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Arnold's Country Kitchen

605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4102 (Downtown Nashville)
615-256-4455
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Ranked #27 of 1,698 restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
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English first
Chicago
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I heard about Arnold's on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-in, and a Dives and had to check it out. It is a diner style intimate restaurant. The food is good and the dessert is fantastic. I got the fried chicken, greens, and macaroni and cheese. My mother got the liver and onions, greens, and macaroni and cheese. We enjoyed... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The chicken and dumplings are amazing! The perfect amount of zip from the black pepper. The macaroni and cheese...mmm...words can't express...soooo tasty.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The owner Rose Arnold actually met us in the parking lot! Ok, she was directly traffic in her crammed parking lot, a testament to how busy the place is (and what looks like an add-on in the works), but we had a nice chat. It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship between me and Arnold's forks. We were treated... More

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Food was wonderful, home cooking. Kids weren't fans of the mac n cheese, but adults liked it. Atmosphere was fun. Got to eat with a cop from Detriot. Highly recommend.

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

People line out the door to get into this Nashville "original." You can get a "meat" and up to three sides plus dessert! Space is limited but the food is delicious. I had the catfish, macaroni and cheese and green beans and a piece of Chess pie. All were fantastic.

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LAWRENCEVILLE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Just ok food. Everything was on the salty side. Surprised at the inside as it was wait in line to get what you want and then sit whereever at mostly long tables. The tables weren't bused quickly so there were dirty trays & dishes on lots of tables. We went about 2pm so there was a short line but while... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We ate here for the first time with our two girls, ages 8 and 11. We knew the restaurant was on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives but it also is a James Beard award winner. We arrived around noon and there was a line to get in. It took about 20 minutes to get through the line but it moved pretty... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stopped because we were in the area and saw them on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network. The food was good. My husband really enjoy Au Jus and my daughter loved strawberry pie. I tasted her pie. It was delicious. They had something for everyone to eat.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Could have eaten a lot of places in Nashville, TN but I chose to at Arnold's again. Got the meat and 3 thus time. Country fried steak, mashed tatars, fried green matars, and the best turnip greens ever (sorry mom, Arnold's is the best). Go with family, friends, or by yourself. It's good comfort food. Taste great too. Who knows,... More

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Benton, Arkansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We saw this on TV when Andrew Zimmerman visited and decided to try. OMG so glad that we did. The BEST home cooked meal I've ever had a restaurant. When we got there, the line was all the way out the door so we knew it must be good (we didn't wait long maybe 7-10 minutes) and we were not... More

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