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Stan's Restaurant-Souvenirs

1555 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 381-2234
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Ranked #17 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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Huntsville, Alabama
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170 reviews 170 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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48 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Stopped in for dinner with my husband & 2 kids. It's a more "rustic" version of cracker barrel. It's obviously been there a while so a little run down. But that's also a good sign- well used. Delicious food, small quaint atmosphere, quick service, very friendly, the quality&quantity for the price is excellent. And then you have a little store... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Nothing fancy, just a real southern food experience. There's more to choose from than I expected, and I enjoyed the turkey and dressing special of the day with turnip greens, fried okra, and cracklin' corn bread. Prices are very reasonable and they have free wi-fi. The story is that the men who started Cracker Barrel loved the concept of home... More

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Ocoee, FL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Near one of our traveling companions hotel we decided to give it a try. The kind of meal and personal service that brings you back whenever you are in the area. Food was terrific but the waitress's insight and wiliness to work with even this tough crowd with likes dislikes and make it a wonderful experience for all almost overshadowed... More

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