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Arnold's Country Kitchen

605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4102 (Downtown Nashville)
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Ranked #21 of 1,724 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Cuisines: American, Californian
Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Panama City, Florida
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809 reviews 809 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

If you're trying to decide if you should eat here: DO IT. Classic meat and three diner focusing on southern comfort foods. The turnip greens and green beans are the best I have ever tried. The roast beef was expertly cooked and seasoned. The fried chicken had just the right amount of crust and spice to it. Everything we tried... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

You will have to stand in line for your food, but it adds to the whole ambience of the place. All home cooked southern fare...the fried green tomatoes were the best I've tasted. Don't miss it on your visit to Nashville.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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380 reviews 380 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Arnold's is one of the oldest and best places to eat in the city. Wonderful meat and vegetables like Momma used to cook! Go!

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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Arnold's is amazing. Simply amazing. The line was about 30 feet OUTSIDE the door! It was worth the wait. We were there with 5 in our party. We all had a wonderful experience. My favorite was the amazing turnip greens! I had 2 portions! The corn pudding was right behind the greens. The food is consistently great. The portions are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you want afordable and delicious comfort home cooking then Arnolds is a must stop for lunch! If you are coming for the weekend only, I recommend you go on Friday ASAP since they are closed on the weekends. My friend and I shared the fried catfish and chicken and dumplings since we both couldn't decide what to get. Glad... More 

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lunch at Arnold's is real food served cafeteria style with a great deal of personality. It is small and not cool or trendy but will be the best comfort food you have had outside your grandmothers Sunday dinner. Meatloaf, roast beef, and chicken dumplings were great. Good sides ,real ice tea and pie.

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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I have eaten here for over 30 years. This is the type of southern food I wish I had been exposed to at home although my mother was an old fashioned southern cook. There is something for everyone. Who cares if you have to wait in line? You can always meet a new person and chat while waiting. Once you... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Cafeteria style lunch that appeals to all! Prepare to wait on line for this amazing meal but the line moves quickly. Menu changes daily. Delicious southern food at a reasonable price. Only open for lunch.

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A friend brought me here because he knows I like to eat at local places. He asked if a Meat & 2 was good, and I jumped at the chance. We both had brisket with BBQ sauce, mashed potatoes with gravy, and green beans. Top it off with some iced tea (sorry, not all sweet) and it was a great... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I loved this meat and veggie restaurant. I had read the great reviews and seen that it was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, so we made sure we tried it while coming to Nashville for the weekend. The line was out the door when we arrived at 1:30pm, and it is a very small restaurant, but... More 

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Additional Information about Arnold's Country Kitchen

Address: 605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4102
Phone Number: 615-256-4455
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Californian

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