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“Pure southern cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monell's Dining & Catering

Monell's Dining & Catering
Ranked #4 of 2,027 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$22
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Germantown
Description: 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.
Nashville, Tennessee
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Pure southern cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Simple is what this place is. You pay a flat fee for your meal, sit with strangers and pass the food around the table until you're full. One price covers your meal, tax and drink, but be sure to leave some money in the tip jar by the register for all the folks that make this a great meal experience.

Visited January 2012
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English first
Central, NJ
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Family style food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Served family style great home cooking. This was our first meal in Nashville. And a great choice had dinner with some locals who gave us tips for food and attractions for the week, we ment to go back for breakfast but never made it, definately next trip.

Visited March 2012
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Harrison
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Go hungry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Good gravy (pun intended) do the feed you. Sat down at an antique style table with people we didn't know- but it was kind of fun. Salad offerings were already on the table ready to be passed. So was dessert. Then the food started coming. They always offer their pan fried chicken which was YUMMY. The menu for the night was pot roast (fall apart tender) and veggies, homemade biscuits, cornbread, fried cabbage, green beans, macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes...you could eat til you were stuffed. Price was $13.98 plus tax. Keep in mind your drink of iced tea, or lemonade is included. If you add something like coffee there is an extra charge.

Visited March 2012
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Nashville, TN
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Fun place for a large group. Great food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

The food is excellent "meat-and-three" fare served family style.

What I like best is that there's so much variety to try. Everything that's on the menu for that day comes to your table in a bowl to share.

It's a lot of fun with a large group. We had a single table for 12 of us for lunch.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Marietta, Georgia
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Still a Favorite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

This restaurant is a favorite of local... and even those of us that have moved away. We often will stop here on our trips from Atlanta to west Tennessee or Nashville. It's alway an adventure and takes me back decades when there were many family style restaurants where you share a large table with other patrons.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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