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Spankies - Bar

Italian, American, Cajun & Creole, International
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203 East 9th Street, Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 526-3344
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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  • 9
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We enjoy Spankies. The food is fresh and service ok. Good selection of items on the menu and cold beverages. We enjoyed the spinach dip and chips and chicken tenders served on top of coleslaw. The burgers are good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
Nancy H
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Spankies has been in Cookeville for years. I have been there for both lunch and dinner. Lunch is very reasonable for the quality of food. The dinner menu has multiple meals that are delicious. One thing that they are know for is the bread that they serve. Normally I do not like mayonnaise, but they put it on a thick... More 

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Thank BigDaveBo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is a must stop for all Cookeville tourists. Ask for JJ or Steve when you walk in. Got to visit with both last time in town. always the best food and generous pours!! Easy to find next to the RR Tracks and Tenn Tech right in the heart of town..... Tod

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Thank Tod L
Sevierville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We enjoy Spankies. The food is fresh and service ok. Good selection of items on the menu and cold beverages. We enjoyed the spinach dip and chips and chicken tenders served on top of coleslaw. The burgers are good.

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Thank Nancy H
Talbott, Tennessee
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Spankies is a local restaurant right near the Tennessee Tech University campus. It has been around for quite some time. The cheesy bread is their "thing". You could fill up on it, so be careful! The food is great. This latest visit we had the salmon, chicken tenders, and chicken parmesan. I've had many other items in the past and... More 

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Thank Stephen A
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Love the rustic look with a modern bar. Cheese bread is a must and I've never had a meal I didn't like.

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Thank Conniegee13
Bradyville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

What an eclectic menu and atmosphere! Hubby had the fish tacos and I had the shrimp tacos. Both very good with a little kick on the shrimp tacos. We also got the Zucchini fries, crispy, creamy and well seasoned. But the star was the cheese bread! Half grilled cheese, half pizza, lots of deep fried oil...delicious!

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Thank ElsbethMR
Livingston, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Nice diverse menu with well prepared dishes. We have had the duck a few times and it was prepared to perfection. They serve the most delicious bread.

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Thank TheBillings
Grove City, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I loved my Tennessee Salad! Hubby had Prime Rib sandwich. Atmosphere is great. Only open for lunch but you need to make the time to check it out. Get there early!

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Thank EttaJane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Spankies is a local favorite in Cookeville and today's lunch was no different. Saw many people I knew. Ordered the special which was a roast beef sandwich served with potatoes. It was quite delicious. Lunch at Spankies is self serve. Place order at counter in back and they call your name once prepared. You get your own drink. Overall a... More 

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Thank Michael D
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had dinner last night at Spankies. We have eaten here somewhat infrequently, but have always had an excellent meal. This is a local favorite so you never know who you might see here. The service was prompt and excellent and the food was especially well prepared.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 East 9th Street, Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: (931) 526-3344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Cajun & Creole, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?