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MacK and Kate's

3078 Maddox Way, Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 591-4104
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Ranked #58 of 317 Restaurants in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Franklin Road & Moores Lane
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.
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We enjoyed a Sunday Brunch in this quaint restaurant with two other couples. Recommend reservations, its a busy place. I enjoyed the crab cake Benedict, it was rich but delicious. my favorite was the pineapple gazpacho, I could have made a meal out of that! Our server was pleasant and knowledge and accommodating. I would love to try dinner here... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The waiter gave us a list if things not to order. When some asked about house red he said it wasn't good and he would pick something. Food portions were small, food was sub par. Waiter couldn't remember simple drink orders. Decor was ok. Overall, wasn't that great.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Six friends enjoyed brunch at Mack & Kate's this past Sunday. We were happy to have a reservation as the restaurant filled up quickly. Comfortable atmosphere and the staff was friendly and knowledgable. They are obviously worthy of the many awards they proudly display. All of the brunch items looked enticing. Our group tried the crab cake Benedict, the veggie... More

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Frisco, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Strawn Family, proud proprietors of Mack + Kate, should be as offended as I was when Teresa, the receptionist, approached me half-way through my dessert and invited me to vacate my table by 7:30 pm so that a forthcoming reservation might take my place. I have never been asked to leave a restaurant for another reservation--especially, when I rang... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Let me begin by saying that the menu posted on OpenTable is from October 2012 - which we discovered when our waiter told us - so do ignore the menu offerings and prices. However, do NOT ignore the other reviews. Remarks about blandness, food temperature, small portion size, indifferent attitude, tacky decor and lack of ambience are so true. The... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I chose this spot based on previous reviews for an anniversary dinner as we were looking for something new and fresh that was local and unique. And Mack and Kate's fit that bill precisely. Herman, our waiter, was excellent from beginning to end. Was attentive and helpful without being overbearing. Was always smiling and eager to meet our wishes. The... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We chose this restaurant for brunch based on reviews, and were not disappointed. I had steak and eggs. It could not have been better. The steak was tender, flavorful, and cooked perfectly. Others had the hamburger and fries, and the Crab Cake Eggs Benedict. We all agreed that we would be back. Of note:the Bloody Mary's were top notch, as... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We are never disappointed with their food. We usually get the pork chops which are always tender and flavorful. It's the service that is often lacking. Then we discovered the bar service is fantastic! The biscuits are out fast, the food is always hot and the drinks are served in a flash. Too bad the other servers don't take lessons... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I love this restaurant, when I visit my family in Franklin and Nashville, I always try to eat here. It has the best bacon deviled eggs period, ever. The food is simply delicious, and love the lump crab and avocado salad, and also the coconut cake for desert! They also have great fried green tomatoes with feta cheese and a... More

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We enjoyed our drinks and meals at this warm fancy casual location. Service was very good and attentive. Menu was comprehensive and interesting featuring home classics and chef specialties. Highly recommended for a quiet lovely time. Full bar and specialty house drinks are a bonus.

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