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CHAR Steakhouse

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American, Hamburgers, Seafood, 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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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.
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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Great food!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
travelgal_0511
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Crossville, Tennessee
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  • Late Night
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Crossville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
48 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.

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245 reviews 245 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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!

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Spencer, Tennessee
1 review
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 

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Spencer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

I wish I could assign more stars to this glorious restaurant. Our server, Johnny B, was attentive and personable. The food was outstanding and INCREDIBLY reasonably priced considering the top notch quality. The desserts are out of this world. We stopped in for our anniversary, and had already decided by the time we were half way through with our appetizer... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a trendy place on the town square.I had a ribeye, adult son did as well and other adult son had Cajun pasta. All of it was delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive. The bill for the three of us, including wine, was over $80, so I would not call it a bargain, but I'm willing to pay... More 

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Nesbit, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Based on the billing, my hopes were a bit high. My husband's burger and fries were great. The beers were ice cold. We got the local made cheese plate which was big but nothing special. They offered a Greek salad but no Greek dressing and the vinaigrette they recommend didn't really go with it. I got 3 sides, and while... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I went here to celebrate her birthday. They advertise they have the best steaks in town and the rib eye I had certainly lived up to the hype. Nothing on the menu seemed to be overpriced. when staying in Cookeville I will definitely return to this restaurant.

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Weare, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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, 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.
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?