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1555 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 381-2234
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Hey Y'all! Stan's Restaurant has been servin' up the best in country...
Hey Y'all! Stan's Restaurant has been servin' up the best in country cooking and friendly hometown service for generations of travelers and locals alike. We've been in these parts since 1947, and we know how Country Cookin' should be done, from scratch and with love. Breakfast around here steals the show, but don't worry, you can get it all day long. Come enjoy house favorites like our Po'ke Chops & Aigs, Country Ham, and Homemade Biscuits & Sawmill Gravy. If yer feelin' real country, give our Po'ke Brains & Aigs a try, they won't disappoint! Our real pit smoked BBQ is a must try, it's the real deal fo'ks. From our Kracklin' Cornbread, Turnip Greens, and Black-Eyed Peas to our fried Frog Legs...We mean to keep the Country in Country Cookin'! Stopping at Stan's is a Middle Tennessee tradition for truckers, travelers, and even a few famous fo'ks making their way to Music City. Come in and browse our antiques, souvenirs, and a few oddities you won't find anywhere else. Our Country Store (it's the original, by the way) stocks local jams, jellies, and the like to take home and enjoy. We ship our Famous Country Smoked Hams, Specialty Bacon and Sausage anywhere in the world! Whether it's to get gas for yer car, or food for yer Southern lovin' soul, Stan's has been keepin' it country for a long time now and we aim to please. Bye Y'all and see ya soon!
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  • 34
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
family vacation

the Atmostphere is quaint the food is good, we have we here 4 years in a row and look forward to the chance to stop again, they are adding on next year can't wait to see, if you like the crackle barrel you will like Stan's

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Rosemarie C
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Berea
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Berea
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

the Atmostphere is quaint the food is good, we have we here 4 years in a row and look forward to the chance to stop again, they are adding on next year can't wait to see, if you like the crackle barrel you will like Stan's

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Auburn, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had no idea,Stans was close to hotel. We went in and found a souvenir shop in the front but what what mattered is who knows how long a collection of nashville stars photos and autographs all over. Actually overwhelming really. It was all rustic and not fake. I could tell this was a liftime of putting all this together. The... More 

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Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The dining room was pretty dirty, so I can only imagine what the kitchen was like. The food was OK, at best. We had the meatloaf daily special and grilled cheese. Both were far too greasy and without good flavor. If a restaurant can't make a good simple grilled cheese sandwich, something is wrong. The waitress was helpful and friendly,... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at Stan's in Columbia, TN several times ove the past couple of years for all meals and each time has been very good eats. Good down home country cooking with friendly and helpful staff and an easy going atmosphere makes for a very enjoyable dining experience.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time eating at Stan's. It appears from all the autographed pics on the walls it has been a popular stopping place for Nashville entertainers maybe since it opened in 1947. It was a very pleasant southern, local experience. My wife got the biscuits and gravy and I, my usual, ham and cheese omelette with hashbrowns, since... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We've ate here on and off our entire lives. The past few times we'd been over the last year or so the food had gotten mediocre. This last trip will be our last. They were out of both mashed potatoes and French fries. The meatloaf was greasy and crumbly. The interior of the restaurant and the country store both need... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We also ate at Stan's on 3/13/2015, and our experience mirrored the previous review. Been eating there when we traveled I-65 for 25 years, and it is showing it's age.

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Florence, Alabama, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I was there on 3-13-2015 and it was very quite. That should have told us something. I ordered the country steak mashed potatoes and white beans. Wife got 4 veggies. For beginners we sat ourselves waitress took our drink order quickly. After that we sat another 15 minutes before she took our order. That was strike one. Strike two was... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Very good southern BBQ. Atmosphere casual, rustic and welcoming. Dining area was clean, but the floor made it seem less than clean. Very friendly service. Prices are very reasonable.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was a VERY busy place. People were standing in line waiting for a table the entire time we were eating. Food was very good. Staff was attentive, but very busy. Some organization was needed. All in all a pleasant experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1555 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (931) 381-2234

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Hey Y'all! Stan's Restaurant has been servin' up the best in country cooking and friendly hometown service for generations of travelers and locals alike. We've been in these parts since 1947, and we know how Country Cookin' should be done, from scratch and with love. Breakfast around here steals the show, but don't worry, you can get it all day long. Come enjoy house favorites like our Po'ke Chops & Aigs, Country Ham, and Homemade Biscuits & Sawmill Gravy. If yer feelin' real country, give our Po'ke Brains & Aigs a try, they won't disappoint! Our real pit smoked BBQ is a must try, it's the real deal fo'ks. From our Kracklin' Cornbread, Turnip Greens, and Black-Eyed Peas to our fried Frog Legs...We mean to keep the Country in Country Cookin'! Stopping at Stan's is a Middle Tennessee tradition for truckers, travelers, and even a few famous fo'ks making their way to Music City. Come in and browse our antiques, souvenirs, and a few oddities you won't find anywhere else. Our Country Store (it's the original, by the way) stocks local jams, jellies, and the like to take home and enjoy. We ship our Famous Country Smoked Hams, Specialty Bacon and Sausage anywhere in the world! Whether it's to get gas for yer car, or food for yer Southern lovin' soul, Stan's has been keepin' it country for a long time now and we aim to please. Bye Y'all and see ya soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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