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CHAR Steakhouse

14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
931-520-2427
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Ranked #17 of 135 restaurants in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
Description: CHAR is a new, locally owned and operated Steakhouse on the square in downtown Cookeville, TN. Boasting the best steaks in the region as well as the best all around dining experience in town, CHAR has quickly become THE local hot spot for great food, cold drinks, and the best live music in town.
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Description: CHAR is a new, locally owned and operated Steakhouse on the square in downtown Cookeville, TN. Boasting the best steaks in the region as well as the best all around dining experience in town, CHAR has quickly become THE local hot spot for great food, cold drinks, and the best live music in town.
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English first
Nolensville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

While walking in I was a little concerned since the décor looked more like a bar or lounge than a steakhouse. Once we were served all doubts were erased. Both of our steaks were perfectly cooked as were the baked potatoes ( I tend to be a bit of a baked potato snob). The potatoes had a light crust of... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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138 reviews 138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Had dinner here last night with my daughter. She had a house salad and the Cajun Pasta with steak tips and she enjoyed it. I had the New York Strip baked potato and grilled asparagus. I thought the steak was ok not great the baked potato could have been cooked more and the baked asparagus was good. Prices were ok... More

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Monterey, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This was a nice place to eat. They bring warm rolls with what I think was honey butter to the table. We had a party of 8 and the service was good. The food was good, we almost all had steak . The appetizers were ok, nothing special. The Salad was cold and looked good. The homemade bleu Cheese was... More

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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This was our second time here and once again disappointed. We stopped for lunch and ordered the prime rib, it was choice at best and not prime. My husband had the mashed potato side and broccoli, both were good. My sides were the garlic infused rice and broccoli and both were excellent. Our bill total was $54.00, no alcohol and... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My family met here for a Saturday lunch and had a terrible experience. We had one of only 3 occupied tables so the restaurant wasn't busy. In spite of this it took an incredibly long time for our server to come and take our order, and it only happened when we waved him down to remind him that we hadn't... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This place is overpriced and the service was lame. The venue is nice. Bad service seems to be the biggest complaint.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Consistently good food served by the friendly staff. Considered by many to have the best steaks in town but don't limit yourself to steaks. Can get a little too loud. I make it a habit to be out of there before the band crowd get there.

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Sparta, Tennessee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I ordered the meat loaf and mashed potatoes. We had to ask for bread, which I think should come with the meal. The service was outstanding, the food was fairly priced, but the food was luke warm to cold.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Love it. Best steak and chicken I've had in a restaurant. My wife and I visited just because we have been meaning to for a while now. The only thing I can complain about is the cheap silverware. But the steak I ordered was TENDER, MELT IN YOUR MOUTH. My Wife's chicken was tender and juicy. The salads were fresher... More

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Smithville,TN.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We've been here several times with family. Always great food and service. Best steaks in Cookeville!!!!

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