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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.
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Phone: (615) 248-4755

Fax: (615) 248-4755

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Monell's Dining and Catering

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Caterers, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants, Bartending Service, American Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Cuisines: Caterers, Barbecue, Family Style, American, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch

Cuisine: Southern, Soul, American

Price Range : Average

Good for Kids: Yes

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes


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Nicolette M.



I get an e-mail 7 days ago from monells asking how my experience was. Last time I was there was in Dec. I explained how the staff was rude and since it was my 30th birthday I was bummed. I got an email back saying that they were sorry for my experience but I should have let them know sooner and gave me attitude in e-mail about it. the gentleman Michael said I should have let them know and I e-mailed him back and let him know that I did tell the people at the register .... OK. Well you asked for my experience and I give it to you. Please don't give me attitude when you guys were the ones to send me an e-mail 5 months later.

Rachel L.


Pleasantly surprised

We had no idea what to expect when we parked on the street, but once we sat down at a table with 4 other groups we were convinced that it had to be good. So much food was passed around and everything was so flavorful and delicious. I highly recommend Monell's if you enjoy good food and meeting new people.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Fried Chicken in Town (never want to meet owner)

This place is mediocre for dinner and I can take it or leave it. And if I'm very precisely weighing pros and cons I'd probably leave it because I absolutely hate sitting with strangers at a huge table in uncomfortable chairs. But the Saturday/Sunday morning breakfast. Good GOD, man! The fried chicken (yes, fried chicken for breakfast) is the best I've ever had. And I can only hope my mom doesn't read this because while her's was the best before I ate here, Monell's has her outdone (sorry, mom!) The gravy, bacon, and eggs (real eggs, not powdered) are all great. The biscuits, potatoes, pancakes, ham and fried apples are average at best. I haven't tried the sausage, corn pudding or cheesy grits. The service is fine. I've never had any problems with the staff. They've been courteous and attentive. However, after reading these reviews, if I ever am treated by the owner or witness the owner treating anybody else the way these people have claimed to be treated I will walk out and never return without missing a beat. If he is truly that challenged by human interaction, he should hire someone to do it for him and stay home or in his office. Let's just hope the owner and I never meet so I can keep coming back for the chicken.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great, traditional Southern food

If you love rich, old school Southern food - and don't mind family style - then you must try this place.

They have great fried chicken, fried okra, biscuits and incredible corn pudding. They change up the menu every night and it's all you can eat.

Some of the best Southern food I have ever had.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Blessing on Thanks Giving

I called Monell's for our Thanksgiving meal. I live in Texas and I read reviews to determine the best choice for our family meal while visiting relatives in Nashville. The only negative things I read in those reviews were about the owner Michael King, and his treatment of customers. Well my experience with Monell's was great.. I was called back promptly and sent a menu for Thanksgiving. Mr. King took my calls. I'm kind of ditsy sometimes, but he was a total gentleman, explaining things very patiently to me so we got the order right. The pick up of the food was smooth and all the staff were very quick and professional. Mr. King takes care of business. Our food was so delicious...I had to write a review to tell others about this wonderful place and the genius behind it. Great idea Mr. King...Thanks again



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great southern food!

I love this restaurant. It is family style where you are seated with other guests and food is passed around the table. The food is fantastic and this is where I always take out of town guests for true southern cooking!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Family Style Eating at it's Best!

We happened upon Monell's searching out restaurants in Nashville. Boy did we luck up! The entrance at the side of the building is through a suprisingly large, beautifully landscaped courtyard complete with swinging benches. The building is actually a house which was probably built in the 1940s and the tables which seat about 12 are in the various rooms.

The food is family style meaning you sit at the table with others and the food is placed on the table in serving dishes. The dishes are passed around to the left and everyone serves themselves. The food was excellent and the price for basically all you can eat is very reasonable. Once seated you very quickly get served since there is no ordering.

We started out with slaw, cucumbers and onions, corn bread and biscuits. We also had the most delicious peach preserves. Water, sweet tea and lemonade were on the table in pitchers. Before we knew it they brought out fried chicken, meat loaf, pulled pork, baked beans, corn pudding, green beans, greens, creamed potatoes and a few other things. Everything home made. Everything delicious. The amount of food is almost overwhelming.

We had good conversation with the other guests at our table and we really enjoyed the family style eating. The service was great and the staff was friendly and attentive.

It's not you run of the mill restaurnat, but it was an excellent experience. It is highly recommended southern experience.

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