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WE ARE OPEN! 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 - $13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Soups
FEATURES
Television, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Buffet, Street Parking, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed May 30, 2021

If your hungry after hiking or driving the back roads and your in the rea give this place a try. their buffet for $10 bucks is fantastic. Everything is fresh, with salad bar, hot foods including fried fish, and chicken (excellent) some meats and hot...vegetables, plus biscuits and bread and dessert! All very good at a great price.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed February 14, 2021

Good variety of food on the buffet and you can also order off of the menu. I had chickemnand so did my wife. The deserts are included and we got pie.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Melissa G, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2021

Thank You!!

Reviewed January 27, 2021 via mobile

Oh boy was everything delicious!!!! From start to finish everything was great. I told my husband that I am embarrassed that I can’t cook this well! ( and I’m a pretty darn cook!) we plan on going back for the breakfast buffet while we are...still in town!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Melissa G, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2021

Thank you!!

Reviewed January 10, 2021 via mobile

Quite the surprise! We were staying up the mountain in a cabin about 5 miles away and decided to try this little small town cafe one morning. By far one of the best breakfast buffets we’ve ever had (besides Disney). The Little omelettes and pancakes...were my favorite. The best chocolate gravy we’ve had at a restaurant. We dipped the French toast sticks in the chocolate gravy and it was quite the treat!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Melissa G, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2021

THANK YOU!!!

Reviewed January 2, 2021 via mobile

Donna's Old Town Cafe has the best food in the county the best and friendliest staff Melissa the owner and Donna wonderful godly people we love them thank you

Date of visit: December 2020
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Melissa G, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2021

Thank you Jeff!! You just made our week!

Reviewed December 11, 2020

we drove over an hour for there lunch buffet for our anniversary. everything was hot, fresh and homemade and the hospitality was wonderful. we will be back

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 23, 2020 via mobile

Awesome food and great service and very friendly staff. The food was hot, the buffet was very clean and a staff member was constantly cleaning

Date of visit: October 2020
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Melissa G, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2021

Thank you!!

Reviewed October 23, 2020 via mobile

This was an amazing find! Food was great and so was hospitality!!! Will definitely make this a stop next time we travel near!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Melissa G, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2021

Thank you Anita

Reviewed September 24, 2020 via mobile

The best I can tell you is that this place will ruin all other home cooking restaurants for you. Get the hot bar and you won’t be sorry, especially since it comes with a whole host of homemade desserts. And even if you don’t think...you like greens, GET THEM. Lord help your waistline if you live in this town.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020 via mobile

Amazing home cooked food! Nice atmosphere. Clean buffet. Everyone was so friendly! Will definitely be back!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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D363RFmelissag, Owner at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2020

Thank you Kenaestes! We appreciate you for giving our team a high five today!!! Hurry back

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February 12, 2021|
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Response from Melissa G | Property representative |
So sorry for some reason I just received this alert. I hope you made it out to see us! We go all out every year for Valentine’s!
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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
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Frequently Asked Questions about Donna's Old Town Cafe

Yes, Donna's Old Town Cafe offers takeout services.

Yes, Donna's Old Town Cafe offers delivery services.

Donna's Old Town Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4