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MacK and Kate's

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3078 Maddox Way, Franklin, TN 37064 (Franklin Road & Moores Lane)
+1 615-591-4104
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Our family friends wanted a good place to stop by, but never had we expected such good service and wonderful food. The decor is very cute and is not too over the top. Everything was very nicely kept, and we were treated like royalty. The brunch menu was amazing, varying from pancakes with home made cinnamon whipped cream to avocado... More 

1 Thank WillOfSnape
Nashville, Tennessee
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285 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The meal was very good, as was our service. It has a nice atmosphere. But, what I remember most was the delicious coconut cake. What a sweet ending to a lovely lunch.

Thank greengirl68
Franklin, Tennessee
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

My husband and I were searching for a special place to dine for date night on January 2nd. We looked at the dinner menu online and got excited about the salmon, chicken, and ancho pork. I should have looked closer as we were handed the New Year’s weekend menu when we were seated. It had fewer choices. We started with... More 

Thank Terrihav
Nashville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Nice restaurant and good food. We ate lunch and had the philly cheese steak and the roast pork Cuban, both were very good. The restaurant was able to seat us right away

Thank Bruce G
Nashville, Tennessee
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748 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Small and charming. Great place to take the girls for a morning brunch or an afternoon lunch. They even did a wonderful job of accommodating my gluten free diet. Even though there were only a few choses for me. We went for Sunday brunch (which I recommend a reservation) but even without one they were able to find a table... More 

Thank fizzy1991
Huntsville, Alabama
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We had taken another couple to a Dickens of a Christmas in Franklin on Saturday and since we were staying to see Nashville’s Nutcracker on Sunday a search of suitable restaurants brought us to Mack & Kates; which was more than suitable; it was a first-class way to have the first meal of the day. We were able to get... More 

Thank George2420
Fort Worth, Texas
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162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We were looking for something different and found it. Nice interior. Had the fried green tomatoes which came with their version of BBQ sauce. Portions were adequate sized for a lunch. Nice wine list. Would like to return for dinner.

Thank traveljim007
The Woodlands, Texas
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748 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 663 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

After dining in Georgia on Shrimp and Grits, I now try them where ever we land. Mack and Kate's has huge shrimp, creamy grits and a nice flavorful sauce. A little too much sauce for hubby and I but still a great meal and very tasty. I had the lobster mac and cheese. It came out so hot I took... More 

Thank Rebekajean
Brentwood, United States
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

OMG the smoked artichoke soup is worth the trip if you don't have anything else. My wife had the scallop dish it was amazing I had the Chefs Special it was s fish very similar to sea bass that was amazing but it isn't a menu standard. Service was amazing attentive with out being annoying. I highly recommend this establishment.

1 Thank Kelly F
Birmingham, Alabama
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126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Outstanding meal, especially the award winning shrimp and grits. Great combination of local flavors too. The service was fast and efficient and the ambience, warm and classy.

1 Thank Nadia T

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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
USD 19 - USD 36
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3078 Maddox 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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