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Barefoot Charlie's

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125 Sanders Ferry Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075-3626
+1 615-431-2859
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly neighbourhood bar on the lake.

My wife and I very staying with an old friend in Hendersonville. Barefoot Charlies is his local favourite bar close to where he lives. He took us there a couple of times for drinks and it has a great atmosphere, in good location on the lake and all the staff were very friendly. I didn't have any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
richo21282
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Winmalee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a bar with food. I will say it is one of the better eating places in Hendersonville, TN. It has a party environment as it has bands, and bingo night with prizes. I love it! The service is great too! I love the atmosphere for it has a tropical feel. It is situated along Old Hickory Lake and... More 

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Thank Rodayomar
Knoxville
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to go here a lot. Last night was the last time. While our server, Chad, did everything he could, it was beyond his abilities to make up for the slow kitchen and cold food. We wondered what was taking so long for everything. The restaurant was mostly empty yet it took a long time to get our food... More 

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Thank Richard R
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I just moved to the area and wanted to find a great place to eat, have a drink, and hang out. Great service with a really friendly staff. The food was wonderful and they even had live music. We will definitely be going back again and again.

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Thank Pteveland
IslandAttitude, Customer Service at Barefoot Charlie's, responded to this review

Just a note to say thank you for the kind words following the recent visit by you and your wife. We think you both will love the area and hope to see you back at Barefoot Charlie's often. Sumner County rocks!! More 

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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Used to love this place but the last two times we ate there the service was terrible and my crab legs were too. Didn't bother with management because they didn't seem too concerned with our dissatisfaction the last time but we have them another chance anyway...not likely to EVER return.

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Thank Lisa G
IslandAttitude, Customer Service at Barefoot Charlie's, responded to this review

Just caught your review - I am so sorry that I missed it when you posted. We are also sorry that we appear to have failed you on your last two visits. That obviously is not the standard to which we aspire. We are going through some changes (including change of ownership) so we hope that we have not lost... More 

Winmalee
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182 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

My wife and I very staying with an old friend in Hendersonville. Barefoot Charlies is his local favourite bar close to where he lives. He took us there a couple of times for drinks and it has a great atmosphere, in good location on the lake and all the staff were very friendly. I didn't have any food but my... More 

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Thank richo21282
IslandAttitude, Customer Service at Barefoot Charlie's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. We also want to thank your friend here in Hendersonville for bringing you to Barefoot Charlie's. We love our Barefooters and are so appreciative when they share us with their friends!! Hope to see you again in the near future. It can even be fun during the winter! More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Good food, great atmosphere! The menu is pretty good, and the people here are wonderful. The place puts you in the mind of being on vacation somewhere else. The atmosphere is everything here! The food is pretty good.

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Thank 2hannibal
IslandAttitude, Customer Service at Barefoot Charlie's, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We understand that it is easier to think of Barefoot Charlie's during the summer when our patio is open. It is during winter that you may want some help in getting into that "island state of mind" so be sure to come back often. We'll continue to have live weekend entertainment plus some game... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Several of us stopped in on a Saturday night. They had a light crowd, which is probably standard for this place, on what ought to have been a packed night. Hip-hop playing (which is a turn-off for our crew) and definitely no eye candy to look at. The beer selection is hurting but so I settled for a Budweiser. The... More 

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Thank Corey W
IslandAttitude, Customer Service at Barefoot Charlie's, responded to this review

It is disappointing to know that your visit was not up to our standard. You don't mention if you shared your concerns on the night of your visit, but we do try to make both food and drink a major draw for our Barefooters. Please consider a visit in the future and if we don't meet your expectations, please let... More 

haroldathampton
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I wanted to find some place new to try. We came across this place and are glad that we did. The did comes in large pros and was very reasonably priced. I had the jerk chicken with pineapple salsa and my wife had the spicy shrimp and grits. We will be back.

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Thank haroldathampton
IslandAttitude, Owner at Barefoot Charlie's, responded to this review

We want to thank you and your wife for giving us a try! We are trying hard to get "discovered" by the entire community, so reviews such as yours are extremely helpful. We hope to see you back soon. By the way, we are launching our Fall/Winter menu next month, keeping the most popular and adding some new items that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Great place on the lake. We have watched them grow over the years and they keep adding and updating the place with beach decor that you may think you are on a beach somewhere. Staff and food is always the best.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
IslandAttitude, Owner at Barefoot Charlie's, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We love our little "beach" on Old Hickory Lake, so we are especially pleased when others think so too. Please come back soon and often. By the way, we are bringing out our Fall/Winter menu, keeping the most popular and adding some new items that are geared to cooler weather. Check it out and... More 

Tennessee
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Drove an hour to eat . New menu stinks . No more soup except clam chowder . I ordered there cherry lemonade it was made wrong tasted watered down and didn't have cherry or sugar rim . Spoke to the manager didn't care that I was upset . I did not eat the other people with me did . I... More 

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1 Thank smalltownlove
IslandAttitude, Manager at Barefoot Charlie's, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your visit to Barefoot Charlie's last month was disappointing. We are guessing that your visit was during the July 4th weekend, which was extremely busy. That is never an excuse, but it may have added to the challenges. As for the menu, it is difficult to respond. We want to have some items on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Sanders Ferry Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075-3626
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sumner County  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-431-2859

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean
Open Hours
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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