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CHAR Steakhouse

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$$ - $$$
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14 S Washington Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3315
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Danny W
Cookeville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I, or sometimes just the wife and I, frequent Char regularly. The staff is always on point and attentive. The kitchen is great to accommodate patrons. Price is fair, but with the great service, this place is great.

Thank Matt S
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first impression that I had even before sitting down was "wow this place is empty". I now know why. The restaurant is impossible to find. And I pity the person who does because then they have to eat the food they serve. Half the food is alright but the other half is flavorless trash that is better used for... More 

Thank Max G
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154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Char, like its sister restaurant The Cooke House, is located on the town square. I lean to the latter for its lighter ambiance, unique menus of small plates, and cocktail specialties. However, a friend brought me here and recommended the Greek salad. WOW! Not only was it plentiful, it was the best I've had in a long time ... complete... More 

Thank visuality
Clarksville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We stopped here after work for dinner ordering ribeye and two sides. They were Cooked to order and fabulous. The outside dining area was pleasant to eat in!

Thank Bob M
Celina, Tennessee
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We live 35 miles from Cookeville, but go there often for shopping. Char's is the last stop before heading home. Usually eat at the bar and socialize there. We were new to the area and found this a great place to "network". Servers at the bar are very friendly. Try the Black and Bleu Burger.

Thank Ed S
Cookeville, Tennessee
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147 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Today i ventured into Char and ordered a Bacon Cheeseburger with a side of grilled asparagus. The burger was very good. There is one other burger in town that would really compare to it. The inside of the restaurant was not y favorite but the view of the outside square area was very nice.

Thank TnOakTree
Cookeville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have eaten at Char for a work get together and everything was wonderful. The mixed drinks are great too, the waiter we had was very helpful and eager to help us in anyway.

Thank katherinehunt3390
Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I like that the restaurant is located on the square and I love the atmosphere. But the food is just ok and the service slow.

Thank caryn634
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had the prime rib sandwich and all 3 were cooked perfectly. I strongly recommend chars as an excellent place to eat.

Thank Steve M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $18
American, Bar, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 S Washington Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3315
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: 19315202427
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?