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Monell's Dining & Catering

1235 N. Sixth Ave, Nashville, TN 37208-2601 (Germantown)
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Ranked #8 of 1,672 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of those places that if someone didn't tell you about, you would never find. It is not downtown and a 5 min. car ride. Family style good southern cooking. They sit others at the large tables and it is good time, good food, good place. Try it!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I LOVE the concept of Monell's! There are a few big dining room tables, just like the tables you'd have seen at your grandparents' house (the beautiful polished wood, high back chairs, etc). You are seated with a bunch of random people and dinner is served family style. No cell phones allowed, which is heavenly and so rare to see... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I ate with a large group (10+) on Easter Sunday. We each paid the $25 prix fixe plus 18% gratuity because our party was large. We waited about 30 minutes, which was about what we were told when we arrived. We sat down and were given glasses and served a pea and spinach "salad" that was drowning in a mayo-heavy... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

You will get an experience worth trying at least once. Just relax and have fun! My husband and I landed early evening and settled into our AirBnB suite in Germantown. We wanted a place for dinner close by. Our first choice was closed for private dining. So we walked into Monell's close to closing. We were welcomed by Gloria, our... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This restaurant is cafeteria style so you choose your food from trays in the case. The fried chicken was good and the catfish was so fresh and delicious. I would definitely go back

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Franklin, Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We won't go back, they used to be fabulous...something changed. Food was below average and the atmosphere was... the desert was banana pudding, IT WAS NOT HOME MADE...Looked and tasted exactly like it came from a box. When we asked the waitress she, she knew what we were talking about.

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Geneseo, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Just amazing if you want some real southern food!! Friendly people, great service and beautiful place! My husband and I can't wait to go back!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I think on my last visit we had fried chicken, fried catfish, macaroni, and not sure of other the sides. We had banana pudding for dessert. I actually visited February a couple of years ago for my birthday. I was stuffed when I left. I look forward to visiting again.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

While attending the Womens Final Four in Nashville, my group had the "Country Breakfast" at Monell's on Sunday morning. It was absolutely terrific. We sat at a communal table with a family of "locals" and two other women's basketball fans. We enjoyed speaking with our tablemates. The food was typical Southern comfort food. We had scrampled eggs, country sausage, bacon,... More

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sf bay area
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

You are seated at large tables with groups of people. There is a set dinner menu for the night with platters and platters of food that kept on coming- chicken, ribs, catfish, pasta, veggies, breads, pudding, etc. 10 of us had our fill but there was still food left. Most was good. The chicken breast was a bit dry but... More

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