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1110 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 599-0338
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Today
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Interesting, but nice hole in the wall

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
NSpear
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Midland, Texas
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Midland, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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462 reviews 462 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner. This is a Meat and Three that uses fresh ingredients and made from scratch dishes. Multiple main dishes daily with side choices galore. Fried chicken is the bomb. The staff is friendly and helpful. Large portions, and great value.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Good fried chicken, good fried okra, bad: potatoes, canned green beans, flat greasy corn bread, paper plates, plastic utensils, horrid mushed up banana pudding. And the hot chicken sauce( thank goodness we only got a sample) gave us an Allergic reaction and tasted very odd. I don't commonly write bad reviews but have to warn you.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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181 reviews 181 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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 via mobile

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 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: (615) 599-0338
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?