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Monell's Dining & Catering

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As featured in 3 Days in Nashville
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1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a very good restaurant, everyone friendly, food was fantastic, family style with new people was a great experience, some of great fried chicken and fried catfish, moist. Great choice of vegetables, great pasta salad and slaw, desert was banana pudding. It was fantastic

Thank Perryba209
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time going to Monell's based on a recommendation. Didn't know how it would be because I'm used to going out to dinner with my wife at our own table. This was a table of 12 with strangers. It wasn't bad though. The plentiful food helped distract from any discomfort and turned my attention to the fried catfish, fried chicken,... More 

Thank MarionTucker
Woodstock, GA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I recently visited Nashville and on our last day were trying to decide where to have lunch. We took TripAdvisors advice and visited Monell's. Boy are we glad we did. We left stuffed and very happy. Food is served communal style at tables for about 12 people. We were sat with mostly locals that frequent Monell's often.... More 

Thank yobi111
The Woodlands, Texas
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good food, great atmosphere and experience. Not cheap, but you are getting a home cooked meal without having to wash dishes at the end. Don't be shy - you'll enjoy this place better if you converse with your table mates or ask the waiter for fresher sides. Highly recommend if you didn't grow up in a large family or with... More 

1 Thank GottaRun
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very fun way to dine with a big group. Served family style, serving staff was awesome and the food was to die for. Lots and lots of food - best was the fried chicken and cinnamon apples. Just outstanding!

Thank JoZmom
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived after a fairly long walk from downtown in 90 degree heat. We were seated immediately at a table (5 already there with 4 open seats, and the sides were already being passed. My wife and I were still sweating, and did not even get a chance to introduce ourselves. We had to wait for the chicken and catfish... More 

Thank Keith B
Middletown, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled to Nashville alone for 4 days with a desire to hit all the top attractions and eateries. Sunday mornings is traditionally a big day for home style breakfast - and Monell's didn't disappoint. Service was prompt and food was delicious, plentiful and, from a New Yorker, a great value for the cost. Breakfast was scrambled eggs, Southern cured ham,... More 

Thank Michelle B
knoxville, tn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went for supper on Thursday, 9/15/16 and arrived at 6:35; seated wit in minutes at the end of a huge long table with 10 empty seats; bowl Cole slaw and bowl of sliced cucumbers soaked in vinegar delivered to our table; both were lacking in taste; over the next 20 minutes our table slowly filled up... More 

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, service was friendly, and table was fun! The biscuits, green beans, chicken and meatloaf were all delicious. Come on an empty stomach because there is plenty to eat and you'll leave stuffed!

Thank AshGemp
Canon, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Matt suggested we eat here, which is surprising because he does not care for family style dining. It is rated very high and there is a reason why. IT IS DELICIOUS. The food is not pretentious, pompous, or foofy. There is more than enough food to satisfy anyone's hunger. Vegetables, Bread, Chicken, Ribs, Slaw, Beans, ... I could go on.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $22
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Germantown
  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Phone Number: 16152484747
When in Nashville do as the locals do... Pass the Peas..Please! Great Southern Food served Family Style in Historic Settings. Located in historic buildings, Monell's as been a Nashville staple since 1995. Come on in, grab a seat and pass the food to the left. Monell's famous Skillet Fried Chicken served at every meal, including our weekend country breakfast. A vist to Nashville is not complete without dining at Monell's. Enter as strangers...Leave as Friends. Monell's - 4 locations to serve you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?