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Arnold's Country Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Nashville
As featured in Best Food in Nashville
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605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4102
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
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St Louis, MO
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58 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for fun things to experience. Easy to find bit a bit out of the way. Small parking lot next to building. Interior was being renovated but remained open. Line to the door took about 15 mins to move to front. Don't worry about seating, there will be spots open when you need them. We all had something different and... More 

Thank GoGirlStL
Raleigh, United States
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arnold's (newly expanded) is a Nashville institution, and for good reason. Patrons stand in line to have their "meat and three" served up by a veteran staff. The food choices are what one would expect--fried chicken, ham, meat loaf, and a big array of veggies--always to be finished with sweet tea and homemade desserts. We have eaten here several times... More 

Thank David M
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Southern grub! Love the relaxed canteen style self-service where you get up close and personal with the food choices. Very legit local food and atmosphere.

Thank tehsipeng
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend took us here for lunch. Didn't know what to expect but loved the fact that they were renovating the place but still serving food. Looks like a really bad road side cafe but hey never judge a book by its cover. It turned out to be some of the. Eat food we had our entire trip. The people... More 

Thank Ken Q
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a tour earlier in the day which put us a bit late for lunch but it worked in our favor because when we arrived at Arnold's around 2pm we walked right in and had very little wait time. The staff seemed very happy which made you feel welcome. It is definitely Southern home cooking at its best. Our... More 

Thank tarwillie
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arnold's was a little bit of an escape from the norm. An experience for sure. Comfortable place with some character. Good southern comfort food. Doesn't get much more authentic. Unpretentious digs. We'll return when we're in the area. You can count on it.

Thank Shelby B
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the way but still walkable from downtown Nashville. We went at 11am and the line moved quickly. A steam table with lots of delectable goodies. I had the pork chops and there were great. Lots of choices, none fancy, but all like grandma used to make. Good down home cooking at it's best. The highlight for me was... More 

Thank Foundingfather
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It felt like christmas, when my grandma cooks dinner for the whole family. Great experience overall. Friendly and efficient staff. Very very very cheap for the ammount and quality of the food

Thank Jacopo R
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The line looks ling, but moves quickly, and the food is worth the wait. They were under reno's when we were there, but didn't matter. Great lunch!

Thank Dan C
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wait is worth the reward. Roast beef is tender and juicy.. Very good. Country Fried Steak was delicious with plenty of gravy. Mac and cheesy was perfect.. The cream corn was sweet and leaving us to want more. If you are in Nashville, stop by and enjoy some home made southern food.

Thank Cdulgar

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4102
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: 615-256-4455

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?