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CHAR Steakhouse

14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
931-520-2427
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Ranked #12 of 136 restaurants in Cookeville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Monterey, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This locally owned restaurant is part of the downtown but still close to all the highway hotels and restaurants. It has great steaks - I had filet, husband had ribeye - prepared as we requested. It has a full bar. Not much ambiance, bare essentials, a water feature, TVs all in the bar section - where we chose to eat... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of our favorite places to eat. Tried about everything on the menu and nothing has disappointed us yet.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stopped in Cookville for the night. Read the reviews on Trip Advisor and another site. We decided to try CHAR. WOW!!! The food was perfect. We had spicy spinach dip and beer battered mushrooms. I had a perfect as steak salad and asparagus. Two people had the rattlesnake fettucini and the 4th had vegetables stir fry. Every thing was... More

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Smyrna Tn
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a good resturant. If you are in the area be sure to stop by. It's located in the heart of downtown Cookeville. We ate the quesidillas and they were delicious. We both ate for 32.00. If you want a good meal this is the place.

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Monterey, Tn
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

food and service were great, steaks are best in town. The decor is a little sterile, trying too hard to be metro in a small middle Tennessee college town

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