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Donna's Old Town Cafe

100 College St S, Madisonville, TN 37354-1472
423-442-3304
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Ranked #4 of 30 restaurants in Madisonville
Cuisines: American
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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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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Greenback, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Vonore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Kingsport, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Quaint, but large enough for a group. Food is very good with daily buffet and off-menu dining. Very friendly service.

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Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I am a travel food critic. Most of the food on the buffet was cooked from a can, and the restaurant had the feeling of NOT FRIENDLY. When I discovered that I was writing down on my tablet notes, I was asked to politely leave. There is more to this restaurant than meets the eye. Flies, and dirty kitchen was... More

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Cleveland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We went to Madisonville today to try a different restaurant, but when we saw the crowd was at Donna's we decided to try Donna's instead. The location is a little small and crowded, but we were seated and served promptly. We had one buffet and one order from the menu, and both were excellent. The buffet was small (one salad... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The home cooked meals are fabulous! The buffet is great and has a nice selection of southern style foods. The rolls are very good as well. I sometimes order off the menu and get the steak tips which are pretty good too! The atmosphere is very nice and the servers are very friendly. My father eats here almost every day.... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Best homecooked meals and buffets in Madisonville! Donna's has very friendly staff and daily customers of the locals. Not always open, but open enough, they have many loyal customers who frequent the place. The food is great, especially after church. There is usually a lot of locals there. The people know everyone and are very nice. They have good rolls... More

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