This is a fantastic place to eat. Great food, super great staff. Always so kind, polite. Cannnot beat this place, try it, you don’t know what you have been missing. 5 stars for excellence
The best sandwich shop I’ve ever been to!!! Mr. Fred is amazingly awesome, very sweet, extremely polite, very personable!!!
This is our first time ordering lunch from Rae’s. So glad we did! The order was 7 individual orders, for delivery and was well prepared. The food was awesome (especially the “Beastie Boy” Sandwich. We will definitely be calling Rae’s again soon.
Terrific sandwiches! The Thursday special soup, spicy beer cheese is to die for, so get in line by 10:00 or the line will be out the door! The shrimp bisque (Tuesday?) is also very good. Don’t forget to grab a cookie!
One of my favorite sandwich shops in the downtown area! Freddie that works there is great with remembering what your name and normal orders are! The sandwiches are delicious, they use quality ingredients and whenever you go, don’t forget to try their fudge brownies!
Amazing sandwich shop! Stopped in here on a Friday for lunch during a weekend trip to Nashville. Wasn’t a tourist place (which we love), mostly people that worked in the area. Fred is awesome and very friendly. At any restaurant, my boyfriend always asks what their hottest hot sauce is and Fred gave him a winner. 357 I think was the name. My sandwich was the Beastie Boy. Loved it!! Inexpensive too! Great first time experience here. Thank you!! Will be back again.
It was my first time in Nashville and Rae’s was the first restaurant I stopped at and can now say, I made a good decision. The staff is friendly, knows regulars by name and order, though welcome newcomers and make recommendations upon request. Conversation is abundant here, as friends, not as staff and guests. And the food matches the service; my choice was the wicked chicken- flavorful with soft bread…so good! If you are downtown looking for lunch, Rae’s is your place.
I had the best experience here! The food is amazing, the staff is extremely kind. I ordered the Monte crisco and southern BBQ Sandwich, which were full of flavor and very filling. If you have room for dessert the brownies are the way to go!
I rarely eat sandwiches because I don’t think they’re great, but this place was incredible! The Italian princess is the perfect mix between chicken parm and delicious mushrooms. I rarely write yelp reviews but had to for this place- I walked in and asked for a brownie five minutes before closing time, they said they were out. I replied I was disappointed because I had been looking forward to trying their brownies – they looked really good the last time I was there – – and this was my last stop before getting on the plane back to DC. They were so nice, they took a sample off a catering plate in the back and gave it to me for free, to enjoy on my trip! Now that’s southern hospitality 🙂
When I started working downtown, I heard from more than a few people that there weren’t really any great places to eat within walking distance from our office. There was a Subway and some middle of the road Mexican food, but not much else. Unless the food trucks came to visit us. Then all bets are off.
Regardless, I started riding a new bus route and was walking up Union (had never had to come this way before) when I saw the sign for Rae’s in the window. So I did some research and, of course, found all the good reviews. And only a few blocks from my office! I knew I had to check it out so I walked over shortly after 11 on a Friday. Despite the fact that they had only been open for 10 minutes, there was already a line of people waiting.
I checked out the menu online ahead of time so I knew what I wanted upon entering. I opted for the Italian Romeo with a side salad. Although the brownies and cookies looked super tempting, I didn’t get any. I know, I know. But there will be a time in the near future when I try at least one of them.
ANYWAY. I walked back up the hill to my office to devour my sandwich and oh man, is it good. I think the bread is what makes the sandwich so good. It’s soft, but crusty on the outside and super fresh tasting. And they make everything to order, so you know it hasn’t been sitting around for a while. On a side note, definitely get the pickles when he asks.
I can guarantee that this will not be my last time visiting Rae’s and definitely would recommend that anyone working downtown go check them out. Just try to stay away.
I have found myself downtown more often lately for work. I wanted something good to eat. So I checked Yelp and found Rae’s very close by. I went in at an unordinary time. it was well after the lunch crowd had been through.
I ordered the Reuben. I could tell each order is made from scratch. They use cast iron skillets. The staff are very personable. My wait was not long at all. The sandwich was delicious. The bread was soft and fresh on the inside and the crust was wonderful.
I will return often! The guy will ask if you want a pickle and I suggest yes!
They made the line experience fun by joking with regulars. The best Reuben I’ve ever had.