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Dave's Modern Tavern

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38 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356-3039
+1 931-924-8363
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Roswell, Georgia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our brunch at Dave's Modern Tavern! The food was awesome and the service was great! If we are back in the area we will definitely be back!

Thank jmmiller56
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had meat and taters people, healthy people, and one vegan. Everyone found something to their liking. Staff was very accommodating.

Thank Lin H
Shelbyville, Tn., United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Stopped here for a burger and was shocked to find it cost $12.00 for a Patty Melt. We were already there so we ate and figured it was our own fault for not checking. The food was good, but for the price, it just isn't worth it. Nice waitress and the place was clean, just very over priced! If you... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch at Dave's last week knowing nothing about it. What a surprise! It's rustic, but the food isn't. Very friendly staff, good list of local beers on tap and many others. The weekday lunch menu was varied. We had French onion soup and it was as good as any we had anywhere. The burger with sautéed mushrooms... More 

Thank thistlers
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 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 

Thank abigail29
Nashville, Tennessee
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122 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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!

Thank Perry333
Manchester, Tennessee
1 review
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.

Thank AliStay
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Mike N
Pulaski, Tennessee
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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!

Thank CatherineCardin
Culleoka, Tennessee
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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

Thank Lee D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?