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Spankies - Bar

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203 E 9th St, Cookeville, TN 38501-2616
(931) 526-3344
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Nashville, Tennessee
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has been here since the King of France, Louis Phillipe spent his last night on the Upper-Cumberland. It is a great college dive for a sandwich and a brew. The quality rivals 95% of the Mom & Pop Burger dens you will find anywhere.... They have a fair selection of brew, I wish they had Calf-Killer?/!! The supper... More 

Thank MDFS333
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149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spankies has been around for a long, long, long time. For a while, before Cookeville had liquor-by-the-drink, it was THE place to go. The menu was fun, as was the decor, and it's just a block from the university. Now, the only thing updated is the menu, and even it arrives at your table stained with use. The atmosphere is... More 

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Livingston, Tennessee
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food. Great for a family visit or a date night. Several delicious items on the menu, you can't go wrong. We have tried the duck a few times and it was delicious.

Thank TheBillings
Lebanon, Tennessee
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This restaurant was a favorite of mine while in college. Every time I am in Cookeville, I have to stop here for lunch. You cannot go wrong with anything you choose. Food is good, service is good, and it is right off campus. Make this a tradition for all new college students!

Thank Geoff A
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Most bars do not have amazing salads but these are the best in town! I love going there for lunch or a business meeting and having a great big salad and feeling full after eating a salad! The salads have great amounts of protein on them as well. Everything is delicious!

Thank Heidi C
Cookeville, Tennessee
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Wow! I had their smoked salmon salad for dinner and it was great. Cubes of smoked salmon, fresh greens, hard boiled egg, grape tomatoes and a delightful dressing made for a very nice dinner.

Thank David H
Cookeville, Tennessee
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357 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Love the bread! Had the Spankie dip and it was fantastic. Don't forget the spinach dip. The food and service is always great, but don't eat to much bread and spoil your dinner.

Thank WeenjoytravelingUSA
Somerset, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Just traveling through from Atlanta after vacation from Cancun!!! Must say this was a huge surprise!! We tried the Cajun Chicken and Shrimp, Lemon Pepper Chicken, and Chicken Sliders!!! We give all dishes a 5 out of 5!! Staff was very nice and friendly, service was quick!!! You must try Spankies if you want really good food!! Did I mention... More 

Thank brownteardrops
Cookeville, Tennessee
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129 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I have eaten Spankies food several times. I do not drink so I do not go for anything other than food. The food is excellent pretty much every time. I have had a few things and I love pretty much everything I have ever ordered. Their cheese bread is awesome! When you order out you get one piece of bread... More 

Thank TnOakTree
Cookeville, Tennessee
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388 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I have lived here a few years. My hubby for several years. Neither had ever eaten at Spankies until today. We were there for a surprise b-day party. Everyone was very helpful & friendly. The food was prepared quickly, fresh and delicious!! The atmosphere is very laid back and comfy. And, their mayo bread is out of this world!! We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Italian, Cajun & Creole, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 E 9th St, Cookeville, TN 38501-2616
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: (931) 526-3344

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?