2413 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203
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Cuisines: Southern, Soul, Burgers, Barbecue, Family Style, American, Sandwiches, Take Out, Hot Dogs, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Bar & Grills
Price Range : Below Average
Walking distance from Vandy. Great place to grab lunch. Try the patty melt! Friendly people and nice atmosphere.
Family owned Meat & 3 in Elliston Place area near Centennial Park. I've been going for 15 years+. Great for burgers (get them on Texas Toast) and a milkshake.
Still the best grilled cheeseburger in town! Add in a handmade shake and it your visit is well worth it! A great family owned venue...my family has many memories there as well!
11/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
After reading reviews I was so anxious to try this place. I took the warning about the service and was expecting the worst. We arrived right before the rush, ready for a GREAT burger. We were glared at the entire time we were waiting for our food like we were taking up space and drinking water or something. The burger was NOT the best although maybe we do it better here in NV. I wished I had tried something else and really put them to a challenge. It was a real experience alright! WE laugh about it every time we think of this place...it is a REAL joke!
Can you believe I paid almost $24 for 2 people? A little tuna sandwich on white bread, a bag of chips, one hamburger on white bread (not even a bun) basic fries and a shake? Food was just average and I was just astounded at the cost of this place. TOO MANY OTHER CHOICES FOR MUCH BETTER QUALITY AND VALUE!
09/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
waited an hour for a table. no cornbread. only had enough turnip greens for one of us ( party of 5)
had meat and three.. meatloaf was cold, squash casserole was old and cold, broccoli was soooo tough and yellow. turnip greens were old and awful.
this really was one of the worst dining out experiences. bad food.
i've been to rotier's for many years.. grew up here.
it officially sucked this time.
06/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
first of all-i'm never one to complain but they really need new tables/chairs. it's way to crammed for more than 2 people and even that's pushing it. with that said, i've never really had a beef with this place (no pun intended) until what happened the other day. Warning--what you are about to read is beyond disgusting and the incident was totally unacceptable... So, if you don't want to lose your lunch or if you don't want to lose your appetite, i would suggested not reading any further. the customer, who had ordered a salad, found a --and i quote--- ""narly, nasty, big toenail"" in his salad!!!!!!!! Yes, you read that right!!!! A toenail IN his salad!!!!!! He almost ate it. He complained-of course-and the manager confirmed that it was indeed a toenail, apologized and offered him a free malt. I assume the salad was free...???
R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S!!! I will never ever ever eat there again unless they revamp and get a 100 health score!
05/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to Rotier's for over 20 years and I cannot think of a better all-around cheesburger in Nashville. Not because they put some ""secret sauce"" on it or have some magic seasoning or they weigh 2 lbs, but because they are perfect in their simplicity. They use excellent ingredients (good ground beef, quality american cheese, great pickles, etc.) and cook them perfectly. The most popular choice seems to be the cheesburger on French bread, but my personal favorite is the grilled cheesburger (the bread is grilled white bread slices) just because I don't want all the extra bread. I honestly don't understand some of these reviews, these people complaining that there's nothing special about the burgers. Well, all I can say is that if you want a big, gimmicky, chain cheeseburger, go to Fuddrucker's at 21st and West End.....Oh wait, I forgot, they WENT OUT OF BUSINESS!!
11/17/2007Provided by Citysearch -
What's WRONG with these people? Rotier's has a cheeseburger on french bread that is to DIE FOR!!! Others have told me that all the food at Rotier's is great but I can't get past this amazing burger. NO... there aren't any goofy sauces or ""themed"" burgers folks... this is a classic Nashville meat & three diner at it's best.
And the service has always been great in the 15 years I've been going there. Once several years ago - back when they didn't take ATM or credit cards I didn't have any cash on me and the guy at the counter (one of the owners) just told me to stop back when I was in the neighborhood to pay. They treat you like you were family here and at times you'd swear Mom was back at the grill.
Enjoy this fun spot!
