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Spankies - Bar

Italian, American, Cajun & Creole, International
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203 East 9th Street, Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-3344
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must try the Cheese bread!

What an eclectic menu and atmosphere! Hubby had the fish tacos and I had the shrimp tacos. Both very good with a little kick on the shrimp tacos. We also got the Zucchini fries, crispy, creamy and well seasoned. But the star was the cheese bread! Half grilled cheese, half pizza, lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Bradyville
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Bradyville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What an eclectic menu and atmosphere! Hubby had the fish tacos and I had the shrimp tacos. Both very good with a little kick on the shrimp tacos. We also got the Zucchini fries, crispy, creamy and well seasoned. But the star was the cheese bread! Half grilled cheese, half pizza, lots of deep fried oil...delicious!

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Livingston, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Nice diverse menu with well prepared dishes. We have had the duck a few times and it was prepared to perfection. They serve the most delicious bread.

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I loved my Tennessee Salad! Hubby had Prime Rib sandwich. Atmosphere is great. Only open for lunch but you need to make the time to check it out. Get there early!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Spankies is a local favorite in Cookeville and today's lunch was no different. Saw many people I knew. Ordered the special which was a roast beef sandwich served with potatoes. It was quite delicious. Lunch at Spankies is self serve. Place order at counter in back and they call your name once prepared. You get your own drink. Overall a... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had dinner last night at Spankies. We have eaten here somewhat infrequently, but have always had an excellent meal. This is a local favorite so you never know who you might see here. The service was prompt and excellent and the food was especially well prepared.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with a group for birthday dinner and wasn't disappointed. The atmosphere was great, the food was good and the service was great - will definitely go back. Only downside was parking - really a weird setup, so if you have a bigger car be careful.

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Seymour, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stopped in for lunch today. Odd lunch set up. Go to back, order food, get paged when ready, pick it up and enjoy. Had the Pastrami on Pretzel Roll. YUM! Cole slaw side was vinegar based and it was really refreshing, lots of celery seed (and I love celery seed.) had homemade peanut butter pie for dessert. Not the best... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We came to Cookeville for a lacrosse game and this place was recommended. Not much on the outside but the food was GREAT! The food is not at all what you would think. Fish tacos were out of this world. We had a big group all at once and they were short handed. The staff was amazing. They kept apologizing... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My family used to like this place, but the bread that Spankies is famous for in Cookeville had it's topping sliding off-YUK! It's a mayo/cheese mixture, but that's never happened before. The taco dishes and cajun chicken/pasta dish can only be described as bland. I added lemon to the cajun chicken/pasta dish to get some taste. The sauce looked cajun,... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My initial impression of the place was a bit negative. The decor was a bit odd (had Christmas lights) and there were two pictures hanging just past the bar that were slightly uneven. Small I know and I'm not OCD but it bothered me in a humerus way. Then we sat down and immediately our waitress was there to take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 East 9th Street, Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: (931) 526-3344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Cajun & Creole, International
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?