Demos' Restaurant

★★★★☆
36.1629 -86.7769
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615-256-4655

300 Commerce St

Nashville, TN

37201

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Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 11pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 12pm

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Great food and services! I love the pasta and the way this place is decorated! We enjoyed the way how efficient the staff are. This is one great place here.

5
★★★★★

Great food and services! I love the pasta and the way this place is decorated! We enjoyed the way how efficient the staff are. This is one great place here.

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I ate at this restaurant 5 yrs ago during a visit to Nashville, and the great impression that they left still lingers to this day! We had a 2-hr wait before we were seated, and I can honestly say it was worth every minute of the wait to eat here. The sweet tea was incredible, food was hot and delicious, and the staff was awesome! Definitely stop in if you're in the area!!

5
★★★★★

I ate at this restaurant 5 yrs ago during a visit to Nashville, and the great impression that they left still lingers to this day! We had a 2-hr wait before we were seated, and I can honestly say it was worth every minute of the wait to eat here. The sweet tea was incredible, food was hot and delicious, and the staff was awesome! Definitely stop in if you're in the area!!

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The dining room is very laid back. It really looks nice and peaceful there. The people that work there are very friendly and helpful. They alway make sure your drinks are full at all times. They always have a lunch special to. The food is'nt that expensive and you get alot for your money. The food is really good. The best is the steak and sweet tea.

4
★★★★☆

The dining room is very laid back. It really looks nice and peaceful there. The people that work there are very friendly and helpful. They alway make sure your drinks are full at all times. They always have a lunch special to. The food is'nt that expensive and you get alot for your money. The food is really good. The best is the steak and sweet tea.

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My family and I love Demos'. It's one of those restaurants you can always count on for a good dining experience. They have a great family atmosphere, a great menu (that doesn't change every week), and always offer great service. On our last visit I decided to go a little crazy and try a new dish. However, I was disappointed with it only because there was an ingredient in it I didn't like. When our server asked how it was, I answered him honestly. A few minutes later the manager came over, apologized that I didn't like it, ordered me my regular dish and did not make me pay for what I originally ordered! Not that is customer service! I highly recommend Demos'!

4
★★★★☆

My family and I love Demos'. It's one of those restaurants you can always count on for a good dining experience. They have a great family atmosphere, a great menu (that doesn't change every week), and always offer great service. On our last visit I decided to go a little crazy and try a new dish. However, I was disappointed with it only because there was an ingredient in it I didn't like. When our server asked how it was, I answered him honestly. A few minutes later the manager came over, apologized that I didn't like it, ordered me my regular dish and did not make me pay for what I originally ordered! Not that is customer service! I highly recommend Demos'!

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Great dining atmosphere. Food and service was terrific. restaurant was clean and well maintained. I have been to this location often and will more than likely return in the future.

4
★★★★☆

Great dining atmosphere. Food and service was terrific. restaurant was clean and well maintained. I have been to this location often and will more than likely return in the future.

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We tried out Demo's on July 4th of this year. Luckily we arrived before the rush and we were promptly seated; however there was a long line when we left.

My companion order the spaghetti and meatballs; which was delicious with at least five flavorful meatballs (most places you get three if you are lucky). I ordered the meat sauce spaghetti which was good, but not great and I wish I had ordered the meatball spaghetti instead. The bread basket held some DELICIOUS homemade bread, yum!

The house salads were a disappointment though. We are talking straight out of the bag salad with no tomato, no cheese, croutons or anything extra whatsoever. The ranch dressing was runny as though it was watered down.

The service was good, my soda was refilled promptly and we did not wait long for our food. The atmosphere is upper level casual dining, but not a stuffy attitude.

The prices were very reasonable though. We had the two entrees, two beers and a soda for about $28.00.

4
★★★★☆

We tried out Demo's on July 4th of this year. Luckily we arrived before the rush and we were promptly seated; however there was a long line when we left.

My companion order the spaghetti and meatballs; which was delicious with at least five flavorful meatballs (most places you get three if you are lucky). I ordered the meat sauce spaghetti which was good, but not great and I wish I had ordered the meatball spaghetti instead. The bread basket held some DELICIOUS homemade bread, yum!

The house salads were a disappointment though. We are talking straight out of the bag salad with no tomato, no cheese, croutons or anything extra whatsoever. The ranch dressing was runny as though it was watered down.

The service was good, my soda was refilled promptly and we did not wait long for our food. The atmosphere is upper level casual dining, but not a stuffy attitude.

The prices were very reasonable though. We had the two entrees, two beers and a soda for about $28.00.

Pros: Good food at reasonable prices

Cons: Salad was cheaply made.

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After 5 long hot days at the CMA fest, it was our last meal before we were headed out of town. I told our group about the lady I had met the day before in the crazy long line at Jack's Bar B Que. She spoke very highly of Demos' and said that I MUST try it. So I said let's give it a try. We tried several different types or restaurants while there and by far this was the BEST. Jack's has nothing on Demos'. Ironically we stood in line at Jack's for over an hour. We spent almost $30 for 2 people to eat there and the food was not that great - We spent $20 at Demos' for 2 people and were stuffed when we left and it was the best food I have had in a long time. I had the Blackend Chicken Pasta and it was beyond great. Their bread is also phenomenal. I cannot say how pleased I was with the food and service, as it would take more space than this. All I can tell you, is that it is the best value around town. Great service, food, just excellent.

