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Stan's Restaurant-Souvenirs

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1555 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401-7658
+1 931-381-2234
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Northern Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a great place for breakfast. Liked it so much better when it was in the old building. Will stick to breakfast as the couple times we have went for dinner have left very under impressed. They try to put on an upscale air. But in the end it is what it is. Country cooking/ Cracker Barrel with a... More 

Thank Denglehardt
Sevierville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped as a group of eight. Very good. Cornbread was different with good flavor. Country fried steak was great.

Thank reederone
Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on the recommendation of the front desk clerk at our hotel. We did have to wait a while for the waitress to come take our order and then waited a while for our food to come out. Maybe it was because we were there a bit early for dinner (4pm). BUT .... our food was very good -... More 

Thank myfladams
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

For years we stopped here when going south through the Nashville area. It was always a place we looked forward to visiting. Now we have stopped twice in the last six weeks. It isn't the same! The waitresses aren't as friendly and the food isn't as good. Last time I ordered the pork tenderloin - it wasn't tender ! It... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Great fried chicken!!! Did not care for their famous black eyed peas, too tart. Stan's has been in Columbia forever. I remember stopping in with my aunt back in the 60's when we traveled to Cincinnati. Lot of history to this place. Great place for country ham and buiscuts. Stan's is located just off exit 46 on I65 in Columbia,... More 

Thank Cathy B
Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

I've eaten at Stans many many times since the 70's. First time since renovation. Very bad experience today. Stood by the "please wait for host or hostess to seat you ". Waited there for 5 minutes and finally asked someone for help. Finally seated 5 minutes later. Waited another 5 or 10 minutes for server to take my order. Ordered... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

This used to be a favorite stop for breakfast (or lunch) just outside of Nashville, with down-home cooking in an old-fashioned country store type setting. The food is good Southern-style fare with a wide variety of items on the menu, and the waitresses were old-timers who knew their stuff and got it out to you quickly. We were surprised on... More 

Thank DD S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

I have been stopping at Stan's for 40 years. Imagine our disappointment today when we stopped at their gleaming new facility and had a terrible breakfast. Their biscuits in the past were consistently wonderful. Today their were tasteless, tough bricks. The scrambled eggs weren't really scrambled. The country ham was good and bacon was good. Unless they can find a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

I had the Stan's tennessee hillbilly breakfast and i highly recommend it. Good food and good service.

Thank Eric M
Athens, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

The New building is certainly nice, but I will always miss the origins place. The waiters were all very nice and accommodating. The wait for food wasn't long at all, fresh and hot food! The country fried steak, catfish, chicken tenders, fried chicken, and fried green tomatoes are all awesome! Given the choice between rolls or cracklin cornbread, I'd choose... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1555 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia, TN 38401-7658
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 931-381-2234
Hey Y'all! Stan's Restaurant has been servin' up the best in country cooking and friendly hometown service for generations of travelers and locals alike. We've been in these parts since 1947, and we know how Country Cookin' should be done, from scratch and with love. Breakfast around here steals the show, but don't worry, you can get it all day long. Come enjoy house favorites like our Po'ke Chops & Aigs, Country Ham, and Homemade Biscuits & Sawmill Gravy. If yer feelin' real country, give our Po'ke Brains & Aigs a try, they won't disappoint! Our real pit smoked BBQ is a must try, it's the real deal fo'ks. From our Kracklin' Cornbread, Turnip Greens, and Black-Eyed Peas to our fried Frog Legs...We mean to keep the Country in Country Cookin'! Stopping at Stan's is a Middle Tennessee tradition for truckers, travelers, and even a few famous fo'ks making their way to Music City. Come in and browse our antiques, souvenirs, and a few oddities you won't find anywhere else. Our Country Store (it's the original, by the way) stocks local jams, jellies, and the like to take home and enjoy. We ship our Famous Country Smoked Hams, Specialty Bacon and Sausage anywhere in the world! Whether it's to get gas for yer car, or food for yer Southern lovin' soul, Stan's has been keepin' it country for a long time now and we aim to please. Bye Y'all and see ya soon!

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