We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

CHAR Steakhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hamburgers
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
931-520-2427
Website
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 84 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Incredible

This is hands down the best steak I have ever had in my life. The ribeye was absolutely incredible. The service was outstanding and the appetizers were great.. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Coldgin_01
,
Clarkrange, Tennessee
Add Photo Write a Review

84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Clarkrange, Tennessee
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is hands down the best steak I have ever had in my life. The ribeye was absolutely incredible. The service was outstanding and the appetizers were great.. Highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Ate here as a group of 7, in town on business. The food was a little late coming out, but was quite good. I had a big steak, and the quality was very nice. Not exploding with flavor, but I didn't have leftovers, either. I would come here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Beach
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had a very good meal at CHAR, although none of us had steak. I had a Cajun broiled chicken entree, and my stepmother had salmon. The service was prompt and friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lebanon, Tennessee, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Really refreshing to have a nice restaurant that we can take our college kids to other than the normal chain restaurants. Selection is great , service is good, and our food is always very tasty!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cookeville, Tennessee
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We eat here at least twice a month for girl's night out. Service is aways good and they make the best drinks!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I was in town for business and found this place on TripAdvisor and thought I'd give it a try. The food turned out to be about the same as an Outback. The service was very good! I sat at the bar and Rachel was outstanding. She was engaging and funny. They get big props for serving local beers. Calfkill Brewery... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
McMinnville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We drive to Cookeville (where my family still lives) and eat here several times a year. We love the food here and the service has always been exceptional as well. My favorite is the NY Strip with Caesar salad and baked potato. Even our young son loves to eat at Char!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crossville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Tried out this restaurant last night for dinner and we were pleasantly surprised! Steaks were excellent, juicy, tender, flavorful, and beautifully presented. Side dishes were also very good and the cinnamon espresso cheesecake was yummy! Will definitely go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We enjoyed salads and a sandwich on Sunday afternoon! It was really good. The atmosphere was great. They seated us immediately and were quick to take our order. The food was delicious. We will return!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spencer, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Wife and I had just got our wedding anniversary tattoos done at a local shop. We mentioned to the artist that we were looking for place to eat for dinner and we didn't want the usual Applebee's or fast food. He said "Go to Char." We had been wanting to try it out for a long time and never really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed CHAR Steakhouse also viewed

 

Been to CHAR Steakhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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, Hamburgers

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from CHAR Steakhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?