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CHAR Steakhouse

14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
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Ranked #11 of 136 Restaurants in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night
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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Weare, New Hampshire
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went here tonight as we traveled from the east coast to Louisiana. Found this little gem recommended by the hotel. Jeremy, our waiter, brought us the BEST wings I could ever imagine! Hickory smoked hot wings with just enough heat. Not breaded which was perfect and cooked all the way through. Brandon followed up on our meal which was a... More

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Kennesaw, GA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I dined here specifically because they had a live blues band playing that night. I was pleased that the menu had a variety of offerings, including a nice big fat veggie burger (for me!) and my husband ordered a prime rib sandwich with fresh horseradish, which he loved. We also tried some local ale on top --... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had the Prime Rib. offered medium rare. It was tasty and served with a baked potato and grilled asparagus. It may have been a little pricey for the area and ambiance which was just average. But it was a good meal after a long day. Not too many patrons there that evening so service was quick and courteous.

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Tallahassee, Fl
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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were very pleased to find this local restaurant while staying in the area. The casual but different ambience is highlighted by a water wall feature at the entry, the dark wood booths and tables, and rustic wall and floor treatments. Right away, we felt comfortable and welcomed by the staff. A specialty seemed to be prime rib, and it... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited this restaurant because of restaurant.com. Very glad I found this coupon, because it was an excellent choice. The waitstaff was great, the atmosphere was very relaxing and family friendly and the food was excellent. They also have live music at certain times. The only drawback would be the limited parking.

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Monterey, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My parents came for a visit, wanted to take me and hubs out to dinner at a "nice" restaurant. we decided on Char b/c I've been wanting to try it for a while. Great atmosphere in a renovated bldg on the "Square" in Cookeville. They have live music some nights, but it was a Tues. there was none when we... More

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Blluffton, SC
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Steaks were not cooked as ordered. House special salad was average but not a "star" as expected. Overall just average.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten at Char several times- always great. Steaks are wonderful- very creative additions and sides. And, this is the most underrated brunch in town. They have a specific brunch menu, and the value and food is unsurpassed. While the other chefs are sleeping it off on Sunday, Char delivers. Perfect bloodies and mimosas- and fantastic omelettes and burgers.... More

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Conway, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had been in Cookeville and Livingston TN on business several years ago. We had chosen Cookeville as an overnite spot (half way there and avoided rush hour in Nashville {UGH} and Knoxville {almost as bad}. Dinner was up in the air when I remembered The Char Steak Lounge down town on the courthouse square. Quite a nice setting, quaint... More

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Saegertown, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Upon arrival to Cookeville, this was the first place that was recommended to us for dinner. It was 8 pm Memorial Day & I was pleasantly surprised they were open. We all had the prime rib, which was what we were told they were famous for. We were all satisfied w/ our dinners. The prime rib had a good flavor,... More

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