Woolworth on Fifth

4.5
262 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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F.W. Woolworth first opened its doors in Nashville in 1913. The five-and-dime store attracted shoppers looking for quality and value. The lunch counter at Woolworth opened in 1925. All food items on the menu cost no more than ten cents each. Coca-Cola and root beer were sold for five cents.

The menu at Woolworth on 5th explores the roots and history of Southern culinary arts, with ingredients and techniques that can be traced all over the globe. Woolworth on 5th boasts a menu that is packed with flavor and tradition.

The beverage program at Woolworth on 5th is inspired by the building’s previous life as a diner, where guests can order from a menu of accessible, soda fountain-inspired cocktails, wine and beer. The bar also offers classic ice cream sundaes as well as alcoholic and nonalcoholic milkshakes.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Enjoyed our dinner!

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Lizzie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The waitress was nice but disconnected and was not quick in checking us for water etc

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Sammich
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

They were nearly empty when we arrived. Drinks were pretty timely but our food took forever. Pretty sure the fried green tomatoes were frozen and the mashed potatoes were boxed. Meatloaf was edible, but the sauce it was swimming in was not pleasant and there was far too much of it. Prices were reasonable, but the quality of food was very lacking. I won't be back.

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vipandrewb
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Front desk was slow and a little lacking in customer service.
Food cheap and average.
Bill was low, so that was good - not sure if I'll be back, but nice enough.

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vipSydney
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot in Nashville for a proper sit-down meal with quality food and atmosphere. The history of the building was also fascinating. I wish the video displayed on the way matched the music they played throughout the restaurant. I think it would've added to the ambiance. Their salad portion was wildly huge. I couldn't finish. Great Southern food and the hot chicken is a classic option!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I ordered the salmon. It was bland and the broccolini was bitter. Very disappointed in the food. Will not go back!

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AdrienneB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the clips playing on the screen. The food was great. The hosts were pleasant. Awesome experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my Aunt out for dinner and TPAC performance. The food was amazing!

JN
JulieNoted
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place for a group to meet and enjoy a good meal in a setting with historical significance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the dining experience. Recommend the shrimp and grits!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice server and really good food.

JM
JasonM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very well done. Nice menu of updated classics, nice service and great vibe. Little noisy but not a detriment to having a great meal. Perfect for picky eaters and foodies to come together.

JM
vipJenniferM
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with an atmosphere rich with history. My short rib pot roast was amazing....would definitely visit again!

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vipCallieK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The historic importance of this place makes it an amazing place to see, and the food is wonderful.

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vipGreenHillsBoy
Nashville
105 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been to Woolworths twice lately and had a good overall experience. The classics are the best options and are consistent. I had the gumbo this visit and it was good, but at $8.99 a little steep for the quantity with no bread or crackers offered. The burgers are good and a good value. It is a great place to go before TPAC.

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PhilipL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a very appetizing meal in a reminiscent atmosphere before walking over to the nearby performing art center for an evening concert.

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foodiefan
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative, extremely fresh. Decor was open and historic. Service was friendly and accommodating. Going back! Loved it even more than I thought I would. Woolworth salad, gumbo and avocado toast were exceptional.

BJ
BostonJayhawk
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time at Woolworth on Fifth in last month or so and this time with my family. Any place where everyone can get what they want and a toddler can feel comfortable and hip at the same time is a great spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Family meal after show at TPAC. Fine experience. Little slow, and little subdued.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Good was fresh and quality. Highly recommend.

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Predswin
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and so were the drinks. Topped off with excellent service and I’ll be coming back.

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vipDoktort2
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This place really surprised me. The food was good and the service was great. I will definitely come back.

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StephanieR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meat loaf and the pot roast were awesome! Love the history and it’s close to everything! Go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal so much!! I can not wait to go back.

M
Mindgegary
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food was below average. Nice atmosphere though

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I would have given the service 5 stars but I had to wait 20 min for a black cup of joe I wanted to have w my dessert so- there’s that... but overall super cool spot!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day went perfect

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the 3 course Valentine's Day dinner. It was a good amount of food and we enjoyed every bite.

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Sheri
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They brought us water and my glass was dirty, they brought me another water and a bug was in it. The bartender never apologized or told management. The place was empty and the counter was very sticky. I kept thinking how dirty this place was.
We had boozy drinks and split a Reuben with sweet potato fries. Both were good.
Glad I went, probably won’t return.

RG
RhondaG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor food and poor service not wanting to do anything to rectify the poor food

TB
vipTracieB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to visit in general. The food was amazing! The service was awesome. The history in the building is just plain neat to see. A must visit! Both days heard amazing music being performed live!

RS
vipRickS
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awsome.

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thebigmommy
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere and the service was excellent. The historical setting is very cool and interesting. My inexpensive burger was meh but the skinny fries were good. I’d go back. But I think they would do well to kick the food up a notch.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob, our server is the best! Very friendly and professional.

DM
vipDMHDiner
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a great menu and every item we have tried has been outstanding. Service is always good. And they usually have a live performer or duo to entertain. Woolworths is our go to place downtown!

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Katy
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service was great. Not a huge menu, but good variety. Reasonably priced too! And great bloody marys!

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SandyW
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had a great evening with relatives from Austin, TX, love the history here and it was not crowded at all.

JL
vipJackieL
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Unfortunately this was not a pleasant experience. Even after making a reservation, we had to wait for a table, and were then seated at the worst table in the place. They had a live musician, who was WAY too loud, so we couldn’t even carry on a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was lacking and the steaks were very rare.
One ordered medium and the other medium rare.

FAQs

Woolworth on Fifth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 891-1361.

Woolworth on Fifth is rated 4.5 stars by 262 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.