Nashville Category: Restaurants & Bars
It’s no secret that many of the biggest stars in Nashville’s music history got their start at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis; the original address of Sun Records. Such legendary performers as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and even Conway Twitty passed through the historic studios of Sam Phillips throughout their careers.
That legacy is celebrated at the Sun Diner located at 105 Third Ave. S in downtown Nashville,. The diner serves as a tribute to the music that came from Phillips’ studio.
“The musical histories of Nashville and Memphis are forever intertwined with each other, with so many artists beginning their career at Sun before taking their music to Nashville – and all over the world,” said Adam Hesler, President of TC Restaurant Group, the company which owns the establishment and hopes to continue the tribute to Sun Records in cities across the country.
Continuing with the theme of making history, Sun Diner is Nashville’s first 24-hour restaurant to be located in the downtown area of Music City.
“We are excited about being Nashville’s first 24-hour diner to open, especially right off of Broadway in the heart of the Honky Tonk district,” says TC” Hesler. “Because of the uniqueness of our always being open, we serve a wide variety of dishes – ranging from dinner to breakfast – for those going home after a night on Broadway, or for those about to start their day downtown.
The restaurant is a hot destination for tourists – and locals – who are looking for one last taste of southern hospitality during the early morning hours.
The menu at the Sun Diner will most definitely take on a Memphis flavor with such listings as “Love Me” Tenders – names after the classic Presley hit, as well as the “Cry, Cry, Cry” Hot Wings – with its name taken from the first major hit record from “The Man in Black.” Among the entrees include the “Million Dollar Quartet,” with its moniker taken from the iconic December 1956 session at the label with Presley, Lewis, Cash, and Carl Perkins. Consumers will get to pick their choice of four items among such delicious fare as Crispy Bacon, Sausage Patty, Chef Thomas’ Hash Browns, Cage-free organic eggs any style, Pancake, Waffle, and Granola Parfait.
For more information about Sun Diner, log on to sundinernashville.com.