Monday, October 15, 2007

Gold Rush

Nashville Restaurants and Food
The Gold Rush
2205 Elliston Place

The Gold Rush has been turning out good bar food for years. It’s the type of place that draws loyal regulars, visiting rock and rollers and bar hoppers. They serve up a big menu that ranges from typical bar fare to more creative cuisine. The Bean Rolls are standouts and come in a variety of styles from spicy chicken to grilled steak. They also feature a basic Bean Roll that proved a hit with the Veggie Eater.

The burgers are good and juicy at the Gold Rush. The Patty Melt is a highlight. It’s nothing out of the ordinary in preparation. It’s just cooked right and topped with Texas toast and white American cheese. Other burger choices include Jalapeno Cheese, Mushroom Swiss and a veggie Black Bean Burger.

There are veggie choices all over the menu, including salads, a veggie wrap, several 7 inch pizza choices and appetizers. Back on the meat side there are a bunch of sandwiches including a Fried Chicken sandwich, Rueben, BLT and BBQ.

Entrees fall mainly on the meat side. They include Ribs, Barbecue Chicken, Steak and Biscuits, Enchiladas and Quesadillas.

The best part is the relaxed atmosphere at the Gold Rush. It’s a fun bar that manages to balance food and booze well. That’s not an easy thing to do. The waitresses are on the ball and keep the orders moving, not matter how thick the crowd.

Veggie Eater: We have frequented the Gold Rush on many an occasion. There is quite a bit a veggie eater can eat. I opted for the Gold Rush bean roll: a tortilla filled with refried beans, cheese, onion, sour cream, etc. It certainly filled me up, though it wasn’t terribly exciting. I would say that it falls into the Qdoba category of cuisine; comfort food on a budget (my roll was $6.95). As I stated above, they have many other things to try and I’m sure I’ll be back on another night when I’m hungry and I’ll venture to some new items.

Meat Eater: I'm not sure how much we paid on this visit. We were with friends and drinks and food just piled up into one big bill. Burgers and bean rolls are around $8.50. Appetizers range from $7-$9 and entrees from $8-$16. It’s not the cheapest place in town, but probably worth the money.

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Lannae said...

So a co-worker of mine, and long time Nashvillian talks about the chicken bean roll from his high school and college days (and that would be 30 years ago) and that they bean rolls have not changed. He loves going to get the chicken bean rolls even today!

Eric and Katie said...

yeah, they cleaned the place up a few years back, but otherwise it sounds like it's the same as it has been for years. Hey, I enjoyed your somali food review. There are a bunch of interesting places that keep opening up and shutting down on Murfreesboro Road. I too worry about the lack of business as pertains to food freshness. But you can't help but want to try the places...the food is so interesting.

Lannae said...

Hey, thanks for looking at the Somali Restaurant post. I must say, one reason why I was so adventurous was because I was inspired by you two venturing off to little hole-in-the-walls. Seriously, I might stop by the Somali Restaurant again for some take-out rice because it was flavored so well.

Anonymous said...

Follow The Gold Rush at . They Post specials and events there.

The Gold Rush offers a full menu until 1:30 am. See the menu at

I usually stop in for drinks and a bite after I catch a show at Exit/In. Great atmosphere.