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Easter Brunch at Ellendale's

Bar Area
Bar Area

Photos by Joel OlsonIf you are considering Easter Brunch this Sunday, April 4th—you’d better hop to it! 


If you want to make Ellendale’s your Easter Brunch destination restaurant, it is (highly) recommended that you make a reservation. For $29.95 (sliding scale for children under 12), the family-owned restaurant is offering a diverse Easter buffet that includes your choice of:

  •          Three Starters
  •          Exhibition Station (omelets, stir fry or pasta)—choose from 25 added ingredients
  •          Assortment of Salads & Sides
  •          Assorted Handmade Breads
  •          Children’s Buffet Table
  •          In-house Desserts
Be sure to check out the slideshow of Ellendale’s buffet below!
The Easter Brunch will run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ellendale’s was named in honor of owner Julie Buhler’s great grandmother, Ellen Dale Ives (a woman revered for her acts of kindness by all those who came in contact with her). 
Julie Buhler is no slouch herself! As the creator of the restaurant (in 1999), Buhler has built a following in Donelson over the past decade. Ellendale’s has received awards such as “Best Sunday Brunch” (Citysearch) and “Top Five Best Places to Visit in Donelson”. Having also ‘cheffed’ for such celebrities as Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and Garth Brooks, Julie Buhler has quite a resumé.
As a recent visitor to Ellendale’s during Brunch, I can certainly vouch for the care their staff takes to ensure customers a fresh variety of foods (and, more importantly, a plethora of homemade desserts!)
Having been a restaurant owner, I can’t stress enough how important it is to hire quality staff. Passion for good food and dedication of the people you surround yourself with cannot be faked.
Lastly, I would like to point out the obvious. Did you notice—though I said I had recently visited Ellendale’s brunch—I didn’t ‘review’ the food?—that I carefully stepped around commenting on the food? Well, it wasn’t because what I did eat wasn’t delicious—it was because their Manager, Amy Roth, was so engaging that she and I spent (almost) the entire visit sitting at the bar gabbing! She was delightful. Amy has been with Ellendale’s for eight years, starting as a server. I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting Julie Buhler, but I already know something about her by virtue of being in her restaurant and having met some of her staff.
(…and I know you are thinking I skimmed over the “sitting at the bar” part because you think I was indulging in a Bloody Mary or Mimosa (as most of my ‘review’ episodes tend to include alcohol)…but I did not indulge—hence the omission!)  Why do I feel this intense desire to stick out my tongue in a 6-year-old ‘so there!’ antic?... 


M-F 11 am to 10 pm
Sat and Sun 10 am to 10 pm

Saturday Brunch from 10-2
Sunday Brunch 10-3

2739 Old Elm Hill Pike, Donelson, TN 37214   (615) 884-0171
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  • Aaron 5 years ago

    Do you think it would hurt my Mom's feelings if I went there instead of to her house? hmmmmmmmmm

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