5
★★★★★

After 5 long hot days at the CMA fest, it was our last meal before we were headed out of town. I told our group about the lady I had met the day before in the crazy long line at Jack's Bar B Que. She spoke very highly of Demos' and said that I MUST try it. So I said let's give it a try. We tried several different types or restaurants while there and by far this was the BEST. Jack's has nothing on Demos'. Ironically we stood in line at Jack's for over an hour. We spent almost $30 for 2 people to eat there and the food was not that great - We spent $20 at Demos' for 2 people and were stuffed when we left and it was the best food I have had in a long time. I had the Blackend Chicken Pasta and it was beyond great. Their bread is also phenomenal. I cannot say how pleased I was with the food and service, as it would take more space than this. All I can tell you, is that it is the best value around town. Great service, food, just excellent.

Pros: price, food, staff, waitresses, managment, excellent!!

Cons: Absolutely NONE

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We always make a point to eat at Demos' when we are in Nashville for a concert. It is close to everything downtown and has great food and service! The blackened chicken pasta sauce is to die for!!! The chicken and rice soup is great too!!! I like the steak medalions with onions and peppers! Yum!!!! Can't wait to go back and I live out of town!!!

5
★★★★★

We always make a point to eat at Demos' when we are in Nashville for a concert. It is close to everything downtown and has great food and service! The blackened chicken pasta sauce is to die for!!! The chicken and rice soup is great too!!! I like the steak medalions with onions and peppers! Yum!!!! Can't wait to go back and I live out of town!!!

Pros: Best Pasta in Nashville

Cons: none

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The food is outstanding! No, I don't own the place. I am a customer who is offended by these BIAS reviews. I have been eating there for years and have never had a bad meal, bad service or a unsanatary enviorment. Demos is one of the BEST steakhouses in Nashville. The other reviews have to be from the compition or these people wouldn't know food if they tasted it

5
★★★★★

The food is outstanding! No, I don't own the place. I am a customer who is offended by these BIAS reviews. I have been eating there for years and have never had a bad meal, bad service or a unsanatary enviorment. Demos is one of the BEST steakhouses in Nashville. The other reviews have to be from the compition or these people wouldn't know food if they tasted it

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This is the perfect locale for Italian food that doesn't overcharge for hype like Amerigo. The service was impeccable; I've never been served faster anywhere, anytime (excluding fast food). I can easily recommend this place to anyone.

5
★★★★★

This is the perfect locale for Italian food that doesn't overcharge for hype like Amerigo. The service was impeccable; I've never been served faster anywhere, anytime (excluding fast food). I can easily recommend this place to anyone.

Pros: service, price

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The food was very average and uninteresting. I love Italian food and have been to many Italian restaurants in many cities. Even for a family style restaurant I was not impressed.

3
★★★☆☆

The food was very average and uninteresting. I love Italian food and have been to many Italian restaurants in many cities. Even for a family style restaurant I was not impressed.

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I truly wish that there were a rating that was LOWER than poor.

This was truly one of the worst meals I have ever eaten. It is not Italian food in any way, in fact, it hardly passed for food.
I was absolutely starving and it was right there and I made a terrible mistake.

Totally disgusting and revolting food in a dirty, slimy environment. It was like eating at the bus station if the bus station were even dirtier than it is.

A terrible waste of time and money. I still can't believe that there were people eating there and enjoying it.

What can I do to erase that meal from my memory?

This is a place that I would actually pay them money to NOT eat there.

Horrible.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I truly wish that there were a rating that was LOWER than poor.

This was truly one of the worst meals I have ever eaten. It is not Italian food in any way, in fact, it hardly passed for food.
I was absolutely starving and it was right there and I made a terrible mistake.

Totally disgusting and revolting food in a dirty, slimy environment. It was like eating at the bus station if the bus station were even dirtier than it is.

A terrible waste of time and money. I still can't believe that there were people eating there and enjoying it.

What can I do to erase that meal from my memory?

This is a place that I would actually pay them money to NOT eat there.

Horrible.

Pros: getting the check. plenty of water to wash the garbage down.

Cons: the food. the dirty, dirty environment.

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This place is very reasonable. They also bring as much bread as you want and the service was great. Their special was only $4.25!! Not a super large portion, but you also got a side salad. If your down on broadway check it out!

5
★★★★★

This place is very reasonable. They also bring as much bread as you want and the service was great. Their special was only $4.25!! Not a super large portion, but you also got a side salad. If your down on broadway check it out!

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My girlfriend and I went to this restaurant tonight and we got right in. The staff and our waitress Maria was awesome. She suggested the KC Strip, I like steak, and lets just say it was unbelievable. I ordered my steak Medium and it was freaking perfect. The flavor was amazing. My girl ordered the Seafood Fettuccine and she loved it. The bread and soup was great and the service was impecible. We had ice tea and the sweet sugar syrup they put in it was remarkable. For the money we spent, I will go back and back. I can not imagine a better place in downtown Nashville for the quality and price. I am a big fan of Demo's and I highly recommend it.

5
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I went to this restaurant tonight and we got right in. The staff and our waitress Maria was awesome. She suggested the KC Strip, I like steak, and lets just say it was unbelievable. I ordered my steak Medium and it was freaking perfect. The flavor was amazing. My girl ordered the Seafood Fettuccine and she loved it. The bread and soup was great and the service was impecible. We had ice tea and the sweet sugar syrup they put in it was remarkable. For the money we spent, I will go back and back. I can not imagine a better place in downtown Nashville for the quality and price. I am a big fan of Demo's and I highly recommend it.

Pros: Great Experience on all fronts, Food, Service, Value... WOW

Cons: I got so full I could not try a dessert.

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I think the comment below was written by a competitor. I'm from Alabama and many times my parents to Nashville they ask about going to Demos. The food is wonderful for the inexpensive price they charge. We've always been impressed with the servers too.

5
★★★★★

I think the comment below was written by a competitor. I'm from Alabama and many times my parents to Nashville they ask about going to Demos. The food is wonderful for the inexpensive price they charge. We've always been impressed with the servers too.

