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Arnold's Country Kitchen

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Downtown Nashville
American, Californian
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605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4102
615-256-4455
Today
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Home Cooking

Arnold's is fast, inexpensive and the food is great! This is a typical southern restaurant where you can order a meat(choice of 5 or 6) , meat+2 or meat+3. Meat menu changes daily. There are about 10 different sides. The restaurant is cafeteria style, so you get on line, take a tray, order your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Arnold's is fast, inexpensive and the food is great! This is a typical southern restaurant where you can order a meat(choice of 5 or 6) , meat+2 or meat+3. Meat menu changes daily. There are about 10 different sides. The restaurant is cafeteria style, so you get on line, take a tray, order your food and take it and pay.... More 

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I work close enough to Arnold's to go for lunch and I am never disappointed. Everything I've ever had here has been very tasty. I normally get the roast beef, but have enjoyed their fried pork chops and chicken and dumplings too. The meats change daily, but they always have the roast beef. I've enjoyed the vegetables here too -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the food, everything had amazing flavor. The service was outstanding, we went back three times, and will be visiting again in September.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The food was amazing and the staff was even better! They were some of the nicest people we met on our trip to Nashville.

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Not much to look at (those are my favorites), but really GREAT down home food!!! My husband had the roast beef. He said it was the best roast beef he'd ever had. I had the brisket, and it was REALLY good! We both had the grits, and they were amazing. Everyone in our party was VERY happy with everything ordered.... More 

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Mattoon, Illinois
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315 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

After touring Fontanele, it was back to Nashville for lunch. I had picked Arnold’s Country Kitchen, a genuine, down home diner - a “meat & three” type place. Nothing fancy here. But some real good cookin’. I had roast beef that was most excellent, some mashed taters (also good) and turnip greens (they were great!). Joan had roast beef and... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While Arnold's isn't the best I've ever had, the food was delicious. Sides and dessert were especially tasty--collard greens and chocolate meringue pie were consensus favorites. Check out Arnold's if you're in the mood for some simple Southern cooking.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a older restaurant, not the best location. It is a meat and three type restaurant with a cafeteria line. The food was wonderful. I was with a group and everyone just raved about the food. I would definitely recommend it. Don't be discouraged by the long line, it moves quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you're in town, you've gotta go here! This is definitely not for those who are looking for a classy meal, but if you're craving some real country cookin', this is the place to be! Although it was under 30 degrees, there was still a line out the door, and my husband and I knew we were in for some... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had the meat and three sides. First of all, this place is a must try when in Nashville. The food is very good and the atmosphere is funky. We were there for lunch after visiting downtown. You walk through the line to order your food and they serve it up cafeteria style as you make your selections. You pay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4102
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: 615-256-4455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:45 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?