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2719 Old Lebanon RdNashville, TN 37214Map & Directions
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Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Southern, Soul, Caterers, American, Take Out, Seafood
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
I was staying at a Nashville hotel on my way from Texas to North Carolina. Hungry for fried fish, I found the information for Uncle Bud’s. I went there and placed my to-go order. I ordered the fried shrimp plate with a side order of catfish and a gallon of tea. I specified to the young lady who took my order that I wanted a little bit of cocktail sauce and lots of tartar sauce. I even offered to pay more for the extra tartar sauce if I needed to. I also told her to be sure I had utensils and ketchup, because I was staying in a hotel and would only have what they gave me.
When I got back to the hotel with my food, I realized that I had no ketchup, no cocktail sauce, and no tartar sauce!
So, with that bummer start, here’s my assessment of the meal:
The shrimp were cook well, of a good size, and not too heavily breaded. They were a little dry [which would probably been unnoticeable with tartar/cocktail sauce. 6/10 as is, 7 or 8, maybe 9 with the sauces.
The catfish was also cook well – but also a little dry. Again, tartar sauce would almost certainly have improved it. 6/10 as is, 7 or 8, maybe 9 with tartar sauce.
The hushpuppies were a little larger than I prefer, but not bad. However, with no ketchup, they were pretty dry. 4/10 as is, probably 6 or 7 with ketchup.
The french fries were okay. They were a little greasy, but not bad. Again 4/10 as is, probably 6, maybe 7 with ketchup.
The cole slaw was pretty good. A little sweet, but not overly sweet. 7/10.
The pickle/sweet onion was the hit of the order. There was only one slice of onion and I could have used 2. All in all, 9/10.
The white beans were pretty good – tender, but not mushy. However I still find white beans with fish a little unusual. 9/10.
The tea was great – flavorful but not too strong, sweet but not syrupy. 9/10.
The service – I was spoken to as soon as I walked through the door. While they were busy, there was no waiting line and there were a few empty tables. I was able to place my order immediately. The young lady who took my order was pleasant, entered it correctly, and double-checked it with me before accepting my payment. The food came out pretty quickly and was still warm when I got back to the hotel. Problems – the kitchen didn’t fill my order correctly and the young lady who took my order and handed me my order didn’t check it to make sure it was correct. 2/10.
While the sides were good, the shrimp, the fish, and the service were sub-par – so the overall score would be 4/10 at best.
My husband loves Catfish. He was so happy I found there was an Uncle Bud's Catfish Shack near us. Uncle Bud's serves the sides family style, don't worry, they make sure the bowls never go empty. Ravan was our server. She was very polite, She was attentive, but not intrusive. The meal was excellent and reasonable price. We will be back.