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203 East 9th Street, Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-3344
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Cookeville, TN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Has been a Cookeville staple for as long as I can remember. The menu has changed over the years but the quality and service have always been excellent. A college favorite that can be loud at times, just go early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Love the food from Spankies- a Cookeville classic! It may be where all the college kids go on Thursday night but during lunch and early dinner it is frequented by business people who have loved Spankies for years. My favorite is the chicken stix and of course the cheese bread is a MUST try!

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Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Friendly, eclectic crowd of patrons comprised of professors, students and local business folks. Good food consisting of mostly traditional pub fare plus some unusual selections. The Cheesy Bread offered as a side is rich & filling enough to make a meal. Very good service. It's a bit off the beaten path and not readily accessible for an Interstate traveler. Worth... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Pick a Monday night, any Monday night, and you will find some of us at one of the large round tables in the back of the Restaurant . Most of us are neighbors, all of us are friends. Most of us will order the "Monday Night Special', a 6 oz., bacon wrapped fillet,mashed potatoes, and green beans, for $11.95. My... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This review is the ONLY below par experience we have encountered at this eatery. On our Sunday October 26, 2014 visit, our server, (we could tell she was obviously a student by the school work she was doing at the bar), greeted us in the usual friendly manner we have come to expect from this establishment. Our order was taken,... More 

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Deep River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very good. Never eat there but I enjoy their bar. Great atmosphere. However, I think that the bartender cheats on his girlfriend with girls he meets at the bar. And also, I have a feeling this place might be what people would think of as a "COKE BAR". But great place for shots or just a beer on the way... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I brought some visitors from Europe here for an evening meal and were not disappointed. The restaurant truly has ambience and the staff were all very attentive to our needs (and patient with us). At no time did we feel rushed. We enjoyed 3 of the many delicious appetizer options, and our entree courses were also fabulous.... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Spankies is like home to so many locals. The food and atmosphere are great. I noticed in another review, someone stated that it is an odd set-up and you have to order from the cooks in the back. That is only at lunch time. Dinner is full wait-staff and begins at 4 (I think). The same reviewer also stated he/she... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

But I was pleasantly surprised. The food wad good as was the service. I had benefit of visiting between semesters so there was not the jam of students one would expect. Instead it was a quiet, friendly crowd of folks who looked as if they were college professors. My meal was tasty and served hot while my salad was cold,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Excellent food, set up a bit odd. Would definitely go back. Open seating, food was "served" quickly. Casual, affordable.

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Additional Information about Spankies - Bar

Address: 203 East 9th Street, Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone Number: (931) 526-3344
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
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
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Italian, Eclectic

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