pros: true southern comfort, quiet and laid back

 

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