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CHAR Steakhouse

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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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140 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Jackson, Tennessee
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

So my wife and I were on our way to Knoxville and it was lunch time when we decided to make a detour for a little food adventure ... So driving around downtown we spotted Char and stepped in. It was Friday @ 1pm and there were at least 10 patrons in the place. We were promptly greeted and seated.... More 

Thank sts9292
Livingston, Tennessee
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The food was good, nothing spectacular. Good music on the night we were there. The outside seating door was left open and cigarette smoke was blowing in. The vinyl table cloth was sticky and had cigarette burns in it, the floor had a stickiness too it as soon you walked in the door. Potentially could be a nice place with... More 

Thank TheBillings
Crossville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Went here and attempted to order the prime rib the menu stated started at 4 pm. This was T 4:35 pm. It was not ready yet. They offered the Rib eye as an alternative. The tea was not good so we chose to leave. $5.50 for poor drinks but better than no getting what we ordered. Went to Cheddars instead.... More 

1 Thank Oakrr
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Recently enjoyed a great steak here with friends....cooked exactly as requested. Nice quiet atmosphere, friendly staff but no hovering.....great location. The steak was wonderful, the salad was good but average and the sweet potato fries were amazing....almost a dessert in themselves. I'm don't imbibe but our friends ordered drinks and seemed pleased with the bar selections. Easily one of the... More 

Thank Cookeville_Phil
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I love a good rib eye, so I wanted to check this place out. I was blown away. It was definitely the best steak in town, but the sides were amazing as well. The mac n cheese was so creamy. The sweet potato fries, mashed potatoes, and the mushrooms were fantastic. The best steak in town.

Thank Ryan R
Singer Island
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Our first time trying this restaurant and were very pleased with our dinners. We were looking for a place open on a Sunday to eat other than a chain. My husband had the flat iron steak topped with blue cheese. I had NY strip steak both had baked potato & asparagus. He also had onion rings. He loved his steak.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $18
American, Steakhouse, Bar
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, Large groups, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?