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Cafe Rakka Mediterranean Grill

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71 New Shackle Island Rd, Ste A, Hendersonville, TN 37075-2361
615-824-6264
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and atmosphere!

The atmosphere is cozy, and comfortable. The service is really good, and the food is delicious. The menu is different than most other Hendersonville restaurants, and a very nice change of pace. The only draw back is that they do not serve alcohol, so you can't enjoy a nice glass of wine with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Teresa C
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is cozy, and comfortable. The service is really good, and the food is delicious. The menu is different than most other Hendersonville restaurants, and a very nice change of pace. The only draw back is that they do not serve alcohol, so you can't enjoy a nice glass of wine with your dinner.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The food is very good, but it's over priced for Hendersonville. Especially when you don't have a server, but order your food from a counter. It's a small and cozy atmosphere. We never regret going and eating the food, but we do regret having to pay down Nashville prices in our own back yard.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Cafe Rakka never misses for me! Their food is tasty, their menu varied and service always friendly. My favs: grilled eggplant sandwich portobello mushroom sandwich, and Chicken on the Saj. I specify no onions for these dishes and they come with a nicely seasoned and refreshing yogurt sauce. For appetizers the hummus and Baba... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The hummus is a must. My favorite lunch dish is the Lamb burger the Chicken on the Sajj is also one of my favorites. Honestly you cannot go wrong, the food is fresh and the daily specials always managed to amaze me with the flavors. No need for anything to drink but the cucumber water which is refreshing. Yes the... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I went to Café Rakka after I saw it on Diners Drive Inns and Dives, I knew the place would be tiny so that didn't have a bearing on my opinion. But I will say the food had been so hyped up that it just didn't meet that wow factor I was expecting, possibly if I hadn't... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

A MUST if you like Mediterranean food!! Great hummus, homemade cheese... Yum! Lamb is excellent. Portions are large if you want to share. Cucumber water refreshing on a hot summer day too!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Food was good. the salad was VERY fresh and good. The chicken dish was good, not great though. Good portions. It took a long time to get the food, so don't go if you are in a hurry. Seems to be a big carry out business,, so maybe that slows down the service for the sit down folks.

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Springfield, MA
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40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is one of our favorites. The food is always excellent - from the salads to the lunch platters to the hot dinners plates. The bread and humus are out of this world -- this our go to place. They are always busy so time your arrival accordingly.

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Nashville, TN
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28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

When it takes a full 30 minutes to get your order it really doesn't matter if it tastes any good or not. Seriously, a true 30 min to get two simple lunch menu items. Sad.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent humas and a great variety. The lamb was succulent. I wish I saved room for desert-wonderful meal! I will certainly go again and try something different.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 New Shackle Island Rd, Ste A, Hendersonville, TN 37075-2361
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sumner County  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: 615-824-6264

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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