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City Cafe

113 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130-3726
+1 615-893-1303
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (3 reviews)
“country ham” (4 reviews)
“biscuits” (7 reviews)
06:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner
113 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130-3726
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a reason for its existence for 100 years! Great downhome staff and consistently good reasonably priced food! Try the grilled catfish!

Thank terrilponder
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We always hear good things about this place so we decided to give it a try. I had the lasagna casserole special with mashed potatoes and creamed corn. The sides were great and the casserole was alright. Our waitress,Sarah, was outstanding! Food is under $10...More

Thank Devon B
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Big selection, the staff will accommodate your diet restrictions, with a smile. Loved the charm of the street and the building. Big portions.

Thank EvyDel
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I grew up eating here. It has the small town feel with some amazing food! Friendly staff. Great place for lunch or an after school treat!

Thank LKPhoto17
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Would NOT eat here again, all food was cold or Luke warm, service fair. Noisey, not the cleanest, but cold food we just can't abide. They thanked us for coming, I told her she should be happy I paid since the food was cold, left...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Wake up early and get your day started right with a GREAT BREAKFAST at City Café, a Murfreesboro tradition!

Thank johnthomas1966
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place has been in business forever for a reason. It's not fancy---or expensive---it's just plain good food.It's sort of like going to grandma's to eat. Friendly servers make you feel welcome and deliver the food quickly. You just can't get anything that doesn't taste...More

Thank 801charlien
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were on our way back from Florida and we were sick of interstate fast food. We checked TripAdvisor and found The City Cafe. What a find. The service was quick and our server was very pleasant. I think we were the only strangers in...More

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Across from Court house, this is a locals spot. Good breakfast Hommas breakfast 2 egg, strip of bacon, sausage patty, country city ham, plate one Plate 2 hash browns, 2 biscuits, sausage gravy. Coffee Fast fast fast, 6 min from order to meal on table...More

Thank I_lv2travel12
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We came not long before closing. The prices are good. I had beans and cornbread and my husband had a fried bologna sandwich. Good service and food!

Thank NRMedlin
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Georgie D
What time do they stop serving breakfast
29 January 2017|
Response from Monica58860 | Reviewed this property |
We went for lunch and it was crowded by 12:30pm. The menu at that time was pure luncheon stuff so gotta think breakfast was over by noon anyway. Check other peoples reviews, there might be hours of breakfast time listed... More
is this the place that is run by the Greer family thanks
19 November 2016|
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Response from Monica58860 | Reviewed this property |
It could be because the owners seemed very hands on, but I never found out the name of the owners of this restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130-3726
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Murfreesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 615-893-1303
  • E-mail
In business since 1900, the City Cafe experience is like stepping back in time to the days of the hometown diner--the place where you knew everyone and they knew you. Good food, great service and friendly people combined with good value for your money left you with a smile on your face. Breakfast was always hot and fresh and included all your favorites--like eggs, grits, bacon, country ham, or omelets filled with anything you could want. Homemade desserts, real ice cream milkshakes, and hand-patted burgers were just some of the treats that awaited, and that plate lunch with Fried Chicken, Homemade Meatloaf, and side dishes that reminded you of Sunday Dinner at Grandma's house. If you miss that kind of place, or if you've never experienced it, you don't have to have a time machine to go back and do so. Just get in whatever mode of transportation you have and then . . . Come see us!
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