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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Packed for lunch, must be good!

Knew it had to be good with so many people here. Was not disappointed The lemon/cucumber water was very refreshing and the entrees were delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
KyleKman
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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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Apollo, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way to Nashville because it was rated so highly, and had been on Food Network... Let's start with the prices... The menu they show online does not match the menu you get when you arrive. The items are different and at the restaurant the prices are much higher. Now onto the food. I ordered the... More 

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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Knew it had to be good with so many people here. Was not disappointed The lemon/cucumber water was very refreshing and the entrees were delicious.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Looked at trip advisor trying to find a place to order a gyro. Found this place and saw they served lamb so I figured they would have a gyro. Got there and when I didn't see it on the menu I just about got up and walked out, but the folks were friendly and they had lots of people showing... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Good lunches. Prices are very fair. My wife and I each had a lamb burger. Very tasty and more than enough to eat without any side item. Clean facility. Courteous staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place is an absolute must if you want to eat some great quality Mediterranean food. The dishes are put together very well and everything compliment each other. The spice level is tolerable. Service is also great. Enjoy some great chef inspired dishes and not to mention they were featured on triple Ds.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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

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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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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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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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, Greek
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?