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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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Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Cafe, Pub
1110 Hillsboro Rd, Ste B200, Franklin, TN 37064-2053
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Our party of three decided to give this local place a try and glad we did. We were heading for the Downtown Franklin spots but decided to take a detour to a less known to tourist site. On this day they had Nashville Hot Chicken...More

Thank SOster
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Friday night service was great...food was exceptional. I highly recommend this as your Friday/Saturday dining out experience. Or check out their lunch and dinner take home on other nights of the week.

1  Thank Cathy H
Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thank you for your comment! We love serving our STEAK Night menu and our Cool Cafe menu. Come in whenever you are hungry, I am sure you will be delighted!!

Reviewed 10 August 2016

Hey folks - check out this seriously good place. The hot chicken was superb - cooked perfectly. It's a meat and three - they had a chicken casserole, fired chicken and pork chops as other meats. Great sides too. The service was good and the...More

2  Thank Dale J
Tim N, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Thank you so much Dale J. I am the Marketing Director for Cool Cafe. Are you from this area? We are celebrating 11 years in business and love new customers. I was wondering if this was your first visit to Cool Cafe? You may not...More

Reviewed 25 July 2016

I may just be "spoiled" by having the best "meat and three" close by so when I heard this was "the best", I had to try it. I'm not sold. The choices of meats were, hot chicken, barbecue chicken, fried chicken and meatloaf. I guess...More

1  Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Friday and Saturday nights are Steak Night at Cool Cafe. Entree are served with salad and a side. The steak is tender and done to perfection! They also have talapia, chicken, and catfish. The baked potato was huge. Sides include broccoli salad, shoestring potatoes, Brussel...More

1  Thank Bdcave
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Cool Cafe is a quaint restaurant serving typical Southern meat and three items. The turnip greens are delicious. Restaurant gets crowded during lunch, especially on Sundays but since you order food through buffet line, service is fast.More

Thank U4107HOpatriciag
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Thanks so much for your comments. We love to serve our patrons freshly cooked veggies and a variety of entrees. We take pride in serving you quickly so you can get on with your day. Just take plenty of time to enjoy the food! Come...More

Reviewed 9 June 2016

Cool Cafe is basically a meat and three featuring southern cooking. It should be noted, however, that this place is the gold standard for meat and threes as it is the best one around. I have eaten at this restaurant many times and never had...More

Thank Carol H
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Thanks, Carol, for you great comments. We love that you said we are the "gold standard" for meat and three. Cool Cafe will celebrate 11 years in business in July! Everyday we strive to serve you the freshest and most delicious food in town. We...More

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
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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 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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