Taste Like Travel recently visited McCabe pub located in a funky area called Sylvan Park in Nashville Tennessee. McCabe’s is. Upon arriving on a Thursday night it was obvious that the Sylvan Park area was equally patronized by the locals who can walk to one of the several restaurants, and those who drove from all over Nashville to experience the area. It is a happening place.
McCabe Pub was full when we arrived and we had to wait a few minutes for a table. The first thing we noticed when seated was the noise level. The restaurant is small and most tables are adjacent to the bar. Everyone in the restaurant was talking and it was very difficult to talk to my fellow diners. Patrons were dressed in everything from suits and ties to golf attire. All were equally at ease and appeared to be having fun.
It was time to order and there were plenty of choices on the menu and on the Specials board. I knew it would be a hard decision. Then menu had a wide range of food including traditional appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches and burgers. The item that caught my eye was “Best Bacon Cheeseburger in Town”. I love burgers and though long and hard abut ordering this item, but some of the specials caught my eye. Every day McCabe Pub has Blackboard Specials. On this evening the Fried Chicken Pasta with dill sauce special sounded interesting. I ordered it with a Dirty Martini.
After a reasonable wait my pasta arrived. The appearance was enticing and I immediately dove in. The first thing I noticed was the overwhelming taste of salt and the overpowering dill spice. It was so strong that it ruined the dish. I was disappointed but couldnt help but think that this was no the norm for McCabe Pub. It was late in the evening and perhaps they had been serving this all day and I got a bad batch. I did wish I had ordered the Best Cheeseburger in Town.
Tastes Like Travel recommends that you do visit McCabe Pub and try it for yourself. It is well liked by the locals, the service was good and it is in an eclectic part of Nashville that is worth a visit.