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MacK and Kate's

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3078 Maddux Way, Franklin, TN 37069-5119 (Franklin Road & Moores Lane)
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Fairview, Tennessee
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on what we ordered, this spot certainly deserves a return visit. If shrimp and grits are on the menu, this will always be my first choice, and these were the best I have had anywhere. The shrimp were described as "jumbo," but this was an understatement. They were huge. The cheese grits had the smooth consistency of a soufflé,... More 

Thank Bunky46
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the summer squash bisque & it was fantastic. The wait staff was very friendly and made you feel welcome. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. Definitely would visit next time we are in town!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Mack and Kate's, and the person I went with couldn't believe that I hadn't been there yet; so we went. Parking is tricky to find a place, the decor and atmosphere was interesting-- they pack a lot of tables into a small area, and the staff friendly ( I suspect they were more friendly... More 

Thank Joanie T
Jan S, Owner at MacK and Kate's, responded to this review

Hi Joanie, Thanks for taking the time to inform us of your dining experience...I am sorry that you felt the tables were too close...also, I am unfortunately unable to control other guest. We would love to have you back and please suggest a more quiet part of the restaurant when you come and we will certainly accommodate. Jan Strawn, Owner More 

Gadsden, Alabama
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I wrote a review of what use to be our favorite restaurant in Nashville. We had a 730 reservation and we reported in at 7:20ish. We were overlooked as every couple/group who arrived after us were seated. At 830, we complained and were seated. We did get an apology but nothing else. Not complimentary wine, dessert, etc. I paid the... More 

1 Thank JimE782
Jan S, Owner at MacK and Kate's, responded to this review

Jim, No only am I sorry to hear of your experience, I am also sorry that your voice was not heard...I am interested to know when your dine date was I am a bit confused about the time...in order for me to investigate I need some details...Please respond via my personal email and I will do my best to recitify... More 

Newmarket, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Shrimp and grits were great. Shrimp were extra large. Pork and mac and cheese was also a hit. Diver scallops were cooked perfect. Appetizer of crab cake had ample crab with a nice consistency. Only disappointment was after being seated it was almost 15 minutes until the server came over.

Thank prancergirl
Franklin, Tennessee
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I met a friend for dinner while visiting the area preparing to move to Franklin. The bartender was our server. He was very knowledgeable about spirits and liqueurs. They did not have an official gluten free menu; however, he arranged for the chef to prepare a special dish to accommodate me. The food was delicious, service and atmosphere amazing!

Thank Diana S
Lavergne Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This little restaurant is just so cute! The Waiter was wonderful and the food home style and yet elegant! Please try it for a weekend brunch!

1 Thank lavergnelovers
Amelia Island, Florida
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great food...fabulous ambience. Reservations recommended. Servers are attentive and the meals are wonderful!

1 Thank margaritasat5
Franklin, Tennessee
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

1st time visitor in April, 2016. Starting with a side salad, the basil vinaigrette was very good, something I'd buy if I found a bottle of it. For my entree, I had Kate's Bouillabaisse which was a bit pricey, but well worth it considered the amount of delicious seafood loaded into this large bowl. I often find Bouillabaisse either good... More 

1 Thank ageffner
Franklin, Tennessee
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1,047 reviews
630 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Beware all coconut cake lovers!! You will enjoy the finest piece of coconut cake ever entered your tastebuds.

1 Thank Houston N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $36
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3078 Maddux Way, Franklin, TN 37069-5119
    (Franklin Road & Moores Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 16155914104
Sophisticated Southern and Gourmet Country are great ways to describe the cuisine at the charming Mack & Kate"s Cafe. Named after two sisters, MacKenzie and Kathleen, our family owned and operated establishment will make you feel right at home. Started in a small, sleepy town, Mack & Kate's humbled beginnings took place in a small service station. This charming little destination dining spot grew over eight years, resulting in the Strawn Family relocating Mack & Kates to Franklin, TN.
We enjoy seeing our friends from our early days and our new friends here in Franklin.
We use the freshest and finest when it comes to our ingredients and always support local farmers and growers. We pride our self in our accommodating and knowledgeable service team and the ability to consistently feed our customers what they are looking for; the freshest from the best.

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