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Cafe Rakka Mediterranean Grill

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71 New Shackle Island Rd, Ste A, Hendersonville, TN 37075-2361
+1 615-824-6264
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch specials of portobello mushroom sandwich and lamb burger. fresh, hot, and delicious. Also had the hummus adding some roasted garlic and it is one of the best I've had. We finished with the baklava which was light crisp and perfectly baked Our friends eat here and confirm all the dishes are authentic and tasty Prices are overall... More 

Thank Flyfreemark
Cincinnati, OH
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This small 'hole in the wall" restaurant is an absolute gem for a tasty lunch. Fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared, genuine Mediterranean cuisine. If you like hummus you will not find better anywhere. Not inexpensive, but worth every cent. It was featured on Diners Drive Ins and Dives. I agree with Guy that this is a must do if you are... More 

Thank David L
Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited this restaurant because we had seen it on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. Our meal was good, but not great. We had way more salad than we needed. The menu was fairly limited.

Thank Lisa R
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this place for lunch. I always get the eggplant or a chicken and rice dish and they are so great and around $10. We took our family to dinner there and the menu was different than lunch and it cost a lot more so we don't go to dinner. But...when I drive by in the evenings it... More 

Thank Camilla P
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

All I have going to say is WOW! If you are a Hummus fan. Mark this as a place to eat. My wife loves Hummus and I have been a "it's okay" food until this trip. Hands down some of the best Hummus on the planet. We loved sitting outside to eat! We ordered as an Entrees the Shawermah on... More 

Thank likens2travel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch today. The food was good, but I've had better. I would give 4 stars if the waitress hadn't been so rude.

Thank Daniel L
Melbourne, Florida
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132 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Visited because it was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The Oak Ridge Boys said good things about the place. Not fancy but great food. Not your typical restaurant. You place your order at the counter, sit down, and wait (not long) for delivery. You can specify spice level. My wife opted for normal, but I had very spicy. Both... More 

Thank ZorroFL
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

It was my first time here and the staff was very helpful and informative. Their food is fresh and they use high quality products. After it was recommended by the staff, I had the lamb in the yogurt tomato sauce with cherries- it was divine! They give you a decent amount of food too! The menu features vegetarian options, specialty... More 

Thank Ale C
Nashville, Tennessee
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362 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Some of the best hummus I have ever had. I could eat a whole plate! The salads are amazing and fresh. All the food is delicious and flavorful. It's a little out of the way from Nashville, but worth the drive!

Thank bucks17
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

First time to eat here! We started with 3 appetizers (all good). I ate the mushroom pita sandwich = DELICIOUS!!! I cannot wait to go back!

Thank Stacie Dee P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 New Shackle Island Rd, Ste A, Hendersonville, TN 37075-2361
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sumner County  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-824-6264

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?