Five Odd Fellows

3.2
44 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

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About

The team at Five Odd Fellows, within Embassy Suites at Vanderbilt, weaves together flavor, spice and, some southern nice. With signature dishes such as CAP’N CRUNCH CHICKEN and the delectable JUICY LUCY you can’t go wrong. Appetites are quenched with house dishes ranging from a CRISPY SKIN RED SNAPPER to a Ground PORK-and-DUCK BURGER. The perfect meal ends in the perfect way with a variety of desserts, including molasses-pecan pie and a CHOCOLATE NAPOLEON BROWNIE. With a diverse beer selection, creative cocktail collection and FREE VALET PARKING, every night is perfect with food, drink and good cheer to all who enter.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(615) 320-3944
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Nyla Davis: (615) 277-4977
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19th Ave. South
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Parking details
We are located in the Embassy Suites and valet parking is free.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout
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3.2
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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We did not end up eating there. Unfortunately, they were so understaffed that the only one server they had never came up to acknowledge us. We waited over 20 minutes to see if we could get a table. Only a handful of people in there and none of them had food.

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2.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Sarah was sweet but looked alittle stressed out. Seems like she was asked to do alittle to much without a lot/any help from management

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2.0Dined on October 27, 2017

The best part: the waiter was attentive and polite. Service was good. The rest: Food took about 30 minutes to arrive at the table. The food was less than impressive. The menu on the website has more options than the actual menu in the restaurant. I wanted the drake & boar burger which was no longer on the menu. Settled for the southern jucy lucy. Sonic drive in makes a better burger in my opinion. Wasn’t served with bacon ketchup. Presentation wasn’t good. Got the same old Heinz like anywhere else. From the squirt bottle. My date got the fish and chips. Fish was soggy. Slaw was watered down. The beer cheese soup was pretty decent. Didn’t think this was going to be a “hotel restaurant” going in, but in my opinion, not worth the money. It seems like a cool menu and concept online but unfortunately it just didn’t deliver. Wouldn’t recommend.

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1.0Dined on July 29, 2017

We made the reservation for 11 people for a bachelorette party. It confirmed in open table. When we arrived they couldn't find our reservation and told us we would have to wait for over an hour and the kitchen was an hour behind. Very frustrating. We left.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

We felt that we were wined and dined for sure! The staff was so accommodating and friendly. The kitchen personally checked on us and brought us cookies on the house. We felt so appreciated. The ambiance is a little less than a fancy Resteraunt bc it's in the Embassy and our uber drivers had a hard time finding it because we weren't aware of that! Otherwise it's away from the noise and more private and the food is Fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

I had the cornbread gumbo and the cornbread was delicious when combined with the flavors of the Gumbo. The service was fantastic. They really made us feel welcome.

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2017

This the lobby bar restaurant of the embassy suites near vandy. The place was empty except for two at the bar and the staff is also running room service.
Overall my recommendation would be a pass on this spot . The server was friendly but food and quality was not even average.

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1.0Dined on April 23, 2017

20 min to make a burger and no one was on the place. Ordered a wine and they didn't have the brand. Go somewhere else

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Had reservation for 4 at 8pm. Got there hardly anyone in the restaurant. We waited about 10 mins before anyone even approached us. Then when I said we had a reservation at 8. The guy said oh let me check and see if your table is ready. Then he had to go to the back and find a table. All the tables were open. Waiter seemed like he was annoyed we were there. Over all not the best experience. Especially for a New Years Eve celebration.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2016

We made reservations for New Years Eve. When we arrived, we realized we didn't even need to make a reservation because it was very empty (as in maybe 10 other people present). It took 8 minutes for anyone to approach us and seat us, 10 to get water, and 50 before we got drinks. Our waiter was very personable so I decided to tip him anyway. However, he was rude to me as I tried to tip him, even when I offered an apology to HIM as the customer, and I wished I hadn't tipped. I do not think the restaurant took us seriously as we are in our younger twenties, but we were a group of 6 all prepared to order meals, drinks, and tip generously. It would have made sense if we walked in without reservations and it was crowded, but that was not the case at all. We won't be back.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2016

This was a nice, clean restaurant. Staff was friendly. Only seemed like there was one waiter though. Even still, he took good care of us. Food was mediocre. Burnt end bisket was tasty. I got the cod and chips. It was very salty and greasy. My boyfriend got a steak and it was cooked evenly to his request. Lots of beer options. Overall though, nothing to get excited about.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2016

When you walk into a place and NO ONE is there dining despite the bustling neighborhood — run. Against my best judgement, we stayed. The staff (of 1? maybe 2?) seemed shocked to see us, didn't know the menu and took FOREVER to bring everything. The food was very salty and gave many of us stomachaches. The good news? If you want to hear conversation, this is your place — it was (eerily) quiet without music.

