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Monell's Dining & Catering

1235 N. Sixth Ave, Nashville, TN 37208-2601 (Germantown)
615-248-4747
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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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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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6 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
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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
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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
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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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Connecticut
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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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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went to Monell's with two of my colleagues the last week of March on a conference trip. We went there because we were looking for a restaurant that served Southern comfort food. Monell's did not disappoint us. From the salad, to the warm fresh biscuits and cornbread, to the side dishes, to the main courses and finally to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

their food is like dinner on the grounds after church good fried chicken and all the trimmings eat at a large table with others and pass the bowl please all you can eat but little expensive for meat and three type of food

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Great southern meal with catfish,fried chicken,biscuits,cornbread,and amazing sides! This is a family style dining experience so the portions are unlimiited. You will not leave hungry. You will be seated with strangers unless you are a large party. I felt like I was eating at my grandmothers table! I would recommend going in off peak hours to avoind long waits. This... More

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