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1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064
+1 615-599-0338
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10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cool Cafe blends "Fine Southern Food" and scratch cookin' for a...
Cool Cafe blends "Fine Southern Food" and scratch cookin' for a scrumptious and hearty meal for lunch and dinner. We serve lunch Sunday through Friday and dinner Monday through Thursday. Entrees, like Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Pot Roast, and Chef's Specials such as Lemon Baked Chicken, Baked Tilapia and Chicken Mexico, team up with a variety of freshly cooked vegetables such as, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fried Corn, Turnip Greens, White Beans, Creamed Spinach, Fried Okra and Mac and Cheese. All are served with your choice of yeast rolls or cornbread. One of our special items, served Sunday through Thursday, is HOT CHICKEN on white bread and served with homemade pickles. What a treat! If you would like something "Cool", try our Cool Salads: Broccoli Salad (Tim's special recipe), Cole Slaw, Cranberry Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Pea Salad, Potato Salad, and delectable Chicken Salad made with green grapes and a special creamy sauce. And don't miss the old fashioned, just like Grandma used to make, Deviled Eggs! A must have is dessert, and oh, what choices there are! The house special served everyday is the World Famous Banana Pudding, made from scratch pudding, fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and a 5 inch cloud of real meringue! Then there are the fruit cobblers, two choices daily, apple, cherry, peach, and blackberry. The daily specials rotate and there are choices like made from scratch Brownies with house-made caramel sauce, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. There are a variety of cupcakes, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, and Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing! Be on the lookout for new and/or seasonal desserts, such as Pumpkin or Pecan Pie!
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you're on a diet, keep driving.

For about 10- you get a gargantuan serving of fried chicken and two delicious southern-style sides. I got beans and cole slaw. Lots of variety. Others at the table got the pork chop and beef noodle dish. Heavy, tasty food. Someone got a banana pudding that was amazing. There's a lunch rush. Get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
CarolineMcMuffin
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

For about 10- you get a gargantuan serving of fried chicken and two delicious southern-style sides. I got beans and cole slaw. Lots of variety. Others at the table got the pork chop and beef noodle dish. Heavy, tasty food. Someone got a banana pudding that was amazing. There's a lunch rush. Get there early, but if not, the line... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I'm a vegetarian and they do have quiet a few selections. The potato salad a was great but the pea salad was a lot of mayonnaise and not many peas. Very crowded.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I tried this for the first time tonight. Got our meal to take home. The fried chicken was excellent and everything was still hot when we got home. Mashed potatoes green beans and Mac and cheese were all yummy. Good food for a good price. After a long day at work it was awesome to have a... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Cool Cafe opens as Cool Cafe by Mangia during Fri to Sun nights. They serve a ten course meal for around $50 and this is prepared by a chef who has a cooking show in Nashville. You have to reserve 1 to 2 wks before via facebook. We arrived at 6 and was seated with others to complete the... More 

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Murfreesboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I went here for lunch and were very pleased. Walked right in and service was fast, food was hot and delicious. Portions were HUGE. We both opted for the chicken but I tried the hot chicken and it was AWESOME. The flavors were really good. Sides were plentiful and pleasing. Will visit again when in the area.... More 

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Midland, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We came here at the recommendation of a local family. This is a buffet serving style restaurant like Furrs or Ruby's but a grade higher in quality. The seating area was open. We made the mistake of sitting next to the door. I was ok with my friend chicken and mashed potatoes. I did not like their version of fried... More 

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Haverstraw
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

found this place a few years ago, it's a little off the beaten path if your on the interstate but close to downtown franklin, but worth it If you like fried chicken and home style cooking. I have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed It's kind of plain Jane cafeteria style you pick what you want down... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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257 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You can't beat their fried chicken and the best banana pudding you've ever eaten! Large portions and very reasonably prices. Excellent after church lunch on Sunday's!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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134 reviews 134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great place to so for after Church on Sunday or any day of the week for Lunch. Love the fried chicken and veggies... cozy casual spot that I have introduced many friends too. great spot for the young and old.

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Darien, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This Meat and Three has some of the best home cooking I have ever eaten. They are known for their fried chicken, but they don't serve it on Friday or Sunday, opting for catfish instead on those days. But they also have outstanding pork chops, meat loaf, Italian noodles, hot chicken, and other main dishes that you should try if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-599-0338

Description

Cool Cafe blends "Fine Southern Food" and scratch cookin' for a scrumptious and hearty meal for lunch and dinner. We serve lunch Sunday through Friday and dinner Monday through Thursday. Entrees, like Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Pot Roast, and Chef's Specials such as Lemon Baked Chicken, Baked Tilapia and Chicken Mexico, team up with a variety of freshly cooked vegetables such as, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fried Corn, Turnip Greens, White Beans, Creamed Spinach, Fried Okra and Mac and Cheese. All are served with your choice of yeast rolls or cornbread. One of our special items, served Sunday through Thursday, is HOT CHICKEN on white bread and served with homemade pickles. What a treat! If you would like something "Cool", try our Cool Salads: Broccoli Salad (Tim's special recipe), Cole Slaw, Cranberry Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Pea Salad, Potato Salad, and delectable Chicken Salad made with green grapes and a special creamy sauce. And don't miss the old fashioned, just like Grandma used to make, Deviled Eggs! A must have is dessert, and oh, what choices there are! The house special served everyday is the World Famous Banana Pudding, made from scratch pudding, fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and a 5 inch cloud of real meringue! Then there are the fruit cobblers, two choices daily, apple, cherry, peach, and blackberry. The daily specials rotate and there are choices like made from scratch Brownies with house-made caramel sauce, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. There are a variety of cupcakes, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, and Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing! Be on the lookout for new and/or seasonal desserts, such as Pumpkin or Pecan Pie!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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