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Public Service Announcement – This is NOT your standard Oyster Happy Hour. Friday, August 5th is National Oyster Day and we plan on celebrating in typical Southern abundance. Check out these unique specials we are running Friday and throughout the weekend.*

Friday (Lunch): Nashville Hot Oyster Po Boy

Texas Toast, Alabama White Sauce, House-Made Bread & Butter Pickles, Fries – $15

Friday-Sunday (All day): Raw Oysters on the 1/2 Shell: James River, Blue Point, Hootenanny, Bodie Island $20/dozen

*All specials based on product availability and are subject to change at management’s discretion.

Downtown Nashville has one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the United States, second only to Times Square. The guitar drop which brings in the new year on lower Broadway will be headlined by local favorites, Kings of Leon. Tourists and natives alike will be hitting the streets Thursday night for an evening filled with music, food, and drinks.

The Southern Steak and Oyster is hosting our annual New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu. The meal is currently sold out, but we are accepting wait list reservations. In addition, there will be limited seating at the bar where guests can purchase menu items à la carte. Not to mention, the Howlin’ Brothers will keep us entertained for the fourth year in a row!

The restaurant will be closed on Thursday, December 31 at 2:00pm and open back up at 4:00pm for cocktails and happy hour. Prix fixe dinner seatings begin promptly at 5:00pm. We will be opening at 3:00pm on Friday, January 1, 2016 for standard business operations. We hope to see you!


Join us on Wednesday, November 11th for The Southern School of Oysters.

Take a lesson from our Master Shucker Gary Pinson, while enjoying a combination of raw and grilled oysters and some Blue Point Beer. Curious about Gary’s lesson plan? Here’s just a little of what he plans to cover – the difference between warm water and cold water oysters, taste profiles, importance of pairings, how to shuck, nutritional value, how to spot a bad oyster, and more.

Be sure to visit our Eventbrite page to purchase tickets in advance. You’ll be glad you did!


If you have lived in Nashville for anytime at all, you’ve probably heard of The Nashville Scene.

The local print publication highlights life as we know it, here in Music City. From recreational activities and sporting events to nightlife and the arts, they’ve got the inside scoop on it all. So, it’s only fitting that they host the annual “Best Of Nashville” awards.

This year, we are thrilled to have, yet again, placed 2nd in the “Best Place for a Business Lunch” category!

2nd Place – Best Place for a Business Lunch

Whether you’re gettin’ down to business or startin’ Happy Hour a little early, we are sure to have something for everyone South of Somewhere.

Deviled Eggs

AllRecipes.com took a look in our kitchen and found out the secret behind Executive Chef Matt Farley’s Devil of an Egg. Find out for yourself here.

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Zagat names Nashville #6 on America’s Next Hot Food Cities. And where should you go to sample Nashville’s fine food? The Southern Steak & Oyster.

The Southern - Southern Burger

Today.com called out The Southern’s burger with jalapeno bacon, pimento cheese and crispy fried onions as one of the top burgers across the county. Come on in and give it a try. Read the article here.

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Southernaire Market is brewin’ up something special for you guys. Join them for a sampling of beers and the perfect summer menu created by our  Chef de Cuisine Paul Brantley and TomKats’ Executive Chef Matt Farley.

Tickets & additional details can be found here.


First Course

charred cucumber, black pepper-roasted grapes, pea shoots, orange-lime yogurt
paired with the “acme king rooster” cocktail comprised of  fat bottom-acme rooster brew, ancho reyes, orange bitters, & lemon

Second Course

beer-poached lobster, cauliflower-buttermilk squid ink ravioli, cashew
paired with dogfish head midas touch

Third Course

apple-broccoli soup, saffire house-cured bacon
paired with black abbey solera rose

Fourth Course

oyster liquor sorbet & lemon
paired with smoked tomato water

Fifth Course

 short rib pâté, ale-gelée
paired with good people brewing co. brown ale

Sixth Course

deep-fried watermelon, vanilla ice cream, jalapeno vinaigrette, lime, mint
paired with stone brewing co. go-to IPA

*If you have food allergies please let us know upon RSVP and accommodations will be made.




We’re back at it this month with a ‘Taste of Tequila’. Join us for a sampling of tequila and mezcal cocktails paired with a five-course meal prepared by TomKats’ Executive Chef Matt Farley and Saffire‘s Chef de Cuisine Jason LaIacona.

Tickets & Additional Details can be found on our Eventbrite Page.


We’re so excited to present “The Bourbon Derby” event at Southernaire Market. This is the first of our Southernaire Salon Tasting Series, and we’re kickin’ things off with a bang. Join us for a night of Jim Beam’s finest spirits, and a five course meal prepared by TomKats Executive Chef Matt Farley and Acme Feed & Seed Chef de Cuisine Kevin Powell. Be among the first to experience just how much our little space has to offer.

Tickets & Details > http://bit.ly/SouthernaireBourbonDerby