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Dave's Modern Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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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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Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

Thank Perry333
Manchester, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
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.

Thank Mike N
Pulaski, Tennessee
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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!

Thank CatherineCardin
Culleoka, Tennessee
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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

Thank Lee D
Toledo, Ohio
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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 

Thank Monika H
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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!

Thank Medicine68
South Pittsburg, Tennessee
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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.

Thank shktenn

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?