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Germantown Cafe

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1200 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2759 (Madison Street)
+1 615-242-3226
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 14:00
Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Farmingdale, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four of us had dinner here on a Sunday night. The menu had a nice selection and the food was delicious. Our waitress Tara was attentive and friendly. We did order one of the specials (flank steak) which I would suggest. The green beans were the best I have had. It was very neat and clean and comfortable for conversation... More 

Thank ourbailey
Roswell, Georgia
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309 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a Saturday for lunch and found that they serve from a brunch menu that offers good variety They have the best French onion soup I've had in a long time. Sandwiches and cottage fries are very good. They call their cottage fries hash browns on the menu. Wines by the glass are lacking . We didn't try... More 

Thank AnnaB1952
St. Louis, MO
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165 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant due to tripadvisor, a Nashville guidebook and availability. Husband's quote, "It served its purpose." Yes, we were fueled up, no it was not great. The first thing we noticed was that the dining room was half empty on a Friday night at 8 p.m., not a very good sign. Waitress was very friendly. Although wine list... More 

Thank MelvinaSt.Louis
Littleton, Colorado
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226 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great lunch on a Wednesday, with parking easy to find mid-week. The NashTrash bus tour had recommended this Cafe, a favorite of theirs, and it didn't disappoint. We came for the soup recommendation and enjoyed a salad with it. A great atmosphere, wonderful service, and dreamy cheesy onion soup!

Thank Travelgurl1956
Brackettville, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went to German fest. In Nashville no German food. But met a great sign maker wee.littledesogns.com. So we desired to eat at Germantown cafe. No German food there either. However we were greatly pleased and surprised with the wonderful food. Has to be the best food in Nashville

Thank nohughes
Lakeland, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stayed in Nashville for about a week on business. We went to the Germantown Cafe with some family members who live in Nashville because it's one of their favorite in-town spots. It's in a quiet neighborhood with a nice view. The menu has preparations that you don't find everywhere, and they were all good. The plum pork was especially... More 

Thank DrJim49
Crane Hill, Alabama, United States
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253 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

First visit, pleasant cafe decor. Our French Onion Soup was a 4 if, as at most restaurants highly salty. My side Caesar on the other hand lacked salt. My Chicken Pot Pie was the biggest disappointment of all. More of an overcooked mushy casserole with indiscernible bits of chicken and vegetables hidden in an overly rich sauce that reminded me... More 

Thank Carol B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Terrific brunch fare and highly recommended. Try to find on street parking, as the lot across the street is pricey.

Thank MWeisensel
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed right near this place on our recent trip to Nashville and decided to try it out for dinner. It was a very nice dinner with a great atmosphere. I had the curried salmon and it was amazing!!

Thank NextVacay
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Enjoy the fried green tomatoes, enjoy the complimentary salad, ponder the various specials and delight in pork belly with plum, a joy. as well as modern tweaks to classics like meat loaf. Great service and attention to detail. Only critique do we have to keep the same knives for starters, salads and mains?

Thank annonymous1961

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-2759
    (Madison Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-242-3226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?