We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Dave's Modern Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
38 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-3039
+1 931-924-8363
Website
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 119: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the outside it looks like a funky dive and the look continues inside. However, the quality of the items on the menu will surprise you; good variety and prepared well. It's a great little place to drink a glass of wine or two and nibble on one of their appetizers. Friendly, fun service without being overbearing. Definitely knowledgable concerning... More 

Helpful?
Thank abigail29
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and food was fantastic! We ate on the "patio" and enjoyed cajun shrimp tacos and the house burger. Both were delicious and were huge portions. Will definitely be back!

Helpful?
Thank Perry333
Manchester, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Always great fresh food. I love the seasonal menu. Summer is my favorite time to come because of the lovely outdoor seating areas. A thoughtful variety of beers from most every category.

Helpful?
Thank AliStay
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Nice beer selection. I had the catfish and it was perfection. Crispy outside and moist inside. My brother had the Gruetli Laager burger, a mushroom and swiss variation that was perfectly cooked and he said was delicious. Only problem is we couldn't get to go again as they have limited hours and don't open on sunday.

Helpful?
Thank Mike N
Pulaski, Tennessee
Level Contributor
46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The food was very good. I had shrimp tacos-yummy. Mother in law and daughter had lobster bisque--all gone! Husband had shrimp and grits and he couldn't finish all of it. That says something because he eats a lot. We were traveling and it was nice to have options besides fast food. Cold beer too!

Helpful?
Thank CatherineCardin
Culleoka, Tennessee
Level Contributor
42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Casual dining or seating at the bar; great beer selection; some wonderful dishes made with fresh ingredients.

Helpful?
Thank Lee D
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome. They offer foods so different than all the other foods you will find in the south. They cook Mexican and creme Brule just to name a few. It's delicious and to top it off you can choose from over 200 local made beers. Can't say enough good things. They do however get very packed. They could... More 

Helpful?
Thank Monika H
Level Contributor
26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Went there excited to scout this out for a large group of beer and food loving friends. Waited 20 minutes for a hostess then 20 more once seated with not even a drink order. Walked out. Sign posted that they need servers. Duh! They sure do!

Helpful?
Thank Medicine68
South Pittsburg, Tennessee
Level Contributor
48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on a hot July night. Cool interior and decor. The menu was amazing for a small town in Tennessee. Everything we ordered was fresh and tasty. Pleasant servers.

Helpful?
Thank shktenn
Gray, Georgia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We have eaten here several times throughout the years. It is a very quaint and neat place with delicious food. We always try to eat there when in town which is 2-3 times a yr. The only issue we have found is you better get there early! They do not keep late hours!

Helpful?
Thank pc0mer

Been to Dave's Modern Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-3039
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Monteagle
  • Phone Number: +1 931-924-8363

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dave's Modern Tavern and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
patchogue, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Dave's Modern Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?