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Commodore Cafe

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114 E Main St, Commodore Hotel Linden, Linden, TN 37096-3006
+1 931-589-3224
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Thanks Bill for some Thanksgiving cheer! I've eaten at the Cafe a few times and always had a great experience. Best small town diner I've been to!

Thank Deb D
Sevierville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Attached to the hotel it also is where the hotel breakfast is served, which was good. We had dinner there and it was a quiet little place. We actually played a card game and ate there. When we were there, there was about 10 people. The prices were good and the portions were nice. We enjoyed the meal and the... More 

Thank Theryan66
Clarksville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were looking for something fun to do to relieve some stress from our school work. We saw an advertisement for a Murder Mystery Dinner and that sounded like just the thing. My husband and i were able to dress up and play someone else for a change. Kathy, one of the hotel owners, kept us up to date on... More 

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Thank naenae40
Hohenwald, Tennessee
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I drove over on Sunday morning for the WW2 re-enactment and found it done so I elected to eat breakfast at the Commodore. (I had heard good things about it) I struggled to get my walker through the doors into the dining room where several people were dining. I sat at a table for more than 5 minutes and was... More 

Thank Lonnie M
Nashville, Tennessee
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

In the early 1940s my grandfather, Webb Duncan, ran the restaurant in the Commodore Hotel in Linden, Tennessee. Mother worked as a waitress. Last week, I called Kathy Dumont, the owner of the Hotel with her husband, Michael, to ask if the restaurant would be open Labor Day. I told her about mother, who is 92 years old, working there... More 

Thank Jerrie B
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food was okay but nothing to drive out of your way to get. If you are traveling by and are hungry it will suffice. The service is poor. We had to ask four or five times to get our check.

Thank ljanejones
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Good country food! Great service. She ordered the sampler appetizer because she was not hungry. Ha! It was more food than I ordered so we both got to enjoy it. Topped off with Chess pie!!!!

Thank Ken T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Enjoyed the atmosphere, food and live music. I love coffee and they have some of the best. It is a place we are sure to visit again.

Thank Donna C
Narragansett, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

My husband and I recently stayed at the Commodore for a much-needed getaway. I was very pleasantly surprised by every aspect of the hotel. The rooms were tastefully decorated and immaculate. The staff were warm and inviting and made us feel at home from the moment we checked in. We were unfamiliar with the area and they were more than... More 

Thank cbh1123
Michael D, Owner at Commodore Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your delightful review of our hotel and cafe. It was our pleasure to serve you both, and we always love to hear that our guests enjoyed our delicious cuisine and our beautiful historic facilities. We love to make our guests feel comfortable and truly enjoy helping you find the perfect activity whether it be a trail... More 

Erin, Tennessee
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the hotel and had the dinner at the cafe for Valentine's weekend. The service was beyond deplorable and the food was no better. We ordered the prime rib and it arrived, not cool, not room temperature, but cold. We didn't send it back because it took over an hour to get it. The next... More 

Thank Angie S
Michael D, Owner at Commodore Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out to us again and sharing your comments. I am very sorry that your dining experience was less than satisfactory. I have personally addressed all the items that you mentioned to me during your stay and in your subsequent reviews. We value all feedback from our customers and make every effort to address any issues in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E Main St, Commodore Hotel Linden, Linden, TN 37096-3006
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Linden
  • Phone Number: +1 931-589-3224
  • This restaurant is at Commodore Hotel Linden
Southern comfort food with a twist - served in this roadside WWII-era historic hotel. Quaint downtown square location offers a nice stroll to stretch your legs. Locally roasted coffee, Black Jack - homemade Pecan pie w splash of Jack Daniels, or Minnie Pearl's Chess Pie (plus a larger-than-life bronze statue of the Queen of Country Comedy!). House-made "Linden sauce" - smoky-sweet Buffalo-chipotle (since we're 1/3 mi from the Buffalo River) for our hand-patted burgers or hand-cut chicken strips. Speakeasy Bar & Lounge is only full bar within 50 miles. Friendly staff. Locally owned & operated by a Rhode Island couple who relocated to TN for its gorgeous land & natural wonders. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to get a tour of the haunted hotel, and hear a story or two about the underground tunnel to the old jail.

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