The Diner - Nashville

4.3
1572 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located on the corner of 3rd Avenue South & Demonbreun, The Diner is the crown jewel of Downtown Nashville’s SoBro district. Our 6 story, 24-hour restaurant boasts six unique floors, each with gorgeous views of downtown. Our chef-driven menu features everything from traditional breakfast fare and lunch specialties, to mouth watering steaks, exquisite seafood, Southern home-style dishes, Italian classics, freshly shucked oysters, and sushi.
Each floor offers our guests a truly unique dining experience. For those looking for breakfast to go, stop by the 1st floor coffee shop to enjoy premium Lavazza coffee beverages and fresh baked pastries. With floor to ceiling windows, our chic dining rooms are guaranteed to wow even the most well-traveled guest. Our Private Dining Rooms feature private balconies. Join us on the sixth floor for iconic views of Downtown Nashville and enjoy shucked-to-order oysters, stone crab claws, crab legs, and made to order sushi.
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Diner is always fun and great for pre-game meals. Our server, Madison, was wonderful and handled our large crowd beautifully!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Just met old friends for dinner !! Enjoyable

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WayneS
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Diner was much better before to the pandemic. But I am pleased to see that they are trying to restore their prior menu and quality. I missed the onion soup.

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JohnH
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I called up to find out why the table for 2 was not added to the table for 4 on Thursday. The girl who answered told she would make the table for 6. I made the reservations. The 4 people came in before me and they were seated with 2 extra chairs. When I came in I was told I had no reservations and was sent to the 2nd floor while the rest of the party was wondering where we were, sent I made the reservations. We finally with phone calls found the people on the 4th floor and we joined them.

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Debi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

4th floor dinner, nice view, good food and excellent service. Compared to most restaurants in the last few months the service and speed at which we received our meals exceeded our expectations.

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vipjimn
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Service was brutal, had to fill our own water. Waitress didn’t come by once to check on us, 2 of the 4 dishes were wrong. Food was good but was missing something. And it wasn’t that crowded to have such bad service. Even had to search for waitress to get our bill. It wasn’t my first time there but it will be our last.

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vipPaulJ
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beef Filet cooked perfect. Mahi Mahi Creole was excellent.

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RichardD
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food choices seemed more limited than on past visits. Neither our server nor other staff members were masked; we would have been much more comfortable if they were.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ordered a filet and asked for medium. When received it, it was rare and sent it back. Brought out same steak and it was well done. We let them know but said we didn’t have time to wait for another steak so we ate it. The other person we were dining with was already done with his meal when our meal finally got to us. Gave us our glass of wine we ordered for free because of the issue. Doubt we will ever go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both wonderful.

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Fayesha
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great. Definitely will be back!

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Our waiter, I can’t remember his name, had quite a few drinks, was incredible. Was funny, kind, and helpful ! The food was incredible and aptly priced for the area and portion sizes. Every drink we tried was also amazing (and strong). We will be telling all of our traveling friends about this place! Thank you!

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JenniferS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, great experience and not reflective of the reviews we found on other sites. The Philly was one of the best I’ve ever had and the spinach dip app is awesome.

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vipTheIceMan
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not exactly what we were expecting our last meal of 2021 to be but it was ok. Staff and waitress were nice. Food was very basic. Spinach dip tasted like it came out of a can and microwaved (hope I'm wrong). Cheesesteak was cold and didn't have any real flavor, very bland. It's called The Diner so we should have expected diner food so they can't be really faulted for this just thought it was a more upscale diner but it really wasn't. Would I visit again? Probably if nothing else is available and I'm not looking for a fancy restaurant.

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Mallory
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was really a nice time! It was New Year’s Eve and even with that kids had a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Good is truly mediocre. Salmon and steaks over cooked. Drinks very much subpar. Ambiance is nice, close to downtown, decorated nicely. Service was fantastic.