Pros: Food, service

Cons: n/a

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i went to Demos on the recommendation of the tour guide, it apparently had quite a reputation So i expected much. I could not have been more disappointed. We waited two hours for the abysmal, overcooked, over-season "food" (thats being generous). The service was slow and the entire staff i found discourteous and disinterested.
Post meal, my friend and I were actually physically ill and had to spend the rest of the evening in retching in agony in the hotel room.
If it were possible to give negative stars, I would!

Anyone giving this restaurant stars must be paid staff.

1
★☆☆☆☆

i went to Demos on the recommendation of the tour guide, it apparently had quite a reputation So i expected much. I could not have been more disappointed. We waited two hours for the abysmal, overcooked, over-season "food" (thats being generous). The service was slow and the entire staff i found discourteous and disinterested.
Post meal, my friend and I were actually physically ill and had to spend the rest of the evening in retching in agony in the hotel room.
If it were possible to give negative stars, I would!

Anyone giving this restaurant stars must be paid staff.

Pros: exit door

Cons: anything on a plate

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I appreciate the attempt at uniqueness with steak and spaghetti. They do one (spaghetti) rather well here. But they should probably stick with that. The steak here is one of the worst I've ever had. Three bites and I couldn't continue. However, the spaghetti got finished. The cheese dip whatever was also one of the more peculiar things I've eaten, or started to eat rather. Chopped tomatoes and cheese concotion with tortilla chips. Now maybe this is just the Texan in me coming out, but how in god's name can you advertise this as queso? It's almost blasphemy. Nashville definitely has much better restaurants in the Vanderbilt area, but this one did not get the mark. Good location though.

3
★★★☆☆

I appreciate the attempt at uniqueness with steak and spaghetti. They do one (spaghetti) rather well here. But they should probably stick with that. The steak here is one of the worst I've ever had. Three bites and I couldn't continue. However, the spaghetti got finished. The cheese dip whatever was also one of the more peculiar things I've eaten, or started to eat rather. Chopped tomatoes and cheese concotion with tortilla chips. Now maybe this is just the Texan in me coming out, but how in god's name can you advertise this as queso? It's almost blasphemy. Nashville definitely has much better restaurants in the Vanderbilt area, but this one did not get the mark. Good location though.

Pros: spaghetti, location

Cons: steak, appetizers

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Have eaten here many times and found the same good food and service each time. Perhaps the best value in town. Menu has sufficient variety and food quality as well as service quality are excellent and a very resonable price.

5
★★★★★

Have eaten here many times and found the same good food and service each time. Perhaps the best value in town. Menu has sufficient variety and food quality as well as service quality are excellent and a very resonable price.

Pros: Value second to none, food quality excellent, service fast

Cons: Can be a bit noisey and overrun at times

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We went to Demo's on a Monday night; after arriving in town. A friend had recommended this restaurant. We both ordered the sirloin steak and it did not disapoint. It was cooked to order, juicy and had a delicous marinade or seasoning on it. Our waiter was very attentive. We sat right away when we arrived. The bread was very good - either a parmesan or asiago cheese bread. The salad was average - but the homemade dressings were very good. Try the blue cheese. We were not impressed with the side dish of pasta - I ordered the browned butter and my friend had the meat sauce. We would go back here again - reasonable prices/reasonable food - and excellent steaks.

4
★★★★☆

We went to Demo's on a Monday night; after arriving in town. A friend had recommended this restaurant. We both ordered the sirloin steak and it did not disapoint. It was cooked to order, juicy and had a delicous marinade or seasoning on it. Our waiter was very attentive. We sat right away when we arrived. The bread was very good - either a parmesan or asiago cheese bread. The salad was average - but the homemade dressings were very good. Try the blue cheese. We were not impressed with the side dish of pasta - I ordered the browned butter and my friend had the meat sauce. We would go back here again - reasonable prices/reasonable food - and excellent steaks.

Pros: prices, steaks, homemade salad dressing, service

Cons: spaghetti

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While the service was adequate, the nicest thing I can say about the food is that it was better than starving.....if only marginally. The spinach dip was a horrible assemblage of soured garlic, olive oil and spinach which had been run through the microwave. The chicken soup was a tiny (thankfully) bowl-filling nightmare composed of overcooked chicken combined with undercooked rice in an over-salted broth. However, the most frightening part of the meal arrived in the form of a flavorless, steak which was still wearing marks from where the jockey had been striking it only a day earlier. The only saving grace for the chicken was its preparer (I refuse to use the word chef in this review) who had, in a supposed fit of guilt, attempted to cover it in a tomato based abomination which I'm sure is illegal in reputable Italian restaurants. However, the employees in the kitchen *did* succeed in baking the potato sufficiently......and after sampling the rest of their fare, I can only assume the potato was a fortuitous bit of luck.
I can't fault the servers as we were well cared for. Yet, I can find no redeeming attributes in any of the kitchen staff or their choice for food quality even *before* they began to violate the laws of culinary aesthetics. I would rate their abilities, on a scale, as being comparable to an understocked Shoney's which had chosen to staff their restaurant with ill-mannered employees from any one of the local temporary services.
Demo's.....skip it. You'll only be missing heartburn, headaches and disappointment.

