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MacK and Kate's

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3078 Maddux Way, Franklin, TN 37064 (Franklin Road & Moores Lane)
+1 615-591-4104
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had Cuban and I had chicken salad. Food was average, salad was bland and wife said the Cuban was ok. Not much to choose from on the lunch menu.

Thank Djack79
Clermont, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food in a relaxing atmosphere. Fried green tomatoes with pimiento cheese were amazing! The biscuits with honey butter and blueberry jam were a big hit.

Thank Laura C
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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The food and service was excellent. We had one dish that got delayed. Our server came out and told us that the kitchen had overcooked it and they were redoing it. She brought out an appetizer for her while she waited for her dinner. After dinner the server brought out several desserts for the table because of the delay. This... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This was my first time here. I was on a date that I was hoping to impress by taking to a nice little independent restaurant. MacK and Kate's did not disappoint. The fried pimento cheese appetizer was delicious. I ordered the filet (very good) and my date ordered the pork chop (she won the "best order" award). She and I... More 

Thank John N
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Cute little p like ace tucked into a strip area. Decorated perfectly. Food is a bit higher than your average place but this place is a nice treat from time to time. The shrimp and grits is delicious. There are several sandwiches and salads that others got which they really enjoyed. We all decided that would come back again. The... More 

Thank 0501MVKG
Terre Haute
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We stopped in for an early lunch one day and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. My husband had a brunch dish (Eggs Benedict) and I had the bbq sandwich. The food was great! We will definitely go back!

Thank Courtney F
Fairview, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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!

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22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $36
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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 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 37064
    (Franklin Road & Moores Lane)
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-591-4104
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?