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All 30 Madisonville Restaurants

Donna's Old Town Cafe

100 College St S, Madisonville, TN 37354-1472
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Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Madisonville
Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Hamburgers, Sandwiches
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Description: Located downtown across from the courthouse in Madisonville, it is a regular for locals and those intown or passing thru and having been tipped to dine here. I always try to dine here when in Madisonville.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stopped for lunch while working in the area. Had been recommended by my boss and she was right! The food is homemade, seasoned well, and delicious. The day I went there were so many choices. The buffett included many fresh vegetables including fried green tomatoes, fresh corn on the cob and fried corn, greens, pinto beans, chicken tenders, wieners and... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Just had lunch here, really enjoyed it. Lots of choices on the buffet line. Potato salad and home made pickles were especially good. Would go again if I were in the area .

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Loudon, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The place is cozy...some would say cute (I don't talk like that...I'm here to eat). There is a menu which is lengthy and looks tempting but not nearly as tempting as the buffet table. It's not long by chain buffet standards. But it looks and tastes yummy. My wife and I live about a 20 minute drive away in another... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My Mom and I were in town doing research at the courthouse. We decided to give this place a try. Do not let the merchandise in the front deter you. Go on back and have a seat near the buffet. I don't usually like buffets but this one is excellent. Fresh green beans, real mashed potatoes, grilled zucchini, I even... More 

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Madisonville, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Love the food here! Breakfast bar rivals Shoneys bar. Service has always been spectacular. Definate 2 thumbs up!

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Greenback, Tennessee
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

I live in nearby city and been going to Donna's for years. The buffet usually offers 2 or 3 meats and several vegetables along with soup,salad and dessert. I love the chicken pot pie. The buffet changes daily , and there is always ample fresh offerings. The staff is always great, the restaurant is clean and nicely decorated. Prices are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

I come here every time I visit Madisonville. I look forward to the wonderful breakfast buffet, especially the chocolate gravy. Staff is so friendly and helpful. What a local cafe should be

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Sweetwater, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I recently attended a business meeting at Donna's Old Town Cafe in Madisonville, TN. It was a morning meeting and we had the privilege of getting in on the wonderful breakfast bar they offer. It had several choices of common country breakfast related items to choose from. The quality of food was great, the service was very good , the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Great food, wonderful people to meet, small area to eat in seems like home in a lot of ways ,GO THERE !!

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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Donna's is across the street from the county courthouse. Many of its customers are working or visiting there. The big offering is a luncheon buffet. Servers seem surprised if you order sometning else. It's a stlwart of the community, but don't get excited.

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Additional Information about Donna's Old Town Cafe

Address: 100 College St S, Madisonville, TN 37354-1472
Phone Number: 423-442-3304
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Madisonville
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Hamburgers, Sandwiches

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