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Cool Cafe

1110 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 599-0338
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Lebanon, Ohio, USA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I saw the reviews on Trip Advisor and went to try Cool Cafe. It's in a strip shopping center. Their menu is what's known in TN as "meat and three" where you stand in a line and pick out what you want. I got the salad instead. The food was very good....very fresh. I thought for about $10 the salad... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Good fried chicken & veggies; great banana pudding! Good cornbread; not full of sugar which is wonderful. Save room for dessert! Fast service; you will leave full so wear comfortable clothes.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We decided to go to the cool cafe in search of good fried chicken and were definitely not disappointed. However, the highlight of the meal was the wonderful banana pudding.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

This will hurt u in the stomache 'cause u will leave full. This is by far the BEST meat & 3 in min TN & is a must try if you've not yet done so. You should reallu splurge & get the meringue bannana pudding :)

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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The food is so flavorful and huge portions! Pick a serving of fried chicken or meatloaf then add a couple of your favorite hot veggies and a salad and for under 10.00 you have an amazing lunch! Much better than fast food, any day!!! Don't forget the peach cobbler. Yum!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I was visiting Franklin to see the Carter House and we stopped here for dinner based on the reviews. First off, this is a café and you get your tray, choose your meat and sides and fill your own drink. We got here late about 7:30 and I think they close at 8. Anyway, plenty of food remaining. I got... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Ok lets start with the good, best fried chicken I've had in ages and one of my fav meals is fried chicken. It was fresh, hot crispy and not greasy. Plus it looked like a chicken breast not some puny keel bone or half of a breast. These people are serious about feeding you. I had more food for $12... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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204 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Very good meat and three. Cost about $13.00 for dinner and ice tea. The corn bread was just average, but everything else was great. Desserts looked pretty good, but the portions were so big, that we never got there.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Cool Cafe has some of the best southern cooking I have experienced. Their fried chicken is some of the best if not the best I have ever tasted. Their sides are great too! I've never had anything that I didn't like from the Cool Cafe. Be sure to go there hungry because the portions are huge! Great place for a... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Their fried chicken is just like Gramma used to make!! Great variety of home-style vegetables. And the portions are HUGE!!! My husband can usually eat it all in one setting, but for me, there is enough food for 2 meals!! And don't even think about leaving without having some Banana Pudding!! It is to die for!!! I had them make... More

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