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Enjoy our Morning Breakfast & Fruit Buffet: 6.99
Country Boy
Including three‏ eggs (any style), biscuits & gravy, fried potatoes, country ham.
$6.99
Pancakes
Pancakes served w/ syrup & choice of strawberry or blueberry topping.
$5.99
Loafers
One egg (any style), fried potatoes, bacon or sausage, biscuits & gravy.
$5.99
French Toast
Delicious housemade‏ French toast, served w/ bacon or sausage.
$6.39
OMELETS‏
Vegetable Omelet w/ Toast
$7.29
Ham & Cheese Omelet w/ Toast
$7.29
Western Omelet w/ Toast
$7.59
A LA CARTE
Cold Cereal
$1.39
Egg Sandwich
$3.29
Bacon Egg Sandwich
$3.69
Country Ham Biscuit
$1.59
Sausage or Bacon Biscuit
$1.59
Two Biscuits & Gravy
$2.39
Hot Grits or Oatmeal & Toast
$2.99
BEEF‏
All beef entrées served w/ your choice of housemade seasoned chips or onion rings, fries, baked potato, or fried green tomatoes. Add 1.99 for House Salad or cup of soup.
Sirloin Beef Tips
Delicious sirloin beef tips served w/ your choice of sautéed peppers & onions or mushrooms.
$7.49
Bowl of brown gravy $+1.25
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Half O' Pound
A half-pound of ground beef grilled to perfection, topped w/ grilled onions or housemade onion rings.
$7.39
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Country Fried Steak
Breaded beef‏ steak deep fried & covered w/ brown gravy
$7.29
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
SEAFOOD
All seafood entrees come w/ your choice of housemade seasoned chips or onion rings, fries, baked potato, or fried green tomatoes. Add 1.99 for House Salad or cup of soup.
Bite-Size Shrimp
Tender bite-size shrimp breaded & deep fried golden brown, served w/ cocktail sauce
$7.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Shrimper's Delight
Tender breaded butterfly shrimp deep fried golden brown, served w/ cocktail sauce
$8.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Fish Dinner
Seasoned fish filets breaded & deep fried golden brown, served w/ tarter sauce. Available grilled upon request.
$7.89
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Ask your server about our seasonal desserts!
SANDWICHES‏
Sandwiches served w/ your choice of housemade seasoned chips, onion rings, fries, baked potato, steamed vegetables or fried green tomatoes. Add 1.99 for House Salad or cup of soup.
Old Town Burger
A one-third pound beef patty topped w/ mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle.
$5.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Donna's Double Melt
Ground beef patties topped w/ Swiss cheese & sautéed onions on grilled rye bread.
$5.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Chipotle Chicken
Grilled chicken breast topped w/ chipotle mayonnaise, Swiss cheese, lettuce & tomato on a toasted bun.
$6.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Turkey Or Ham Club
Oven baked turkey or sliced ham on grilled whole wheat bread w/ Swiss & American cheese, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, & bacon
$6.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Philly Steak & Cheese
Grilled steak & onions w/ Swiss cheese on a toasted hoagie roll
$6.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Open Faced Roast Beef
Tender roast beef served open faced on white bread. Served w/ mashed potatoes or a side.
$5.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Chicken Club
Fried chicken breast topped w/ Swiss cheese, bacon, honey mustard sauce, lettuce & tomato.
$6.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Reuben Sandwich
Grilled corned beef & sauerkraut w/ melted Swiss cheese & thousand island on toasted rye
$6.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
We make Box Lunches for your office, party, gathering, or picnic.
CHICKEN
All chicken entrees come w/ your choice of housemade seasoned chips or onion rings, fries, baked potato, steamed vegetables or fried green tomatoes. Add 1.99 for House Salad or cup of soup.
Smothered Chicken
Grilled chicken breast topped w/ bacon, Swiss cheese, sautéed onions & mushrooms smothered w/ BBQ sauce.
$8.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Chicken Filets
All white chicken breast filets, deep fried to a golden brown w/ your choice of of honey mustard or BBQ sauce.
$7.29
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Grilled Chicken Breast
A boneless tender chicken breast served w/ your choice of honey mustard or BBQ sauce.
$7.29
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
PASTA‏
All pasta entrees served w/ garlic Texas Toast. Add 1.99 for house salad.
Spaghetti
Tender spaghetti noodles topped w/ our own special tomato sauce.
$7.29
House salad $+1.99
Italian Feast
Fried chicken breast covered w/ Swiss cheese on mounds of tender pasta w/ our own tomato sauce.
$8.99
House salad $+1.99
For all entrees & sandwiches, add a house salad or a cup of soup for 1.99.
About
TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO FLATTEN THE CURVE! Join us for southern home-style cooking and hospitality! We are a local family-owned full-service restaurant with an extensive menu as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Located on the corner from the historic courthouse in downtown Madisonville. We're a regular for locals and for those passing thru who've been tipped to dine here. Courtesy car from Monroe County airport and motorcycle clubs welcome. Call in advance for groups so we can be prepared.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Soups
FEATURES
Television, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Buffet, Street Parking, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Donna's buffet is open. They tried having an employee serve all items from on side, with the customer on the other, but now they have disposable gloves to wear, so you can touch the spoons and serve yourself. Good as always.

