Elliston Place Soda Shop

615.327.1090 www.ellistonplacesodashop.com

A local institution that’s been slinging thick, homespun milkshakes and hand-patted burgers across lunch counters since 1939, Elliston Place will take you on a trip down memory lane right quick. The fountain and grill offers old-fashioned Americana ambiance alongside a full Southern repertoire, including daily meat ‘n’ three offerings and a not-to-be-missed lemon icebox pie.

Little has changed since Lynn Chandler opened Elliston—down to the individual booth jukeboxes and red-and-white tiled walls—and that’s the way Nashville’s oldest continuously operating restaurant (in the same location) wants it.