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Monell's Dining & Catering

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1235 6th Ave. North, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
7:00 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Monell's advertises widely in Tennessee tourism literature. It is well out of the town centre of Nashville, including its Germantown location. Germantown is small, packed out and almost claustrophobic. The environment seriously detracts from the dining experience. Better places in Nashville downtown! (Not named here for reasons of moderation).

Thank david k
Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Family style restaurant with seating around a big, long table with family, friends, and strangers who will get to know. What a wonderful experience! The food is outstanding and very filling. You will have several rounds of food coming to you and I would recommend that you pace yourself and come hungry. The customer service was wonderful. My mom and... More 

Thank Shalayne B
Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This week while attending a meeting at the Music City Convention Center I had lunch here one day and dinner tonight! After my lunch I told my wife I would recommend that anyone that came within an hundred miles of Nashville should swing by for the delicious food they served! Fast forward to tonight! We went to celebrate my wife's... More 

Thank ftyso
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had lunch with a friend on a Thursday. The area is very busy but we found parking spaces. Service was friendly and prompt. The food was good and we enjoyed interacting during family style meal with strangers at our table. It was not awkward even though we were seayed with a group of 6. Great experience!

Thank Vactraveler2014
Washington, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a family style, sit down restaurant where the first thing our waiter told us was that you're more than welcome to take pictures but please no texting or phone calls at the table (just like you're at home!) and make sure to pass everything to the left so everyone gets a taste! Oh my, all 8 of us... More 

Thank mariahfreel
Pflugerville, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was delicious ........just like your mother will make it. The dishes are served at the table family style and is all you can eat meats, different salads, biscuits, side dishes, desert and drinks. The menu is different depending on the seasons.

Thank Nani2319
Cumming, Georgia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a unique dining experience especially for people that haven't had the chance to enjoy an authentic Southern meal family style. You can eat your fill of Fried Chicken and wonderful, fresh veggies, sides and bread with peach preserves. You will probably wait - but it is so worth it!!

Thank amclendon
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Monell's for breakfast before 8am as we woke up because of jetlag. We were the only ones there and were made to feel very welcome by Gloria. A ridiculous amount of very tasty food. One of the best breakfasts I've had. Be prepared to leave stuffed.

Thank Mickmc1980
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Family style big table service. Fill up tables with visitors from all over the place. Big bowls and platters of love are brought out and the passing around begins. Conversation is shared also.

Thank David T
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The biggest piece of advice I have when eating at Monells is to pace yourself! Huge quantities of food are brought to the table. Make sure to save room for dessert because the strawberry shortcake is great!

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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. North, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?