1
★☆☆☆☆

While the service was adequate, the nicest thing I can say about the food is that it was better than starving.....if only marginally. The spinach dip was a horrible assemblage of soured garlic, olive oil and spinach which had been run through the microwave. The chicken soup was a tiny (thankfully) bowl-filling nightmare composed of overcooked chicken combined with undercooked rice in an over-salted broth. However, the most frightening part of the meal arrived in the form of a flavorless, steak which was still wearing marks from where the jockey had been striking it only a day earlier. The only saving grace for the chicken was its preparer (I refuse to use the word chef in this review) who had, in a supposed fit of guilt, attempted to cover it in a tomato based abomination which I'm sure is illegal in reputable Italian restaurants. However, the employees in the kitchen *did* succeed in baking the potato sufficiently......and after sampling the rest of their fare, I can only assume the potato was a fortuitous bit of luck.
I can't fault the servers as we were well cared for. Yet, I can find no redeeming attributes in any of the kitchen staff or their choice for food quality even *before* they began to violate the laws of culinary aesthetics. I would rate their abilities, on a scale, as being comparable to an understocked Shoney's which had chosen to staff their restaurant with ill-mannered employees from any one of the local temporary services.
Demo's.....skip it. You'll only be missing heartburn, headaches and disappointment.

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DEMO'S IS THE BEST ITALIAN RESTURANT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. EVERY TIME WE GO TO NASHVILLE WE EAT THERE. WE TELL ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT IT, IT IS THE GREATEST. IT HAS A LOT TO OFFER WITHOUT THE BIG COST. AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS AMAZING.

5
★★★★★

DEMO'S IS THE BEST ITALIAN RESTURANT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. EVERY TIME WE GO TO NASHVILLE WE EAT THERE. WE TELL ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ABOUT IT, IT IS THE GREATEST. IT HAS A LOT TO OFFER WITHOUT THE BIG COST. AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS AMAZING.

Cons: N/A

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IF YOU STOP BY THIS PLACE YOU NEED TO TRY THE CHICKEN SOUP IT IS AWESOME IT TASTES REALLY GOOD. AND THE BREAD THEY BRING TO DIP IN YOUR SOUP IS REALLY REALLY GOOD. JUST TRY IT YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.

5
★★★★★

IF YOU STOP BY THIS PLACE YOU NEED TO TRY THE CHICKEN SOUP IT IS AWESOME IT TASTES REALLY GOOD. AND THE BREAD THEY BRING TO DIP IN YOUR SOUP IS REALLY REALLY GOOD. JUST TRY IT YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.

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I don't get it. Went only once for lunch. Very little interesting on the menu, ended up getting spaghetti, which was so sweet it was inedible. Very ordinary and less than most casual family dining places. Not reason for me to return.

2
★★☆☆☆

I don't get it. Went only once for lunch. Very little interesting on the menu, ended up getting spaghetti, which was so sweet it was inedible. Very ordinary and less than most casual family dining places. Not reason for me to return.

Pros: None I can think of

Cons: Sickly sweet spaghetti sauce

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I have visited Demos' several times over the past few years, and they never fail to disappoint. Bland food, salads with iceberg lettuce...I still do not understand how this restaurant continues to get the ratings it does. There are far better options for Italian and steakhouses in Nashville.

2
★★☆☆☆

I have visited Demos' several times over the past few years, and they never fail to disappoint. Bland food, salads with iceberg lettuce...I still do not understand how this restaurant continues to get the ratings it does. There are far better options for Italian and steakhouses in Nashville.

Cons: food, ambience

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Great food, great people and lot's of locations to choose from. We ate there before going to a concert and the menu was extensive and the service was exceptional.

5
★★★★★

Great food, great people and lot's of locations to choose from. We ate there before going to a concert and the menu was extensive and the service was exceptional.

Pros: thumbs up

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I have to have the recipe for the Chicken and rice soup! It was wonderful! We managed to eat there twice while in Nashville. Yes the line can be long but it's worth the wait. If you go around 2 in the afternoon it's a perfect time. The waitstaff was very helpful. I love spagetti and this is the place to get it. We have a great spagetti resturant here in Vermont but they don't have that wonderful soup! If I could change anything it would be for them to get a bigger place. Please send me the soup recipe! !

5
★★★★★

I have to have the recipe for the Chicken and rice soup! It was wonderful! We managed to eat there twice while in Nashville. Yes the line can be long but it's worth the wait. If you go around 2 in the afternoon it's a perfect time. The waitstaff was very helpful. I love spagetti and this is the place to get it. We have a great spagetti resturant here in Vermont but they don't have that wonderful soup! If I could change anything it would be for them to get a bigger place. Please send me the soup recipe! !

Pros: Best food ever

Cons: Not enough room

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We have been to Demos's many times...mainly because it was The Only good restaurant in town for so long...we go early because otherwise you can't get in...I love their chicken and rice soup and the fresh salad. Normally order the Sirloin steak which is pretty good...can't remember the name of the one I always use to get but it got where it was not as good a cut of meat...so switched to the sirloin. Bread is wonderful. Well trained servers.

3
★★★☆☆

We have been to Demos's many times...mainly because it was The Only good restaurant in town for so long...we go early because otherwise you can't get in...I love their chicken and rice soup and the fresh salad. Normally order the Sirloin steak which is pretty good...can't remember the name of the one I always use to get but it got where it was not as good a cut of meat...so switched to the sirloin. Bread is wonderful. Well trained servers.

Pros: good service, good soup

Cons: crowded, usually lines if you don't get there early

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Ate at Demo's on a late Saturday afternoon with my husband and our 3 daughters, plus my parents and nephew.
We were seated after about a 15 minute wait. The dining room was a little crowded for me, but not overly noisy.
We got our drinks and hot fresh bread very promptly. The bread is fantastic!! We had our waitress running back and forth bringing more bread throughout the meal.
Everyone in our party really enjoyed their food. I had the triple combo spaghetti plate....the Greek chicken sauce had a fantastic flavor, but just a few too many onions for me. The meat sauce was good, but I've had better. The garlic and browned butter pasta was lacking.....not nearly enough garlic.
My husband had a rib-eye and when he was done, said it was better than the one he'd eaten at a steakhouse the night before, much better than what he expected it to be.
My dad said the chicken alfredo was some of the best he's ever eaten. My 16-yr old stepdaughter had the potroast.....I couldn't believe what a huge portion it was! But she ate every bite of it, said it was delicious.
The best part of it.....the bill for all of 8 of us was LESS than the bill had been for only 5 of us the night before at a chain steakhouse.

