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Arnold's Country Kitchen

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Downtown Nashville
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605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4102
615-256-4455
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 266
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  • 120
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
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  • 5
    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
Yummy home style cooking!

Triple D got this one right. Arnold’s Country Kitchen is delicious! Everyone in our party of 6 agreed this place rocked the home style cooking. From the roast beef, fried catfish, baked chicken, to all the super yummy sides everything was a hit. Oh and don’t forget the dessert, the pecan and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
KGod76
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Triple D got this one right. Arnold’s Country Kitchen is delicious! Everyone in our party of 6 agreed this place rocked the home style cooking. From the roast beef, fried catfish, baked chicken, to all the super yummy sides everything was a hit. Oh and don’t forget the dessert, the pecan and chess pie were the perfect ending to our... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You can wait in long lines for this inexpensive cafeteria style dive serving southern staples - at our table alone we had catfish, brisket, chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, squash, greens, mac-n-cheese and pecan pie. The food is tasty, albeit a bit salty. It is fine to experience it (for lunch, but get there early), especially those who are not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of hype over this place, from triple D, to Andrew Zimmer, to all guide books. Is it worth it??? Yes and Maybe... Visited in Aug and got there at 12:30pm Our luck a huge tour bus dropped off a whole load of students so took longer ... about 40 min to place order. People come and eat quickly so... More 

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Mc Calla, Alabama
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband and I visited for the first time. We stopped for lunch. When we arrived, there was a line out the door but it moved quickly. This is a meat and three where you go through a line and make your choices. I had vegetables but they were not the run of the mill veggies. I had collards cooked... More 

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Charleston, WV
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My friend and I arrived at Arnold's after a short day trip to Nashville. We decided on the place after searching Trip Advisor and seeing this restaurant on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. We arrived right after they opened around 10:45 AM on a Wednesday. There was a short line but it was efficient and we had no trouble getting a... More 

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Dunbar
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As advertised, the food was great! Had the roast beef, mac and cheese, and turnip greens. We got there shortly after they opened - about 10:45 on Wednesday. We had a very minimal wait. Then people started lining up back to the door. Everything was seasoned perfectly! Melt in my mouth deliciousness!! Try it out.

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A local friend that lives in Nashville recommended Arnolds to me so I checked it out on tripadvisor and that confirmed to me that I was going to have to make it part of my trip. This place is only open Monday -Friday for lunch. When we arrived there was the expected line out the door. I took 15-20 minutes... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Looks like nothing from the outside, but we saw the line snaking around the block and knew it was special. Just an unassuming plate lunch cafeteria with the most amazing home style food around. Prepare to wait in line and enjoy the people watching. The food was 100% worth the wait. Closes at 3pm I think and they do take... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Just recently visited Arnold's for lunch after reading about it on food network and tripadvisor. We both thought it was great! It is cafeteria style and the restaurant isn't large so we had to wait a little bit for seating. I got a little frustrated in line because there were several people who had finished eating that were just sitting... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Arnold's is the place I like to take visitors if and when we can make it. They are only open for lunch and the line generally consists of at least 10 if not 25+ people, but it is well worth it. The green beans are to die for!

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?