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Coal Town Public House, Franklin, TN

Coal Town Public House

4.6
4.6
240 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
NOW OPEN! Coal Town Public House is a modern American grill located in the heart of Westhaven Town Center. Our diverse menu is comprised of elevated and unique takes on American cuisine, as well as a full service bar boasting a wide array of wine, beer and craft cocktails. The restaurant features a lush interior with high ceilings, stylish fixtures and plenty of natural light. Nestled against Magli Green, our retractable garage doors open completely to let in the sun, fresh air and views of the lake. The Public House will set the scene for you to enjoy a truly memorable dining experience with friends and family!

Reservations recommended. No take-out available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 807-1194

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chris Cunningham

  • Neighborhood

    Franklin / Brentwood

  • Cross street

    Just off of Front Street in the Westhaven Town Center

  • Parking details

    Plenty of parking in the Kroger parking lot adjacent to the Coal Town Public House in Westhaven Town Center. There is also some street parking available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Weekend Live Music

    Multiple dates available
    Please join us for dinner, drinks, and entertainment every Friday and Saturday night from 8:30 pm to 11 pm. Entertainment ranges from country, jazz, special guests, and dueling pianos. Please check our event calendar and socials for weekly lineup!
  • Public House Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Sunday from 11am to 3pm for the best brunch offerings in Franklin. Full bar available featuring our "green machine" bloody mary and $15 bottles of Brut with one mixer. Reservations are highly suggested.

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What 240 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nashville

    Scenic View

  • Nashville

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  1. TG

    TinaG

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Appropriate for a fun night out with friends or date night. We sat out on the patio with a view of the lake and a fire at our table. There was live music inside which we could hear, but we were still able to have our own conversation without yelling. The manager and our server were friendly and attentive, making for a fun and relaxing evening out!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded 2 days agoThank you for spending your date night out with us, Tina! We are looking forward to having you dine with us again soon.

  2. s

    simpledudewholikesfood

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The bar was awful. Like, I wonder if the bartender had actually ever been trained. Not being snarky, seriously. We had a party of six. We were there for several hours. Not one mixed drink was done well - from a relatively simple dirty martini to any of the house signature drinks. Tainted the entire dinner experience. Food was tasty and uncomplicated. Server was present and responsive. Vibe was more of a family focused community restaurant than the trendy new Nashville area place to be. We traveled from Detroit, Atlanta, Canada and Chicago to the city and made the trek based on reviews which didn’t capture that this as clearly more of a “family” than “adults” destination. We won’t come back though we enjoyed the music, especially how they had the sound piped through the restaurant so it wasn’t blasting us as we sat next to the stage. Definitely need to work on the bar service. Cheers.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded 2 days agoThank you, simpledude! We appreciate all of your feedback. Hope you will give us another try again soon!

  3. M

    Morgan

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have had two great experiences at Coal Town. The focaccia bread and wing appetizers were on point, even for a wing snob. The salmon burger was good too. Unlike many other bars they had the Amazon Prime Thursday night football broadcast on the numerous TVs. Highly recommend for semi-casual dining.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded 2 days agoMorgan - thank you very much for the kind words. Looking forward to having you to dine with us again!

  4. AA

    AlabamaAnna

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I’ve eaten here several times before and it’s always been wonderful. This time however was a little different. Our appetizer (Fried Green Tomatoes) was outstanding. Our entrees were not great though. My chicken and my friend’s Ahi Tuna lacked any seasoning or flavor. Our service throughout the meal was great. We were in a booth in the bar area and the bartender was our server. But around 9:15, things got strange. My friend and I had paid our bills and were just sitting and talking. The restaurant was mostly empty so they started cleaning up and shutting things down, which I understand. But the bartender started slamming things around, like she was mad. At one point, some glasses got broken. At about 9:30, the TVs were off, the music was off and lights were being turned off. Again, I understand winding things down, but your closing time is stated as 10:00 and we just felt like us being there was a huge irritation to the bartender and that we were being rushed out. This is not how I’ve been treated by any staff there on previous visits so I don’t know if we just caught someone on a bad night or what.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for the repeat visits, Anna! Also, thank you for the thorough review! We are sorry your visit was anything less than top-notch. We are taking your notes to our team and hope you will visit again soon!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Not great. The food was incredibly average for the price and location. Vibes were good and the service was ok.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on September 20, 2022Thank you for the feedback! Hope you will try us again soon.

