Located in a beautiful Victorian 1880s home in historic Germantown, Monell’s offers an all-you-can-eat spread. Long wooden tables seat up to a dozen people, making for a family-style dining experience. Each day’s menu includes 2 or 3 meats, 3 or 4 salads, 4 or 5 hot vegetables, bread, preserves, drink and dessert. Diners pass around bottomless bowls and platters of southern delicacies, served with all the trimmings. Among the entrees to grace the table are the best skillet-fried chicken ever, pulled barbecue pork and barbecue ribs, fried catfish, spinach lasagna, pork chops, pot roast and smothered chicken with gravy. Dining offerings revolve around the days of the week. Saturday and Sunday country breakfasts are resplendent with eggs, sausage, bacon, country ham, fried chicken, grits, pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, gravy, corn pudding, orange juice and coffee. Lunch Mon-Fri 10:30am-2pm, Dinner Tue-Sat 5pm-8:30pm, Country Breakfast: Sat 8:30am-1pm, Sun 8:30am-11am, Sun. Meal 11am-4pm. Other Monell’s locations: Monell’s at Historic Lillie Belle’s, 132 3rd Avenue South, Franklin, 615-790-6998. Monell’s at Fitzgerald Mansion, 562 South Water Avenue (Highway 109), Gallatin, 615-230-8335. Cafe Monell’s, 2826 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, 615-292-5336.
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