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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner


$6 - $16
Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Cafe
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
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Reviewed April 19, 2020 via mobile

We have been going here for years! Love the old time cafeteria style service and the food is awesome!! Well done!! Best meat n three’

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 21, 2020 via mobile

Cool Cafe is a mainstay near Franklin High School, a trusted purveyor of authentic Southern cuisine! Could their quality remain consistent even during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, especially in a carryout order that has slightly cooled by the time you arrive home. YES IT...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

If you are looking for a great steak at a great price then this is the place. Owner Tim Ness has the best steak in Franklin. Yes you just read that, beats Cork and Cow, Conners, Sperry’s and anything Puckett’s can offer. Casual place, nothing...More

Date of visit: January 2020
TheCoolCafe, Marketing at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2020

Thank you Mike!! Look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed January 10, 2020

Steak Night is fabulous! Love this place. Everything from appetizer, salad to the meal were excellent!

Date of visit: December 2019
TheCoolCafe, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2020

Thank you Victoria we look forward to you next visit.

Reviewed December 21, 2019

I recently visited Cool Cafe on Steak Night, and it was exceptional! The filet I had was just as good, if not better, than ones I've had at much higher-end restaurants. It's hard to cook a filet well-done without over-cooking it, but they got it...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 18, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I came out for a date night and to visit a friend of ours who also works there. We were craving appetizers and steak and they did not disappoint! The chips were amazing, as were the salsa and spinach dip. They were...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

I contacted the owner about 4 months prior to my reception, met with him 1 week before my reception and I couldn’t have asked for things to go better or be any easier on my fiancé and I. We didn’t really know what we wanted...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 22, 2019

Weekdays grab lunch or dinner for take out. Friday and Saturday night is steak night. The best steaks in town!

Date of visit: October 2019
Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2019

Thank you Cathy!! we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

I set a deal on catering and the owner called back, the day of the event, asking for more money after everything was already scheduled. Incredibly unprofessional and dishonest, go somewhere else.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Cool Cafe is a meat and three in the Franklin area. "Home cooked" meals, and large portions. When it first opened, it was great as evident from this pic from 2016. But lately, something has changed. Some of the recipes seem different.....the banana pudding is...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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February 23, 2017|
Response from Tim N | Property representative |
Sorry its very unlikely you will be able to sit together on a Sunday. We have a first come first serve kind of policy and we are not a very big place with Sundays being the busiest day of the week.
TonyandGayle B
March 31, 2016|
Response from Tim N |
Our meat and three closes at 2:00 on Sundays, and we are not currently open on Sunday night. However, we are now serving Steak Night on Friday & Saturday nights which includes steaks, chicken, fish & burgers. If we decide... More
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