5
★★★★★

Ate at Demo's on a late Saturday afternoon with my husband and our 3 daughters, plus my parents and nephew.
We were seated after about a 15 minute wait. The dining room was a little crowded for me, but not overly noisy.
We got our drinks and hot fresh bread very promptly. The bread is fantastic!! We had our waitress running back and forth bringing more bread throughout the meal.
Everyone in our party really enjoyed their food. I had the triple combo spaghetti plate....the Greek chicken sauce had a fantastic flavor, but just a few too many onions for me. The meat sauce was good, but I've had better. The garlic and browned butter pasta was lacking.....not nearly enough garlic.
My husband had a rib-eye and when he was done, said it was better than the one he'd eaten at a steakhouse the night before, much better than what he expected it to be.
My dad said the chicken alfredo was some of the best he's ever eaten. My 16-yr old stepdaughter had the potroast.....I couldn't believe what a huge portion it was! But she ate every bite of it, said it was delicious.
The best part of it.....the bill for all of 8 of us was LESS than the bill had been for only 5 of us the night before at a chain steakhouse.

Pros: good food and not too expensive

Cons: crowded dining room

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My family has been dining at Demo's for years and has been one of our favorite restaurant. However, over the couple of years the quality of the food especially the steaks that I used to say I would put up against almost any in the city has been getting worse and worse. I took an out of town co-worker recently and had to appologize about the quality of the steak. The cut of meat is not nearly as good and the taste of the marinade that kept me coming back is almost non existent now. This is still a decent family restaurant and the food is still OK but for whatever reason it is not the way it was. It really pains me to say that Demos is not on my recommended list any longer.

3
★★★☆☆

My family has been dining at Demo's for years and has been one of our favorite restaurant. However, over the couple of years the quality of the food especially the steaks that I used to say I would put up against almost any in the city has been getting worse and worse. I took an out of town co-worker recently and had to appologize about the quality of the steak. The cut of meat is not nearly as good and the taste of the marinade that kept me coming back is almost non existent now. This is still a decent family restaurant and the food is still OK but for whatever reason it is not the way it was. It really pains me to say that Demos is not on my recommended list any longer.

Pros: Service is still good

Cons: Food quality really slipping

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It's difficult to give any kind of complete review on a place that we were never able to get seated. We were told 45 minutes for well over 3 hours. The 45 minute wait never changed. Finally, we asked for a Manager when we noticed others that had arrived later then we had were being seated. Management denied this happening until other customers stood up for us as it was happening to them too. We were then reassured that it would be corrected and 1 hour later, we were again told 45 min wait while others were being called. Is this segregation or what? I guess my money wasn't as good as the other guy. I will never attempt to return, nor will I even walk down that side of the street. It was the worst experience of my life for any form of customer service. (But then again, we never got a chance to be customer's so why give us any form of service, right?)

I have spent the biggest part of my life in customer service and have never seen anything as horrible as this. I not only do not recommend this place, but I pass my own experience on to others so they may be prepared for the feelings of being totally rejected, segretated, ignored, and snubbed.

1
★☆☆☆☆

It's difficult to give any kind of complete review on a place that we were never able to get seated. We were told 45 minutes for well over 3 hours. The 45 minute wait never changed. Finally, we asked for a Manager when we noticed others that had arrived later then we had were being seated. Management denied this happening until other customers stood up for us as it was happening to them too. We were then reassured that it would be corrected and 1 hour later, we were again told 45 min wait while others were being called. Is this segregation or what? I guess my money wasn't as good as the other guy. I will never attempt to return, nor will I even walk down that side of the street. It was the worst experience of my life for any form of customer service. (But then again, we never got a chance to be customer's so why give us any form of service, right?)

I have spent the biggest part of my life in customer service and have never seen anything as horrible as this. I not only do not recommend this place, but I pass my own experience on to others so they may be prepared for the feelings of being totally rejected, segretated, ignored, and snubbed.

Pros: none

Cons: The worst experience, coast to coast

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This is probably not the place to bring a first date but if you are looking for solidly good food in a very relaxed, casual atmosphere this is the place to go. It is also great for lunch but can be quite a wait. The place has no frills whatsoever but the food is solid. It is also a great place to bring children as I have been there many times and pretty much order something different each time and I am never disappointed. One of my favorites is the grilled chicken stuffed potato. Definitely check this place out.

4
★★★★☆

This is probably not the place to bring a first date but if you are looking for solidly good food in a very relaxed, casual atmosphere this is the place to go. It is also great for lunch but can be quite a wait. The place has no frills whatsoever but the food is solid. It is also a great place to bring children as I have been there many times and pretty much order something different each time and I am never disappointed. One of my favorites is the grilled chicken stuffed potato. Definitely check this place out.

Pros: Cheap eats, great food

Cons: long lines, noisy

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My family was in town for a concert at the Ryman on Dec. 7th and wanted to find a place to eat close by. Did an internet search and found Demos'. Came here and read all the reviews, even the bad ones. We decided to give Demos' a try. I'm so glad we did. My wife had the ribeye. It was prepared to order, juicy and had a great taste. My oldest son (14) ordered the Sante Fe Chicken. He loved it and couldn't even finish it all, there were five pieces of chicken. I ate the rest (yum-Yum). My other son (9) had the kids spaghetti. He wanted meatballs, which normally it doesn't come with it, and the waiter gave him three for free. His bowl was so full of pasta that he too couldn't finish it. I had the Blackened Chicken Alfredo with rice and chicken soup. Holy cow -- it was delicious. The soup was great. The others had salad with their meals. We also had the cheese bread for an appetizer, which was excellent. The bread served with the meals was also very good. My family will definitely be back on our return trip to Nashville. I only wish we had one where we live.

