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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
10:30 - 14:45
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 14:45
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been going to Arnold's for 30-odd years, less often since I retired some years ago. Today I went with my wife, and we unexpectedly saw friends there and ate with them. Same great food, same courteous service. The man who clears tables pulled another one around so that six of us, including three first-timers from LA, could enjoy one... More 

Thank collinjc
So. California
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163 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lunch served cafeteria style. Seems to always be a line, but it moves very quickly. Had the fried chicken, spiced apples, mashed potatoes. Had to taste what my husband and daughters had chosen, because I couldn't have everything. Nice seasonings on everything. Chocolate chess pie was a wonderful ending!

Thank captaingr
Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a little bit of a line, it went quickly. I had chicken fried chicken which was very good. I chose 3 sides. Can't go wrong with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans we're good but a little salty for me. Mac and cheese was spot on. Didn't have room for dessert. Everything looked and smelled so good. I... More 

Thank wmdhnep
Magnolia, Delaware
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went on a Friday because I wanted to try the chicken and dumplings. Be sure to check the weekly menu so you know what is offered before you go. We waited in a line that was to the door and it moved pretty slowly. When we finally got up to order, I felt rushed and didn't... More 

Thank Molley C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Southern food served cafeteria style. Had the catfish, mac and cheese, green beans, cauliflower casserole and strawberry pie. All was delish. It is located downtown so the parking lot is small and it's metered. There's a bit of a line to get your food but the tables turnover quickly so seating wasn't an issue. Definitely worth trying.

Thank Anna L
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit and it was as good as I remembered. They have expanded since our last visit and the extra room is appreciated. We didn't even have to be lined up outside the building. The line was still long but inside. The greens were my favorite. The Cajun potatoes were new to me and I really liked... More 

Thank Teresa C
Bowling Green
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great, great southern country cafeteria type eatery. Featured in a Southern Living feature. Daily specials from fried chicken, shrimp, beef dishes , veggies, to desserts galore, iced tea specially flavored.

Thank Royce V
Franklin, Tennessee
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180 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is serious business folks, there is southern cooking everywhere in Nashville but this one is one of the best. The food is nothing but comfort. Cafeteria style with carving station and sides like only your mom can do is the rule here. I have to say that this is the best meatloaf i ever had. The flavors, moist and... More 

Thank Francois A
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here while passing through Nashville and still can't believe how great it was. I ordered the smoked chicken, with green beans, squash, and fried green tomatoes. The chicken was cooked perfectly, with a nice salty skin pared with a slightly sweet bbq sauce. My wife ordered the catfish which was also done just right. As good as the meat... More 

Thank RTAMidwest
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great local place- it's cafeteria style where you order meat plus sides at the counter and then find a seat. Each day offers a different meat selection. Everything is homemade- you can see them stirring and mixing as you wait in line. The roast beef and greens were outstanding! Their desserts are also great- on the sweet side but makes... 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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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