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“Must-do experience in Nashville” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monell's Dining & Catering

Monell's Dining & Catering
1235 6th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208-2601 (Germantown)
615-248-4747
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Ranked #3 of 1,718 Restaurants in Nashville
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.
New York
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Must-do experience in Nashville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Came here for brunch on a cold Saturday morning and our meal was everything we could have hoped for. The seating and meal is family-style; therefore, you're eating with strangers and you have to wait until they can seat a full table.

Thankfully, since it's a rather popular place, we weren't waiting long. We got the country breakfast, which, for I believe was 15 dollars, was the absolute steal of the trip. All you can eat fried chicken, bacon, ham, sausage, pancakes, fried apples, cornbread, corn pudding, grits, sweet tea, coffee, and a few things I'm sure I've forgotten. All of the food is of very good quality, and it just keeps on coming until everyone is done. Restaurant itself is very comfy, and the service was friendly and kept the food assault coming - they had to be some of the harder working servers I've ever seen.

A great experience, a fantastic meal, all at a incredible price. Definitely come here when you're in Nashville.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cumming, Georgia, USA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good food, great service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We'd heard how long the wait can be, so our group of 7 arrived before they opened at 5 pm. While waiting, we met a couple and added them to our group of 7. As soon as the door opened, we were seated and the food began to arrive. It's served family style. My favorites were the catfish, biscuits, corn casserole, squash casserole, fried okra and banana pudding. My husband loved the fried chicken. The food was good, but I've been to a couple in Georgia that are better. Service is excellent. As soon as your table is done eating, the dirty plates start to disappear and you're encouraged to leave so that more can be served.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Amazing southern cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The food kept coming. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Nashville. Get to sit by nice random people and enjoy a wonderful meal

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Virginia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fried Chicken For Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Need I say more? One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The food was outstanding - go hungry. No, not like chinese buffet hungry. But REALLY hungry. And enjoy your fellow diners. The family style dining asks for getting to know people. What fun to eat gravy and biscuits and chat with folks from around the country. Go. You won't regret it.

Visited January 2013
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Nashville
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“Family Style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Love the family style - you can sit at a table of strangers and walk away friends. Excellent food. my fav is the fried chicken wonderful side dishes too. Loads of variety.

Visited December 2012
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