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Monell's Dining & Catering

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$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Nashville
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1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
+1 615-248-4747
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the family style meal, and the people at our table were friendly and engaging. Especially liked the catfish, the chicken and the corn pudding. Good food and a neat place to see, too. We went there with friends who are locals.

Thank Lynda C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it's very good value for money in a family style set up with 4 proteins, starches and vegetables. You get to meet other people if you don't have a full table. The food quality is pretty good and it is a very casual atmosphere. Service was attentive and friendly.

Thank Michael H
Frisco, Texas
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a GREAT find. Everyone is seated family style so you get to meet new people - both locals and other travelers. There is no real menu - just eat what they are serving - which was all excellent, fresh and plenty of it. Went for breakfast and had all the staples of a Southern breakfast -including yummy cheesy... More 

1 Thank TravelingAnn91
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Out to dinner with golfing buddies after 36 holes. We were all hungry and they did not disappoint! Fried catfish and chicken were awesome. BBQ ribs as well. Five sides as well as biscuits and cornbread! As much as you care to eat! Only complaint was that we had all the sides an bread well before the meats came out.... More 

Thank BillyC73
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in Nashville for a conference but had a little time one morning and decided to take a walk outside the central, touristy area of the city and hoping to find a place for breakfast. I stumbled upon Monell's restaurant in a quaint, residential area and it was truly a gem! The breakfast is served at large, communal tables... More 

1 Thank karenamullin
Bilbao, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best home style cooking since my mom's. From salad to desert as good as my mom's. About $15 for an endless meal.

Thank Jerry S
London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You share a table with strangers and pass the food around, to the left, to everyone. There is no menu and they bring a wide range of hot and cold food. On different days they have different specialties. There was a huge amount of food and none left hungry. They serve Southern soul food. We met some interesting people and... More 

Thank sdee101
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around 1:30pm and there was a pretty long line but they seated us right away with a table that had just been seated. Such good food and we enjoyed talking to the ladies they seated us with. Eat what you want, if the bowl runs out they'll replace it with a full one!

Thank AroundNAround
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just left the place after our Lyft driver suggested we eat there, and it was wonderful. We didn't order food or anything—we just sat down and platefuls of God's food was delivered right to our front mouths.

Thank Brandon G
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I loved this place. The food was amazing. I loved that everyone sat together for dinner. It reminded me of the holidays. Everyone passed the dishes around and took what they wanted. I'd never been to restaurant like that before. It was very unique. The home itself is gorgeous! After the meal customers are allowed to roam... More 

Thank Shannon R

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$22
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2601
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Davidson County  >  Nashville>  > Germantown
  • Neighbourhood: Germantown
  • Phone Number: +1 615-248-4747
When in Nashville do as the locals do... Pass the Peas..Please! Great Southern Food served Family Style in Historic Settings. Located in historic buildings, Monell's as been a Nashville staple since 1995. Come on in, grab a seat and pass the food to the left. Monell's famous Skillet Fried Chicken served at every meal, including our weekend country breakfast. A vist to Nashville is not complete without dining at Monell's. Enter as strangers...Leave as Friends. Monell's - 4 locations to serve you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?