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“Great old mansion, wonderful meal”

Monell's Dining & Catering
Ranked #4 of 2,067 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 14 - USD 22
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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.
Tannersville, PA
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great old mansion, wonderful meal”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Monell's is an eatery housed in an old plantation house. The meals are served family style, so you get to make new friends while you eat. There is a never ending supply of Southern favorites such as fried chicken, spare ribs, pot roast, corn bread, bowls of veggies, pitchers of iced tea and fruit punch. Everything is fresh and home-made. You take what you want and pass the bowl to your neighbor- just like at home.
The food was excellent, and the price for what you get is extremely reasonable.
The place is housed in an old Southern mansion which is absolutely gorgeous. If you go take the time to go explore the second floor. There are rooms set up for private parties with all the antique furniture and Southern charm one would expect in Tennessee.
Don't forget your camera, you will want to take some pictures.
Take note if you want to go on Sunday they do close early, so you'll be going for brunch/late lunch, not dinner.

Visited February 2012
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English first
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“family style”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

awesome! big portions family style dinner! The fried chicken is the best you will eat

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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
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“Great staff, great food.”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Do not miss Monells. It will put a smile on your face and send you back in time.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A definite”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

It is not only the delicious, plentiful, authentic and indigenous food, it is the charm of the staff and the building. Do not miss this stop on your Nashville tour.

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“great food and fun atmosphere”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

We went for Saturday brunch and didn't quite know what to expect but it could not have been better. We had never heard of meat and three but after some research decided on Monell's. They seat you family style around a large table with other groups. They bring the food and tell you there is one rule, pass to the left. You don't order from a menu but they just keep bringing food. Eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, ham, cinnamon rolls, fried chicken, potatoes, and cheese grits. I would highly recommend it.

  • Visited February 2012
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