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1.0Dined on October 15, 2016

We researched this place before booking- the reviews looked great and the website made the restaurant looked like a ton of fun and the host was wonderful when he called to confirm out reservation. What we got was a completely empty and quiet restaurant on a Saturday night, odd but we went with it. It then took about 30-35 minutes for our party to get a round of drinks. Yes, we had 12, but there was 0 sense of urgency and since we were literally the only people in the entire restaurant we were a little dumbfounded by the time it took. On top of that- 4 of the drinks were incorrect. We decided to not stay for dinner and got our checks. Personally mine was up charged $3 for cranberry juice. No lie. I had a vodka soda with a splash of cranberry and there was a $3 "bump" on my check because of it. When I asked the waitress why the extra charge she said she was sorry but that the card had already been run.

I don't write many reviews, but this just really annoyed all of us.

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3.0Dined on September 22, 2016

Very small menu with good appetizers. It's inside a hotel so no one was dining in the restaurant at the time. Must be more of a late night stop.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2016

I chose this restaurant for my boyfriend and I so I could get the vegetarian cauliflower ragout and he could get something with meat. Unfortunately, they were out of the cauliflower, but they were very accommodating and let me know about a couple dishes that they could make vegetarian. I went with the Caprese pasta, but was very disappointed. The noodles were stuck together, the cheese was globbed together and the french bread on the side was cold, not toasted. I paid $16 for this. My boyfriend enjoyed his burger and fries. They had a great beer selection, but I wouldn't go back, knowing they don't have a whole lot for vegetarians.

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2.0Dined on April 23, 2016

This is a restaurant inside a hotel. I think that should be made clear on the app. We came here because we could get a last minute reservation on Open Table and we were literally the only people in the restaurant. The food was okay, but it wasn't a great experience overall.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2016

Just an awesome experience!!! It was our second time going. The menu is outstanding!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2016

Five Odd Fellows may be an appropriate name, as this was an odd experience.
The food was decent enough, but the service was performed by a waitress that looked and acted like she had been awake for a week. Certainly not because how busy the place was (empty)!
If you are staying at the hotel, there are many other very good options just feet away out the front door. Don't give Five Odd Fellows another look.

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2016

Interesting menu but the food fell short. And the service was awful: There was ONE person working the floor (she covered hostess duties, bussing duties, server duties).

The burger patty didn't cover the diameter of the bun and was comically small. The gumbo had good flavor but tasted like it was made days ahead of time and reheated. The fries were undercooked. Our dining companion lived his turkey sandwich however and a kale salad looked delicious.

This place has potential. The menu appears to be thought out but the execution was just not there. Perhaps a re-staffing in the kitchen would help. The ambiance is what I would expect for an Embassy Suites but was hoping for something better.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Great food, but a little overpriced for the portion sizes. The Napoleon brownie dessert was delicious!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Waitress was great and friendly. Hostess not so much. Food was good. Music was too loud.

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1.0Dined on February 12, 2016

Walked in and was so turned off by the staff and ambiance that we didn't sit down.

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2016

When my wife and I walked in there was nobody there. Not usually a good sign. We had a calamari appetizer which was good. I had the shrimp and grits and it was also good. My wife wasn't too impressed with her pasta. The wine selection wasn't bad, but the service was not memorable. While I wouldn't veto a return, I am not dying to go back, either.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

The staff was amazing! They took great care of each table on a busy night that was a bit more than they expected. They did a great job and kept everyone happy!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

The chef does an excellent job combining two or three familiar flavors into something new. The horseradish potatoes "have a story to tell" as my husband put it. I found the cereal milk gravy on the Capn Crunch Chicken uniquely delicious.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2015

Wasn't seated until 15 minutes after our reservation. Food took an hour to come. I ordered a burger that came with two completely different pieces of bread, one of which was a piece of soggy plain white bread. Another family member ordered the same burger I did... But there's no way you could tell as his was half the size, well overdone (asked for it medium), and it had one little piece of bacon on it. Not to mention that little piece of soggy white bread that was used on mine, was used as both pieces on his burger... Merry Christmas (this was our Christmas dinner)

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2015

What a great place to meet a friend I hadn't seen in over 40 years! The food was unique and tasty--with a Southern flair, and the atmosphere was quiet enough to chat. My dad is an Odd Fellow, so I was very pleased to read the history of the restaurant, since we had the Odd Fellowship in common. While the service was somewhat slow (there was only one employee on Christmas Day), we hardly noticed since we were busy catching up. I would definitely recommend to others!

