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MacK and Kate's

3078 Maddux Way, Franklin, TN 37069-5119
+1 615-591-4104
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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3078 Maddux Way, Franklin, TN 37069-5119
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was my first time here. I was on a date that I was hoping to impress by taking to a nice little independent restaurant. MacK and Kate's did not disappoint. The fried pimento cheese appetizer was delicious. I ordered the filet (very good) and...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Cute little p like ace tucked into a strip area. Decorated perfectly. Food is a bit higher than your average place but this place is a nice treat from time to time. The shrimp and grits is delicious. There are several sandwiches and salads that...More

Thank 0501MVKG
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stopped in for an early lunch one day and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. My husband had a brunch dish (Eggs Benedict) and I had the bbq sandwich. The food was great! We will definitely go back!

Thank Courtney F
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious food in a relaxing atmosphere. Fried green tomatoes with pimiento cheese were amazing! The biscuits with honey butter and blueberry jam were a big hit.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Based on what we ordered, this spot certainly deserves a return visit. If shrimp and grits are on the menu, this will always be my first choice, and these were the best I have had anywhere. The shrimp were described as "jumbo," but this was...More

Thank Bunky46
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We had the summer squash bisque & it was fantastic. The wait staff was very friendly and made you feel welcome. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. Definitely would visit next time we are in town!

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was my first visit to Mack and Kate's, and the person I went with couldn't believe that I hadn't been there yet; so we went. Parking is tricky to find a place, the decor and atmosphere was interesting-- they pack a lot of tables...More

Thank Joanie T
Jan S, Owner at MacK and Kate's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Hi Joanie, Thanks for taking the time to inform us of your dining experience...I am sorry that you felt the tables were too close...also, I am unfortunately unable to control other guest. We would love to have you back and please suggest a more quiet...More

Reviewed 15 July 2016

I wrote a review of what use to be our favorite restaurant in Nashville. We had a 730 reservation and we reported in at 7:20ish. We were overlooked as every couple/group who arrived after us were seated. At 830, we complained and were seated. We...More

1  Thank JimE782
Jan S, Owner at MacK and Kate's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Jim, No only am I sorry to hear of your experience, I am also sorry that your voice was not heard...I am interested to know when your dine date was I am a bit confused about the time...in order for me to investigate I need...More

Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Shrimp and grits were great. Shrimp were extra large. Pork and mac and cheese was also a hit. Diver scallops were cooked perfect. Appetizer of crab cake had ample crab with a nice consistency. Only disappointment was after being seated it was almost 15 minutes...More

Thank prancergirl
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I met a friend for dinner while visiting the area preparing to move to Franklin. The bartender was our server. He was very knowledgeable about spirits and liqueurs. They did not have an official gluten free menu; however, he arranged for the chef to prepare...More

Thank Diana S
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Mary K
11 August 2017|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Casual to nice dress - doesn't matter
16 April 2017|
Response from Justin E |
Yes we are open 365 days of the year book any special occasions or holidays early they fill up fast
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 36
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3078 Maddux Way, Franklin, TN 37069-5119
    (Franklin Road & Moores Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-591-4104
  • E-mail
Sophisticated Southern and Gourmet Country are great ways to describe the cuisine at the charming Mack & Kate"s Cafe. Named after two sisters, MacKenzie and Kathleen, our family owned and operated establishment will make you feel right at home. Started in a small, sleepy town, Mack & Kate's humbled beginnings took place in a small service station. This charming little destination dining spot grew over eight years, resulting in the Strawn Family relocating Mack & Kates to Franklin, TN.
We enjoy seeing our friends from our early days and our new friends here in Franklin.
We use the freshest and finest when it comes to our ingredients and always support local farmers and growers. We pride our self in our accommodating and knowledgeable service team and the ability to consistently feed our customers what they are looking for; the freshest from the best.
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