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Stan's Restaurant-Souvenirs

1555 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 381-2234
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Ranked #19 of 119 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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

Rogersville, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you like breakfast this is the place to go. If you think Cracker Barrel is good you haven't had Stan's. We always try to make a stop anytime we're in the area. For many years my family has tried to stop it Stan's.

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

Thank you so much for your support over the years and we are happy to hear you love our breakfast! We'll see you again soon! More

Tennessee, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

But very good at all, too flirty of a waitress. Bland good like oil was used to cook eggs instead of butter. If you love waffle house, you would hate Stan's

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New Market, Alabama
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stan's is one of those places you would not stop at if you didn't know the place. Country cooking at it's finest with crackling bread. For a southerner that's tops. Desserts are homemade and huge.

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Additional Information about Stan's Restaurant-Souvenirs

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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