2413 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720336.147791 -86.807941
Monday To Friday From 10:30 AM To 10:00 PM Saturday From 09:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Fast, filling and affordable. – I happened upon Rotier's while checking out Centennial Park during a weekend trip to Nashville. Rotier's is a very unassuming hole-in-the-wall kind of place that seems to be a favorite with the locals. I ordered the country ham plate with green beans, fried zucchini and corn bread. The corn bread was unlike anything I have had up north. Crusty on the outside with great corn flavor on the inside. While I was there a customer walked in and just ordered corn bread to go. I can see why! The ham and veggies did not disappoint and the little coke bottles were a neat touch. A thunderstorm struck while I was sitting at the counter, so the waitress gladly brewed up some fresh coffee for me to pass the time. The whole thing cost me under 10 bucks and I was stuffed and satisfied. These are the kinds of places I love to find when I travel and I was glad I found this one.
GOOD – A great family owned resturant; been going there for 20 yrs. Mrs. Rotier's one of the nicest ladies you will meet. GREAT food.. Hamburgers; good vegetables; BEST Fried Pickels in the STATE, got my co-worker's hooked on those. Good milkshakes.
extremely overrated – Ok, I am a hamburger aficionado originally from Shreveport, LA. When I moved to Nashville back in 2002 everyone said "you've gotta try Rotier's!--they have the best burgers anywhere." So I went. I ordered a cheeseburger, fries, and a Dr. Pepper. First of all, the Dr. Pepper was served in a luke-warm can, which I thought was a little crude, but it is a dive restaurant, so I let it slide. Then the burger came. Even looking at it I could tell it was going to be a huge disappointment. The hamburger patty itself is about the same diameter as a breakfast sausage patty, but it is about an inch thick or so. Upon first tasting this burger I could tell that the meat had never been seasoned or marinated, and there was no distinguishing flavor or anything of note about it. It was also overcooked. On the burger was the obligatory tomato, pickle, lettuce, and mayonaise--no special sauce, no unique flavor, nothing. The fries were also a travesty. I can and do make better french fries at my house. Not to be outdone, however, I gave Rotier's a second and third chance, and my experience was the exact same every time. Please, Nashville, don't believe the hype. This place has nothing on Fat Moe's, Ted's, McCabe's Pub, or any decent chain restaurant in Nashville. I realize Rotier's is a "Nashville Tradition," but a tradition of mediocrity must be identified and put to an unceremonious end. Hopefully this article will help accomplish that. (also, Rotier's overcooks everything, especially their fried foods).
Average food, high prices – I'm a huge burger and fries fan, so with all the reviews I had to try this place out. However I was really disappointed as the burger was marginally better than average, lacking the robust flavor I've had elsewhere. Likewise, the fries seemed rather generic--not bad but certainly not warranting of the acclaim I've ready about.. The food wasn't worth the price, and service wasn't all that great (waitress never offered to refill drinks, etc.). The atmosphere was nice, but from my experience, that's about it.
Not #1 – I have tasted a lot of burgers in my day, including "Rotier's" but, if you can get past the uninvited little guests this place has and remember the nostalgia that comes with this old place has .... then it's great. I don't quite understand how it keeps getting voted #1 every year. I understand it very old but, no reason to be over run by these dirty creatures. There are companies to deal with that problem. I will not return there, I don't care how good the burgers are.
Rotier's is Amazing! – For the best down-home food you can possibly get in Nashville Rotier's is THE place to go. Warm roll and corn bread, AWESOME fried chicken, and so many casserole daily specials it makes me want to go every day just to try them all. There seems to be some questionable reviews of the staff on here but I have never had a bad experience- in fact just the opposite. I wouldn't call myself a regular but I am always greeted with a smile and warm welcome, and- not to sound cliche- but it's sincere like going to dinner at a good friends house.
This is comfort food at its best- especially if you're comfort food is fried okra, hash brown casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy... oh I could go on...
Terrible customer service – I went to Rotiers for lunch one day and was double charged- I thought I had payed for my friends meal. The next day I found out my friend payed also so I called the manager. She said we destroy the receipts at the end of the day and you should have called the day of my meal. She said I could come down there in a couple of days and maybe the waitress would recognize me. The waitress did remember waiting on me but the manager did not correct the problem because they destroy the tickets. All I had was a credit card receipt that showed I paid $33 for a three vegetable plate and two beers. That was the first and last time I will step into Rotiers. I recommend if you want a "Meat and Three dinner" go on down the street to the Elliston Place Soda shop. I have eaten there several times and never had a problem.
Best burgers, shakes, fries in Nashville!!! – Love Rotiers!!! Its a tiny little place, but fun atmosphere. You go in and are usually seated very quickly unless they are full. Staff very friendly. Food is evern better! My favorite is the french-bread cheeseburger with a chocolate milkshake. It's DIVINE!
Be careful when you park, parking across the street will render your car towed. This happened to me once, and the manager gave me dinner on the house...thats nice but I still had to pay the tow-truck $50. Stick to meter-parking.
best hamburgers ever! – This is THE place for Nashville burgers. Cheap and comfortable and small and stuff, it is authentic feeling. I like it. They have good food. Feels like you're in the 1950's. you can play vintage arcade games.
NOT IMPRESSED – I was so annoyed trying to pay that the pleasure of the food evaporated. There is no organization in trying to get in and out, and I was finally totally exasperated about people jumping ahead of me to pay because they couldn't tell who was coming in and who was going out. It was lunch, but still I will think twice about going back. The food is good and the server I had was personable, but the whole organization of the place left a bad taste in my mouth. And trying to park is terrible. All in all it's not worth the trouble to me.
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