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“Less than stellar”
Review of Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom
Ranked #193 of 2,376 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Description: Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh, stone-baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled, and family-friendly environment. Each Mellow is locally owned and operated and provides a unique feel focused around great customer service and high-quality food. Mellow is a state of mind, a culture, a way of being. Our mission is to provide delicious food in a fun and creative environment. We are the originators of hand tossed, stone baked classic southern pizza. Our spring water crust is unique and flavorful, and all our pies are made with high quality, fresh ingredients. Our philosophy is to elevate the dining experience with a higher order of pizza. Mellow out...
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Description: Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh, stone-baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled, and family-friendly environment. Each Mellow is locally owned and operated and provides a unique feel focused around great customer service and high-quality food. Mellow is a state of mind, a culture, a way of being. Our mission is to provide delicious food in a fun and creative environment. We are the originators of hand tossed, stone baked classic southern pizza. Our spring water crust is unique and flavorful, and all our pies are made with high quality, fresh ingredients. Our philosophy is to elevate the dining experience with a higher order of pizza. Mellow out...
Reviewed 2 November 2021

We love Mellow Mushroom, and we eat there often in various cities as we travel, because we know the food to be consistent and usually the service is as well, and it's budget friendly. We haven't been to downtown Nashville since sometime pre-COVID, and were just intent on grabbing a relatively quick and affordable dinner before a concert. When we saw there was now a Mellow Mushroom just down the street from the arena, that's where we headed. Unfortunately, this was really not one of our better experiences. We ended up sitting on the open roof patio on a brisk but at least not a miserably cold or damp evening, because the first floor was full, and the 2nd floor "family dining" room was not open on this weeknight. (That would have been a better place for us, but we understood there are staffing issues everywhere, especially on a weeknight.) The chairs on the 1st floor and the roof patio are just metal stools with no back, not very comfortable for my less than 5-foot self. I understand that they are designed to stand up to the Broadway masses and also the weather, but they aren't very comfortable for us short people. When we arrived at the roof patio bar, we told them at the bar we were just looking to order a pizza. The bartender pointed towards the tables and said we could order at the bar or get table service. We chose table service, at a table near the bar, not at the outer patio (again, because it was brisk outside). She didn't specify that the tables closer to the bar were supposed to do the order at the bar, that they did not have table service--had she specified, we certainly could have ordered at the bar, since we stopped there for instruction when we arrived, but she did not. She literally had zero other customers, so it wasn't like she was pressed for time, although a few others came in while we were waiting. She finally took our order, but we didn't get drinks until after we got the pizza (probably because we drink Diet Coke and not alcohol), and the only reason we got them then was because the server waiting the "outer deck" took pity on us and actually brought them, as well as paper plates and napkins. It wasn't the very worst service we've ever had, but it just wasn't what we have come to expect from MM. Yes, we tipped the bartender, in spite of her attitude and neglect, but we also made a point to tip the other server who actually did the work. Aside from the service, which I wouldn't call exactly awful, just kind of indifferent, the food was as expected, and the bands we heard downstairs when we arrived and when we left were both good.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 29 October 2021 via mobile

Nice low key place. Pizza was great. Low prices on moonshine buckets. Enjoyed the rooftop patio. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 24 September 2021

We spent a few days in Nashville, one night we had tickets for a concert and wanted to make sure we could dine before the show. We stopped at Mellow Mushroom, had a drink in the afternoon and asked if they would save a spot for us before the concert. Rich, who runs the Mushroom saved us a spot (which is normally not done) and we sat at the bar. Rich, Sydni, and the rest of the crew there really move! It was kind of busy and they somehow efficiently serve quickly and are the most friendly folks around. We had a great Ceasar Salad (it was huge!) and a darn good oven pizza. Drinks were great, service rocked. We listened to three different bands there and they were all super. We really recommend Mellow Mushroom when you're in Nashville!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Thank billymn723
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Reviewed 4 August 2021

The pizza was extremely good and the band “Merle Jam” was incredible. Wish we had one of these closer to us. Highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2021
Thank ShaunaS-tx
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Reviewed 23 July 2021 via mobile

Was told to come here and soo glad I did! Staff was amazing, band was amazing and food was amazing! Can not say enough good things about this place

Date of visit: July 2021
Thank Hols616
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