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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)
“meatloaf” (6 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

The first time i visited Donna's cafe,food was real good and plenty,friendly atmosphere,plan on returning again soon,told alot of people.thanks for the good service,my sister& me went after church,we look forward to trying the meat loaf,thanks

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Connie S
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after visiting the Lost Sea. Beautifully decorated inside and out, the dining room is warm and inviting. The menu offers lots of good home cooking. I had the salad bar along with my meal and enjoyed the selection of fresh...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 646lorit
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped at Benton’s Smoked ham and was referred to Donna’s Old Town Cafe for lunch. Great buffet with a good selection of salads, meats, veggies and desserts. Friendly staff and quaint surroundings in downtown Madisonville next to courthouse.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SouthernTraveler3631
Reviewed 18 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Judy Q
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Harold R
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PCP1080
Reviewed 29 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 861marciad
Melissa G, Manager at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

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 26 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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.

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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