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Kimbro's Cafe

American, Bar, Pub
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214 S Margin St, Franklin, TN 37064-2642
+1 615-599-2946
16:00 - 01:00
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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I go to listen to music at Kimbro's Cafe about once a month. It's casual, the food is good, the service is good, it's just a comfortable place to hear local musicians. In the last few years it has become more difficult to find a small venue for local music, but Kimbro's does it and does it well.

Thank Karen K
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71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Too cute. If you work up a thirst antiquing, this the place for you. If you feel like picking they have a selection of guitars, etc for you to play. Cold beer at reasonable prices and a tasty but small menu.

Thank Radjeff
Mountain Village, Colorado
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

from the 100 year old door bell in this cnverted house to jam sessions on the porch, fresh music in the back room, family kitchen for dinner, fun bar, new friends, front row to old and new talent in historic Franklin. This could be the coolest place & neatest people ever! If you go here and find anything that compares... More 

Thank Leslieann111
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Checked it out on a Saturday evening. Cramped and crowded, but the band was oh so sweeeet! The cover was only $5, the bar is extreeeemely limited (2 vodkas, 1 tequila, 2 whiskeys) - and I don't like drinking out of a plastic cup, but that's just me. We had a group of 8 and ordered pizza, fried pickles (wouldn't... More 

Thank smstafford
Franklin, Tennessee
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

When we went in to see Kimbro's, we paid a $10 cover charge for the bands that were lined up. You never know what type of music you will hear here but a place you need to visit. it's a small casual laid back environment for the artist at heart.

Thank Lisa W
Franklin, Tennessee
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

What a crazy diversion this place is! We had a nice lunch here (thanks, Groupon) and enjoyed a terrible band along with a nice and up-and-coming duo. The owners don't quite understand the capitalist system, as they are relying on donations to fix additional rooms in the place, rather than improving their menu, which leads to more sales/profits and would... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Excellent food and service. Great music venue that allows for excellent entertainment. Locally owned and managed.

Thank Houston N
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154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

My husband and I saw Amy LaVere and Will Sexton play here for our first visit to Kimbro's. We loved it! We knew we would love the music, being long-time fans, but the venue was a pleasure, too. The decor is colorfully eclectic and the food is good pub fare ... especially the American Burger.

Thank visuality
Franklin, Tennessee
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

We get to Kimbro's, usually for songwriters' night on Tuesday, regularly since we moved to the area 7 months ago. Never disappointed. But it is the relaxed atmosphere and variety of music we hear that we come back for, not the menu. Menu? It was a laminated card, with mostly appetizers and burgers. Most recently it was single sheet printouts... More 

Thank Chris R
Lake City, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Maybe we came here on an off night. I guess I wasn't sure what the hype was. I saw the schedule and came to the place but it wasn't the same time person playing as scheduled. We were a bit disappointed. The sound was good and nicely balanced though but we didn't care for the person performing. Nothing special with... More 

Thank Joanna F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 S Margin St, Franklin, TN 37064-2642
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-599-2946

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