10/30/2016Uncle Bud's Catfish Shack
Disappointed.I was staying at a Nashville hotel on my way from Texas to North Carolina. Hungry for fried fish, I found the information for Uncle Bud’s. I went there and placed my to-go order. I ordered the fried shrimp plate with a side order of catfish and a gallon of tea. I specified to the young lady who took my order that I wanted a little bit of cocktail sauce and lots of tartar sauce. I even offered to pay more for the extra tartar sauce if I needed to. I also told her to be sure I had utensils and ketchup, because I was staying in a hotel and would only have what they gave me.When I got back to the hotel with my food, I realized that I had no ketchup, no cocktail sauce, and no tartar sauce!So, with that bummer start, here’s my assessment of the meal:The shrimp were cook well, of a good size, and not too heavily breaded. They were a little dry [which would probably been unnoticeable with tartar/cocktail sauce. 6/10 as is, 7 or 8, maybe 9 with the sauces.The catfish was also cook well – but also a little dry. Again, tartar sauce would almost certainly have improved it. 6/10 as is, 7 or 8, maybe 9 with tartar sauce.The hushpuppies were a little larger than I prefer, but not bad. However, with no ketchup, they were pretty dry. 4/10 as is, probably 6 or 7 with ketchup.The french fries were okay. They were a little greasy, but not bad. Again 4/10 as is, probably 6, maybe 7 with ketchup.The cole slaw was pretty good. A little sweet, but not overly sweet. 7/10.The pickle/sweet onion was the hit of the order. There was only one slice of onion and I could have used 2. All in all, 9/10.The white beans were pretty good – tender, but not mushy. However I still find white beans with fish a little unusual. 9/10.The tea was great – flavorful but not too strong, sweet but not syrupy. 9/10.The service – I was spoken to as soon as I walked through the door. While they were busy, there was no waiting line and there were a few empty tables. I was able to place my order immediately. The young lady who took my order was pleasant, entered it correctly, and double-checked it with me before accepting my payment. The food came out pretty quickly and was still warm when I got back to the hotel. Problems – the kitchen didn’t fill my order correctly and the young lady who took my order and handed me my order didn’t check it to make sure it was correct. 2/10.While the sides were good, the shrimp, the fish, and the service were sub-par – so the overall score would be 4/10 at best.
When the blizzard of '15 hit, CPK didn't fail to disappoint, merely by being open. So, pro #1: Opens when it snows. Not a positive to be taken lightly in Nashville.Other positives:# 2. Delicious gluten-free pizza, complete with a little wooden gluten-free flag of isolation ("Oh. I guess you won't be trading pizza slices").# 3. Decent portion sizes. I don't feel like they are trying to feed the small nation that I have apparently hidden under the table, but I don't leave hungry, either.#4. Fresh and tasty food.I ordered the gluten-free pepperoni pizza. While no gluten-free pizza will ever be quite as delightful as gluten-plus pizza, this was hot, crispy, and tasted a lot like pizza. Can't argue with that. For people who prefer to be unhappy, there are also quinoa salads and other vaguely healthy options.While I do find the food here to be a little pricey for what you get, it is not a completely unreasonable deal. Especially when they are the only place open in a five-mile radius on a mildly snowy evening.
We eat here almost every Monday. Its a GREAT place for a family or if youre on a date - somehow the atmosphere melds all types and groups in harmonoius delicious-ness! Amazing beer selections including Bell's Two-Hearted!!! Parking id literally NEVER a problem because of the large, well-lit super-safe parking lots in the front AND the back. The wait -staff are allowed to wear whatever they want to work and we always enjoy seeing the ORIGINAL t-shirts that include, but are certainly not limited to, dukes of hazard, Poison, and Run DMC. How in the WORLD can you beat a slice and a pint? (Hint: You can't!) Thanks for the awesome Monday's Five Points Pizza!!!!
This pizza is awesome!! My formerly favorite pizza joint in downtown and doesn't deliver. So, I am on a constant quest for a great pizza with a delivery option (because I am often lazy). This is the best pizza in the are for sure. I am a non-pork eater so I was pleasantly surprised when I asked the guy that answered the phone (once again, delivery-lazy) what he recommends for non-pork eaters,like myself and he said they don't sell pork! They use beef pepperoni, excuse me, beef pepperoni you say, I'll take a large. It was delicious and convenient. It reminds me of homemade pizza... yummm.
My ex-gf introduced me to this little hole in the wall that has a very small parking lot, so use the street, but has a generous and tasty menu. Pizzas are top of the line, and their subs are the best I've ever had. For the food I give 5 stars, but listed 4 stars because it's nearly impossible to find parking during the day time. Tonight we had spaghetti & meat balls, bread, Dr Pepper (Bottled), and a large onion / beef pizza, with the tip $32.00 done deal. Great food and worth the inconvenience of the parking. And they are open 365 days a year, until 4 or 5 am.