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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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Matteson, Illinois
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, Carla from "The Chew" recommended Arnold. So I made it a point to visit when I visited Nashville. The line was iut the door, however it did move fast. Gotta say that the food looks really good,. I ordered ribs, chicken & dumplins good but very salty. My mom had friend green tomatoes. Not good to us. Cornbread... More 

Thank Evelyn S
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it was just the day we picked, but the choices were horrible. You could pick from three meet selections & none of those I eat. I thought maybe if trying one of the selections, however, upon arrival of the grill; that choice looked very unappealing & maybe burnt. The atmosphere itself was more like nursing home or penitentiary in... More 

Thank Raineyville101
Pearl, Mississippi
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were taken to Arnolds for lunch by our tour guide, Jesse, everyone he met going into the restaurant were asked to give their rating of it and all told us it was the best. They were right. The food was great and the price was good too. I would recommend it to everyone. There is also a great... More 

Thank cathydmd
Lafayette, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arnold's is a must stop for anyone visiting Nashville. Went twice during our visit, had the fried chicken and then tried the roast beef and gravy on our next visit. Both were fantastic. Long lines, but they move very fast. Meat and three is old fashioned cafeteria style, great sides and desserts. Stop in, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Robert C
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great home cooked food. Was so yummy!!!! We had the fried chicken, mashed potatoes....soo good. Also had green beans which were the best green beans I've ever had. Also don't leave there without trying the banana pudding for dessert....it's the bomb!!!!

Thank Renee P
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156 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafeteria style,bare bones decor, good home cooking, adequate but not huge servings, moderately priced , free parking (which is unusual in Nashville. Convenient to downtown.

1 Thank KayWangen
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, the pros: friendly & helpful staff, great corn muffin, decent pecan pie & green beans, clean premises. Cons: meatloaf too sweet for me, mashed potatoes too whipped, mac & cheese so-so. To be fair, country cooking isn't my favorite genre so I might not be the best judge (although I do like Monell's a lot). It's a very casual... More 

2 Thank Kcjmiddle
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit in Nashville. The meat and three is a staple in the south and Arnold's is continuing the tradition. It is a family owned and operated restaurant.

Thank jrfreema75
Montesano, Washington, Usa
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just happened upon this place by accident. Its cafeteria style. Menu varies by day of week. I did have the meatloaf ..collard greens..mac n cheese..corn pudding ..oh my..it was delicious . Home cooking !! Casual dining. Sweet tea and lemonade was great as well...oh..and there's dessert...I really enjoyed the pecan pie. I wish I didn't live so far away..I'd eat... More 

Thank Lisa R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have heard of Arnold's for years, as an iconic Nashville restaurant, and decided to try it for an anniversary meal. I didn't know it was cafeteria style and didn't expect to stand in line about 20 minutes at lunchtime. I didn't expect the shrimp to taste like they had been fried in pork fat. THe mac and cheese also... 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 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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