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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.
$6 - $12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
All reviews fried chicken buttermilk pie salad soups mash potatoes omelet lunch buffet low carb green beans wonderful lunch small buffet bank building special treat frozen food off the menu southern hospitality service was excellent
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
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
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
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!
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
D363RFmelissag, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Response from Melissa G | Property representative |
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
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 and offer options. Normally it’s very tasty seasoning. I do apologize I am training heavy ( I’m sure you saw lots of new staff) I will be happy to share this with them to definitely light a fire under us for training. Again I offer an apology. We never want to be off 5 stars for anyone. (Please come back and try us out my cell is4235193304 I’m Melissa ) vplease contact me at your earliest convenience.
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