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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
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 14:45
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well-known "meat and three" staple in Nashville. Where else can you get a meal from a James Beard award winner for under $10. Friendly and courteous staff, family-run, and no-fuss.

Thank Ramon L
Gahanna, Ohio
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is not fancy, and there is not a ton of seating. Their hours are limited to 10a-2:45p Monday thru Friday. No weekends. The line was out the door and it is not expensive and everything we had was great. They have several main entrees to choose from each day (which vary by day), and then they have lots... More 

Thank Chris W
Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:45
10:30 - 14:45
10:30 - 14:45
10:30 - 14:45
10:30 - 14:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203-4102
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighbourhood: 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?