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Monell's Dining & Catering

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1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 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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San Diego, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

From the moment you walk onto the property located in Germantown you will be overwhelmed with feelings of home. We were seated in the dining area and it immediately brought to mind memories of holidays around the table with family. You sit down with strangers and leave as friends....Unique eating environment with memorable food! From the cheesy grits to the... More 

Thank -juicyk71
Watervliet, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Monell's recommend by local residents, and OMG! they were right. You have to visit this restaurant when in Nashville, You will be sorry if you don't. The staff and people here are so friendly. You will take home some good memories, and you will want to go back.

Thank tedpatm
Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure and the pain of eating at Monell's during my recent trip to Nashville. The southern hospitality and food just kept coming and coming. On the menu for the day was fried chicken, fried catfish, BBQ ribs, collard greens, green beans, corn pudding, biscuits and gravy, corn bread, white beans, mashed potatoes, peach preserves and banana bread.... More 

Thank Dawn S
Dyer, Indiana
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every one enjoyed their meal from our 3 year old grandchild to the grandpas . My daughter struck up a conversation w/ the guy next to her and he turned out to be a Roadie for KISS! She was so excited - never know who you'll meet at Monell's!

Thank lisa b
Nashville, Tennessee
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a group of 20 for a business lunch. Served family style - fried chicken and all the southern sides. Not fancy just like having a home cooked meal. Very popular restaurant in Nashville for the Paula Dean style of cooking. If you are a calorie counter, this is not your place Lol Love the biscuits. Great family owned restaurant... More 

Thank tom t
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend of mine had recommended Monell's and yet when we arrived we had no idea what we were in for. We were ushered over to a half filled table and were told that you pass to the left. The restaurant is Family style, and they mean that. We quickly met everyone else sitting at our table, and together we... More 

Thank mmuntner
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, 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?