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Cafe Rakka Mediterranean Grill

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71 New Shackle Island Rd, Ste A, Hendersonville, TN 37075-2361
615-824-6264
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was fresh and delicious. I had the vegetarian plate and my husband had the lamb and we ended up sharing because both dishes were stupendous. You won't regret the drive to this wonderful restaurant.

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Thank Connie J
Cross Plains, Tennessee
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you drive up to this restaurant, you might have some second thoughts. It's not located in the nicest part of town. I will say that I enjoy visiting Guns and Leather which is just around the corner though. The outside of the building is nothing special to look at and the interior lacks any special appeal. Do not let... More 

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Thank Baldnerd
Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little place, excellent food. Gyros, both chicken and lamb were very good. Tabouleh was the only down side, just a little too oily.

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Thank tanagel
Nashville, Tennessee
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Great Hummus and a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes. Very good Arabic dishes - Lamb, beef, chicken and seafood. Great bread, Tabbouleh, hummus, etc. Very casual and unassuming. Not cheap but heaping portions. Lunch about 25 per person.

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Thank tom t
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Met our expectations, Hummus was delicious, the fired seasoned jalapeños were extremely flavored and pretty warm but I only cried a little. Chicken was cooked and seasoned perfect. Very generous servings , we had 4/4 doggy bags. Small seating but we hit it just right at 1:45 ; no wait! Would go back in a minute.

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Thank Craig W
Franklin, Tennessee
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

You walk up, read the menu on the wall, and order. Sit down and the food comes your way. The portions are so large we ate off of our two orders for three days. I would recommend the appetizer sampler to start as it sets the mood. Were we back again, we would get the sampler and split one entree.... More 

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Thank He_who_likes_dining
Georgetown, Texas
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Everything is hand made so it does take a bit to get your entrees. The hummus was great while we waited. I also wanted the eggplant....so sorry, all sold out!!!! Acck! Prices are at the higher end, but they offer smaller portions for lunch and the sandwiches were less than 8 bucks apiece. Make sure you check the online menu... More 

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Thank Gary P
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

If you like Mediterranean this is a must try! What a delicious meal. Don't expect speedy service, but the food, which is cooked to perfection, is worth the wait!! It is not cheap, but not overly expensive either. When customers are greeted like family and don't mind standing in line, you know you are onto something. I wouldn't recommend dine-in... More 

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Thank Gloria K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden jem. Everything is spectacularly made from scratch and it is very evident in the quality of the food, and the customer service is wonderful. The owner is often there and makes a point to come say hi to the customers and ask how their meal was personally. One time a ceiling tile fell on my... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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149 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I admit this restaurant is a little pricey. The salad I had today for lunch was $16 and some change, but it did taste delicious and they never fail to please my taste buds. We add feta cheese. that could be why it is so much. Regardless, we enjoy their food so much. If you don't mind the high prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 New Shackle Island Rd, Ste A, Hendersonville, TN 37075-2361
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sumner County  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: 615-824-6264

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