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Monell's Dining & Catering

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Germantown
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1235 6th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
615-248-4747
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 1:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 51
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  • 14
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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
A MUST in Nashville

Sort of shocked to say that we had an amazing meal here. I don't usually go in for an all-you-can-eat restaurant, but they know how to do it right!! Family style, and you eat what they serve. We had fried chicken (outstanding) ribs (best we had) , catfish (didn't eat) corn pudding (still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
kawh
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sebastopol, ca
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
sebastopol, ca
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327 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Sort of shocked to say that we had an amazing meal here. I don't usually go in for an all-you-can-eat restaurant, but they know how to do it right!! Family style, and you eat what they serve. We had fried chicken (outstanding) ribs (best we had) , catfish (didn't eat) corn pudding (still dreaming of it), green beans (southern style),... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Good food and people were very nice, the pork chop, pasta salad and pickled cucumbers were excellent. As my Granny used to say, Monell's stuck her foot in the banana pudding. If you don't know, that is a compliment!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A true Nashville landmark one must try when visiting the city. Monell's offers a great variety of food for breakfast all fresh and brought to your table for you to pick exactly what you want. The staff brought out fresh biscuits, peach perseveres, fried chicken, country ham, bacon, sausage, corn pudding, cheese grits, scrambled eggs, sautéed red potatoes with onions,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My #1 favorite restaurant in Nashville. Cozy, quaint, family-style restaurant. All the food was fresh, home-made and absolutely delicious. There's 15 people at one table so it's great if you feel like socializing. Food is passed left to right. Nice variety of food, which they kept bringing out. Mango tea was so refreshing. We had pulled pork, fried chicken, corn... More 

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Greensburg, Kentucky
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were in town for anniversary trip and had not had great experience dining the night before in Nashville. This place was a redemptive spot for Breakfast on a Saturday morning. The list of food that was brought to the table was amazing and all the items were fresh and excellent. The idea of family style dining... More 

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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to grab some great southern cooking. It does get a bit crowded but we've never had to wait for a table.

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Deatsville, Alabama
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This has to be the best restaurant I have ever visited. The atmosphere, the food, the service was just amazing. I felt as if I was at home. The sides were plentiful and they just kept coming. The fried chicken was cooked fresh to order. The tables had tea and lemonade on hand. Everything was delicious and family style seating... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Okay, I'm not sure if we're just food snobs from Chicago or what, but my husband and I are shocked at the amazing amount of high reviews that this restaurant received. The servers and hostess were very nice and attentive, however, the food was bad, point blank. We can literally say that nothing we ate was good. Very disappointed. Definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you like 'craic' you'll love Monell's. Sure the food is good, but sitting next to and having a meal with people you only met when you came to the table is just a great experience. We had lunch at the 'Mansion'. The exterior could use some attention. The interior is well appointed. The dining atmosphere is very comfortable.

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Nashville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Unique, family style dining experience in a home-like environment. You feel like your Mom is going to walk in the door at any moment telling you to "eat...eat!"

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

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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