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Stan's Restaurant-Souvenirs

1555 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 381-2234
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Ranked #18 of 120 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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!
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General Santos, Philippines
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Stopped there on a road trip between Huntsville and Nashville. It was really a charming little stop. I picked up some sugar cured bacon to take home and try. The chicken fried steak was fork-tender and the gravy was good. They have the best collard greens I've ever had. They have some unique breads and I'd recommend trying a piece... More

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194 reviews 194 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were told this was a great place to eat but it was just ok. I ordered breakfast and my boyfriend ordered meatloaf, he did say the meatloaf was good. THere was 4 of us 2 of us ordered right away because didnt know if the other 2 wanted anything and we told her that. It took her a long... More

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sterling heights, MI
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133 reviews 133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My buddy and I stopped here on the way down to the race and on the way back. This review will be shorter than the one I wrote last year because basically nothing changed. We had excellent southern breakfasts. My buddy even ordered grits. My obsession is the country ham with biscuits and gravy to the extent that I purchase... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was a wonderful little place that I have passed time and time again. Stopped there and some wonderful vegetables and even bought a fried apple pie almost like grandmother used to make. Next time I might try their breakfast which is served anytime. I really enjoyed this place.

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Columbia, Tennessee
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Food is good. The Portions served can be small, depending on the meal selected. For a family of four that like to eat, this is Not a good value for the money. Service can also be slow.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stopped at Stan's of I65 for a meal and found it had some pretty good home style cooking. Reasonable prices and rustic atmosphere. We will stop again as we need to eat.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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207 reviews 207 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We stopped at Stan's on our way to Nashville. The Pit BBQ Plate was large, but the meat was sopping wet and "porky." The French Fries were limp and undercooked. The daily lunch special was Chicken and Dumplings. It was only so-so...a cup of gravy and dumplings and very little chicken. Upon being asked about the missing bread that was... More

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kissimmee, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had been on the road for several hours and stopped in Columbia for gas and decided to get some lunch too so we went to Stan's,. When we walked in my first impression was it looked like a mini Cracker Barrel with novelties and souvenirs, the dining area was not very appealing, dark and dingy looking. I ordered the... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Had the family here for a saturday morning breakfast. I was pleased with the overall flavor of the place...it is what Cracker Barrel wanted to be but missed. On the other side, for a place to offer eggs and sausage and bacon and gravy...all those nice, wonderful fats one loves for breakfast...they didn't offer real butter for the toast or... More

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When I travel, I like to visit non-chain restaurants in order to get a "flavor" of the local area. As such, I dined at Stan's Restaurant for both breakfast and dinner during a week stay in Columbia, Tennessee. In sum, Stan's Restaurant is a classic truck stop. Besides the restaurant, there is a gift shop and filling station. The restaurant/gas... More

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Danny F, Guest Relations Manager at Stan's Restaurant-Souvenirs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent visit to Stan's! Local businesses, like Stan's, really appreciate when a traveler chooses us over one of the big chains. I'm so glad you visited twice and appreciate your feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip through Middle Tennessee! More

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

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