Date of visit: June 2020
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D363RFmelissag, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you ! We are glad to be reopened! Thanks for coming to visit

Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

We arrived at 7am. The restaurant is decorated beautifully in an old bank building. Coffee was good. We had the buffet. Spouse gave biscuits and gravy a 6. Grits were bland. The buffet had a good variety of breakfast items. There are healthier items to...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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D363RFmelissag, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2020

Thank you!! We definitely want to see you back! My girls say grits divide our customers lol I like sweet butter grits and my staff likes savory. Thanks for your review!

Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

It was well worth it. Quaint little town the restaurant is part of. Loved the “”Southern Hospitality”” of our waitress. We had the Buffett. My favorite was the cabbage that must be a “cabbage casserole”. Go try it out...See what you think..my family loved it.

Date of visit: March 2020
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D363RFmelissag, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Thank you!!! Can’t wait to see you back!!

Reviewed February 14, 2020

***NOT AS ADVERTISED*** Came for the prime rib for Valentine's Day! It was not the same kind of meat from WBIR 10 News as advertised! We have never been there, so it was our first time visiting. You will see from the picture, it was...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Father's day buffet was great & the choc fountain put it over the top. Sunday buffet is good country food Eat @ Donna's don't let these kinds of places disappear!!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2019

Clean, friendly and delicious! We were there on the day the local police was serving customers and donating all tips to "Toys for Tots". Since it was buffet style they only had to get drink orders and give you a check. The food was great...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

First time visiting, had a wonderful lunch off the buffet including fried chicken, very lightly breaded fish, awesome greens and all the other homestyle offerings you would expect. Owner is on Keto and offers a full menu of keto meals including desserts. Very tasty and...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019

For quite some length of time we’d talked about having dinner at a Donna's Old Town Cafe, a local restaurant that seems to be well regarded. Its owner is even frequently featured on area television stations’ food segments. This locally owned and operated restaurant is...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2019

We had such a great experience! The food was delicious, prices were great, atmosphere was so cute and the service was excellent and so friendly! We went to The Lost Sea and googled places to eat and decided to eat here! So glad we did!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Melissa G, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2019

KaitDF 22 we are so glad you found us!!!?Next time You’re in town make plans to come see us!! Thank you

Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

What an awesome restaurant! Cool brick decor, lots and lots of staff, excellent food selection off menu and buffet option! We met one of the owners, Melissa, and she was very welcoming. They have 4 specific lunch items that are low carb and delicious! She...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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I’m so sorry to hear this. We strive for excellent food and service. I’m sorry you didn’t like the hamburger steak it was in Aujus instead of gravy today( we have a lot of gluten intolerant customers as well so we do try... More
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