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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 #1 of 30 Restaurants in Madisonville
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Hamburgers, Sandwiches
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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Loudon, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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
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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Vonore
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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