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Cool Cafe

1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
+1 615-599-0338
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana pudding” (27 reviews)
“meatloaf” (18 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Cafe, Pub
1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have had steak all over the country.....High end expensive steak houses to little cafes in the Midwest....I have never had a better steak in my life! Nate did a great job of preparing it! 1st time going here... We will be back for sure!More

Thank Guy H
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Guy, thank you so much for your comments! We are so glad to know that someone like you, who has traveled and had experience with good food, loves our steaks as much as we do!! Please share the info with friends and family and help...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

My husband and I had a fabulous lunch after church today. This was our second experience with a meat and three restaurant. We loved the huge portion of meatloaf, crispy chicken, fried okra, yummy creamed corn, green beans and finally some glazed carrots in the...More

Thank Teresa D
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you so much Teresa! We want you to come back many more times. The food is always fresh and delicious!

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Best fried chicken, hands down! If you're looking for a traditional southern meal, look no further, this is it. Fried chicken, meatloaf, baked chicken, okra, white beans, turnip greens, banana pudding, cobblers and more. Overall, friendly staff, exceptional food and it's very clean and reasonably...More

Thank pameliag2016
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you Pamelia! We are delighted that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch at the Cool Cafe. Please tell your friends and family about Cool Cafe. We look forward to seeing you again! Do you know about our Friday and Saturday night event? It is called...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

The greater Nashville area is fond of the "meat and three"--locally owned places that offer a varied menu cooked southern style, and typically offer up some combination, depending on the day of the week, of deviled eggs, mayo based salads, three bean salad, pickled beets,...More

Thank K W
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This place is outstanding! Great food, great people and a relaxed atmosphere. Sometimes in the evening it's hard to tell whether or not it's open as they lower the shades to block the evening sun, but it's open until 8p so come on in. I've...More

Thank GlobeTrotting576918
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My first visit here. My wife suggested we dine here after church this morning. Looks can be deceiving. This place is tucked away in a small neighborhood-type strip center just off Highway 431/Hillsborough Road and Mack Hatcher Bypass in Franklin near the Williamson County Recreation...More

Thank StevenD_FranklinTN
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hello Steve D! So glad your wife suggested Cool Cafe. We love happy customers and it sounds like you are one! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We would like to know what we could do to improve for your next...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Not a traveler on this one, I live in Franklin. Cool Cafe is a locally owned, everything from scratch, bona fide meat & three during the week, then it transforms itself into an outstanding steakhouse on Friday and Saturday evenings. I have been numerous times...More

Thank Harrison W
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is my favorite meat and three. The food is tasty, the portions are large, and the staff is friendly. My husband and I were there the other day and my husband actually got brussel sprouts (something he doesn't like when I cook them!) so...More

Thank bnorrid
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I did not expect a cafeteria line and Styrofoam dinnerware. I did not expect to see foods in serving containers that looked dry, overcooked and fried. I walked through the line several times and nothing looked appetizing. The reviews took us there and perhaps I...More

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Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Once you have tried our food, you won't mind the paper plates or plastic utensils. Each menu item is prepared fresh several times a day, from old, tried and true, southern recipes. We cook in large quantities to feed lots of patrons in a timely...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017

You get a huge plate of awesome food here for a reasonable price!! I prefer the Mon & Wed veg options, but if I'm in the area, I'm there any other day too! Most of the time I'm too full to have any of the...More

Thank ChessMc
Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Thanks so much ChessMc!!!

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Questions & Answers
24 February 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
1 April 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 16
Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-599-0338
  • E-mail
Cool Cafe blends "Fine Southern Food" and scratch cookin' for a scrumptious and hearty meal for lunch and dinner. We serve lunch Sunday through Friday and dinner Monday through Thursday. Entrees, like Fried Chicken, Meatloaf, Pot Roast, and Chef's Specials such as Lemon Baked Chicken, Baked Tilapia and Chicken Mexico, team up with a variety of freshly cooked vegetables such as, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fried Corn, Turnip Greens, White Beans, Creamed Spinach, Fried Okra and Mac and Cheese. All are served with your choice of yeast rolls or cornbread. One of our special items, served Sunday through Thursday, is HOT CHICKEN on white bread and served with homemade pickles. What a treat! If you would like something "Cool", try our Cool Salads: Broccoli Salad (Tim's special recipe), Cole Slaw, Cranberry Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Pea Salad, Potato Salad, and delectable Chicken Salad made with green grapes and a special creamy sauce. And don't miss the old fashioned, just like Grandma used to make, Deviled Eggs! A must have is dessert, and oh, what choices there are! The house special served everyday is the World Famous Banana Pudding, made from scratch pudding, fresh bananas, vanilla wafers and a 5 inch cloud of real meringue! Then there are the fruit cobblers, two choices daily, apple, cherry, peach, and blackberry. The daily specials rotate and there are choices like made from scratch Brownies with house-made caramel sauce, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. There are a variety of cupcakes, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, and Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing! Be on the lookout for new and/or seasonal desserts, such as Pumpkin or Pecan Pie!
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