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CHAR Steakhouse

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14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
931-520-2427
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: CHAR is a new, locally owned and operated Steakhouse on the square in...
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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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good steaks and burgers

When you want a good steak or burger Char is the place. They always cook your meat exactly how you order and its good service. Not to mention they have killer onion rings too. I've never tried the pasta dishes but all the plates ive seen go out to other tables looks really delicious. And make sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Christine C
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Bethpage, Tennessee
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In town for two weeks for business. First time ordered the rib-eye burger - it was fantastic. 2nd day (Thursday) the lunch special is Prime Rib. I go the special with one side and a drink for $7! Prime rib was wonderful, great service! Will be back!

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Thank Lori G
Crossville, TN
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered prime rib sandwich which was the special for lunch - was told they were out of the prime rib special but could order a prime rib sandwich that wasn't "the special of the day" - it was $2 more - when asked why they had the more expensive one, the waiter said it was a better grade of... More 

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Thank Edmond C
Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both the smoked and traditional prim rib are to die for. We also like the pizza Rockafella as an appetizer or as your main meal. Service is descent and the atmosphere is fun. In the warmer months there is lots of outside seating as well. It's really good food and good pricing for the quality of food you get!!

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Thank blake416
Smyrna, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I always like to dine local when possible when I travel. In Cookeville, TN I was drawn to Char. A local steak joint on the square. Other reviews were mostly positive so I tried it out. I started with fried mushrooms and I'm sure they are the finest Sysco has to offer. For the main course I ordered hickory smoked... More 

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Thank Andypar
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

When you want a good steak or burger Char is the place. They always cook your meat exactly how you order and its good service. Not to mention they have killer onion rings too. I've never tried the pasta dishes but all the plates ive seen go out to other tables looks really delicious. And make sure to leave room... More 

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Thank Christine C
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I along with another couple just enjoyed a wonderful dinner earlier tonight. The food was awesome and the menu had a great variety to choose from. I would highly recommend everyone to stop and see for yourself just how great this place is.

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Thank Mark F
Crossville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

they always have great happy hour specials. and rare beers on tap.calf killer is great also have live bands there.

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Thank delrossi_5
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Local place..steaks are the best, especially smoked prime rib. Unique, casual environment.. Dont miss this place if you're in town!!

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Thank Suzanne W
Sarasota, Florida
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We planned on eating dinner here and were drawn in by the restaurant exterior, the logo, and the nice fountain feature at the entrance. The first impressions fell short as the bar seats are worn and cracked (not in a cool dive bar way, just an unkept way) and the bar tables had thick brown vinyl tablecloths. The dining room... More 

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Thank Kate W
Cookeville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

If you like blowing money just for *hits and giggles then by all means stop here and eat. There are honestly way better places to eat in Cookeville. We stopped the other day for an early dinner. The restaurant itself is nice. Our waitress could of used some additional training it would of seemed. Took over 11 minutes to get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: 931-520-2427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?