Why We Love This
Serving generous portions of classic American food with a Southern accent, this place invites guests to connect with family and friends over a great meal, in a comfortable, inviting setting.
About this item
- Known for soft rolls and hand-breaded chicken tenders
- Check out the award-winning pies
- Classic American meals with a southern twist
In 1971, Charley Watkins opened the original O'Charley's restaurant across from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. With a menu made of a handful of his wife's popular recipes and the belief that "everyone who walks through this door is a friend of mine," Charley had the ingredients to create something special.
That's because in addition to great food, Charley wanted to provide atmosphere–a place that welcomed guests with a warm familiarity every time they walked in, a place where rolls were soft–and served for free as a gesture of hospitality. This was the foundation upon which their restaurants were built.
O'Charley's currently has over 200 locations in 17 states.