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Spankies - Bar

203 East 9th Street, Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-3344
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Ranked #33 of 135 restaurants in Cookeville
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Italian, Eclectic
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Seymour, Tennessee, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

It is not uncommon while eating in Spankies to see your favorite(or least favorite) college professor at the table across the way. The food at Spankies is very good although fairly simple and they have a great selection of beer and wine. The atmosphere is more or less higher class than most "bars" you will go to in Cookeville but... More

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Crossville, Tennessee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

College town hang-out, but also good for after concert suppers and just about any time! Their cheese bread appetizer is incredibly good and I've not had anything that wasn't delicious - it's all yummy! Also some good local brews.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

OK food, meat market at the bar. Good beer selection, they serve Calf Killers beer, a local micro brewery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

Its a great place with good food. during the day it is a place where business people and college kids can all grab lunch. the good is very good. the bread is amazing! At night it does turn into more of a bar atmosphere though.

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madisonville, tn
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

Do not order the Stir Fry; it was the worst I have ever been served. It should have been titled Rubber chicken swimming in salt. Small amount of rice, Large amount of soupy soy sauce, few florets of broccoli, limp red pepper and SALT. I foolishly paid $23 dollars for this dog food like concoction because I did not want... More

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Baxter, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Good ole fun was had a Spankies bar and Grill. I enjoyed the atmosphere!

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Spankies is located close to TTU and has been around for a while. Good tradition food. Their bread is worth the trip. It is like pizza bread.

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Newport, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

Spankies is a local restaurant/bar that is frequented by the local college students but it also has nice ambiance for a nice dinner. The prices are pretty middle of the road and my steak tenderloins were very tasty and tender. The bread is absolutely fabulous and was worth breaking my diet.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

We live in Cookeville, and have been coming to Spankies since 1989. Love the food, and the owner JJ is a charming man. The food is creative, and tasty. I love the portions, and I am a fan of college hot spots. I may be older than the kids there, but I love their energy. Steve Jones, the bartender/manager, has... More

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Smyrna, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Spankies has a great menu of steak, chicken, and pasta. They have specials throughout the week with very good prices. The cheese bread is unbelievable. It is amazing. There is a full bar and nice beer selection. It is very close to Tennessee Tech University. Many nights the patrons are professors and other professionals that live and work in Cookeville.

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