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Donna's Old Town Cafe

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100 College St S, On the Corner From Historic County Courthouse, Madisonville, TN 37354-1472
+1 423-442-3304
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Join us for southern homestyle cooking and hospitality! We are a...
Join us for southern homestyle cooking and hospitality! We are a full-service restaurant with with an extensive menu as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.

Located downtown 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 so we can be prepared.
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  • 3
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  • 2
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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
We stop here very often and the staff is great!

Donna's pancakes are so big and fluffy that we continue to go there each time we are in town for breakfast. The owner, Melissa is very friendly and knowledgable about the surrounding area as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
SoBelle1967
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Donna's pancakes are so big and fluffy that we continue to go there each time we are in town for breakfast. The owner, Melissa is very friendly and knowledgable about the surrounding area as well.

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Thank SoBelle1967
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I frequently have breakfast at Donna's when I am in town visiting relatives and it never disappoints. You can order from their menu but I highly recommend the breakfast buffet which is available till 10:45am on weekdays. Loads of selections and everything is good. Very courteous and attentive wait staff.

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Thank Bjaya
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We love Donna's! We follow her on facebook and drool when she posts the day's buffet offerings. We have so many favorites, it's hard to restrain our selves from going everyday. Breakfast for dinner on Thursdays after 3:00pm is a special treat.

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Thank Diana B
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Donna's Is one of our very favorite places to eat in Monroe, County, Tennessee. It was the first place we ate when we moved here 5 years ago and remains one of our best experiences. The buffet is always well stocked, clean and full of vegetables, meat, bread, soup, salads and desert. ps, the Buttermilk pie is delicious! The zuchinni... More 

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Thank PerryBrake
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Had my traditional breakfast buffet at Donna's on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. These people really know how to put out a good, country-style breakfast. Almost any food you can think of for breakfast is included. I go for the chocolate gravy and biscuits, crisp bacon, scramble eggs, and anything else that strikes my fancy. They offer pancakes, French toast sticks,... More 

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Thank Bjaya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Donna's is always a great place to eat! Their food is always fresh, they have a full buffet and salad bar, but also have a menu you can order from. Great environment, clean restaurant, friendly staff, and great food!

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Thank Kenneth M
Lenoir City, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Below average food. I would say to not waste your time. I tried the buffet but just ok food. My husband tried the Reuben which was beef and not very tasty. The cake was very dry and I think several items were just out of a can sort of food. We had seen this place reviewed on one of the... More 

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Thank golfer32015
Madisonville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Donna's has great home cooking meals and just about any thing you would want. The staff is friendley and the place it very clean.

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1 Thank Linda H
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126 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Donna's had good on-line reviews as we were looking for a local place to eat, but one of the local business owners helped make the final choice. We went it with no intention of getting the buffet, but the spread and the price changed our minds. Great southern cooking and the desserts were amazing! Suggestion: park around the corner as... More 

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1 Thank dmark521
Philadelphia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Terrible food. The buffet was terrible and not worth 7.99 The service was no good . They had certain items posted up as on the buffet , but didn't serve that . When we asked they just said " oh, it must have run out" but the buffet is all day long On a 1-10 scale I give donnas a... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 13
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Join us for southern homestyle cooking and hospitality! We are a full-service restaurant with with an extensive menu as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.

Located downtown 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 so we can be prepared.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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