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The Cookie Jar

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1887 Kelly Cross Road, Dunlap, TN 37327
(423) 949-5852
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good home cooking

Four of us stopped by for a late lunch because a friend recommended this place. We even had a reservation on a Wednesday afternoon! Turns out, it wasn't really necessary, but by the number of chairs they had on the porch, it sure looks like they get busy. I'm not from the area, so I'm glad that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Diane D
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good place for good country cooking. The location is in beautiful setting - surrounded by farmland. When you go in - you are greeted by friendly staff and an amazing display of cookie jars. (I even found one just like the one I had as a child - hadn't seen one like it in years!) Catfish and okra was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Four of us stopped by for a late lunch because a friend recommended this place. We even had a reservation on a Wednesday afternoon! Turns out, it wasn't really necessary, but by the number of chairs they had on the porch, it sure looks like they get busy. I'm not from the area, so I'm glad that someone knew where... More 

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Chatsworth, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Good place for a meat and three. We had the chicken tenders which are hand breaded and fried. Much like eating grandma's fried chicken. We tried the mashed potatoes and gravy, Mac and cheese, Cole slaw, and mexican cornbread salad. All of which were very good. The bread is homemade yeast rolls and homemade cornbread muffins, both very good. We... More 

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Hixson, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were looking for somewhere different to eat so took a quick drive to Dunlap and found the cookie jar! Service was wonderful and food was yummy...comfort food at its finest! Oh and the homemade pies were absolutely delicious!! We will go back!!

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

First of all, unless you're a local, you're going to need a GPS to find this place. It's literally near nothing else. Our foursome went there on a Saturday night and upon arrival, saw that the front porch was full of people waiting to be seated. We waited about 1/2 hour to be seated. The first thing that confused us... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Let me just start by saying, had I not been with my family, I would have left immediately. The walls were covered with flies, and we spent more time waving flies away from our food than we did conversing. As for the food, the only highlight in our party was the meatloaf and chicken tenders. Most of the sides were... More 

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Pikeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very good place for locals and for people traveling through the Dunlap area. Food is very good and the pies are not to be missed.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Man-o-man did I have a hard time rating this place. There's is so much poor to talk about and so much that is very good...thus I averaged them. The good, their fried chicken tenders are really huge giant pieces of chicken breast, coated and fried perfectly. Service however, was awful....but our server was really hustling. We had a table of... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This place is amazing! The food is delicious and just like your grandmother is in the kitchen seasoning every pot! had the chicken livers and they were the best I have ever eaten! My husband and daughter had the chicken and dressing casserole and loved it. Make sure to get dessert because they taste as wonderful as they look in... More 

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Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

On Sunday, June 14th, we arrived with a party of 7 (2 were small children). Our arrival time was 11:10. We were told it was going to be "a few minutes." I sat there and watched as almost half (and at times more than 1/2) of the tables remained empty for those with "reservations." I watched the young lady at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1887 Kelly Cross Road, Dunlap, TN 37327
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Dunlap
  • Phone Number: (423) 949-5852

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?