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Monell's Dining & Catering

1235 N. Sixth Ave, Nashville, TN 37208-2601 (Germantown)
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Ranked #5 of 1,704 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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89% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Awesome!!! The best southern food we had during our stay on Nashville. Every dish was delicious. Friendly service. A most when your are in Nashville.

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Ottawa, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The best atmosphere and fried chicken I have ever had. I loved the decor, the food and service. Excellent price for all that food!!!

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

What a great concept! Eating top notch soul food while dining with complete strangers. The staff was wonderful but nothing beat the homemade peach preserves!

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Bethesda, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Monell's is a great value for delicious, well prepared food! My sister, daughter and I enjoyed lunch at Monell's, Thursday, August 14. Everything was excellent. Monell's is definitely on my go to list, when visiting Nashville!

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Bristol, Connecticut
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My two friends and I went to Monell's for dinner one night during our short girls vacation, per the recommendation of two police officers downtown when we asked them where a good place would be to get dinner. We are from Connecticut, so Monell's was unlike any other dining experience we are used to. We were surprised to pull up... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Over the past 15 years the population of Nashville has tripled. Monell's is why. The food is amazing and in an over abundance. Monell's is simply one of the best eateries in America. It may be gluttony at its best, but it's an even bigger sin to not go! The quaint decor and outdoor gardens are almost mute points because... More

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Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Monell's is the place to eat in Nashville. Family style south food so delicious and fresh. Everything is home made and the table are shared with the other customers. You do not have to order, they just take you everything on the menu. It's like ten courses that change every day: super the meatloaf like my grandma did and fried... More

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Rocky River, OH
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

You've no doubt read upwards of 20 posts about Monell's before you will commit to going. (I know I did) I'm not going to repeat the menu or the protocol -enough other reviewers have provided that info. The food was darn good. Fried okra was likely the best I've tasted anywhere. Collards and both types of beans (green and baked)... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This restaurant was recommended and I am so glad we listened. It is family style, but I think it added to the experience. The food is excellent. You definitely need to pace yourself, because they keep bringing out different items. I highly recommend this restaurant and cannot wait to return.

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Whippany, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was our best breakfast by far. You are seated with other people that you do not know and then you have to pass all the food to your left and everyone gets whatever they are serving that morning. The cheese grits were awesome and the pulled pork sausage was a winner. The food is not only plentiful but very... More

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