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Cool Cafe

1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
+1 615-599-0338
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“banana pudding” (24 reviews)
“fried chicken” (37 reviews)
“cornbread” (16 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Cafe, Pub
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1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cool Cafe is a surprise find and fitting name for this restaurant, tucked away in a nondescript strip mall. The flavors this Meat & Three provides is nothing short of nostalgic. I think they change components of the menu throughout the week, but they...More

Thank Robbie G
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Robbie! Thank you for the 5 Star review! Many of our recipes are nostalgic as they come from our moms' and grandmoms' home cooking. We do change up our menu daily and there are lots of choices. You can enjoy our scratch cookin'...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended the Saturday night steaks so that’s when we went. We didn’t expect the café to be in a strip mall however we were pleasantly surprised by the interior in the warm greeting. Our waitress was very efficient in telling us the specials...More

Thank auggieson3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just great food at a great price. Traditional food. Nothing Fancy. Meat and 3 at its finest. Formal Steak Setting on Friday & Saturday nights

Thank BigDogDaddy505561
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have had steak all over the country.....High end expensive steak houses to little cafes in the Midwest....I have never had a better steak in my life! Nate did a great job of preparing it! 1st time going here... We will be back for sure!More

Thank Guy H
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Guy, thank you so much for your comments! We are so glad to know that someone like you, who has traveled and had experience with good food, loves our steaks as much as we do!! Please share the info with friends and family and help...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

My husband and I had a fabulous lunch after church today. This was our second experience with a meat and three restaurant. We loved the huge portion of meatloaf, crispy chicken, fried okra, yummy creamed corn, green beans and finally some glazed carrots in the...More

Thank Teresa D
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you so much Teresa! We want you to come back many more times. The food is always fresh and delicious!

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Best fried chicken, hands down! If you're looking for a traditional southern meal, look no further, this is it. Fried chicken, meatloaf, baked chicken, okra, white beans, turnip greens, banana pudding, cobblers and more. Overall, friendly staff, exceptional food and it's very clean and reasonably...More

Thank Pamelia G
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you Pamelia! We are delighted that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch at the Cool Cafe. Please tell your friends and family about Cool Cafe. We look forward to seeing you again! Do you know about our Friday and Saturday night event? It is called...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

The greater Nashville area is fond of the "meat and three"--locally owned places that offer a varied menu cooked southern style, and typically offer up some combination, depending on the day of the week, of deviled eggs, mayo based salads, three bean salad, pickled beets,...More

Thank K W
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This place is outstanding! Great food, great people and a relaxed atmosphere. Sometimes in the evening it's hard to tell whether or not it's open as they lower the shades to block the evening sun, but it's open until 8p so come on in. I've...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My first visit here. My wife suggested we dine here after church this morning. Looks can be deceiving. This place is tucked away in a small neighborhood-type strip center just off Highway 431/Hillsborough Road and Mack Hatcher Bypass in Franklin near the Williamson County Recreation...More

Thank Steven D
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hello Steve D! So glad your wife suggested Cool Cafe. We love happy customers and it sounds like you are one! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We would like to know what we could do to improve for your next...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Not a traveler on this one, I live in Franklin. Cool Cafe is a locally owned, everything from scratch, bona fide meat & three during the week, then it transforms itself into an outstanding steakhouse on Friday and Saturday evenings. I have been numerous times...More

Thank Harrison W
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ps0dsh
24 February 2017|
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Response from Tim N | Property representative |
Sorry its very unlikely you will be able to sit together on a Sunday. We have a first come first serve kind of policy and we are not a very big place with Sundays being the busiest day of the week.
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TonyandGayle B
1 April 2016|
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Response from Tim N |
Our meat and three closes at 2:00 on Sundays, and we are not currently open on Sunday night. However, we are now serving Steak Night on Friday & Saturday nights which includes steaks, chicken, fish & burgers. If we decide... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 12
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Cafe, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Television, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-599-0338
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Description
Cool Cafe blends "Fine Southern Food" and scratch cookin' for a scrumptious and hearty meal for lunch and dinner. We serve lunch Sunday through Friday and dinner Monday through Thursday. Entrees, like Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Pot Roast, and Chef's Specials such as Lemon Baked Chicken, Baked Tilapia and Chicken Mexico, team up with a variety of freshly cooked vegetables such as, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fried Corn, Turnip Greens, White Beans, Creamed Spinach, Fried Okra and Mac and Cheese. All are served with your choice of yeast rolls or cornbread. One of our special items, served Sunday through Thursday, is HOT CHICKEN on white bread and served with homemade pickles. What a treat! If you would like something "Cool", try our Cool Salads: Broccoli Salad (Tim's special recipe), Cole Slaw, Cranberry Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Pea Salad, Potato Salad, and delectable Chicken Salad made with green grapes and a special creamy sauce. And don't miss the old fashioned, just like Grandma used to make, Deviled Eggs! A must have is dessert, and oh, what choices there are! The house special served everyday is the World Famous Banana Pudding, made from scratch pudding, fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and a 5 inch cloud of real meringue! Then there are the fruit cobblers, two choices daily, apple, cherry, peach, and blackberry. The daily specials rotate and there are choices like made from scratch Brownies with house-made caramel sauce, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. There are a variety of cupcakes, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, and Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing! Be on the lookout for new and/or seasonal desserts, such as Pumpkin or Pecan Pie!
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