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MacK and Kate's

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3078 Maddox Way, Franklin, TN 37064 (Franklin Road & Moores Lane)
(615) 591-4104
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Sophisticated Southern and Gourmet Country are great ways to describe the...
Sophisticated Southern and Gourmet Country are great ways to describe the cuisine at the charming Mack & Kate"s Cafe. Named after two sisters, MacKenzie and Kathleen, our family owned and operated establishment will make you feel right at home. Started in a small, sleepy town, Mack & Kate's humbled beginnings took place in a small service station. This charming little destination dining spot grew over eight years, resulting in the Strawn Family relocating Mack & Kates to Franklin, TN.
We enjoy seeing our friends from our early days and our new friends here in Franklin.
We use the freshest and finest when it comes to our ingredients and always support local farmers and growers. We pride our self in our accommodating and knowledgeable service team and the ability to consistently feed our customers what they are looking for; the freshest from the best.
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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable lunch with a great dessert

The meal was very good, as was our service. It has a nice atmosphere. But, what I remember most was the delicious coconut cake. What a sweet ending to a lovely lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
greengirl68
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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210 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was very good, as was our service. It has a nice atmosphere. But, what I remember most was the delicious coconut cake. What a sweet ending to a lovely lunch.

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Thank greengirl68
Franklin, Tennessee
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were searching for a special place to dine for date night on January 2nd. We looked at the dinner menu online and got excited about the salmon, chicken, and ancho pork. I should have looked closer as we were handed the New Year’s weekend menu when we were seated. It had fewer choices. We started with... More 

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Thank Terrihav
Nashville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Nice restaurant and good food. We ate lunch and had the philly cheese steak and the roast pork Cuban, both were very good. The restaurant was able to seat us right away

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Thank Bruce G
Dallas, Texas
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339 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Small and charming. Great place to take the girls for a morning brunch or an afternoon lunch. They even did a wonderful job of accommodating my gluten free diet. Even though there were only a few choses for me. We went for Sunday brunch (which I recommend a reservation) but even without one they were able to find a table... More 

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Thank fizzy8521
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We had taken another couple to a Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin on Saturday and since we were staying to see Nashville’s Nutcracker on Sunday a search of suitable restaurants brought us to Mack & Kates; which was more than suitable; it was a first-class way to have the first meal of the day. We were able to get... More 

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Thank George2420
Fort Worth, Texas
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We were looking for something different and found it. Nice interior. Had the fried green tomatoes which came with their version of BBQ sauce. Portions were adequate sized for a lunch. Nice wine list. Would like to return for dinner.

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Thank traveljim007
The Woodlands, Texas
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613 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

After dining in Georgia on Shrimp and Grits, I now try them where ever we land. Mack and Kate's has huge shrimp, creamy grits and a nice flavorful sauce. A little too much sauce for hubby and I but still a great meal and very tasty. I had the lobster mac and cheese. It came out so hot I took... More 

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Thank Rebekajean
Brentwood, United States
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

OMG the smoked artichoke soup is worth the trip if you don't have anything else. My wife had the scallop dish it was amazing I had the Chefs Special it was s fish very similar to sea bass that was amazing but it isn't a menu standard. Service was amazing attentive with out being annoying. I highly recommend this establishment.

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1 Thank Kelly F
Birmingham, Alabama
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Outstanding meal, especially the award winning shrimp and grits. Great combination of local flavors too. The service was fast and efficient and the ambience, warm and classy.

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1 Thank Nadia T
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We got a reservation at the last minute and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The food was excellent and our server did a great job of making us feel comfortable. We were not hurried and enjoyed a pleasant evening. I love this restaurant, the menu, and service!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3078 Maddox Way, Franklin, TN 37064
    (Franklin Road & Moores Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: (615) 591-4104

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Sophisticated Southern and Gourmet Country are great ways to describe the cuisine at the charming Mack & Kate"s Cafe. Named after two sisters, MacKenzie and Kathleen, our family owned and operated establishment will make you feel right at home. Started in a small, sleepy town, Mack & Kate's humbled beginnings took place in a small service station. This charming little destination dining spot grew over eight years, resulting in the Strawn Family relocating Mack & Kates to Franklin, TN.
We enjoy seeing our friends from our early days and our new friends here in Franklin.
We use the freshest and finest when it comes to our ingredients and always support local farmers and growers. We pride our self in our accommodating and knowledgeable service team and the ability to consistently feed our customers what they are looking for; the freshest from the best.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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