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South Street Original Crab Shack & Authentic Dive Bar

#270 of 1,686 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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907 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
+1 615-320-5555
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We were scheduled to eat here with a meeting I was attending. We were a group of about 20 and we were there at primetime for the dinner crowd. Food was good, service was outstanding. I had a half rack of ribs, they were moist and meaty without too much sauce.

Thank Weather27712
Nashville, Tennessee
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283 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Judging by the scene outside, part of me was expecting sort of a Joe's Crab Shack vibe, but there was surprisingly little vibe of any kind to speak of. It's basically just a combination of unpainted shiplap and red brick, with not much else in terms of decor. They have a Smokehouse Trio combo plate available, but I went all-in... More 

Thank TheBarbecueFiend
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were pleased with our visit to this restaurant. It seems to get mixed reviews, but we found the staff welcoming and attentive. The barbeque was enjoyable and seemed authentic.

Thank jkwilmingtonde
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11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I have been going to South Street since the late 90's and will never set foot in the establishment again. Terrible service - bad staff - and the food is pitiful. I'm hoping a new restaurant can come in and salvage the tree house - it's a great venue.

Thank JRM37027
Bamberg, Germany
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

It has been many years since I have been back to Nashville and many things have changed but the food and staff at South Street is still great.

Thank apollo1down
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Environment was to hot & no way of getting cool. Waiter was rude! My filet was so ruff it was like leather! Does not have frozen drinks & couldn't make a pineapple tini! Wouldn't go back! 😢

Thank EmKoz
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We stopped here because of its location near a show we were attending. It's situated very close to Vandy and Belmont Univ. Ambiance is an eclectic array of items in a wood cabin/treehouse. Street-side the restaurant has glass garage doors that open up which sounds awesome. This is Nashville and smoking is still allowed in some places like here. Even... More 

Thank GreggeryPeccary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We went for a drink first and really enjoyed the atmosphere. Friendly staff and other customers. Went back for food, which was tasty and plentiful. Great recommendation.

Thank HolmfirthParisian
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Nice rustic place in midtown. Reasonably priced. Valet parking. Bread pudding was delicious!! Recommend.

Thank Beth G
Nashville, Tennessee
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

These digs have been around since the Mid-80's. I still remember Dan-O hanging the chicken wire and newspaper decoupage on the ceiling... It is still there, but, you will be pressed to read anything... Well, that was then and, now is now and these digs and dive are still cool. Not much has changed other than the tree has died... More 

Thank MDFS333

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 907 20th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212-2134
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-320-5555

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