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DanyelleB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

This was a plain experience for a $80 brunch. We got the “mild” hot chicken and waffles and it was soooo hot it wasn’t edible. Our server only took our order and we never saw him again. I definitely wouldn’t go back. The mimosas were $12 and I’ve made better at home. Pros: the building is cool with a nice view and our food came out as soon as we ordered it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and service was quick and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had to wait a bit to be acknowledged, but then our non-alcoholic drinks came quickly and our order was taken which also came out quickly. However we had no napkins or utensils, had to ask for more jelly and ketchup twice and was never asked if we needed anything or how our food was. I’ll still go back as I know how difficult times are, but no napkins or silverware and having to ask for them after food arrives???

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vipJclarkbr40
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Nice meal before a game. Service was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience — we were sat on the 4th floor near the window, which was great. Our server was excellent — I wish I had his name, I would definitely point him out as a great staff person and very patient with our kids.

We ordered Belgian Waffles, a traditional diner dish, omelet, and a Mediterranean salad — all were excellent. The star of the show was definitely my spiked strawberry mimosa. I would go here just for that drink.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was ok, but I appreciated the way the restaurant accommodated our large group. We were in a quiet room by ourselves for most of the dinner and the staff was very friendly and accommodating!

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vipTimmD
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Terrible food. The Food couldn't be more cheap and basic. Cheap slopped together ingredients. The dining area hasn't been updated since 1988 and the wait staff is as on the verge of retiring or there first restaurant job. Do not waste your time or money going here .

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Lmommy1
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent experience for Christmas dinner. Food was terrific, they went beyond by getting my daughter a milkshake from the first floor. We were on the 4th floor. Would love to have them do wild caught salmon but the salmon was done to perfection at any rate. The Chocolate Christmas Cookie adult drink was fabulous! We will be back! Ambiance is wonderful.

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BeverlyS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful. Good , atmosphere, staff was great.

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vipFoodieChuck
Columbus
111 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had Christmas breakfast there and was pleasantly surprised. Both the breakfast inspired cocktails and the food were very good. Interesting venue with themed dining on each floor. The breakfast location for our meal was on the 4th with an incredible view of downtown Nashville

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CelesteS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was not good. Grits were dry and clumpy, shrimp over-cooked. Nashville Sushi Roll was fried chicken wrapped in what I assume was not sushi rice or not properly prepared sushi rice. Nashville cheesesteak was okay but the cheese sauce was so runny it soaked into the bread instead of coating the meat, peppers, and onions. Most definitely not worth the 92 plus dollar ticket. The wait staff was friendly and the view o. The 6th floor was nice.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Service was great. Daren was excellent. The food was honestly awful. I would have rather eaten at McDonald’s, it has more flavor.

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vipLovetodineout
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was very good. We had two separate reservations that we wanted a total of 10 adults to be seated together, and this restaurant accommodated our request very nicely.
Everyone enjoyed the dishes the had, and the service was excellent. Thanks!

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MatthewG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very nice experience on my Sunday in Nashville. Order came to perfection as I ordered it and the service was fair.

MM
vipMichaelM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quick food delivery. Nothing special about the food. It was quick and decent food. Like a Diner should have.

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MorganW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety on brunch menu. Our server, Tatiana, was wonderful. The ham and cheese omelette was really good!

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MrsW
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab brunch with kids

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LarryB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Over priced the manager was unhelpful I didn’t see a single server smiling I ordered gravy and biscuits got four biscuits and enough gravy for two Asked for more I got it but was charged six mor dollars ask to speak to the manager he said I was the first to ever complain about that not sure if that is true or not but very rude

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience! I will definitely be back again. I love Nashville.

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2manyquestions
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was very attentive and abided my dry humor!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ate here for breakfast. Chicken and waffles were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother was home from deployment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The food seemed cheap quality and too fast - like they microwaved it.

RJ
RJRJ
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall the service was great, the food was excellent, but the menu is just lacking in choices and desirable options. We’ve been here several times over the years and it seems like the menu has changed for the worse. They just don’t have the food choices they used to have and there’s not much variety. As much as I thought the food was excellent, I can get a burger anywhere. I’d really like to be able to enjoy some of the options they used to have. But what we did have was good.

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The Diner - Nashville does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

The Diner - Nashville is rated 4.3 stars by 1572 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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