Soul >Monell's Dining & Catering
1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720836.17589 -86.79002
M 10:30am-2pm, Tu-F 10:30am-2pm, 5pm-8:30pm, Sa 8:30am-1pm, 1pm-8:30pm, Su 8:30am-11am, 11am-4pm
Excellent Food but Terrible Owner / Terrible Customer Service – I've been a frequent customer of Monell's Express for years and thought the restaurant would be the PERFECT Nashville experience for our Family Reunion dinner. My entire family came to Nashville to celebrate both my Grandmother's 80th Birthday and my wedding, being held the same weekend.
I called Michael King, the owner, months in advance to reserve the private room for a 6:30pm dinner and set a menu. He refused to book their private room before 8 pm, no exceptions, but that we were welcome to come before 6:30 and wait for tables to open up. For such a special occassion, I asked if he would reconsider - but he refused, and was quite rude about it. Very rude, actually.
They've lost me as a customer forever. I tell everyone I know to visit the Germantown Cafe around the corner - where we had our Family dinner - they were AMAZING, excellent food, service and wine list. It's a perfect place to take your out of town guests for the ultimate Nashville experience!
Seriously, does this place need another review? – How awesome is this place? Well, pretty awesome and that's putting it mildly. Wasn't keen on the family style situation, but I soon got over that part. Now on to the food.. The food was some of the best food man! I'm telling you right now, check this place out. For lunch is was super reasonable. I think it was like $12 or somthing. All that food for $12? This is all you can eat too!! You can have sweet tea, regular tea or lemonade to drink. I almost didn't want to write another great review because next time I go I'll probably have to wait longer than 30 min. I think the words out though :)
OMG!!!! OMG!!!! Everything was cooked to perfection. THE BEST!!!!! – We had my husbands USS Midway Reunion in Nashville, and I chose Monell's as the place to have our last dinner all together before everyone departing Nashville. We live in Ca and picked this out only looking at the Internet. OMG, what a surprise this was, and this left a forever memory with everyone as it was so GOOD!!! I have traveled over half this earth and have eaten in places rated from 5 star to those to sleazy to be rated, but I have never eaten at a place where everything served was as well prepared, and as tasty as the food served at Monells. The staff were efficient and friendly, the atmosphere charming, and the food just kept coming and coming, everything was cooked to perfection, and that banana pudding was second only to what my mother in law used to make. It makes a great place to have a group dinner, as you pay individually, very reasonable, all sit together. They don't accept reservations, but our group was there at the door when they opened at 5:00pm for dinner. My friend just visited Nashville from Ca. and I recommended Monell's to her and she came home and said...OMG!!! I will tell anyone reading reviews...this is the first one I have written, but felt this review was a must to write!!!!
Authentic Southern Cuisine – Monell's has some of the best Southern food around. Everything I had there was amazing. It is all served "family style," and you are seated in a dinner table-like setting. It is great for a large group (i.e.: I was there for my sister's wedding rehearsal dinner). Definitely don't pass this one up. When it comes to Southern food, it's as real as it gets.
Southern Cuisine at its best!! – Spectacular!! I went for the first time with my mother while in Nashville on a Mother's Day weekend excursion. The food was delicious. The server starts you off with three different salads and corn bread and follows that up with the sides --corn pudding, baked new potatoes, turnip greens, green beans. Everything was delicious! There was sweet tea and lemonade to drink. Catfish, chicken and and smothered chicken rounded out the meal. And to top it off we had strawberry shortcake. The manner in which they seat you and serve you is creative and neat. You end up making "dinner friends" in short order.
This restaurant is well worth the price. Service, surroundings and food is definitely a five star combo!!
make a trip to Nashville especially for this place! – This is the best restaurant I've ever been to. The food is absolutely incredible, from the cinnamon apples to the potato casserole to the pulled pork, buttermilk biscuits, fresh preserves, green beans, cornbread, mac and cheese, strawberry shortcake, ET CETERA. You sit down at a big table in one of three lovely rooms, all decorated in a classy-homey way, and the food starts coming and doesn't stop! Pretty overwhelming, but just the Best food I've tasted. I made a special stop in Nashville on my road trip specially for Monell's. The staff is incredibly warm and the service is fast. We ate there, both times, in less than half an hour: it's a frenzy!!
Variety to cover everyone – No matter the day Monell's has something for everyone. I have yet to have a bad experience and doubt I ever will. The fried chicken, peach preserves, biscuits, corn pudding and the rest of the food is first rate.
Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum!!! – My fiancee and I just ate there last week for the first time and had such a lovely experience. The staff was delightful, the atmosphere charming and the food was wonderful! We can't wait to go back! We will be moving to Nashville from NY and are looking forward to being close to such a cute place. Unfortunately we will have to pace ourselves or we'll become too fat! The ice tea and lemonade are great and we enjoyed wonderful warm biscuits, fried chicken, scrumptious smoked pulled pork and many other yummy things. They nailed every dish. Just great. Here's to continued success to an adorable place.
While visiting my son in Nashville over the New Year's weekend, he introduced us to Monell's. He had eaten there himself several times (both lunch and dinner) and had really enjoyed it. We really enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere with the "breakfast at Grandma's" feel. The staff was accomodating and very friendly. We live in a small historic town in NC where I think this type of resturant would do well.
Great experience. I will be back! (perhaps I will try lunch next time)
Prepare to be stuffed with delicioius food and service. Wear elastic pants! This place is great! – We can't imagine eating at another meat and three like this. Monell's is incredible! My family and I had the most amazing breakfast there and then went back for dinner another day. Sitting with strangers didn't sound appealing at first, sharing a table with folks we didn't know, but it was actually really mellow and kind of fun! We didn't mind at all. Monell's seems to have it down totally and connects people in the neighborhood by seating folks together- kind of a refreshing approach if you ask me. The food? Incredible. Just incredible and very fluent! It kept coming and coming and everything was cooked to perfection. Don't miss their Sunday breakfast and of course lunch and dinner are a no brainer. Can't say enough good things about this place. Its our fave.
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