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Cool Cafe

1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
+1 615-599-0338
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana pudding” (26 reviews)
“fried chicken” (36 reviews)
“cornbread” (15 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 5 May 2016 via mobile

Cool Cafe offers a great menu of real southern cooking. Try the tilapia as a switch from the fried chicken. It's good and very tasty!

Thank Houston N
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Not what I expected from a meat and 3 in the south. Food was average at best. I ordered the spicy chicken and I got a piece of fried chicken that was hand dipped in a seasoning mixer when you order it. Mouth full of...More

Thank ItsaGthg
Reviewed 4 April 2016

A business associate asked me to meet him here for lunch. The selections were of a wide variety, and the porkchops (Tuesday's special) were very good. The portions were huge and the sweet tea was very good too. A meat and three for $13 in...More

Thank D B
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I go to only 2 places for Meat & 3. This one and Bishops. I love their chicken here. Seating can be a little crowded at times. Plenty of parking . Decent pricing. Portion sizes good . Staff are very nice. For sure a good...More

Thank ShannonB1969
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Cafeteria style, food is great! Good assortment of meats and vegetables. Good cornbread and the desserts are wonderful especially the Banana pudding, nothing artificial about this pudding. Staff are polite, friendly and helpful.

Thank 0826Jerry
Reviewed 5 February 2016

If you appreciate the real thing, you'll love the creamed potatoes at Cool Cafe. Clean and excellent service. Don't miss it.

Thank Houston N
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We eat there once a week, and it always delivers. Excellent food and huge portions. Their fried chicken and mashed potatoes are amazing.

Thank Mike P
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2016

Thank you Mike for your review of Cool Cafe! We appreciate your business! Please send me a quick email and I will send you an email from Cool Cafe. Thanks again! Sherrie Preuss Marketing Director Cool Cafe sherrie@sherriepreuss.com

Reviewed 29 October 2015

I ate for 11.47 after tax for a meat and two with a drink. The food was great. I had Baked BBQ Chicken with homemade mac & cheese and homemade mashed potatoes. Even the roll they gave me was hot and delicious. Many places like...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Good food, good environment. Great location. They give you a good portion. There is no skimping on the portions.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Found this gem thanks to Trip Advisor when traveling. I love a good meat and three type place! We got there at 12:40 on a Sunday but the line moved quickly. This is a buffet style establishment but the staff puts it on the plate...More

Thank Jena H
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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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
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, Delivery, Television, Full Bar, 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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