5
★★★★★

My family was in town for a concert at the Ryman on Dec. 7th and wanted to find a place to eat close by. Did an internet search and found Demos'. Came here and read all the reviews, even the bad ones. We decided to give Demos' a try. I'm so glad we did. My wife had the ribeye. It was prepared to order, juicy and had a great taste. My oldest son (14) ordered the Sante Fe Chicken. He loved it and couldn't even finish it all, there were five pieces of chicken. I ate the rest (yum-Yum). My other son (9) had the kids spaghetti. He wanted meatballs, which normally it doesn't come with it, and the waiter gave him three for free. His bowl was so full of pasta that he too couldn't finish it. I had the Blackened Chicken Alfredo with rice and chicken soup. Holy cow -- it was delicious. The soup was great. The others had salad with their meals. We also had the cheese bread for an appetizer, which was excellent. The bread served with the meals was also very good. My family will definitely be back on our return trip to Nashville. I only wish we had one where we live.

Pros: Service, atmosphere, food

Cons: not one in Evansville, IN;

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I have to say that the reviews that are not good must be coming from people who expect too much of the world in general. The VAST majority of these reviews are incredibly satisfied, even thrilled! We were highly impressed at our very first chance visit. Walked in looking for something other than my husband's typical Spaghetti Factory craving while downtown in Nashville for an event. We were very pleased with service, food, and prices. The chicken and rice soup is amazing! It was family friendly and fun to boot. Service staff had great personality. Our meals were a bit delayed, but WELL worth the wait! We'd come in behind a huge rush, and they were catching up. Hey, these things happen in life, you know? I highly recommend this place to anyone who doesn't think the world owes them perfection. You'll come close to it, anyway!

5
★★★★★

I have to say that the reviews that are not good must be coming from people who expect too much of the world in general. The VAST majority of these reviews are incredibly satisfied, even thrilled! We were highly impressed at our very first chance visit. Walked in looking for something other than my husband's typical Spaghetti Factory craving while downtown in Nashville for an event. We were very pleased with service, food, and prices. The chicken and rice soup is amazing! It was family friendly and fun to boot. Service staff had great personality. Our meals were a bit delayed, but WELL worth the wait! We'd come in behind a huge rush, and they were catching up. Hey, these things happen in life, you know? I highly recommend this place to anyone who doesn't think the world owes them perfection. You'll come close to it, anyway!

Pros: great food, great prices, great atmosphere

Cons: popular enough that there's sometimes a good wait

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I consider Demos' one of the best all time restaurants in the Tennessee. Blackened Chicken paste or potato, yeahhhh, its a heavy sauce that has a flavor that punches you in the mouth. Their are a lot of steak houses in Nashville, but for the PRICE and TASTE this is the best. Those $23 for steaks at Outback, Logan's, and Etc make my mouth and wallet gag. The sweet tea with liquid sugar, you must have it.............I think after writing this review I am going straight there just thinking about it.

5
★★★★★

I consider Demos' one of the best all time restaurants in the Tennessee. Blackened Chicken paste or potato, yeahhhh, its a heavy sauce that has a flavor that punches you in the mouth. Their are a lot of steak houses in Nashville, but for the PRICE and TASTE this is the best. Those $23 for steaks at Outback, Logan's, and Etc make my mouth and wallet gag. The sweet tea with liquid sugar, you must have it.............I think after writing this review I am going straight there just thinking about it.

Pros: The 100+ times I have been there

Cons: The hundreds I haven't because of limited locations

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If you are looking for good steaks at a decent price, this is the place...I don't know about you but I think most of the places around Nashville are overpriced. I have eating at Demo's at least 50 times, and still rules my world....no seriously!!, I recommend steaks of course, blackened chicken pasta, mozzarella chiken, their soup is really good, good desserts, great tea with liquid sugar, service is great too.........there is no reason why you shouldn't try this place, except if you are rich and don't mind paying over $20 for a steak...

5
★★★★★

If you are looking for good steaks at a decent price, this is the place...I don't know about you but I think most of the places around Nashville are overpriced. I have eating at Demo's at least 50 times, and still rules my world....no seriously!!, I recommend steaks of course, blackened chicken pasta, mozzarella chiken, their soup is really good, good desserts, great tea with liquid sugar, service is great too.........there is no reason why you shouldn't try this place, except if you are rich and don't mind paying over $20 for a steak...

Pros: great food at great price...

Cons: there is no many around Tennessee!

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We always take our out of town guests to Demo's if they ask for a local favorite. They always end up loving it and we have an excuse to go that way. Whenever they come back to town, they say they have to eat there again. I cannot get over how great the prices are and how good the food and atmosphere are. I have always enjoyed what I ordered, even the roast, hamburger steak, or chicken...all of which are big enough to feed a small family and well under $12. The blackened chicken alfredo is the best pasta to have with your steak-try it!

5
★★★★★

We always take our out of town guests to Demo's if they ask for a local favorite. They always end up loving it and we have an excuse to go that way. Whenever they come back to town, they say they have to eat there again. I cannot get over how great the prices are and how good the food and atmosphere are. I have always enjoyed what I ordered, even the roast, hamburger steak, or chicken...all of which are big enough to feed a small family and well under $12. The blackened chicken alfredo is the best pasta to have with your steak-try it!

Pros: The wonderful food at a value price

Cons: Paying the cashier

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I have been to three seperate locations and i cannot for the life of me figure out what these good reviews are about, below average, fatty steaks, pasta??, only upside is liquid sugar for the sweet tea!

