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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
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Simply put the greatest place you will eat. I'm still waiting on something that wasn't the best so I can find something wrong with this place. Monell's will be featured in heaven.

Thank Joe P
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are visiting Nashville you need to go to Monell's.It's not just a restaurant it's a dining experience. Food is served family style and you get to meet a lot of other residents and visitors to the city. The fried chicken is to die for. They have great fried fish. My favorite meal to visit is breakfast. This is... More 

Thank LYNN C
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Southern food and hospitality! Sitting at a large table and meeting new people and enjoying all the delicious food served. So filling with all the food...fried chicken, creamed corn, ham, bacon, pancakes, peaches in sauce, grilled potatoes, grits, coffee, iced tea, water right on your table.

Thank KalenaHi
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285 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place on the internet. Wow what a great find. Family style breakfast. Met some fun people at our table of 12. And the food was great and it just kept coming. I do not give a 5 rating very often but I did for this one. It will be worth your wait.

Thank Bob0409
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 6 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

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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, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, 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?