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Donna's Old Town Cafe

100 College St S, On the Corner From Historic County Courthouse, Madisonville, TN 37354-1472
+1 423-442-3304
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“biscuits” (7 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
“meatloaf” (5 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
100 College St S, On the Corner From Historic County Courthouse, Madisonville, TN 37354-1472
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was impressed with the homey atmosphere. Ordered the buffet. It was so wonderful and the low price included the dessert. Waitresses very efficient and friendly. Makes me want to go back soon.. Donna and her cafe are top notch on my list. I am...More

Thank Judy Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was invited to a dinner seminar here and was truly impressed with the Service and quality of the food, cleanliness of the buffet bar, the service from the waitresses, the atmosphere in the restaurant. Great place for just a meal out or rented out for...More

Thank Harold R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Donna's has a buffet every day. You can get your fill of salad, and most family favorites on the buffet. They also have a menu to order from that has some tasty options as well.

Thank PCP1080
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hubs and I stopped in this place thinking it was a steakhouse because the signs outside had something about steaks on it. We ended up getting the buffet because nothing on the menu looked appealing to us. First of all the food was cold....More

Thank Marcia D
Melissa G, Manager at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience . We do strive to provide the best quality of food for a reasonable price for our customers. Donna spends her days off at the farm picking tomatoes, cucumbers,cabbage,okra, zucchini, apples and as many...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the lunch buffet on 9/25/16, and it was great! Stuffed peppers, fried chicken, fried fish, and tons of fresh vegetables were on the buffet. There were several desserts, too. Add a super friendly staff and reasonable price, and this place can't be beat....More

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I absolutely love this place. Always like coming home to dinner when my mom cooked for us years ago.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 9 August 2018

The buffet has such a great selection of meats and home cooked vegetables . Best breakfasts we've ever eaten...all meals are delicious.....excellent servers and great prices. You will NOT leave hungry. Open seven days a week and we eat there most all of them. We...More

1  Thank chopperdog
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Six of us altogether. All four kids were happy with their meals and the lunch buffet was so tasty. Budget friendly.

Thank lkmckz
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Donna’s has a fantastic lunch buffet! I am a pretty picky eater, but the meatloaf and fried chicken are wonderful! The vegetables are fresh and very tasty. The wet coconut cake melts in your mouth!! Awesome place to eat!

Thank lowcountrynurse
Melissa G, Manager at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you!!! Come back soon. Thanks for posting

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Great food! Love the atmosphere. Serving staff was kind and very friendly. Love the dessert bar, prices really reasonable.

Thank Curiosity723060
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 College St S, On the Corner From Historic County Courthouse, Madisonville, TN 37354-1472
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Madisonville
  • Phone Number: +1 423-442-3304
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Join us for southern home-style cooking and hospitality! We are a full-service restaurant with an extensive menu as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Located across from the historic courthouse in downtown Madisonville. We're a regular for locals and for those passing thru who've been tipped to dine here. Courtesy car from Monroe County airport and motorcycle clubs welcome. Call in advance for groups so we can be prepared.
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