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Stan's Restaurant-Souvenirs

1555 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 381-2234
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Ranked #15 of 119 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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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
25 helpful votes 25 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Contributor
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
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
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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44 reviews 44 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were there 5/25/2014. We opted for Stan's because we were staying close by and wanted to eat at a locally owned restaurant. It was truly disappointing, here's why: our waitress was indifferent; my omelet was over done and made with a big slice of artificial tasting American cheese, the grits were tasteless, the hash browns were greasy and not... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

have been eating here for years. food has not really changed. cracklin cornbread in individual pans. my grandmother used to make cracklin cornbread. really love it. the fried chicken is wonderful. breakfast is filling and good. the waiters are a little slow. Stan's has a store to the left side. used to have more treasures in the store. it was... More

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