Nashville , Tennessee
Tel: 615 248 4747
Concierge.com's insider take:
Dinner at Monell's is like dropping in on a Tennessee family reunion. Everything is shared and served on long, well-worn tables amid cozy fireplaces and paintings of Southern panoramas. Guests are seated at a table with their party as well as those of two or three other groups (they don't take reservations, so you never know with whom you'll break bread). The menu is the same for everyone, so you'll be passing around Tupperware bowls filled with Southern staples like pinto beans, corn pudding, pulled pork, and skillet-fried chicken. There are two to three entrée choices daily, as well as four or five selections each of hot veggies and salads; dessert and sweet tea (a Southern tradition) are included, too. Weekend breakfasts are particularly satisfying, with a seemingly endless supply of sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, biscuits, and grits. There's one flat price per person at every meal, ensuring all the food they can eat.
Open Mondays 10:30 am to 2 pm, Tuesdays through Fridays 10:30 am to 2 pm and 5 to 8:30 pm, Saturdays 8:30 am to 1 pm and 5 to 8:30 pm, and Sundays 11 am to 4 pm.