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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 good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool Cafe always comes through when we need down-home comfort food. Got two great plates with fried pork chop on one and fried chicken on the other. Fried corn on both (yes fried and you gotta try it), green beans, and mashed potatoes on one...More

Thank James T
Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, James T! We are delighted to have you as a customer. Come on in when you want more of our down-home comfort food!

Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is not what I consider to be a typical meat and three. Despite being in a strip mall, it has a cool, funky interior, a nice atmosphere and the quality of the food was higher than we expected. Our server was efficient and friendly...More

Thank JCseminole
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you, JC! Our STEAK Night at the Cool Cafe is a big change from the weekly lunch and dinner served at the Cool Cafe. We "jazz" up the interior on Friday and Saturday nights and serve a completely different menu. Our goal is to...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018

Great Meat & 3,and service with a smile. ;) Great desserts to. And Sara always has a smile,really makes me feel at home,with GREAT home cooking.

Thank jgarrett2000
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you so much! We are very glad to have you as a patron. Enjoy our Fine Southern Food!

Reviewed 25 January 2018

I have never had one thing that I did not like, best meat and three and Steak night is over the top, Tim and his staff do an excellent job.

Thank dcmaxwell4223
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Don't be turned away by the fact that this "gem" is in the middle of a small strip mall. We visited for steak night and weren't disappointed! Cooked to perfection and very tasty. Comes with a huge wedge salad. The wedge was nicely chilled and...More

Thank Judy K
Tim N, Owner at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 24 December 2017

I have been to Cool Cafe many times for lunch. The meat and three can't be beat anywhere in Franklin in my opinion. Comfort food at its finest. I finally tried their "Steak Night" that happens on Friday and Saturday nights. The name is a...More

Thank HankHilliard
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you Hank! We are so glad you tried Steak Night! You will have to come back to try more or our menu. We have so many choices and they are all outstanding!

Reviewed 4 December 2017

The Cool Cafe is a surprise find and fitting name for this restaurant, tucked away in a nondescript strip mall. The flavors this Meat & Three provides is nothing short of nostalgic. I think they change components of the menu throughout the week, but they...More

Thank Robbie G
Sherrie P, Public Relations Manager at Cool Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you Robbie! Thank you for the 5 Star review! Many of our recipes are nostalgic as they come from our moms' and grandmoms' home cooking. We do change up our menu daily and there are lots of choices. You can enjoy our scratch cookin'...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended the Saturday night steaks so that’s when we went. We didn’t expect the café to be in a strip mall however we were pleasantly surprised by the interior in the warm greeting. Our waitress was very efficient in telling us the specials...More

Thank auggieson3
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Just great food at a great price. Traditional food. Nothing Fancy. Meat and 3 at its finest. Formal Steak Setting on Friday & Saturday nights

Thank BigDogDaddy505561
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

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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$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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