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CHAR Steakhouse

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14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
+1 931-520-2427
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Cookeville, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I absolutely love Char. There's usually not a long wait to be seated. The food is excellent. We love the atmosphere which is quiet until the live band shows up later at night. We are regulars and highly recommend Char.

Thank g_dean_olson
Hinesville, Georgia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family night with our college son who wanted steak. I had prime rib and he's had New York strip. Both were very large for the stated size. My prime rib was average but acceptable. Not the most tender but large portion. The grilled asparagus was the most flavorful part of the meal. My son's steak was good and well seasoned.... More 

Thank JSW67
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93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for lunch today with a business colleague. I really liked the atmosphere, and the menu was pretty normal with a few funky items. Burgers, sandwiches, pastas, salads, steaks. Prices reasonable and staff friendly. What blew me away was that everything was homemade. Real mashed potatoes and rolls. grilled asparagus was supreme. My teriyaki salmon was best salmon I... More 

Thank AlreadyBeenThere
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We met friends here while in town for the TTU Homecoming. The menu offered many options and we were not disappointed. Good food and good service.

Thank Barb M
Ridgecrest, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I liked the reviews so I took a chance. Best choice ever. The service was outstanding--there when I needed her but never hovering, never intrusive. I had the seafood cakes--DELICIOUS. Brilliant idea. Shrimp, crab, and scallops in these tasty little things. MMMM. For my entree, I chose the rib-eye when my tentative decision jived with the server's recommendation. Well. NOT... More 

Thank Chautona
Cookeville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have never had a bad meal here. The prime rib is awesome. On the square in Cookeville. When the restaurants on Interstate Dr are packed on Friday & Saturday, you usually can still get right in Char with little or no wait.

Thank Danny W
Cookeville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I, or sometimes just the wife and I, frequent Char regularly. The staff is always on point and attentive. The kitchen is great to accommodate patrons. Price is fair, but with the great service, this place is great.

Thank Matt S
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The first impression that I had even before sitting down was "wow this place is empty". I now know why. The restaurant is impossible to find. And I pity the person who does because then they have to eat the food they serve. Half the food is alright but the other half is flavorless trash that is better used for... More 

Thank Max G
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154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Char, like its sister restaurant The Cooke House, is located on the town square. I lean to the latter for its lighter ambiance, unique menus of small plates, and cocktail specialties. However, a friend brought me here and recommended the Greek salad. WOW! Not only was it plentiful, it was the best I've had in a long time ... complete... More 

Thank visuality
Clarksville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stopped here after work for dinner ordering ribeye and two sides. They were Cooked to order and fabulous. The outside dining area was pleasant to eat in!

Thank Bob M

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-520-2427
CH Steak Lounge is a newly rebranded, locally owned and operated Steakhouse on the square in downtown Cookeville, TN. Boasting the best steaks in the region as well as the best all around dining experience in town, CHAR has quickly become THE local hot spot for great food, cold drinks, and the best live music in town.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?