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Monell’s [Nashville, TN]

Wow.. life got busy. Thank goodness for my catalog of quick recipes, because that’s all I’ve been able to make lately. You haven’t seen any new recipes up in a while because I haven’t made anything new. I guess it’s okay to reuse recipes…that’s what this blog is for, right?

But, I do not want to leave my readers without anything to read, so here’s another restaurant experience to post. This restaurant is very unique, just for the fact that it is in an old jailhouse in Franklin, TN. You can even see the hook on the ceiling where they used to hang people. Should I find that amusing? Or is that morbid? No, it’s amusing.

There are other locations in the Nashville area… but this one seems to be the favorite.

The photos are from my camera phone…so please excuse the quality. And, I just want to point out that the middle girl in the photo below had a secret that day. She’s 11 weeks pregnant and no one knew! Don’t’s public now… and we’re all excited. But, it all makes sense why she ate more than the rest of us! Just kidding, Kara… ummm… yeah…. anyway…
Monell’s is best described as heavy home-cookin’ southern comfort food. It’s not gourmet by any means, but if you want to experience a southern dinner, this is your place! We had 14 in our group, all seated at one huge rectangular table. Sweet tea, lemonade, biscuits and corn bread were already waiting for us on the table. They have their daily menus, but everyone eats the same thing. It’s like Thanksgiving, minus the fancy dinnerware. The plates and serving platters did not even match, which I loved!

There’s a TON of food and they’ll keep bringing it out. We went for lunch and it was only $12 or $13. Sorry, can’t remember the exact penny amount, but you get the picture…cheap!

Our meal consisted of Green Bean Casserole, Baked Potato Salad, Beets, Corn Bread, Biscuits, Tea, Lemonade, Salad, Country Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, Cole Slaw, and my best friend, Vicki’s, favorite….
Corn Bread Pudding!

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  1. Mmmm…I love Monell’s.

    And that’s so awesome that you got to go to the Gaylord Opryland on your business trip! Isn’t it so nice???

  2. Kara Graves says:

    I did not eat more than anyone else…ok, so I liked the catfish and sweet tea, but…..haha.

    It was so good seeing you, you are a sweet friend!

  3. QueenVelveeta says:

    I’ve lived in the south all my life and have never had cornbread pudding…never heard of it either. Now, cornbread dressing…that’s another story.

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