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1375 Interstate Drive, Cookeville, TN
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Good general food in Cookeville

Very good food and the best Grilled Chicken Ceasar i have ever had. Can be very crowded but if you get there early , its great and you get seated right away :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cookeville, Tennessee
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good food and the best Grilled Chicken Ceasar i have ever had. Can be very crowded but if you get there early , its great and you get seated right away :)

Thank 931shelly
Cleveland, Tennessee
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tammy Hickman, general manager for the Cookeville Cheddar's, I give you a huge thankyou for making our experience delightful. Our meal was absolutely wonderful! From beer battered shrimp, to miso glazed salmon and the vegetable plate the food was delicious. Family and friends were celebrating two birthdays. We drove 11/2 hours to the Cookville Cheddar's even though we have a... More 

Thank Janis K
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food was average for this type of restaurant, but our waiter was very bad. While eating we were contemplating our dessert choices when Cody brought our tickets. He did not look pleased when we told him we wanted dessert and informed us twice that our choice would take twenty minutes to prepare. Every time he came back he just... More 

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

We eat at the Cheddar's in Cookeville, TN on a regular basis and have never been disappointed - the food has always been great, waiters are helpful and friendly and the food comes out of the kitchen quickly and hot. Great place to eat.

Thank Edmond C
Pinckney, Michigan
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Very happy with the vegetable selection for sides. Wait staff extremely friendly and attentive. Menu has something for everyone. Very nice, comfortable decor.

Thank DrSandyD
Owensboro, Kentucky
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229 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Two of us had burgers and two of us had salads. All the food arrived as ordered. The salads were large and fresh. The service was outstanding. I never ran out of coffee and what I really liked is that they give you and entirely new cup of coffee each time rather than pour hot... More 

Thank BudNLily
Tupelo, Mississippi
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

While my family usually prefers locally owned eateries, we had heard good things about Cheddar's. They were true! The food was great, service prompt and friendly and it's a very attractive restaurant. There is more than enough food, even on the child's plate and they were attentive to our gluten-free needs also. It will become a favorite for us!

Thank Cabingal55
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,209 reviews
917 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,707 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a decent restaurant located along restaurant row. It's a chain, so don't expect a stand-out experience, but the service is good and the food is pretty good, too. I'd recommend it.

Thank WhitO5214
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Cheddars has went from my favorite location to eat at in Cookeville to the absolute worst. The time before last when I ate there the service was poor. This last experience took the cake! The server was down right rude, not accommodating, and unapologetic. I have worked in the food industry for years myself. I understand they got a big... More 

Thank Tiseandtay
Conway, Arkansas
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This must be popular since it was packed early on a Monday evening. We were seated quickly. Our server took our drink orders (soda) and turned in our onion ring appetizer order at the same time. The drinks came quickly with refills before we ran out. I had the miso salmon and my wife had the chicken tenders. Although our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1375 Interstate Drive, Cookeville, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: 931-526-7715

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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