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“One of our favorite restaurants!”
Review of Spankies - Bar

Spankies - Bar
Ranked #19 of 175 Restaurants in Cookeville
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Fort Myers, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“One of our favorite restaurants!”
Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

We live in Cookeville, and have been coming to Spankies since 1989. Love the food, and the owner JJ is a charming man. The food is creative, and tasty. I love the portions, and I am a fan of college hot spots. I may be older than the kids there, but I love their energy. Steve Jones, the bartender/manager, has been at Spankies for years, and we truly enjoy seeing his face whenever we walk in the door. We love, love, love Spankies. Local, friendly, tasty, comfortable. We highly recommend this to the traveler passing through. A Cookeville institution.

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English first
Smyrna, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Favorite Restaurant in Cookeville”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Spankies has a great menu of steak, chicken, and pasta. They have specials throughout the week with very good prices. The cheese bread is unbelievable. It is amazing. There is a full bar and nice beer selection. It is very close to Tennessee Tech University. Many nights the patrons are professors and other professionals that live and work in Cookeville.

  • Visited July 2011
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tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“good”
Reviewed March 23, 2012

Wish they would change the flooring - but the food is good and sevice is good

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Columbus, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Don't judge this book by its cover”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

Spankies is a very versatile restaurant. By day it is an order at the counter and pick it up when they call your name restaurant, by evening it is a sit down and order off the menu restaurant, and by night it is a college hangout. Although some people may judge it by its location and nightlife that it is a college bar, Spankies is much more than that. The food is well beyond bar food and the atmosphere is very charming. They also offer some great bread with the meals. Enclosed patio seating is also available to enjoy nice weather days. I highly recommend coming here on your visit to Cookeville.

  • Visited November 2011
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U.S.A
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good College Food with good college atmosphere”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Amazing garlic bread! Everyone in the group enjoyed their food. It's definitely a college dive, but it brought back some good memories of a similar place in my old college town. Friday lunch was very crowded; the place was practically empty for Sat. lunch. The food was out quick; not much of a wait. Friendly workers!

  • Visited February 2012
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