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Monell's Dining & Catering

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1235 6th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
615-248-4747
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10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: When in Nashville do as the locals do... Pass the Peas..Please! Great...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 508
    Excellent
  • 162
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great home cookin' but did not like seating

The food at Monell's is exceptional down home, stick to your ribs food. Unfortunatley I will NOT return to this resturant because they force you to sit "family style" at large tables with people you do not even know while the food is served family style in large bowls/plates that everyone serves... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Katie K
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The food at Monell's is exceptional down home, stick to your ribs food. Unfortunatley I will NOT return to this resturant because they force you to sit "family style" at large tables with people you do not even know while the food is served family style in large bowls/plates that everyone serves themselves from. I felt obligated to interact with... More 

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Albany, New York
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291 reviews 291 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Wow. I was totally blown away by this genuine home cooked Southern meal experience. We went for a later lunch, and only waited a few minutes before we were seated at a large table with two other couples. There were 6 of us, so they are big family style tables. You feel like you are dining literally in someone's very... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Our group of six arrived at 6:00 pm on a Saturday night and only waited 20 min. The amazing southern style food is served family style. We were seated with 6 the people which made for a really fun dinner. Everything was delicious! The fried chicken is to die for, but everything else was really good too. PACE YOURSELF, they... More 

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Garrison, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You sit at a table with strangers, as if in a boarding house, passing outrageous, abundant Southern cooking around until you either pass our, or they need to roll you out. Probly one of the best Southern restaurants in the world, but without the 20 to 40 minute wait at the fancy Red Rooster in Harlem, NY. Southern breakfast here... More 

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Growing up, I never had the traditional "family meal." On some of my favorite TV shows and films, the characters I considered my friends would always be home for breakfast or dinner, gathered around the table with their family, a big glass of juice, and a full plate of food. My meals were never like that, instead we all ate... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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182 reviews 182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We loved the experience of Monells, but not the food - it was mediocre at best. Seating is European-style, sitting at large tables with strangers something we enjoy. Food is served family style, everyone sharing the huge portions passed around the table. Service is ok, several servers taking care of several tables basically bringing out the food platter after heaping... More 

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Cedaredge, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Choose this restaurant because of it's top ratings. Was not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed their food. There were four of us in our party and was fortunate to sit with 8 or 10 young college (girls) graduates - they were allot of fun. For two old 70 year old farts it was a treat. I had been wanting really good... More 

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Antioch
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The experience from when you walk in the door to when you walk out is unique and enjoyable. The decor is beautiful, the atmosphere is relaxing and fun, and the food is delicious.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

If you like southern down home cooking this is it! Best place we ate in Nashville hands down! It's family style so if you don't like eating with strangers this is not for you but it was such a great experience for us! You sit at a family table about 12 seats with other diners and the food is pass... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is a fun experience. You sit with other people at tables and the food is served family style. Food is very good and desserts are great. We've had very good visits each time we've been there. The location is quaint. Try it, I believe you will be very glad you did.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1235 6th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Germantown
  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Phone Number: 615-248-4747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

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