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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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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Nice evening at Mack and Kate's

We had an opportunity to dine at Mack and Kate's this past Saturday evening. It's becoming increasingly difficult to get a table anywhere in our area for dinner but we got lucky and they had an opening. We had a glass of wine at the bar before we moved to our table. While our table was ready for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
1968foodies
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My friend and I had dinner here one Sunday evening recently. I decided to take a chance and ordered the filet with béarnaise sauce and fried egg accompanied by asparagus and fingerling potatoes. The steak was the best I have ever eaten in my life. It cut like butter and was very savory. The sides were delicious as well. I... More 

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FRANKLIN,TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This sister owned local restaurant has southern charm with an urban edge. The food is amazing and as always the service impeccable.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My daughter took me out for lunch today. Since it was Valentines Day, she wanted to take me some place other than a franchise restaurant. We Stopped at Mack and Kate's. We walked in and were seated promptly. It was decorated nicely, White table cloths, brown napkins, and all of the waiters were dressed in black, but there was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Went here for Sunday dinner after a movie. Had fillet mignon with bearnaise sauce and a fried egg on top. Served with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. It was to die for! The steak cut like butter. The sauce was exquisite. Great service to boot! Will definitely be back soon!

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New South
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was not my first choice for a restaurant today. Not very busy at all and I can see why. Took almost ten minutes just to take our drink order which consisted of water and ice tea. For some reason they had run out of menus, how does that happen? When I got my water I almost gagged. There was... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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200 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My husband and I have wanted to stop in here many times. Well we finally did and what a wonderful meal! We walked in and were a little surprised that it was as upscale as it was, more so than we were expecting. We were lucky to get one of the last tables since we did not have a reservation... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had an opportunity to dine at Mack and Kate's this past Saturday evening. It's becoming increasingly difficult to get a table anywhere in our area for dinner but we got lucky and they had an opening. We had a glass of wine at the bar before we moved to our table. While our table was ready for us almost... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

i ordered filet was excellent our appetizers were awesome as well great quality of food and atmosphere is comfortable will return soon

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?