  6. t

    tastebud

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Our expectations were fully met. We will definitely be coming back for more!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on September 20, 2022Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you soon!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Usually great! Mai tai

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on September 20, 2022Hi there! We would love more feedback on your visit to help us improve for the next one. Thank you!

  8. BP

    BruceP

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Excellent service. No waiti Good wine. Good value

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service :)

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on September 6, 2022Terrific! Thank you.

  10. MM

    MargaretM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband, daughter and I and our future son in law had a lovely Sunday lunch here yesterday. The food was delicious and plentiful. Our server was excellent. This is the 2nd time eating here and both times were great.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on September 6, 2022We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch. Thank you for bringing your family! Hope to see you again soon.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and fabulous service. The brunch steak and eggs were a very special treat A great experience all around.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on September 6, 2022We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Sunday brunch with us! Hope to see you again soon.

  12. r

    rick

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Service

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you, Rick! Hope to see you again soon.

  13. A

    Amethyst1

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very casual and energetic ambiance. The food and service was great. Located in a very quaint, family oriented area near a golf course. There was a musical performer that night which added to the upbeat atmosphere. Sound levels are pretty loud in main dining room so might want to request a back or corner table if you're interested in conversation.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for the kind words, Amethyst1. Hope to see you again soon!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time and food was awesome! Our server was great and it had a great vibe. My only complaint was inside was really hot even at 8pm and the red wines were warm. They did chill my wine down so that was awesome. Definitely will be back.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you so much for the kind review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  15. TB

    TennBill

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was pricey but worth it. Nick was our our waiter and delivered 5-star service. We had wanted fried green tomatoes for lunch but they are only on the dinner menu. Nick said the chef owed him a favor. We got them, and they were the best ever.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 29, 2022So happy to hear you had a terrific visit and your service was top-notch! We look forward to seeing you in the future, TennBill.

  16. S

    Sweetfall

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amanda, our server, was excellent!!! The food was awesome too!!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 29, 2022So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, Sweetfall. Look forward to see you again.

  17. MS

    MaureenS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It was extremely hot in the dining room. We will go back and try it again and sit on the patio next time. The waitress was very helpful.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you, Maureen! Hope to see you again soon.

  18. K

    Kelly

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this local restaurant! So happy to add one more favorite to our list.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 22, 2022Thank you!

  19. BP

    BrendaPetee

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't say enough about how much we enjoy Coal Town Public House. Exceptional food, service, drinks, atmosphere! Can't wait to come bak.
  20. C

    Chuck

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    Beautiful facility… But the food was flavorless and had no passion behind it.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you, Chuck! We are always open to any feedback that will make your next experience with us 5 star!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Very casual dining - my mistake for thinking other wise. Fillet well cooked but small for price. Mushroom toast was subpar. Servers attentive and nice.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 8, 2022Hi there! Thank you very much for the feedback. So glad to hear you enjoyed your service! Hope you will try us again in the future.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great! Fun dining venue!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you very much!

  23. j

    jamiec

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My husband said steak was great. My salad would of been good, but I asked for dressing on the side and it was soaked in oil? It was really soaked. Restaurant also had a ton of flies because the hostesses did not shut the doors when they were left open.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 8, 2022Hi there, Jamie! Thank you very much for your feedback. Sorry to hear your salad was less than top-notch. Happy to hear your husband enjoyed his steak! We hope you will try us again in the future.

