Quality Inn & Suites
110 Enterprise Boulevard
La Vergne, TN 37086
Phone: (615) 793-9999
Fax: (615) 793-9050
If this is one of those chain, food court restaurants inside Hickory Hollow Mall, how good can it be? Well, food court or not, this is some of the area's best pizza joint. A real pizza chef stands up front tossing dough into the air preparing the homemade crust. Rich sauces and fresh toppings are piled high and the pizza is served by the slice to hungry shoppers all day. Lasagna and fresh pasta are a part of the menu as well.
Blu Fig specializes in providing customers with healthy food that promotes healthy living. A holistic philosophy of good health and environmental consciousness is promoted by chef and owner Khaled Fattah, and carried out in the food preparation and business management of this Nashville restaurant. Menu options are specially designed to maximize the use of fresh, flavorful ingredients and aromatic spices. The simple, clean and contemporary feel at the Blu Fig makes it an excellent meeting spot for lunch appointments as well as family dining. -Lynn-nore Chittom
This bakery and restaurant specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine and offers many ethnic food items in their small grocery store. Try an enormous pita sandwich filled with sliced lamb, spices and mint. Add a side order of hummus and baba ghanoush for a perfect meal. The dining room is spacious and seats 20 or more patrons. You can also carry out a dinner feast or delightful pastry platter to take home.
Some of the spiciest, freshest and best Mexican food is served at Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant. The restaurant serves traditional Mexican cuisine, but for a real treat try one of their specialties like Quesadilla Rellena. Bring a big appetite because they don't skimp on portions, and that goes double for the margaritas!
The sweet smelling aroma of steaming pancakes is enough to draw you to this popular hang out. A popular chain, International House of Pancakes enjoys great fame serving pancakes, waffles, sausages and the usual American breakfast favorites. Take your pick from the various options, namely Regular Combo, Big Combo and Sampler Combo. Before leaving, don't forget to try the scrumptious fruit-topped funnel cakes (with a vanilla scoop). The only downside is that it can get really crowded.
Restaurant owners Norman and Viola Couser have been serving lunch and dinner to Middle Tennessee for over 50 years. The Southern-style food and warm, friendly atmosphere attracts droves of diners from all walks of life. Families are a big part of the Couser success story, so they actually like customers who bring their children along. The specials change daily, but the standard menu features selections ranging from catfish to spaghetti.
Fat Mo's is a locally-owned fast food chain, but definitely not your standard fast food burger. These delicious and juicy burgers range in size from your typical quarter pounder to an impressive 27 ounces of freshly cooked ground beef. If you're looking for a burger that tastes like homemade, this is definitely the place to go. For all of the tasty toppings–grilled onions, mushrooms, bacon, BBQ sauce, and jalapeños–be sure to order your burger “Like Deluxe.” It costs a dollar more, but adds a whole lot of flavor. Don't forget the spicy fries for a side dish. If you're not in the mood for a burger, try the catfish sandwich, it's another Fat Mo's favorite.
While you wait for a table, have a drink at the bar and toss peanut shells on the floor. The wait at Longhorn Steakhouse is often long, but the steaks are worth it. The chef starts with a lean cut of choice beef, rubs it with Longhorn's signature spices and grills it to perfection. The succulent filet mignon, the hearty rib eye and the ever popular t-bone are all part of the culinary repertoire. The signature entree, a huge 22-ounce porterhouse steak, is beloved by serious beef lovers. Non-beef eaters can enjoy chicken and seafood dishes.
Siam Café is quite possibly the best Thai restaurant in Nashville, and not just because it serves up some of the hottest Thai around. The service and décor at Siam Café make it a memorable experience regardless of what you order. The wait staff is friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is wonderfully reminiscent of old Siam. While there is a buffet available, most local regulars prefer to order from the menu. Of the traditional Thai curry dishes, the Red Curry and Panang Curry are both exceptionally yummy, and the Spring Rolls are delicious. Siam Café is best for small groups and not ideal for large gatherings. - Lynn-nore Chittom
La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant is a local restaurant chain with seven different locations in the greater Nashville area. All across town, folks can find a delicious and affordable Mexican meal at La Hacienda. The menu includes typical Mexican fare with specialty margaritas and a variety of chicken and meat dishes. Chips and salsa are complimentary, but the cheese dip is worth the extra money. Live music is common at La Hacienda, and ranges from mariachi bands to jazz depending on the day. The decor at La Hacienda is colorful and festive, like something from a Mexican market. The service is fast and friendly and the food is always delicious. -Lynn-nore Chittom
The best meal is shared with family, and in Mama Mia's you will feel like you are at home. Mia is mother to most of the staff here—it's not just a clever name, her family strives to make you feel comfortable. Delicious homemade garlic bread arrives at your table shortly after you are seated. Simple homemade Italian dishes like pastas with cream or tomato sauce, Veal Parmesan, Chicken Marinara and Mama's nightly specials are both familiar and tasty. Parties of four or more can make reservations.
Dairy King Drive-Up and Dine-In is a totally local Nashville treasure. This small meat-and-three has been in business for 62 years and owned by the same family for the last 40. A quick stop at their website shows potential customers all of the delicious meat and side dish offerings for each day of the workweek. Whether you go for the chicken pot pie, the barbecue or the banana pudding, the friendly family atmosphere and large portions will leave you wanting to come back for more. - Lynn-nore Chittom