Picture this: dining at a restaurant that’s basically like going to Grandma’s house.  It would have big tables, a cozy atmosphere, and heaping portions.  What would you pay for delicious, home-made food served with love?
Well, this place exists, and if you’re going for breakfast, the answer is $17.
I experienced it with my family last weekend on our mini-vacay to Nashville, Tennessee.  It’s called Monell’s, and it’s not to be missed.
Unassuming on the outside, warm and homey on the inside, this place is a revelation in casual dining.
We showed up around 9:20 and the six of us were escorted to a large table where we joined three friendly gentlemen who were just digging into a big plate of cinnamon buns.  The hostess told us “everything gets passed to the left” and retreated back to her post, no menus, no specials.
As soon as we sat down, biscuits and gravy showed up.  Then cinnamon apples, then cheese grits, then a heaping plate of meat, then pancakes, then fried chicken, then scrambled eggs… I had to keep eating to clear space on my plate as each new thing arrived.


When we were ready to pop, we paid the tab and waddled out.
While the breakfast was hangover Heaven (not that I had one), the other meals would definitely be worth a try.  The homemade fried chicken shows up at every meal, but the rest of the menu is just written on an 8×11” sheet of paper up front.  Everyone gets everything- no tough decisions required.
Monells8So if you’re ever in Nashville, be sure to stop by.  Bring good company and a big appetite – Monell’s won’t disappoint!

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I'm a 20-something woman with an insatiable thirst for adventure. I love red wine, chocolate cake, and comments from my lovely readers.
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3 Responses to Monell’s

  1. Donna Pugliese says:

    I love “I had to keep eating to clear space on my plate…”. It’s so important to set attainable goals!

  2. Jen says:

    What a cute and cozy place! The food looks amazing, I can see why you had to waddle out after lol! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Rachel!

    xx jen

  3. AJ says:

    What an interesting concept! I will have to try this place next time I am in Nashville…looks delish!


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