We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Donna's Old Town Cafe

100 College St S, On the Corner From Historic County Courthouse, Madisonville, TN 37354-1472
+1 423-442-3304
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“biscuits” (7 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
“country ham” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
$$ - $$$
100 College St S, On the Corner From Historic County Courthouse, Madisonville, TN 37354-1472
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (69)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Three old high school friends ate here on a weekday and were pleased as punch. We all had different entrees, grilled chicken salad, chicken sandwich with chipotle, Donna’s signature chicken salad on raisin bread, and we all enjoyed our choices very much. It is a...More

Thank Laura I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not my idea of old town country cooking. However, everyone's opinion is different and I know a lot of people that love the restaurant. Maybe we were there on a "off day". I thought it was a bit pricey for the quality of the food.

Thank Naila123
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

They have a great breakfast buffet on Thursday nights. It is comparable to shoneys. The have a buffet daily with different choices daily

Thank Allison J
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for breakfast. He had the omelette and I had the buffet. Awesome! Coffee was excellent with refills. Service was excellent. Super friendly! Will go again on our next trip to TN.

Thank Terri J
Reviewed January 22, 2018

The buffet is great , food is always hot and fresh , if you want something from the menu they have a wide variety to chose from but I recommend the hamburger steak so good !

Thank 744darlenew
Reviewed January 11, 2018

A couple of years ago we visited Madisonville for the Taste of Monroe County event. Donna's received our vote as number one. While we live in another close by town we intended to drive the thirty minutes and come back for a meal. But, before...More

Thank dhcsmc321
Reviewed November 21, 2017

The newly redone restaurant is very nice. The food is better than ever, nice assortment of fresh vegetables on the buffet. I go there every chance I get. Love it.

Thank RuthV714
Reviewed November 17, 2017

This has always been one of my favorite places in the area for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They experienced a huge fire earlier this year and were out of business for many months. As soon as I learned they were back serving and I was...More

Thank Bjaya
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Very nice remodel after fire. Good home cooked food. Turkey club good. Homemade potato chips made right. Chicken Alfredo was delicious.

Thank R S
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Stopped in for breakfast while on a solo m-cycle trip. Breakfast buffet was awesome and I especially liked the biscuits, country ham, fresh tomatoes, watermelon, and eggs. Price was very reasonable given the caliber of the eats. Taylor did a good job taking care of...More

Thank The_Bohemian
Nearby HotelsSee all Madisonville Hotels
Motor Inns of America
17 reviews
1.00 miles away
Grand Vista Hotel and Suites
46 reviews
7.25 miles away
Rodeway Inn Sweetwater
90 reviews
7.64 miles away
Quality Inn
160 reviews
9.78 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Bert's Hometown Grill & Pizzeria
124 reviews
.61 miles away
The Patio
100 reviews
.02 miles away
King Donuts
16 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Lost Sea Adventure
891 reviews
4.01 miles away
Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams
79 reviews
4.66 miles away
Sweetwater Valley Farm
141 reviews
11.38 miles away
Mayfield Dairy Farm
211 reviews
13.30 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Donna's Old Town Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $11
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 College St S, On the Corner From Historic County Courthouse, Madisonville, TN 37354-1472
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Madisonville
  • Phone Number: +1 423-442-3304
  • E-mail
Join us for southern home-style cooking and hospitality! We are a full-service restaurant with an extensive menu as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Located across 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing