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Monell's Dining & Catering

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Nashville
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1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Go by 11:30 early to avoid waiting. We were a group of 5. We sat together with others for lunch family style. It was friendly. Great location. Bring your appetite.

Thank John R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do be prepared that this is an unconventional family style restaurant, where you're seated at a table with strangers and you don't order from a menu. They just bring out that day's meal. *That's The Whole Point Of It*! We had a great time chatting with the other guests, but didn't feel like it stopped us from talking to each... More 

Thank IndianaGoat
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431 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a Family style Homecooking Resturant. The Food is Good if You get the first Bowl or plate of Food but depending where the Food starts it can be Room Temperature by the Time You get a Serving. You sit with a table of Strangers, which can either be Fun or Uncomfortable depending on how out going You are.... More 

Thank andypandaNashville
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

based on hotel concierge, this was my choice for our first dinner in Nashville. Big mistake. served family style at a table of strangers (12), there was no menu presented; our server came out with wilted cucumber salad and coleslaw that was floating in mayo. Then bread and gravy. Then more starch, corn stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato stuffing, mac... More 

Thank Vsalomon
St Louis, MO
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for breakfast on a Sunday. Arrived at 10am with wait of less than 20minutes. 6 young couples seated with lots of geriatrics. It made me smile. The food was truly home cooked southern fare. Some of the best fried chicken I've had, moist and hot! Sweet tea, unsweetened tea, and water at table and coffee poured fresh. The food... More 

Thank GoGirlStL
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Family style and the food was truly amazing. They started bringing trays of food one after another and all was amazing

Thank Gregory1957
South Jersey
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Went late in the day for lunch. Loved the chicken, corn pudding, banana pudding, mashed potatoes, pork chops, biscuits, corn bread, etc. Would definitely return. Family-style seating.

Thank aktlwer4
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to enjoy a meal with your family and friends. The service is great and there is so much food!

Thank CindyB6591
Nashville, TN
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Monell's is a fantastic place to take family or visitors from out of town. Food is served family style at the table which seats 16 to 20 people. If your party arrives around the same time as other groups, you will share the table with others. This makes for fun conversation with people you don't know. Visitors are always grateful... More 

Thank Abbie007
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What amazing food. A great variety of Southern food family style!The fried chicken, marinated cucumbers, beets, banana pudding, biscuits with peach preserves were delicious! Cute decor in the house. Loved the garden outdoor area. A huge Halloween tree was in the enteycway. They told me they change it for each holiday.

Thank Tammyteach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids, 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?