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South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar

907 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
+1 615-320-5555
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“shrimp” (20 reviews)
“pulled pork” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
907 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
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1 - 10 of 214 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is good. A bit heavy and nothing spectacular, but good. The servers we nice and friendly, but incredibly slow. It was if they expected us to just be hanging out and not actually *very* hungry. To be fair, the outdoor seating/deck would be...More

Thank Lauren M
Justin S, Public Relations Manager at South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the insight on your visit. Many of our regulars do like to "hang out" upstairs. The view and atmosphere is just perfect for it! We consider all feedback and truly appreciate you coming in. Thanks again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 8 people. When we arrived, were told someone else had taken our booking - no apology. Told to wait, they'd sort it soon. Almost 1.5 hours later, we were shown to a table [around 9.30]. Food took around 30 minutes...More

Thank Josephine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 10 of us (family and friends) for brunch on Sunday Aug 20, 2017 to celebrate my daughters birthday. We were there when they opened at 11am and were very glad we did because shortly afterwards there was a line waiting for seats out...More

Thank Babbott50
Justin S, Marketing at South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your brunch with us on Sunday! The line to get in can be long, so we are happy to hear you didn't have a problem getting seated. It is a huge compliment when we see empty...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after a day on broadway. Was a nice break from the crowds. Had oysters and crab cakes. Food was average; not bad. Service was very accommodating! I asked the bartender if they could switch channels so I could watch my nephew's baseball game...More

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Justin S, Marketing at South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We are so happy that you decided to stop in. We hope that you come back soon. -Justin

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Oysters were fresh, served properly with fresh lemon, horseradish, cocktail sauce, and crackers. Loved every bite! Fried Green Tomatoes were delicious! Breading was thin and light, best for how we like to eat them. Sauce was tasty. Served with pickled veggies on side, nice and...More

1  Thank myp785
Justin S, Public Relations Manager at South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thanks myp785, Thanks for the great review! Your descriptions of all the menu items made it seem like I was reading from food magazine! The oysters are definitely a favorite among customers. We always want our customers to have the best experience possible. Thank you...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Stopped by this place after reading mixed reviews. It was steamy hot out and they only gave is an option of sitting outside....in the heat. The patio would have been nice if it wasn't somsang hot. We were swwated and given a menu by the...More

Thank Terry T
Justin S, Marketing at South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hey Terry, Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. This is definitely not the experience we want our customers to have and is unacceptable. Our owner Brian would like to reach out to you personally to learn more about your experience and...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Homemade tater tots were mushy and not tasty. We had the shrimp and oyster combo. Not good and we will not return.More

Thank mtambini
Justin S, Marketing at South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hey mtambini, We're sorry to hear that your recent experience at South Street did not live up to your previous visits. Our tater tots are one of our signature items because of how unique they are. We fry mashed potatoes instead of making them with...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were traveling through Nashville to see the Grand Ole Opry and other sites. We have friend who is an agent there so we agreed to meet him there. Fantastic "open" restaurant. Great Meal. Cool place to meet a friend and visit.More

Thank Shagphil
Justin S, Marketing at South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hey, Shagphill, Thanks so much for taking the time to give us this feedback and thanks for coming in while you were in town! We're glad you had a great meal and we hope we added to your Nashville experience. Please come see us again...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Great servicer Mike upstairs Great deals on happy hour the BBQ was delicious Very fun vibe Close to Hattie B Excellent oysters 1 dollar each at happy hour

Thank Angela B
Justin S, Marketing at South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Hey, Angela! Thanks so much for the feedback and for joining us for happy hour! - Justin

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We recommended South Street for brunch with two other couples, and wish we hadn't. We'd been there several times before, but it seems the place is now in a state of decline. Service was only fair, and our table top and booth area were filthy....More

Thank GolfMominKY
Justin S, Marketing at South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hey, GolfMominKY We appreciate you taking the time to give us this feedback. We're sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience at brunch. We always want our customers to have the best experience possible at South Street and our owner Brian...More

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U need to stay at the Hyatt place downtown. It's only a few walking blocks away. I know it's more expensive because it's downtown however it's the best staff ever. Great spot! U have to check it out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 907 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-320-5555
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