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Swett's

2725 Clifton Ave., Nashville, TN - (615) 329-4418
Opened in 1954, Swetts continues to serve hearty soul food meals at reasonable prices. Enjoy lovely slices of pie ranging from low-profile chess to lofty meringues, magnificent fried chicken, spice-encrusted baked chicken, and Swett's repertoire of Southern-style vegetables such as fried okra, fried corn, and squash casserole.
85% Approval Rating (20 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Cabbage
Cornbread
Squash Casserole
Vinegar Hot Sauce
Fried Chicken
Peach Cobbler
Meatloaf
Macaroni and Cheese
Candied Yams
Pole Beans
Pulled Pork BBQ
Blackberry Cobbler
Stewed Apples
Creamed Corn
Sweet Potato Pie

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Swett's opened in 1954 as a small soul-food meat-and-three cafe. It became a large, modern cafeteria, burnt down, and was built again. Portraits of the founding Swetts adorn the walls; and their legacy is reflected by a kitchen that continues to serve hearty soul food ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2725 Clifton Ave., Nashville, TN
(615) 329-4418

http://swettsrestaurant.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Superb pulled pork: moist even before any sauce is added, and laced with smoky flavor.
"Superb pulled pork: moist even before any sauce is added, and laced with smoky flavor."
Michael Stern





A star of the Swett's vegetable roster: squash casserole
"A star of the Swett's vegetable roster: squash casserole"
Michael Stern


We never knew we liked cabbage so much until we began tasting it in the soul food restaurants of the South.
"We never knew we liked cabbage so much until we began tasting it in the soul food restaurants of the South."
Michael Stern


Stewed apples go well with any entree (and they're fine as part of an all-side-dish meal), but they are especially wonderful alongside a heap of pulled pork.
"Stewed apples go well with any entree (and they're fine as part of an all-side-dish meal), but they are especially wonderful alongside a heap of pulled pork."
Michael Stern


Vinegar hot sauce, laced with peppers, is for sprinkling on collard greens, or perhaps on pulled pork.
"Vinegar hot sauce, laced with peppers, is for sprinkling on collard greens, or perhaps on pulled pork."
Michael Stern


This is the mid-Tennessee favorite: corn bread that is in fact a corn cake, cooked on the griddle. It's great for mopping gravy and using as a mit to pick up large chunks of barbecued pork. Baked corn bread is also available.
"This is the mid-Tennessee favorite: corn bread that is in fact a corn cake, cooked on the griddle. It's great for mopping gravy and using as a mit to pick up large chunks of barbecued pork. Baked corn bread is also available."
Michael Stern


Cabbage, mac and cheese, plus meatloaf in a tangy tomato sauce:  comfort food at its best.
"Cabbage, mac and cheese, plus meatloaf in a tangy tomato sauce: comfort food at its best."
Cliff Strutz


Swett's offers many types of different desserts, but they really have a way with cobblers.  This is the highly recommended blackberry.
"Swett's offers many types of different desserts, but they really have a way with cobblers. This is the highly recommended blackberry."
Cliff Strutz


We thought the yams won Best of Plate.
"We thought the yams won Best of Plate."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


This portrait of the founders graces the entrance to the great cafeteria that is their legacy.
"This portrait of the founders graces the entrance to the great cafeteria that is their legacy."
Michael Stern


Flat beans are a springtime favorite of ours at a meat-and-three.
"Flat beans are a springtime favorite of ours at a meat-and-three."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


One of Nashville's premier cafeterias, since 1954
"One of Nashville's premier cafeterias, since 1954"
Michael Stern


Swett's also makes first-rate desserts.  Here is their terrific peach cobbler.
"Swett's also makes first-rate desserts. Here is their terrific peach cobbler."
Cliff Strutz


The anticipation of going down a cafeteria line is one of my favorite Roadfood moments!
"The anticipation of going down a cafeteria line is one of my favorite Roadfood moments!"
Cliff Strutz


This lovely black and white mural takes up the entire back wall of the dining room.
"This lovely black and white mural takes up the entire back wall of the dining room."
Cliff Strutz



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