1
★☆☆☆☆

I have been to three seperate locations and i cannot for the life of me figure out what these good reviews are about, below average, fatty steaks, pasta??, only upside is liquid sugar for the sweet tea!

Pros: liquid sugar

Cons: everything

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I live about 3 hours from Nashville, but every time I visit I have to eat at Demo's! By far the best steak for a great price, and try the spaghetti alfredo, delicious! Salad is bland, so get the baked chicken soup instead, you won't be sorry! Service has always been great, and again they are fairly priced. You have to visit Demo's on your next trip!

5
★★★★★

I live about 3 hours from Nashville, but every time I visit I have to eat at Demo's! By far the best steak for a great price, and try the spaghetti alfredo, delicious! Salad is bland, so get the baked chicken soup instead, you won't be sorry! Service has always been great, and again they are fairly priced. You have to visit Demo's on your next trip!

Pros: Great steaks/pastas. Good prices.

Cons: Salad is boring, need more demo's across TN, how about Chattanooga!

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I was in town for business for 3 days and ate at DEMOS each night. Had the Top Sirloin the first night and it was great, had blackened chicken pasta the next night and it was great and had their filet of beef and it was outstanding. I would highly recommend DEMOS to anyone. I got out of there for under 20.00 each night. DEMOS was recommended to me by a native of Nashville. I have thanked her very much for the recommendation.

5
★★★★★

I was in town for business for 3 days and ate at DEMOS each night. Had the Top Sirloin the first night and it was great, had blackened chicken pasta the next night and it was great and had their filet of beef and it was outstanding. I would highly recommend DEMOS to anyone. I got out of there for under 20.00 each night. DEMOS was recommended to me by a native of Nashville. I have thanked her very much for the recommendation.

Pros: good food good prices walking distance to all attractions downtown

Cons: None

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If you want anything besides a daily special, you will end up spending more money than you would have anticipated here. Their food is nothing special and I don't particularly think their service is good. I don't get the appeal for this. Go to a real steak house or Italian restaurant. They can't make up their mind what type of restaurant this is. By the way, you'll not get the server to take your payment. They have a cashier like a diner...with higher than diner prices.

2
★★☆☆☆

If you want anything besides a daily special, you will end up spending more money than you would have anticipated here. Their food is nothing special and I don't particularly think their service is good. I don't get the appeal for this. Go to a real steak house or Italian restaurant. They can't make up their mind what type of restaurant this is. By the way, you'll not get the server to take your payment. They have a cashier like a diner...with higher than diner prices.

Pros: Don't know

Cons: Average steaks at premium prices, boring sides

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I was tipped off to Demo's from a guy in Printer's Alley! Let me tell you this is the place to eat downtown. I could not believe that this delicious food was this cheap! It is nice to find a good place that is not a chain! I will definitely be at Demo's every chance that I get!

5
★★★★★

I was tipped off to Demo's from a guy in Printer's Alley! Let me tell you this is the place to eat downtown. I could not believe that this delicious food was this cheap! It is nice to find a good place that is not a chain! I will definitely be at Demo's every chance that I get!

Pros: food is excellent, price is unbeatable, location is wonderful

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I have toured for about 12 years with a national music tour along with many major recording artists. We make a point of sampling the local fare in the cities we visit. Naturally, we have favorite haunts all over the U.S. But the King of them all, without a doubt the best resteraunt that we ALL agree on is Nashville's amzing underappreciated Demo's ! I have been to Demo's countless times. In fact, we eat as many times at Demo's as we can when in Nashville between Tour Legs. You can't beat the value, and the crazy thing is, it may be the best food we have ever had at a resteraunt ! The Pot Roast is amazing. BETTER than my mom's ! The steak, the spaghetti, EVERYTHING, Incredible !

5
★★★★★

I have toured for about 12 years with a national music tour along with many major recording artists. We make a point of sampling the local fare in the cities we visit. Naturally, we have favorite haunts all over the U.S. But the King of them all, without a doubt the best resteraunt that we ALL agree on is Nashville's amzing underappreciated Demo's ! I have been to Demo's countless times. In fact, we eat as many times at Demo's as we can when in Nashville between Tour Legs. You can't beat the value, and the crazy thing is, it may be the best food we have ever had at a resteraunt ! The Pot Roast is amazing. BETTER than my mom's ! The steak, the spaghetti, EVERYTHING, Incredible !

Pros: FOOD, SERVICE, VALUE

Cons: Parking

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My fiance and I wanted to go out for dinner and wound up at Demos'. We waited about 45 minutes for a table, but got a good seat at the bar and sipped a few Mia Tias and wine before we were seated. Out waiter was the BEST!!! He brought out samples of different sauses so we could try before we ordered. We will be back!

5
★★★★★

My fiance and I wanted to go out for dinner and wound up at Demos'. We waited about 45 minutes for a table, but got a good seat at the bar and sipped a few Mia Tias and wine before we were seated. Out waiter was the BEST!!! He brought out samples of different sauses so we could try before we ordered. We will be back!

Pros: Beck -the waiter, great food, Price

Cons: small bar

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I visited Nemo's twice in 3 days during National Youthworkers Convention on November.
The first day we waited only 5 minutes for a seat the second closer to 40. But the wait was OK considering the quality of food. I like a decent steak when I'm away from home and this place delivered. The bacon wrapped filet was cooked to perfection and the wait staff was impeccable. The beer menu left a bit to be desired but if you're looking for a good brew there is a brewhouse 2 blocks away in walking distance so no harm no foul.

If you are in the city of Nashville and you are hungry, then you should stop in at Nemo's.

