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119 Front St, Smyrna, TN 37167-2848
(615) 220-1231
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Smyrna, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is consistently good, and the turnip greens are the best anywhere! There are always five or six entrees with a good selection of vegetables, corn bread (muffins or hot water) and rolls. Being in the Depot District of town adds to the ambience as one watches the trains roll through as they have for years. The staff is... More 

Thank 41PJB
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This was some good food. We got a meat and 3 veggies and a roll. If you go be sure to be hungry because you will get full. The only thing I say is it was kind of a little pricey. But the food was good and be sure I will eat here again.

Thank Jamie C
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

To be fair. The first visit I had the flue; not good taste bud's at the time. My visit yesterday was ok. My tortillas fell apart and had to eat taco's with a fork. The only thing that saved the taco breakfast was the black bean's served with the breakfast taco's. Personally; I feel the place is over priced.

Thank Richard J
Nashville, Tennessee
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

Love everything about this place. Our family used to make weekly trips to eat here but we don't make it out as much anymore. Everything is great, the food, the staff, the Christian atmosphere!

1 Thank brrrandy
Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Breaking Bread brings back the good ole days of going to the local cafe and having a wonderful meal of meat-n- two or three. I have never found this diner to be a disappointment, if you are hungry for a delicious home cooked meal, this is your place!

Thank Kalob O
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Our family eats at Breaking Bread every few months and have never been disappointed! My favorites are the mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and cooked apples. The ONLY downside is their hours! So often we want dinner from here and they are closed. If the owner is reading this... PLEASE open for dinner!

1 Thank Jessicamischel
Nashville, Tennessee
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639 reviews
373 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2015

The food is delicious and home-cooked selections vary from day to day. Service was also attentive and extremely friendly. My selection of chicken and dressing, turnip greens and mashed potatoes with a corn muffin was filling and reminiscent of the way we no longer take time to do in our own households. The interior is quaint, plain, simple yet cheery,... More 

Thank Patty L
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

Really good "home-cooked" food, just like Mom or Grandma made. Meat and 3 type - delicious and the prices are unbeatable.

Thank HappyTravlr921
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Cute and friendly restaurant . Best pork chops and chopped steaks . The vegetables are like my grandmother and mom made . Fresh clean good food. The owner is a delight and wonderful women . The staff are friendly and welcoming . The deserts are homemade . If you get there in time :) try it . You will love... More 

Thank smalltownlove
Smyrna Tn
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you want a good meal this is it. The flavor is great. You get a meat and 2 for 6.50. All the workers were as friendly as they could be I thought I was at my grandmothers. There is also a new antique mall next door stop in if you have time.

Thank John J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Front St, Smyrna, TN 37167-2848
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Smyrna
  • Phone Number: (615) 220-1231

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