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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Most Excellent! The 3 of us each had fried chicken, tasty! The sides were so yummy along with the desserts. We thought we might have to be rolled out. The staff were nice & friendly. Cannot wait to go again!!

Thank Rebecca B
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, the food was ok. This review is about the dessert woman. While waiting to get to the shelf where you put your cafeteria tray and place your order, the woman in charge of the dessert prep area rudely gestured to me to get my tray off her prep table. I had the corner of the tray on... More 

Thank Lasseter4242
Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arnold's is a must when visiting Nashville. There is no telling who you will see when you are eating. You could be sitting next to the governor or a ditch digger. This is the one restaurant where everyone goes. It is the best meat and three I have ever had. Several years ago when we were remodeling our house we... More 

Thank Gwenn0225
Aurora, Illinois
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I felt so lucky that a local knew to direct me here for lunch. Get here early or it's packed. I loved the hush puppies! The meats and sides were all delicious. Fried green tomatoes cooked perfectly with the right beading. The green beans have a little spicy kick so for those who don't like it suggestion to skip them,... More 

Thank terrasea
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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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.

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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, 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: 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?