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CHAR Steakhouse

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14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
+1 931-520-2427
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Monterey, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to Char many times for dinner, there is great atmosphere and the food is outstanding. I would and have highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Thank dgriff2016
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went on a double date with his parents to Char in December 2016. His mother didn't want to go to a chain steakhouse, so Char seemed like the reasonable choice. Later, we wished we'd just gone to Outback. 1. Char is hilariously overpriced. The food was thoroughly average, edging on poor. The steaks were all incredibly... More 

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Thank VABemmy
Tennessee
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at Char. The food was very good, generous side salad, very fresh. Atmosphere was too dark though, more like a cave than romantic. Our waiter, Jeremy, didn't seem like he was enjoying his job, he was so down, he was almost curt. Perhaps he would have been better suited in the kitchen. The owner came around (or... More 

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Thank Cookevillelocal
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Light crowd just after opening on a Saturday. Service was great and food was prepared exactly to order. Good variety of lunch selections. Food was tasty and ample portions. Certainly deserves a return visit!

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Thank Mark C
Cookeville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

My wife and I absolutely love Char. There's usually not a long wait to be seated. The food is excellent. We love the atmosphere which is quiet until the live band shows up later at night. We are regulars and highly recommend Char.

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Thank g_dean_olson
Hinesville, Georgia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Family night with our college son who wanted steak. I had prime rib and he's had New York strip. Both were very large for the stated size. My prime rib was average but acceptable. Not the most tender but large portion. The grilled asparagus was the most flavorful part of the meal. My son's steak was good and well seasoned.... More 

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Thank JSW67
Knoxville
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Went there for lunch today with a business colleague. I really liked the atmosphere, and the menu was pretty normal with a few funky items. Burgers, sandwiches, pastas, salads, steaks. Prices reasonable and staff friendly. What blew me away was that everything was homemade. Real mashed potatoes and rolls. grilled asparagus was supreme. My teriyaki salmon was best salmon I... More 

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Thank AlreadyBeenThere
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We met friends here while in town for the TTU Homecoming. The menu offered many options and we were not disappointed. Good food and good service.

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Thank Barb M
Ridgecrest, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I liked the reviews so I took a chance. Best choice ever. The service was outstanding--there when I needed her but never hovering, never intrusive. I had the seafood cakes--DELICIOUS. Brilliant idea. Shrimp, crab, and scallops in these tasty little things. MMMM. For my entree, I chose the rib-eye when my tentative decision jived with the server's recommendation. Well. NOT... More 

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Thank Chautona
Cookeville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I have never had a bad meal here. The prime rib is awesome. On the square in Cookeville. When the restaurants on Interstate Dr are packed on Friday & Saturday, you usually can still get right in Char with little or no wait.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $18
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-520-2427
Description
CH Steak Lounge is a newly rebranded, 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.

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