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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
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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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Nashville, Tennessee, Usa
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is top-notch Southern Fare! Fried chicken is superb, corn pudding extremely good. vegetables are cooked "just right" and the bisquits are perfect! The guy sitting beside me had beautiful purple hair and bore a striking resemblance to Diana Ross but his nail polish was in desperate need of a "re-do" and his lipstick a mess! Needless to say,... More 

Thank Kenneth W
Ashburn, Virginia
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Happily surprised to be seated right at noon on a Thursday with a table full of strangers which I enjoyed - it's nice to meet new people when traveling. All of the food is reminiscent of Sunday supper with grandma - a table full of Southern staples. I especially liked the corn pudding, biscuits, peach brandy jam and fried chicken... More 

Thank Christine_B_17
New York, New York, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place cannot be topped.The food alone would make me return time and time again. Our sitting featured the fried chicken (so good), the ribs (my favorite) and meatloaf. The mac and cheese was the best I ever had. What I loved about this place was how fast the experience was. All of our other meals would drag on and... More 

Thank Katie B
Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You sit at a large table with several other guests. There is no menu; the bowls of food are just brought to the table and passed from guest to guest family style. Salads come first, then everything else comes. There are usually three salad selections, two or three meat selections, two or three starch selections (their corn pudding is lovely),... More 

Thank Judith B
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Monell's was our first stop after flying into Nashville on a Saturday morning. We parked right on the street across from the restaurant. We waited for a table less than 10 minutes and were seated with a diverse and interesting group of people. We loved the experience - we got lots of recommendations for Nashville and other stops on our... More 

Thank MA_Vacationer
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The fried chicken was delicious as well as the banana pudding. We loved the southern cuisine and the family dinner table style. Me being hard of hearing, though, left me a little out of the loop of the conversation the rest of our fellow diners were having and I probably didn't get the full experience because of that. But overall... More 

Thank Dream4Ev
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Corn Pudding and Fried Chicken are favorites for my family. Biscuits are good also. Love the food! Have to be patient about the wait.

Thank cmtreasures16
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the home style cooking. Perfect for the family. We were able to sit down to a family style table setting with the family passing the dish around to each one which really appeals to me and the family. The last meal we shared there was breakfast and there was so much great food. Walked away with a very... More 

Thank MyFamilyisthebestat
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good quality home-style food and friendly service. Great for families or business dining! Always enjoyable.

Thank Sherri P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here following a family funeral. Had over 20 people and they were able to accommodate with two large tables side-by-side. Family style meals and the food and service was great!

Thank JamieLynn17

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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, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?