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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, Dinner, Lunch
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Home Cooking

My husband and I were staying in a hotel nearby so went here for dinner. I ordered the pork chops with a dinner salad, fries and Texas toast. Everything was good! The pork chops were thin, but grilled tender with a tasty marinade and went well with the Texas toast. The fries were extra large and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Melinda F
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were staying in a hotel nearby so went here for dinner. I ordered the pork chops with a dinner salad, fries and Texas toast. Everything was good! The pork chops were thin, but grilled tender with a tasty marinade and went well with the Texas toast. The fries were extra large and not too greasy. The... More 

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Ocala/Gainesville FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Great homestyle cooking. Catfish, fresh, hot and superb. Prices average for the area. Expect a lot of food with the dinners.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

There are so few authentic places left in the US...but this is one of them. The food is a great example of what authentic southern cooking is capable of being. I had biscuits and gravy with a side of country ham. The ham was just perfect. If you haven't had real country ham before - I must warn you -... More 

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Frankfort, in
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great homemade food. The blueberry pancakes were yummy and each one covered the plate. Enough you can share. Great place for breakfast. but they serve it all day. Large portions. and priced right. I've had a lot less quantity and quality for a lot more. They have a little store too. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great Food Homestyle Cooking. Good prices. Would recommend if traveling in the area. Good family dining, traveling families.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Came here for lunch this week while staying at the Holiday Inn Express just up the road. This is a small family place which has a similar business model to the Cracker Barrel. The only difference is they serve beer. The service was fast, the staff are very friendly. However, the menu is basic. For the price, a very good... More 

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Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We travel this route every few months on our way to Decatur, AL for buisness and ALWAYS stop here for dinner or breakfast on the way. It is a little gas station diner but let the looks fool you. The food is so good and there is a large menu with many items to choose from. Everything I've ever order... More 

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Hortonville, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Supposedly the reason Cracker barrel exists. This is the model for Cracker Barrel. Homey, restaurant. Great food. Lots of souvenirs along with smoked hams and slab bacon. Interesting place. Quite busy. Would go again.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I expected this place to be sort of like a mom & pop Cracker Barrel, it is and yet it isn't. The service isn't terrible but it's not great. The food is pretty average. If you're traveling and looking for a place to eat, this place is affordable. The back lot is for large trucks and the lot is in... More 

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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We decided on Stan's mostly for convenience sake, as we were driving through Columbia on our way to Birmingham. I prefer to go to local restaurants rather than national chains and Stan's fit the bill to a T! I had a club sandwich that was really good. Fries were hot, sweet tea, perfect. A coworker traveling with me had the... More 

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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
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
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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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