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Donna's Old Town Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner
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Enjoy our Morning Breakfast & Fruit Buffet: 6.99
$6.99
Country Boy
Including three‏ eggs (any style), biscuits & gravy, fried potatoes, country ham.
$5.99
Pancakes
Pancakes served w/ syrup & choice of strawberry or blueberry topping.
$5.99
Loafers
One egg (any style), fried potatoes, bacon or sausage, biscuits & gravy.
$6.39
French Toast
Delicious housemade‏ French toast, served w/ bacon or sausage.
OMELETS‏
$7.29
Vegetable Omelet w/ Toast
$7.29
Ham & Cheese Omelet w/ Toast
$7.59
Western Omelet w/ Toast
A LA CARTE
$1.39
Cold Cereal
$3.29
Egg Sandwich
$3.69
Bacon Egg Sandwich
$1.59
Country Ham Biscuit
$1.59
Sausage or Bacon Biscuit
$2.39
Two Biscuits & Gravy
$2.99
Hot Grits or Oatmeal & Toast
BEEF‏
All beef entrées served w/ your choice of housemade seasoned chips or onion rings, fries, baked potato, or fried green tomatoes. Add 1.99 for House Salad or cup of soup.
$7.49
Bowl of brown gravy $+1.25
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Sirloin Beef Tips
Delicious sirloin beef tips served w/ your choice of sautéed peppers & onions or mushrooms.
$7.39
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Half O' Pound
A half-pound of ground beef grilled to perfection, topped w/ grilled onions or housemade onion rings.
$7.29
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Country Fried Steak
Breaded beef‏ steak deep fried & covered w/ brown gravy
SEAFOOD
All seafood entrees come w/ your choice of housemade seasoned chips or onion rings, fries, baked potato, or fried green tomatoes. Add 1.99 for House Salad or cup of soup.
$7.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Bite-Size Shrimp
Tender bite-size shrimp breaded & deep fried golden brown, served w/ cocktail sauce
$8.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Shrimper's Delight
Tender breaded butterfly shrimp deep fried golden brown, served w/ cocktail sauce
$7.89
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Fish Dinner
Seasoned fish filets breaded & deep fried golden brown, served w/ tarter sauce. Available grilled upon request.
Ask your server about our seasonal desserts!
SANDWICHES‏
Sandwiches served w/ your choice of housemade seasoned chips, onion rings, fries, baked potato, steamed vegetables or fried green tomatoes. Add 1.99 for House Salad or cup of soup.
$5.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Old Town Burger
A one-third pound beef patty topped w/ mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle.
$5.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Donna's Double Melt
Ground beef patties topped w/ Swiss cheese & sautéed onions on grilled rye bread.
$6.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Chipotle Chicken
Grilled chicken breast topped w/ chipotle mayonnaise, Swiss cheese, lettuce & tomato on a toasted bun.
$6.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Turkey Or Ham Club
Oven baked turkey or sliced ham on grilled whole wheat bread w/ Swiss & American cheese, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, & bacon
$6.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Philly Steak & Cheese
Grilled steak & onions w/ Swiss cheese on a toasted hoagie roll
$5.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Open Faced Roast Beef
Tender roast beef served open faced on white bread. Served w/ mashed potatoes or a side.
$6.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Chicken Club
Fried chicken breast topped w/ Swiss cheese, bacon, honey mustard sauce, lettuce & tomato.
$6.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Reuben Sandwich
Grilled corned beef & sauerkraut w/ melted Swiss cheese & thousand island on toasted rye
We make Box Lunches for your office, party, gathering, or picnic.
CHICKEN
All chicken entrees come w/ your choice of housemade seasoned chips or onion rings, fries, baked potato, steamed vegetables or fried green tomatoes. Add 1.99 for House Salad or cup of soup.
$8.99
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Smothered Chicken
Grilled chicken breast topped w/ bacon, Swiss cheese, sautéed onions & mushrooms smothered w/ BBQ sauce.
$7.29
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Chicken Filets
All white chicken breast filets, deep fried to a golden brown w/ your choice of of honey mustard or BBQ sauce.
$7.29
House salad $+1.99
Cup of soup $+1.99
Grilled Chicken Breast
A boneless tender chicken breast served w/ your choice of honey mustard or BBQ sauce.
PASTA‏
All pasta entrees served w/ garlic Texas Toast. Add 1.99 for house salad.
$7.29
House salad $+1.99
Spaghetti
Tender spaghetti noodles topped w/ our own special tomato sauce.
$8.99
House salad $+1.99
Italian Feast
Fried chicken breast covered w/ Swiss cheese on mounds of tender pasta w/ our own tomato sauce.
For all entrees & sandwiches, add a house salad or a cup of soup for 1.99.
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Buffet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Southern Buffett, but also a specialty menu that includes Keto and low-carb entrees. Located in a historical building that has been remodeled but still contains original architectural elements. The retro pictures of Madisonville and Monroe County on the walls are a treasure. Always has...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nelleann
Melissa G, Manager at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us!! Come back to see us!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice clean place. Good food from menu or buffet. Only draw back is small bathrooms but doesnt keep me from going back. People were nice and told us other plqces to visit.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank S M
Melissa G, Manager at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. Come back soon!( We do have another bathroom on the upstairs level that is much larger, and the other bathroom downstairs is handicap accessible) We do wish they were larger as well! Ask me a funny story about that next...More

Reviewed 16 February 2019

My husband, son & I made our first trip here and we are SO glad we did! Hubby & I had the country fried steak, he had mashed potatoes & I had the coleslaw while our son had the homemade chips with chipotle mayo. Talk...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Dorrie N
Melissa G, Manager at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow!! Thank you for this wonderful morning motivation! We are a 26 year family owned business and we certainly appreciate you taking the time to give us a raving review. The steak and gravy is awesome and we have it every Thursday night on our...More

Reviewed 3 February 2019

It was just before 11AM and we were hungry as we passed through Tellico Plains, TN. We stopped here for breakfast and found out that they were just changing over to their lunch buffet. The boss approved them to make breakfast for us as no...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Robert P
Melissa G, Manager at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

Thank you!!! I love the Rye bread too!!! I recommend it as well thank you for noticing!! We are so excited you loved your visit and took the time to share!! Your sweet server Kasi said To thank you as well for being sweethearts as...More

Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Donna’s Café is on my favorite family-owned restaurant! One of very few places that has a fully stocked and CLEAN buffet. Both the salad bar and lunch bar have new and fresh choices everytime we come in. Not to mention, they have some excellent staff...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank _allie_mason_15
Melissa G, Manager at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to let us know!!! I will definitely share this with my staff we appreciate your business so much. Come back and see us!!

Reviewed 7 January 2019

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
Melissa G, Manager at Donna's Old Town Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

Thank you so much for letting us know!! Come back soon

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
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Connie S
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Response from Melissa G | Property representative |
I’m so sorry to hear this. We strive for excellent food and service. I’m sorry you didn’t like the hamburger steak it was in Aujus instead of gravy today( we have a lot of gluten intolerant customers as well so we do try... More
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