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Germantown Cafe

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1200 5th Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37208 (Madison Street)
(615) 242-3226
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome food!

Eat at Germantown Cafe at least one time each trip to Nashville. Love it for lunch and dinner. Awesome atmosphere and food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
PedroCaye
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Augusta, Georgia
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Augusta, Georgia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Eat at Germantown Cafe at least one time each trip to Nashville. Love it for lunch and dinner. Awesome atmosphere and food!

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Thank PedroCaye
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have traveled many countries around the world with many destinations being seaside. When I was given a recommendation to dine at Germantown Cafe I was pleasantly surprised by the quaint yet upscale feel when I was greeted at the door. The menu was limited but a nice variety. I saw the grouper listed and took a chance. It was... More 

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Thank Warren K
Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never disappointed with the quality of the food or the good service. I have been there for a casual lunch by myself sitting at the bar, or stop off for a take home sandwich and for a special dinner. My favorite is of course their pork dishes. I am always tempted to get their classic onion soup, but for me... More 

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Thank Harold B
Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love going to new places that are not chain restaurants when I travel. and love food that is "different." Had a great fried green tomato sandwich with roasted pepper remoulade and black bean salad--it was wonderful!

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Thank enuk
Pegram, TN
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308 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't usually review things in my hometown, but this was an exception. I had been to Germantown Cafe for lunch before and enjoyed it, but never for dinner. My wife and I were looking for a place that was nice, but not TOO nice (ie: expensive) This fit the bill perfectly. Excellent service & delicious food. The menu is... More 

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Thank rockstar89
Nashville, Tennessee
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202 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

At night this place has an excellent shiny-lights view of downtown Nashville. We experienced very good service, in a setting that's comfortable, with high quality service. Instead of getting full meals, we had a dinner of appetizers: French Onion soup (excellent!), Pork Stack (a bit odd with a "cornbread" so hard it was tough to cut and eat), Fried Green... More 

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Thank ottofueler
Nashville
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We enjoyed an excellent evening at Germantown Cafe for New Year's Eve. The view of downtown is beautiful and we could even see some of the fireworks. We enjoyed crab cakes, french onion soup and salads before our entrees. The plum pork was tender and juicy and the sauce was sublime. The brown sugar and cumin crusted sirloin melted in... More 

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Thank SBgirls
Brooklyn, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great service, great food, nice selection of wine, if a tad pricey...But place is pretty in an understated way...

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Thank Eleanor B
Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Excellent food and service.. recommended by the Jugg Sisters on NashTrash Tour! Salmon Club sandwich so good!

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Thank Wildflowerman
Franklin, TN
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

My wife and I wanted a quiet dinner after a busy Christmas and we could not have chosen a better spot than the Germantown Cafe. The crab cake appetizer we started with was fantastic! Our salads were also very good; they make their own dressings in house. The one thing I would do differently would be get my dressing on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 5th Avenue, North, Nashville, TN 37208
    (Madison Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: (615) 242-3226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American, German, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?