09/11/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I happened upon Rotier's while checking out Centennial Park during a weekend trip to Nashville. Rotier's is a very unassuming hole-in-the-wall kind of place that seems to be a favorite with the locals. I ordered the country ham plate with green beans, fried zucchini and corn bread. The corn bread was unlike anything I have had up north. Crusty on the outside with great corn flavor on the inside. While I was there a customer walked in and just ordered corn bread to go. I can see why! The ham and veggies did not disappoint and the little coke bottles were a neat touch. A thunderstorm struck while I was sitting at the counter, so the waitress gladly brewed up some fresh coffee for me to pass the time. The whole thing cost me under 10 bucks and I was stuffed and satisfied. These are the kinds of places I love to find when I travel and I was glad I found this one.
07/01/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Ok, I am a hamburger aficionado originally from Shreveport, LA. When I moved to Nashville back in 2002 everyone said ""you've gotta try Rotier's!--they have the best burgers anywhere."" So I went. I ordered a cheeseburger, fries, and a Dr. Pepper. First of all, the Dr. Pepper was served in a luke-warm can, which I thought was a little crude, but it is a dive restaurant, so I let it slide. Then the burger came. Even looking at it I could tell it was going to be a huge disappointment. The hamburger patty itself is about the same diameter as a breakfast sausage patty, but it is about an inch thick or so. Upon first tasting this burger I could tell that the meat had never been seasoned or marinated, and there was no distinguishing flavor or anything of note about it. It was also overcooked. On the burger was the obligatory tomato, pickle, lettuce, and mayonaise--no special sauce, no unique flavor, nothing. The fries were also a travesty. I can and do make better french fries at my house. Not to be outdone, however, I gave Rotier's a second and third chance, and my experience was the exact same every time. Please, Nashville, don't believe the hype. This place has nothing on Fat Moe's, Ted's, McCabe's Pub, or any decent chain restaurant in Nashville. I realize Rotier's is a ""Nashville Tradition,"" but a tradition of mediocrity must be identified and put to an unceremonious end. Hopefully this article will help accomplish that. (also, Rotier's overcooks everything, especially their fried foods).
06/12/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I'm a huge burger and fries fan, so with all the reviews I had to try this place out. However I was really disappointed as the burger was marginally better than average, lacking the robust flavor I've had elsewhere. Likewise, the fries seemed rather generic--not bad but certainly not warranting of the acclaim I've ready about.. The food wasn't worth the price, and service wasn't all that great (waitress never offered to refill drinks, etc.). The atmosphere was nice, but from my experience, that's about it.
04/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I have tasted a lot of burgers in my day, including ""Rotier's"" but, if you can get past the uninvited little guests this place has and remember the nostalgia that comes with this old place has .... then it's great. I don't quite understand how it keeps getting voted #1 every year. I understand it very old but, no reason to be over run by these dirty creatures. There are companies to deal with that problem. I will not return there, I don't care how good the burgers are.
03/22/2007Provided by Citysearch -
For the best down-home food you can possibly get in Nashville Rotier's is THE place to go. Warm roll and corn bread, AWESOME fried chicken, and so many casserole daily specials it makes me want to go every day just to try them all. There seems to be some questionable reviews of the staff on here but I have never had a bad experience- in fact just the opposite. I wouldn't call myself a regular but I am always greeted with a smile and warm welcome, and- not to sound cliche- but it's sincere like going to dinner at a good friends house.
This is comfort food at its best- especially if you're comfort food is fried okra, hash brown casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy... oh I could go on...
12/11/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Rotiers for lunch one day and was double charged- I thought I had payed for my friends meal. The next day I found out my friend payed also so I called the manager. She said we destroy the receipts at the end of the day and you should have called the day of my meal. She said I could come down there in a couple of days and maybe the waitress would recognize me. The waitress did remember waiting on me but the manager did not correct the problem because they destroy the tickets. All I had was a credit card receipt that showed I paid $33 for a three vegetable plate and two beers. That was the first and last time I will step into Rotiers. I recommend if you want a ""Meat and Three dinner"" go on down the street to the Elliston Place Soda shop. I have eaten there several times and never had a problem.