Midwest Living Review
A reputed local favorite, the Original Soup to Nuts is easy to find amid a cute little enclave of shops just off the main Van Buren thoroughfare in Nashville, the main town in Brown County. After moving around a few times through the years, the restaurant now makes its home in a renovated house right on the front edge of Franklin Square. Inside, the decor is quaint and homey with pine walls and wood floors. The scene is decidedly casual — food is served on paper plates, in Styrofoam cups and with plastic utensils. This lunch-only eatery's menu offers a something-for-everyone mix —- soups (of course), deli sandwiches, Greek items, burgers, hot dogs, barbecue and a couple of Mexican dishes. A build-your-own half sandwich combo with soup or salad gives diners a chance to sample several signature items. Sadly, the BLT soup was obviously not having a good day during our visit, arriving at the table barely warm with an unpleasant congealed consistency akin to pudding. The turkey and Gouda half sandwich somewhat made up for the soup, though, with fresh, flavorful ingredients and garnishes. The cranberry walnut bread option was a tasty surprise, making us wish we'd skipped the soup and ordered a full sandwich instead. Sweet tea rounded out the meal, for a reasonable total of $10. This isn't the most memorable restaurant around, but it's an easy, affordable option for travelers who want a quick bite to eat.