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“Just ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of CHAR Steakhouse

CHAR Steakhouse
14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
931-520-2427
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Ranked #10 of 137 Restaurants in Cookeville
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: CHAR is a new, locally owned and operated Steakhouse on the square in downtown Cookeville, TN. Boasting the best steaks in the region as well as the best all around dining experience in town, CHAR has quickly become THE local hot spot for great food, cold drinks, and the best live music in town.
Chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This was our second time here and once again disappointed. We stopped for lunch and ordered the prime rib, it was choice at best and not prime. My husband had the mashed potato side and broccoli, both were good.
My sides were the garlic infused rice and broccoli and both were excellent. Our bill total was $54.00, no alcohol and I had a sweet tea. We did have the chocolate cake $6.00 for dessert and it was great.
Service started out well, however, it slowed considerably, it wasn't crowded so I'm not sure why.

We will probably not try it again as both times we were disappointed in the main meat.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Bad Food, Terrible Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My family met here for a Saturday lunch and had a terrible experience. We had one of only 3 occupied tables so the restaurant wasn't busy. In spite of this it took an incredibly long time for our server to come and take our order, and it only happened when we waved him down to remind him that we hadn't ordered. The food service was slow as well and when it eventually arrived things just got worse. We all ordered burgers and all of them, regardless of how we ordered them cooked, were dry and tasteless. My mother ordered a cheeseburger with fries and got a plain burger with no fries and chips. There were no condiments provided except for small bowls of ketchup for the fries and we had to ask for anything to put on our burgers. The service was terrible from start to finish and the bad food shows that there are problems in the kitchen as well. We will never go back.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“This place is ok.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This place is overpriced and the service was lame. The venue is nice. Bad service seems to be the biggest complaint.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Consistently good food served by the friendly staff. Considered by many to have the best steaks in town but don't limit yourself to steaks. Can get a little too loud. I make it a habit to be out of there before the band crowd get there.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sparta, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good but could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I ordered the meat loaf and mashed potatoes. We had to ask for bread, which I think should come with the meal. The service was outstanding, the food was fairly priced, but the food was luke warm to cold.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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