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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
+1 615-256-4455
10:30 am - 2:45 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:45 pm
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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Arnold's is an institution for a reason, with wonderful Southern food and friendly people. They've recently expanded their space to better accommodate the crowds, but first-timers should go at off-hours to navigate the line and limited seating. You'll see everyone here, from businessmen in ties to visitors to locals and celebrities. It's that good.

Thank Wishn4WV
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best fried green tomato, chicken and dumplings, green beans ever! Reasonable, 30 bucks for 2 orders of meat and 3 plus 2 drinks.

Thank Sugaree39
Adairsville, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Def did not disappoint. I had the vegetable plate & my husband had county fried steak & 3. Pecan pie was a great finish! Will def eat here again!

Thank funfam2016
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arnold's has been serving up meat and threes since I was a kid, and still has some of the best Southern food in the city. Plus, 3 of us (including one kid who just wanted the delicious mac & cheese) ate for $22. Can't beat that. Be warned that there's a bit of a wait at lunchtime but it's well... More 

Thank chienandalusian
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Southern comfort food at its best. Make sure and check the website for the rotating daily specials. The line always looks longer than it really is, it's also worth the wait! Don't forget to tip the folks cleaning your table!

Thank jrfreema75
Greer, South Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by Arnold's while passing through Nashville. We were looking for a place that had been on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. This place was a meat and 3 kind of place and sounded right up our alley. We loved the food! It was like comfort food with a hint of Cajun spice.

Thank Brian H
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've read the reviews and heard from several friends that this is a great place to eat. Well my wife and I finally made it and were both disappointed. First off we were there for a late lunch on a Monday and the line was still out the door. And the line does not move fast as they advertise. We... More 

Thank Steve S
Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best of the best when it comes to country cooking, this little dive is by far a unique experience, a meat and three kind of spot. You can choose from homemade fried chicken, pork chops, turkey and dressing, the list goes on and on, the vegetables are so homemade you'll want to go for seconds. Green beans, sweet potatoes,turnip greens,... More 

Thank Marcel0002
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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283 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple home cooked food at its best for a great price. Menu changes daily and is cafeteria style. Staff is friendly and they recently expanded their seating area to accommodate the crowds. Worth the wait in line. Catfish was sweet and tasty. Bread pudding was perfect. Squash casserole was delicious. I would go here a couple times a week Easy... More 

Thank Mickeymotto
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

30 min wait. Very friendly staff. Large portions, daily specials. Apparently, if you are getting your food to go, you can jump the line. Very friendly family owned business.

Thank Steve K

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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: +1 615-256-4455

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?