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Forte's Restaurant on the Square

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27 E Fourth St, Crossville, TN 38555-4585
931-787-1744
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 124
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food with the locals

i was surprised how fresh the fish tasted and what generous portions. enjoyed my corner table in the window, good people-watching to observe the locals visit as they would come and go. friendly place. the owners have written up a summary of the building's quaint history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
HipFiggy
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i was surprised how fresh the fish tasted and what generous portions. enjoyed my corner table in the window, good people-watching to observe the locals visit as they would come and go. friendly place. the owners have written up a summary of the building's quaint history.

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Thank HipFiggy
Crossville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been to Forte's many times for lunch - menu has many items that would appeal to different tastes. Fish is excellent as well as their pasta dishes. Dinner was not quite as good

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Thank Helen L
Valparaiso, Indiana
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We were in town visiting family and came here on New Year's eve for a date night. The food was fabulous. My wife and I both had the Surf and Turf special and it did not disappoint. The steaks were perfectly prepared and the lobster was great as well! I highly recommend the "confused sauce" for your shrimp. We had... More 

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Thank Jason D
Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Bread salad steaks all great great bar as well. My favorite date restaurant in crossville. Friendly professional wait staff

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Thank Joseph D
Crossville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Food is excellent! Lots of locals. Good variety, moderately priced. Love their salmon salad with ginger dressing.

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Thank 808jeanettep
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service. Treated like you are one of the Forte family. This is a local favorite. I would advise getting reservations or go early. We eat there about once or twice a month. Cumberland County Playhouse and Fortes is a great combination.

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Thank Randy C
Orlando, Florida, United States
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My wife and I found this place (probably through tripadvisor) last year and enjoyed it. This year we returned with my sister and brother-in-law. We all had something different, and all enjoyed what we got. Service was competent. I had a prime rib for lunch, 9 oz. for about $12 which was probably the most expensive lunch item. Came as... More 

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Thank Mark R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, based on trip advisor reviews. It was hopping on a Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 pm. We were thrilled with the service, delicious food and value! Highly recommend it if you are in the area, and actually, would recommend making a special trip, if you are not!

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Thank Kara H
Crossville, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We recently went on a beach trip and could not find great quality dishes for under 20 dollars a plate. My wife and I go to fortes about once every couple of months and split 3 lunches for under 40 normally. Try the steak. It is the best I have ever had. Also service is always excellent and you do... More 

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Thank Brian P
Salem, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Came for dinner. Food and service good, not outstanding. Had small prime rib which was well cooked, not overdone. Good wine list.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 E Fourth St, Crossville, TN 38555-4585
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Crossville
  • Phone Number: 931-787-1744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?