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“Go for a drink. Not the food”

Dave's Modern Tavern
Ranked #5 of 24 Restaurants in Monteagle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Go for a drink. Not the food”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

Ordered the artichoke spinach dip appetizer; but the chips were stale and the dip tasted like velveeta. The flank steak with mashed potatoes was good and very big portions. The gravy was very rich. But was $18 with no bread or salad was overpriced. My husband did not care for the ribs. This restaurant has an identity crisis. Not sure if it's a BBQ place or a fancy restaurant. Does neither very well.

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English first
Cleveland, Tennessee
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Saved the day!”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Got caught in traffic in Nashville AGAIN. Evening shot. So were looking for something other than fast food close I-24 and up popped Monteagle with several options with good reviews so were de-sided to look. Dave's was the first place we came too. What a day saver. I got the special Mahi with pesto lobster sauce and my husband got the Salmon. Perfect! good value, interesting interior. Looks like we might plan a day trip that includes Dave's when they have live music.
Our waiter Aaron sure makes a mean Margarita.

  • Visited March 2014
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Monteagle, TN
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“Grilled flank steak/Duck Gumbo”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

This was a very special treat for lunch. A fabulous marinated grilled flank steak and duck gumbo for lunch. We love this place, great service and the best food around - Thank you Dave!

  • Visited March 2014
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South Pittsburg, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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“Great food and fun”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Love this place! I've never been disappointed with the food. Great beer selection to boot! I try something new everytime I go. Entertainment in the Tap Room some nights is also a plus. My only wish would be that they were open later on the weekends.

  • Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Variety, Excellent Service”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We visited Dave's on the recommendation of a friend and were not disappointed! The beer selection is impressive, to say the least. The menu offers something for everyone, from salads, to sandwiches, pasta, seafood and steaks and all at reasonable prices. Our server was warm, friendly and attentive. We opted to dine in the 'taproom' rather than the main dining area and the atmosphere and decor was fun and lively. The lobster bisque is not to be missed, it was delicious as was the fried green tomato appetizer. Our steaks were tasty and the triple berry mousse for dessert was also yummy! This location was a bit of a drive for us but totally worth it, I highly recommend you pay this place a visit!

  • Visited February 2014
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