  24. I

    Ienjoygoodfood

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing-very knowledgeable. You must get the pork chop. It will blow your mind. Added bonus: Gov. Lee sat at the booth next to us! Definitely try this restaurant.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for joining us! So happy you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New place with casual yet classy atmosphere. Food was excellent along with the service.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 31, 2022Thank you very much!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here! Excellent service and food. They were able to make special accommodations for food allergies. Everyone loved their meal!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 31, 2022So happy to hear it! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again really soon.

  27. N

    Nance

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great time for a birthday.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 31, 2022Thank you! So happy you celebrated with us!

  28. JS

    JeffS

    Nashville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and knowledgeable waiter who led us to try some out of the box specials - the duck appetizer and the unique take on bread pudding dessert. Service was not hurried and all of the food was excellent. Highly recommend trying this neighborhood jewel!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you very much, Jeff! We look forward to having you dine with us in the future.

  29. WS

    WillS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for brunch or date night. Excellent service every time.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you, Will!

  30. T

    Traci

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was fun. Drinks were great. Service was very good. Food was wonderful from start to finish! Will definitely be back!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 26, 2022So happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service, Traci! Hope to see you again soon.

  31. N

    Nisha

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The appetizers where not great we had the calamari and the mushroom toast. The dessert we got the olive oil cake was so dry and tasted as if it was baked days ago and the ice cream served with the cake had frostbite and did not taste like a gelato. The main course we had steak and it was good and cooked well.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 8, 2022Hi there, Nisha! Thank you very much for the feedback on your appetizer and dessert. We will be sure to communicate your thoughts with the chef and team. So happy to hear you enjoyed your steak! We hope you will try us again soon.

  32. F

    Flintstones

    Yosemite

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will did a great job.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 22, 2022Thank you!

  33. B

    Beachwalk

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun evening with great food and personal service

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you! So happy you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon!

  34. KS

    KelleyS

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I decided to try out Coal Town for our date night and we had a great experience. Our waitress was so friendly and helpful. Our food was yummy and came out quickly. The restaurant itself was clean and had a good vibe. It was a little pricey but fun for a date night.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you, Kelly! So glad you enjoyed our food and service. Hope to see you again soon!

  35. CT

    ChrisT

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. The two dinners we had were delicious. I had two Seasonal Smash drinks. They were less than a good value. Two dinners and three drinks were $128. You judge.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 15, 2022Thank you for visiting, Chris! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and hope you will visit again soon.

  36. KT

    KTAL

    Nashville

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall good Some things I would not order again. Will go back and try different items next time. Nick our server did an excellent job!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 11, 2022Thank you very much for your feedback, KTAL. Hope to see you again soon!

  37. JF

    JohnF

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The noise level is to the point that conversation is difficult. Background music was too loud so, combined with the noise people were making, leaving was a relief.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you very much for the feedback, John. We are in the process of reviewing our atmosphere and live music plan as a management team. Due to the extreme heat index as of late, we are adjusting our dining room and patio spaces daily, which affects the acoustics for our live music program. We are confident that we will be able to remedy this issue and hope that you will try us again soon!

  38. BD

    BarryD

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, and great atmosphere! Love the new additions to the summer menu. One of our fav go-tos!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you, Barry! We are so glad you enjoyed our summer menu. We will share your compliments with Chef Cunningham!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Love it!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 5, 2022So happy to hear it! Thank you.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    The restaurant’s AC was not working and the temperature in the dining room was so hot it was hard to have any appetite at all. We talked about leaving a few times but tried to stick it out for the waitress (who was doing her best to be attentive, keep water glasses filled, etc).

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear you had attentive and friendly service! We are doing our best to adjust and address our space daily based on the heat index . .etc. It's been so hot in Nashville, overall! Hope you will try us again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Coal Town Public House is rated 4.6 stars by 240 OpenTable diners.

Coal Town Public House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Coal Town Public House

187 Front St, #103, Franklin, TN 37064-4884

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Just off of Front Street in the Westhaven Town Center

  • Neighborhood

    Franklin / Brentwood

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of parking in the Kroger parking lot adjacent to the Coal Town Public House in Westhaven Town Center. There is also some street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chris Cunningham

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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