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Today 10:30 AM – 2:45 PM
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605 8th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203
605 8th Avenue SouthUSTennesseeNashville37203
$Southern Restaurant (US), Chicken RestaurantToday 10:30 AM – 2:45 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM – 2:45 PMFriday 10:30 AM – 2:45 PMSaturday ClosedSunday ClosedMonday 10:30 AM – 2:45 PMTuesday 10:30 AM – 2:45 PMWednesday 10:30 AM – 2:45 PM
Arnold's Country Kitchen is a Meat and 3 in the heart of Nashville, TN.  It was founded in 1982 by Jack Arnold and wife Rose Arnold. It has been family run ever since.  Food is comforting, atmosphere is nostalgic, and service is southern (very friendly).  
It has been featured on shows  such as Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives, Bizarre Foods, Hairy Bikers in the UK. It also has been featured in magazines such as Maxim, Southern Living, Garden and Gun, Bon Appetite, and Cooking Light. Arnold's was honored with a James Beard American Classics Award in 2009.
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Diners choose Southern & soul food classics plus desserts from a cafeteria-style steam table.- Google
"Awesome.. Fried green tomatoes were the bomb."
"Check out the turnip greens, mashed potatoes and mac and cheese."
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Chad Cooper
a week ago
Good food but kitchen looked dirty. A bit of a line but worth the wait if you can ignore the dirty kitchen
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Amanda Boan
7 months ago
Good home style cooking, nothing fancy. Roast beef is super good, as was the Chicken and dumplings. Mac and cheese was a little on the spicy side, I was not a fan. Luckily we got there right as they opened so the line wasn't too bad.
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Aaron Weinzettel
a month ago
It's the best southern cooking in Nashville!! Get one of everything and TWO orders of fried green tomatoes!! Yum!!
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Blake Casey
7 months ago
Had Arnold's for the first time today, I was impressed! Got the chicken and dumplings and they were great. Don't skip out on the sweet potato pie...
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Michael Evans
a month ago
Great food and people. Need more space - too crammed and outdated.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thanks for the review. If you have been by recently you will see that we are expanding. We will have more room for our customers to dine comfortably. Also we will be updating but keeping the charm of the original southern outmosphere. Thank you and come on back again!
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Benjamin Nelson
10 months ago
Cheap home cooking at it's best. The portions were generous and the roast beef with collard greens were out of this world. You feel very cozy like you've grown up eating here. The owner and staff are wonderful and adds to the atmostsphere. Do get here early, we got in right at 10:30, by 11 it was out the door! Must stop if you are in Nashville.
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Jonathan Lee
7 months ago
Great food. I enjoyed my visit quite a bit. I had eggs Benedict and the strawberry orange juice. Perfection!
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Jesse Martin
a year ago
What the what!! Where did this jewel come from? As seen on TV's Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives this is a must do for lunch in Nashville. All walks of life at Arnold's, from the business professional to the traveling family this spot it quick, cheap, and delectable! Down home and truly southern cuisine served cafeteria style and at a rapid pace. If your looking to impress a client with exceptional surroundings, this isn't the place for you. But, if you want to blow their mind with southern flair and a unique spot, this is it. The joint is only open during lunch and the food shows why. Deep spicy flavors throughout, rich meats smoked slowly and carved fresh to order, with delectable desserts. Don't forget your cornbread muffin to cap off the meal. Come early and expect a little wait, but this spot is well worth it. This is a 5 of 5 for me ☆☆☆☆☆. Oh yeah...bring cash for quick service. About $10 per person.
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