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Monell's Dining & Catering

1235 N. Sixth Ave, Nashville, TN 37208-2601 (Germantown)
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Ranked #5 of 1,699 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
  • German first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is a MUST GO if you're ever in Nashville! When I travel to work there, (my most recent visit was last June, but I just signed up here with tripadvisor) my friend and I always stop there, sometimes, just about every day while we're there. Yes, the food is THAT good! It's also fun to meet people from... More

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Do not go to Nashville without visiting Monell's. It's a truly unique and delightful dining experience that epitomizes the concept of comfort food. In fact, it's downright heart-warming. I just love the idea of strangers getting together to eat food that was clearly made with so much care and love. In one meal with had strawberry shortcake (dessert was served... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The meal is served family style; meaning you will be seated at a table with 8 – 10 other people. The food is brought to the table and you serve yourself….taking as much as you like. Overall, the restaurant is a good value; the food is well seasoned and good quality. We especially liked the corn casserole, bread, fried chicken... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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 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

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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