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The Cookie Jar

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1887 Kelly Cross Rd, Dunlap, TN 37327-4541
+1 423-949-5852
10:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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East Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family Owned Restaurant with a beautiful farm country view. Very clean and the food is delicious. Homemade desserts. I will be going back to the Cookie Jar Restaurant.

Thank Aliekat
Knoxville, Tennessee
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on a family farm, The Cookie Jar is a peaceful country restaurant with wonderful food and friendly people. You enter across the wide front porch and if the weather's nice you can enjoy your meal on the porch. We had lunch on a Saturday and did not have to wait long to be seated. The service was very good... More 

Thank wacntn
Ringgold, Georgia
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180 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nestled out in the country on a gravel road on the side of a hill in a pasture with a wonderful view of the mountains, the restaurant is in a picturesque location. When we arrived about 6 p.m., it was packed, and we had a 30 minute wait for dinner. Not to worry. We sat on the front porch rocker... More 

Thank travelinbandman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really neat atmosphere way out in the country. Great meatloaf and WONDERFUL desserts. However the service is VERY poor. They need to hire someone other than kids who want to stand around and gossip. Also, don't order the Mac and cheese - all you receive is boiled Mac, the cheese is non-existant.

Thank es2es2
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visit this out of the way restaurant once a year for lunch.The food is very good, much like my Mother & Grandmother prepared - they were both wonderful old fashioned southern cooks and never used a recipe. At any rate this year was a disappointment, the food was good as usual but we experienced what I believe may have... More 

Thank Edwin G
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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252 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have heard about this place from several people so we decided to go check it out. It is just over the mountain from Chattanooga in Dunlap Tn. Beautiful in fall. Out in the country with gorgeous views of the mountains and valley. The restaurant is not very large but it does good business so going at an off time... More 

Thank aprilsumner
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Fall season must include a visit to The Cookie Jar. The drive over the mountain is beautiful and it was a wonderfully sunny day. Although we arrived 5 minutes after they opened, a church bus had arrived before us and it was necessary for us to wait a few minutes to be seated. The rocking chairs on the porch were... More 

Thank Dobbs312
Huntsville, Alabama
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were spending a day in the mountains near Dunlap for a fall festival and planned to visit this restaurant for dinner. When we arrived, the location was very picturesque. It was set on a farm with the backdrop of beautiful pastures outlined by mountains with fall colors. I was disappointed that they had already run out of chicken and... More 

Thank Dennis B
Clermont, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants ever! The sweet tea is the best. The service is always great. And the desserts are out of this world!! No way I could choose a favorite but we recently enjoyed the strawberry cake and pumpkin torte. Both were AMAZING! Friendly folks and great food from beginning to end! Thank you!

Thank Jennifer J
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Good down home food with a nice selection of sides. Have ordered the fried catfish several times as well as the chicken livers. The desserts are great and very reasonable, so we almost always leave with cupcakes or a pie. Beautiful drive from Chattanooga, but definitely out of the way, so be sure you know where you are going, because... More 

Thank DomesticDame

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1887 Kelly Cross Rd, Dunlap, TN 37327-4541
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Dunlap
  • Phone Number: +1 423-949-5852

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