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Monell's Dining & Catering

1235 N. Sixth Ave, Nashville, TN 37208-2601 (Germantown)
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Ranked #5 of 1,698 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Germantown
Description: When in Nashville do as the locals do... Pass the Peas..Please! Great Southern Food served Family Style in Historic Settings. Located in historic buildings, Monell's as been a Nashville staple since 1995. Come on in, grab a seat and pass the food to the left. Monell's famous Skillet Fried Chicken served at every meal, including our weekend country breakfast. A vist to Nashville is not complete without dining at Monell's. Enter as strangers...Leave as Friends. Monell's - 4 locations to serve you.
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English first
Andover, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Loved sharing a southern cooked brunch on Sunday morning with out-of-town family! The very best southern friend chicken ever!

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Denver, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

No reservations, no diets at this family place. At $17 each, you don't order. You just sit down at the next empty seat, usually next to strangers, and eat whatever they bring you: course after course! Some nights they have ribs, others they have fried chicken and fried catfish, which is what they had on the night I was there... More

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Harrisonville, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were passing through on our vacation and stopped here for breakfast. They had some great food. The gravy is good enough to eat by itself. The fried chicken is perfectly cooked. There is more than plenty of food you will not leave hungery.

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Gainesville, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were passing thru Nashville on our way to Gainesville, Fl. We had just finished a 2 week vacation pulling a 5th wheel. It was July 4th and we had no idea where to eat. Our first restaurant choice was closed so, we drove around and happened upon Monell's . What a treat! We had no idea how special this... More

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Florissant, Missouri
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Monell's proudly displays their Trip Advisor awards (and several others) which they rightly should. You are eating homestyle here and if you have a smaller group, you are sharing a table with people you do not know. The food and service were fantastic. I love their no phone rule, don't get caught with it out, they will promptly make you... More

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Bartlett, Tennessee, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

A wonderful dining experience where the food was plentiful and the atmosphere was impressive. This was a great value and the food was delicious.

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Bloomfield, MI
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

What an amazing surprise. Wonderful place including outside grounds. My friends and are ate breakfast there. You are seated at old style dinning tables among other people. The staff gives you clear directions how to move the food around the table. Then then fest begins...amazing bisques and gravy, rolls, cheese grits, corn pudding, bacon, deep fried chicken, pancakes, cinnamon apples...so... More

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Nashville, TN
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The food was fabulous. True southern comfort food with lots of flavor. Family style dining is great. They do seat smaller parties together. Overall, it is a must visit when in Nashville!

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews. It did not disappoint. The food was delicious. The only surprise was that it was family style so we say with strangers but it was a delightful meal.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We heard about this place from a friend. We were not disappointed! This place had great soul food! They sit you down in an old victorian style home amongst other patrons (strangers) and then they serve you whatever they are cooking! There is no menu! In my opinion, is a great concept. They serve you about 7 side dishes, biscuits,... More

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