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2015

The food was good. The service was good. The restaurant was not noisy and we could talk comfortably with each other.

We ordered the calamari and deviled eggs as the appetizer. Bother were good. The pimento cheese on pretzel toast is very tasty. There were 3 burger orders, a steak order and a salad order. All were good. I had a the salad and my only thing with that is it came in pieces/sections on the plate. The lettuce had to be cut up and the rest of the salad mixed together. Tasted good, but would have preferred it come out already prepared to eat.

The restaurant is in the Embassy Suites hotel and I would recommend eating then retiring in the hotel lobby to sit and chat with friends.

There is a valet for parking which was lovely so we didn't have to worry about where to park.

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4.0Dined on September 12, 2015

Overall good food. Good sweet & spicy margarita & very good luicey juicey burger. A little hard to find not knowing restaurant was located inside of a hotel. You have to pay for parking. Thank he place was not busy but service was still quite slow.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2015

Went for lunch on a Wednesday with a colleague, and found we were the only patrons. Really great for conversation without having to worry about speaking over a lot of noise. I imagine its not like that every day, but if you'd like a quiet lunch on a Wednesday afternoon, this is the place for you.

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2015

Restaurant was literally empty except for the 2 of us. Still, we were ignored and the service was poor. The food was fine, but we expected a stronger effort from an otherwise empty restaurant.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2015

We were heading to an event downtown and stopped in for dinner. The restaurant was empty - which should have been our first warning. Although the menu looked fun the deliver was not great. My daughter had the fried chicken and I had the kale salad and both of us wished we had gone somewhere else.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2015

My friend and I were visiting from out of town and I saw this place on a travel blog. We arrived and it was completely empty besides about 2 tables. It happened to be Trivia night and we came in 3rd place which allowed us to almost have a free meal.
Nothing was too notable about the food or ambiance though.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2015

Give it a try! Don't worry about it being a hotel restaurant. It's far from typical.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2015

We went to Five Odd Fellows on Valentine's Day. The restaurant wasn't crowded, yet service was poor. Diners who came in after us received their water, drinks and food before us - even after we made the server aware of the problem. That said, the food was excellent. It made the experience very bittersweet. The gumbo, shrimp and grits, deviled eggs and pecan pie were outstanding, but the service made us wary of coming back.

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2015

I didn't realize this restaurant was in lobby of Embassy Suite hotel. It was decent food, but not a soul other than the two of us in the entire place for lunch. It is in a tough location for locals, as there are many restaurant options within a two block radius. but convenient and a nice option if a guest at the hotel. Not sure if they provide parking. I didn't see any, so paid for parking in a lot across the street.

As for the food, I ordered the Gumbo. It was a big portion, so i split with my dining date. We both ordered a side salad, which too was a nice portion. Presentation was bright and ingredients fresh. Overall, the food was good, but by no means great. Nor do I feel compelled to tell others or craving to go back. The prices, seemed a bit steep for lunch as well. I am not a cheapskate especially if the food, service and ambiance are justified. In this case the experience did not justify a $25 ($30 with parking) lunch tab.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2015

Came here with some co-workers around 6pm on a Tuesday - place was completely empty! The food was really good and very creative and the service was friendly but very, very slow. We soon realized that the server was also the hostess and the bartender and that it seemed that they were running room service out of the restaurant as well. No wonder it was so slow! She was very friendly and it didn't seem to be her fault. Perhaps more staff would help for a better experience!

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2.0Dined on November 20, 2014

Located inside Embassy Suites... Totally dead atmosphere. Our food was mediocre at best. Staff seemed new and made countless errors.

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3.0Dined on November 8, 2014

Unless I missed it in the fine print, no where that I saw did it mention this restaurant was in a hotel. So my friends & I drove around for several minutes before realizing where it actually was. Otherwise it's a neat lil spot, nice variety on the menu & a decent drink list, just a little pricey for what you get. Though it might not be my first choice for downtown dining, I would definitely go back.

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2.0Dined on October 10, 2014

Both the food and the cocktails were lacking substantially in quality and flavor. We had the Double Butter Biscuits (DRY biscuits, burnt tasting grilled pineapple jam), we had the Sriracha Deviled Eggs Board...which should hardly be called sriracha anything as all it had were tiny dots on the edge of some overly salted deviled eggs, the house pickled okra was good though, and the pimento cheese stuffed peppadew peppers were delicious, unfortunately there were only two of them. We also had the Crispy Skin Red Snapper, which was only crispy because it was battered and fried, but sadly,unseasoned. This came with sauteed spinach that was exactly that, and "creamy adluh grits" that tasted instant and flavorless.

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