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CHAR Steakhouse

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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Hamburgers
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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.
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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Great Steakhouse in Cookeville

Had dinner with seven friends. We were promptly seated with a smile. Nice comfortable atmosphere. There was a nice array of menu choices for everyone. I had the prime rib. It was perfectly medium rare and delicious. Everyone raved about their meals. A New York friend said it was the best ribeye... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Guy K
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Decatur, Georgia
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Decatur, Georgia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Had dinner with seven friends. We were promptly seated with a smile. Nice comfortable atmosphere. There was a nice array of menu choices for everyone. I had the prime rib. It was perfectly medium rare and delicious. Everyone raved about their meals. A New York friend said it was the best ribeye and scallops he had ever had. We will... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

This was our first trip to Char and we will certainly be back. The only complaint we have was that my husband's steak was not prepared the way he ordered it. I had the rattlesnake pasta, my dad the Louisana Stuffed Chicken breast, and my mom had a chicken pasta marinara. All were excellent. the flavors were unique and delicious.... More 

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Clarkrange, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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.

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Long Beach
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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.

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Lebanon, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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!

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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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!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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!

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Crossville, Tennessee
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50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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.

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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, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?