465 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN | Directions 3721436.204262 -86.695004
My friend and I were at Opy-Mills and it was on a weeknight, and not crowded. We had never eaten their and thought what the hay. The pros, the restaurant was clean and cute with the retro 50’s appeal. We sat at a booth with the jukebox.
It cost a quarter to play two songs. I put the quarter in and selected two songs. Well the songs never played.
The food was overly priced. I ordered just a hamburger and it was $5.83 and then another 3.59 for fries and then I forget what the coke cost. However, you are looking at over 10.00 for a burger, fries and a coke. The hamburger was slightly undercooked and still had a raw taste to it. In addition, when I bit down all the juices spewed out on me.
I told the server to just take the hamburger back. She must have told the manager and instead of taking accountability, he had an answer for everything. I told him that I did not want to argue with him. I would pay for the coke and fries and never come back. He made a sarcastic remark, about how unfortunate for me not to come back. I looked at him and said, No, it is unfortunate for your restaurant. I have 100’s of choices were to eat and I gave you a chance and you blew it.
I just feel for the price the food is just average. You can go to any fast food and get an average burger and fries for around $5.00 not over 10.00!
If you were in the Nashville area, a great alternative would be Steak and Shake. It has the 50’s feel. You may not have 50’s music playing but for the price of one meal at Johnny Rockets you can get 2 meals at Steak and Shake.
Upbeat, casual retro experience – I have eaten here once at peak tourist season, but have passed by it several times when shopping or headed elsewhere. It has a sodashop-retro diner decor, we had a courteous server, it's an easy dine and go place with good food and it was reasonably priced. They really put on a show...literally...the staff can be seen doing a little singing/dancing number through the restaurant and into the mall. Cute! Not expected and it draws the crowd. Highly recommended for price & value. Will eat here again!
Great atmosphere – Might take a while to get seated, since the mall is a busy place. The atmosphere is great... you can people watch and it feels old-fashioned like it should. The waitresses dance every 30 minutes or so and the lights go down which adds to the great atmosphere! The food is a little pricey for a "soda shop" and all of the sides cost extra (they never come with the main foods). The atmosphere and the great sandwiches makes up for the prices though.
Not impressed – I was craving a good burger today, and I thought I'd give this place a shot. Bad idea. It took forever to be seated. No one even acknowledged us. I saw this happen to several others as well. Finally we were seated, and again, no acknowledgement from our server. She finally showed up to get our order, plopped down at the table and told us how dizzy she was...We ordered and the sides started coming out before my son and I got our milk shakes. Our waitress practically tossed them on the table as she flew by without a word. The fries and onion rings were room temperature at best. Meanwhile, I still have no mik shake. The servers all do a little dance which would have been entertaining if even one of them had the slightest bit of enthusiasm. Our burgers arrived and then finally I got my milk shake. The burgers were pretty good, but I won't be back. The manager looked like he was doing all he could, but it was clear he was fighting a losing battle against a room full of waitresses with PMS.
A neon-lit trip back to the Eisenhower era comes with burgers, shakes and fries. – In Short
Vintage Coca-Cola ads and posters of Life magazine covers succinctly summon up the 1950s, as do this diner's mini-jukeboxes, red vinyl counter stools and sock-hopping staff. Besides fast food staples like hot dogs, cheeseburgers, tuna melts and onion rings, options like the Streamliner (a grilled veggie patty) acknowledge more modern dietary concerns. Even better for kids, sandwiches come wrapped in paper jackets and nearly everything is served on paper plates. No spills. No breaks. No tears.
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