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“City Cafe on The Square”
Review of City Cafe

City Cafe
Ranked #28 of 429 Restaurants in Murfreesboro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$12
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: In business since 1900, the City Cafe experience is like stepping back in time to the days of the hometown diner--the place where you knew everyone and they knew you. Good food, great service and friendly people combined with good value for your money left you with a smile on your face. Breakfast was always hot and fresh and included all your favorites--like eggs, grits, bacon, country ham, or omelets filled with anything you could want. Homemade desserts, real ice cream milkshakes, and hand-patted burgers were just some of the treats that awaited, and that plate lunch with Fried Chicken, Homemade Meatloaf, and side dishes that reminded you of Sunday Dinner at Grandma's house. If you miss that kind of place, or if you've never experienced it, you don't have to have a time machine to go back and do so. Just get in whatever mode of transportation you have and then . . . Come see us!
Lebanon, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“City Cafe on The Square”
Reviewed 14 August 2012

My daughter and I went to the City Cafe on a Saturday morning for breakfast before going to the Saturday Market across the street. The service was great and the omlets were delecious. We enjoyed the home town atmosphere very much.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank grich11
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

This is what I would call a country cafe with meat and three and some great sandwitches, Just real good food.

1 Thank James S
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72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in town.”
Reviewed 22 June 2012

This is the best breakfast around town serving most of your morning staples. I like the biscuits and gravy, French toast, and the huge pancakes. If you don’t want the home fries you can get tater tots which are a nice change. This places as been around for a 100 years so they must be doing something right.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Tuggboat
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Frisco, Texas
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“History plus a roach”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

I'd heard good things, went with my daughter. Duct tape on the booth seats and a roach did not get us off to the best start. Food was okay, I'd go to Good Gracious right around the corner. It doesn't have the history, but the food and atmosphere is way better.

  • Visited July 2011
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1 Thank DerringW33
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San Antonio, Texas
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Back for another visit; wasn't quite so good as before”
Reviewed 11 May 2012

I wrote after a visit in 2009, when lunch was very good; but today we dined again and found things not so good as before. Chicken livers and roast beef were lunch choices today. Both were okay, but almost overpowered by the brown gravy. Veggies were just ok. Cabbage long overcooked. Broccoli with cheese sauce that tasted suspiciously like canned nacho cheese sauce. Corn bread crusts weren't crisp. Green beans were ok. Disappointing chocolate pie, with sticky meringue. Still a place with friendly service and a good local experience, but the details need attention. Maybe we caught them on a bad day.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank Mayfaere
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