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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
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow! Make the effort to get to this place, but only if you like down home country cooking. It's cafeteria style with a limited menu, BUT everything is freshly prepared and , well, just great! Very, very reasonable prices.

Thank LocalHerotwo
Middleborough, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Boyfriend and I stopped here last Friday before heading to the airport. The line was all the way out the door at 12:30pm. The line did move slowly but surely. We thought the ordering process was very confusing and a bit overwhelming. I wanted pie, but didn't know what was what, so skipped it. I only picked up a salad,... More 

Thank beckyyyy3
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for a unique place to have a good lunch. Arnold's was great! The food was good, the service was good, and we really enjoyed it.

Thank jill v
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food, especially the pie! True southern food with a wonderful owner who interacts with the customer. Highly recommend if you are in Nashville. Different specials each day, the meatloaf was amazing!

Thank Allison G
Rockford, Illinois
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got there around 11:30, luckily found a parking spot. Line was to the door but it moved along pretty well. We tried the fried chicken, grilled trout and roast beef. All the main dishes were excellent. The sides were good too, especially the Mac n cheese. We tried some pies and bread pudding, I thought they were too sweet but... More 

Thank Greg R
Nashville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!!! James Beard Award Winner and for a Good Reason, the food is Always Amazing!!! Yes, there is always a line, even at 10:30 AM, and it's small and cramped, BUT IT IS Worth It For THE FOOD!!! Friendly staff and I see 3 of the 4 family members every time I go. I've been to Arnold's at least 100... More 

Thank JohnfromNashville
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was so good! We had country fried steak , mashed potatoes & gravy, plus the pepper chocolate pie. All of it was terrific. The price is so cheap as well! You must visit!!!

Thank Monica K
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good value on home cooked style southern food. Meatloaf, green fried tomatoes, chicken n dumplings....etc. Very good quality, but overall too salty for our taste. Long lines and good value! The pies were a 10. Bathrooms freshly remodeled. Would rate higher, but you can add salt, but cannot reduce it.

1 Thank Richard C
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have only been to Arnolds once in June 2016. It is absolutely good value for money here, and I really like the atmosphere in this small restaurant . I had the roast beef, fried green tomatoes, salad and mac'n'cheese. Food was good, but way, way too much salt both in (on) the roast and the mac'n'cheese. I would love... More 

Thank asawi
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must do food ! They continuously have the best in southern cooking. Today thinly sliced tender roast beef. Tremendous turnip greens, fluffy potatoes, really good green beans. Arnold's 👍

Thank Nick T

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?