4
★★★★☆

I visited Nemo's twice in 3 days during National Youthworkers Convention on November.
The first day we waited only 5 minutes for a seat the second closer to 40. But the wait was OK considering the quality of food. I like a decent steak when I'm away from home and this place delivered. The bacon wrapped filet was cooked to perfection and the wait staff was impeccable. The beer menu left a bit to be desired but if you're looking for a good brew there is a brewhouse 2 blocks away in walking distance so no harm no foul.

If you are in the city of Nashville and you are hungry, then you should stop in at Nemo's.

Pros: Steaks, Service

Cons: cramped , paying at cashier

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Walked in the door, 45 minute wait we were told, ended up being very close to that. You don't mind waiting when the end result is what we got.

My wife got the mushroom spagetti, I got the Strip Steak. The rolls for appetizer hit our table about as soon as we were seated and the drink orders were there very quickly. Food arrived fast after we ordered cooked to perfection. One of the better steaks I've had in a long time.

I was somewhat surprised at the level of service and quality of the food that it was that cheap.

I can see why it was packed when we got there, and packed when we left.

I'll be going back the next time we're there. Can't recommend it any higher.

5
★★★★★

Walked in the door, 45 minute wait we were told, ended up being very close to that. You don't mind waiting when the end result is what we got.

My wife got the mushroom spagetti, I got the Strip Steak. The rolls for appetizer hit our table about as soon as we were seated and the drink orders were there very quickly. Food arrived fast after we ordered cooked to perfection. One of the better steaks I've had in a long time.

I was somewhat surprised at the level of service and quality of the food that it was that cheap.

I can see why it was packed when we got there, and packed when we left.

I'll be going back the next time we're there. Can't recommend it any higher.

Pros: Service, Food, Price

Cons: Parking

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I am amazed at how many people recommend this place. I went, expecting to have a wonderful meal, and had anything but that. I have been a few times, each time wanting to give it another chance. But each time, the meals are never good. They do have great bread and soup, but that is it. The food is too bland, a mediocre, at best, restaurant.

3
★★★☆☆

I am amazed at how many people recommend this place. I went, expecting to have a wonderful meal, and had anything but that. I have been a few times, each time wanting to give it another chance. But each time, the meals are never good. They do have great bread and soup, but that is it. The food is too bland, a mediocre, at best, restaurant.

Pros: Bread, Chicken Soup

Cons: Everything else!

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Demos has fantastic food! I highly recommend the chicken stuffed potato... I could have turned the plate up and licked it clean! I did think the salad was a little plain with only lettuce and dressing, so I filled out a comment card. I received a letter by mail in no time explaining that you could get other toppings for an additional charge if you asked. That's my only beef with them... they could print that on the menu or at least tell you. But seriously, you don't want to fill up on the salad anyway. The bread is great and every meal I've ever had there was great! I crave this place!!! Oh and they have awesome prices, especially for the portion size!

5
★★★★★

Demos has fantastic food! I highly recommend the chicken stuffed potato... I could have turned the plate up and licked it clean! I did think the salad was a little plain with only lettuce and dressing, so I filled out a comment card. I received a letter by mail in no time explaining that you could get other toppings for an additional charge if you asked. That's my only beef with them... they could print that on the menu or at least tell you. But seriously, you don't want to fill up on the salad anyway. The bread is great and every meal I've ever had there was great! I crave this place!!! Oh and they have awesome prices, especially for the portion size!

Pros: fantastic food, large portions, great prices

Cons: downtown parking, plain salad

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I took my family and my mother who was visiting to Demo's (downtown Nashville) for lunch on a Saturday and I have to say that we recieved the best service that I've had in a resturant. The food was good, everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the unusual combination of steak and spaghetti which was I thought was a unique option. My wife had the blackend chicken pasta and she said she really enjoyed it, and my wife is the harshest critic I know. I will say that we definately will be returning to Demo's.

Something I saw in another review that I thought was stupid was someone complaining about paying the check at a register as opposed to paying the waiter, it amazes me that someone can be so lazy and paying for my meal on the way out did not bother me whatsoever.

5
★★★★★

I took my family and my mother who was visiting to Demo's (downtown Nashville) for lunch on a Saturday and I have to say that we recieved the best service that I've had in a resturant. The food was good, everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the unusual combination of steak and spaghetti which was I thought was a unique option. My wife had the blackend chicken pasta and she said she really enjoyed it, and my wife is the harshest critic I know. I will say that we definately will be returning to Demo's.

Something I saw in another review that I thought was stupid was someone complaining about paying the check at a register as opposed to paying the waiter, it amazes me that someone can be so lazy and paying for my meal on the way out did not bother me whatsoever.

Pros: EXCELLENT SERVICE, GREAT FOOD, GOOD PRICES

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Servings are too small in proportion to cost. Friendly atmosphere, however, somewhat too loud.

3
★★★☆☆

Servings are too small in proportion to cost. Friendly atmosphere, however, somewhat too loud.

Pros: service, friendly, great spinach

Cons: servings too small

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We come to Nashville quite often to visit my daughter who is in college at Vandy and we alway eat at Demos. The food is wonderful and we have always had great service from the staff there. They have a really tasty chicken and rice soup and their chicken salad plate is really delicious. Of course all of their Italian sauces and pastas are great too. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a really enjoyable dining experience in a family type atmosphere.

5
★★★★★

We come to Nashville quite often to visit my daughter who is in college at Vandy and we alway eat at Demos. The food is wonderful and we have always had great service from the staff there. They have a really tasty chicken and rice soup and their chicken salad plate is really delicious. Of course all of their Italian sauces and pastas are great too. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a really enjoyable dining experience in a family type atmosphere.

Pros: Inexpensive, Family atmosphere, Plenty of waiters

Cons: parking is sparse, usually crowded

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