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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great shrimp and grits

This restaurant's shrimp and grits has won awards (according to their menu) and since it was my first time trying this Southern delicacy i was not disappointed. It was spicy, creamy with giant shrimps. Delicious. The homemade biscuits were delicious too. I did find the table against the wall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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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Johannesburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This restaurant's shrimp and grits has won awards (according to their menu) and since it was my first time trying this Southern delicacy i was not disappointed. It was spicy, creamy with giant shrimps. Delicious. The homemade biscuits were delicious too. I did find the table against the wall uncomfortable with little leg room and the back was too upright.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had a great time at Mack and Kate's....the shrimp and grits were excellent!! My daughter loved her Dominican pork and my wife and son really enjoyed the filet. Herman provided outstanding service. Highly recommended!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our group really enjoyed dinner! The server (I believe his name was Wayne) was great, they have a great wine list and everything we ordered was delicious! It was a very special birthday celebration!

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Franklin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Mack and Kate's deliver tasty quality farm to table experiences! The service is friendly and the atmosphere like sitting I. Your grandma's kitchen...quaint and peaceful. I love any one of their appetizers as well as their salads. Their homemade biscuits are great too! I've never had a bad meal there. They are moderately priced but worth the experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Ate at Mack and Kate's for the first time last night. Great atmosphere, attentive and friendly service (thanks Justin!), and the food was delicious. Started with house sangria which had syrah, peachtree schnapps, a bit of juice and sliced fruit, refreshing and not too sweet. Then we had the smoked bacon deviled eggs, and the seasonal berry salad (strawberries, blueberries,... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We ate here on a Friday evening for dinner. We had reservations and the restaurant was crowded. The atmosphere is pleasant and we had wonderful service.our Among the four of us who dined we had Kate's Bouillabaise, The Seared Tenderloin, Shrimp and Grits and the chicken. We all enjoyed the food, but none of us found anything special about the... More 

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Brentwood TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Been a while since we'd been to Mack and Kates. Quaint setting. Friendly service. Fun vibe. Those were the positives. Food was sub par in our estimation though. Partner had Amish Chicken. Chicken was bland with very little flavor. My salmon was good, but nothing special. Nothing really remarkable about the restaurant. And with the high prices they charge, you'd... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I have wanted to check this place out since they opened, and frankly I'm disappointed. On Memorial Sunday night, they were out of biscuits, out of chicken. So l ordered meatloaf, which was so salty it was nearly inedible. The mashed potatoes were cold and overly chunky. The only pluses were a quaint atmosphere and a cheerful server. He discounted... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What a wonderful hometown surprise. At the suggestion of a friend, I made reservations for lunch after church one Sunday. What a great choice from start to finish. The service was impeccable and food outstanding. My daughter and I both enjoyed our meal and she has since been back. The restaurant is small, but well appointed. It is a great... More 

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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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