Cork & Cow

4.7
1933 reviews
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Steakhouse
Downtown Franklin's best fine dining restaurant! Hickory grilled steaks, seasonal entrees, and craft cocktails make Cork & Cow a unique destination just minutes south of Nashville.
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JM
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cork & Cow gets 5 stars because 10 isn't an option.

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M
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands-down my favorite restaurant in Franklin. I love the file, the mac & cheese, and the seasonal salads are always amazing. They make the best old-fashioned around. Couldn’t love this place more!

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D
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience! A tad on the pricey side, but we loved it!

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M
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

27th Anniversary

The service was okay, but for that price I had higher expectations. I asked for a medium steak, but it was well done. The ice cream cake dessert was outstanding!

On most of our anniversary dates places will make a special menu, have a note at the table, offer a complimentary dessert, or do something to acknowledge the occasion. After notifying through Open Table, letting the host know there was nothing.

In the end we had a good meal and I always enjoy celebrating my bride, but Cork & Cow did not provide that extra touch.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time eating at C&C. We had an awesome time! Food was amazing! Adam (waiter) was so cool and really made the dinner that much more enjoyable. Staff accommodated our request for the corner booth. Very thankful! We’ll be back!

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MR
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant to eat at in middle Tennessee. We had the lamb rack and grouper entrees. Both were perfectly seasoned and cooked...they tasted absolutely amazing. Our waiter, Wilder, was top notch...very professional and friendly with a good sense of humor...he made sure we had everything we needed and made the meal that much more enjoyable. Everything about Cork & Cow is fantastic...can't say enough great things about the staff, atmosphere and food. Highly recommended!!

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V
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an early reservation. The kids had burgers and my husband had the seafood gnocchi dish and added a lobster tail (yum) and I had a filet and added a crab cake. This roasted veggie side and gnocchi were amazing. We are definitely going to return. We intend to ask for the same waiter, he was amazing.

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S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the intimate atmosphere, the friendly wait staff and the outstanding food. A treat night for sure as it is very expensive but worth every penny.

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J
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by Eric. Cocktails great. Food prepared perfectly.

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L
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Every entree from prime rib to halibut to boar tenderloin was superb! Our out of town guests were delighted as were we.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a first visit for us and certainly did not disappoint!
Our server, Doug, was excellent. He was friendly, knowledgeable and professional in a comfortable way.
Nice wine list and the "1/2 off a bottle Sunday" is a plus.
All courses were delicious, my wife and I especially enjoyed the "layered flavors" that a traditional steakhouse often fails to attempt.
No need to travel to Nashville with a restaurant like Cork & Cow in our backyard!

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak and experience that I have had outside of Chicago.

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DL
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our server, Barry was excellent. The ambiance was perfect. The, and I mean the only thing
that took our meal from five stars to three was my husbands steak. It just wasn’t the usual melt in your mouth, smoky finish we’ve come to expect from C & C. The cocktails were superb and the wine was excellent.

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RD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great
John @ Bar and Hunter our server were both terrific
Thanks

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TA
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was amazing tonight as always! Filet and octopus salad was a great pick!

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L
Nashville
30 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cork & Cow never disappoints. Always outstanding service, quality of food is top notch and the cook on the steaks is always perfect. Seafood Gnocchi and burger are amazing if you don’t feel like a steak. Thanks again to C&C!

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is pricey, but the service level is tremendous. I would highly recommend for most occasions.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Berry was a fantastic server who takes his job seriously. My wife and I had a wonderful evening and an amazing meal.

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S
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This modern southern style restaurant makes exquisite steaks and delectable desserts. Their lamb was perfect, the filet mignon amazing, and the creme brulee was divine. The service was amazing, and the waiter had many great suggestions. Definitely worth it for a fantastic dining experience.

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DB
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time, but I did not enjoy being tucked away in the top level. The ceiling height up there is so low that my tall husband and son could not get to our table without ducking their head and we felt super isolated from everyone else. Other than that we got great, though slightly slow service and the food was excellent The desert was one of the best deserts I had anywhere and I would return just for that!

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w
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was outstanding, the staff was top notch and the food was amazing.

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AB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Order may have been wrong but the meal was still 5 stars. Don’t hesitate to try it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The special was not that good and costly.

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MF
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter and friends had pre-prom dinner here. Said food was awesome and great service.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The monkfish and grilled oysters were amazing as appetizers. Steak was good, but I've had better. Server was delightful and attentive. Overall a very good experience with the family.

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TG
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere was terrific as always.

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l
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing. Food was alright but nowhere near the value paid. The vegetables were under cooked, some items were overly salted. You get 4 chared oysters for $13 but at 55 south, which shares a kitchen, you get 6 chared oysters for $14. Nothing eaten was worth a second thought. The atmosphere was loud. I've had better steaks at Sizzler.

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B
Nashville
79 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The Cork and Cow is one of my favorite places for steak and drinks. I have been there about 6 times in two years. It competes very well with any of the steak houses in Nashville. I was a little disappointed with my NY Strip on Wednesday night when I took several of my business colleagues from out of town. They NY Strip was thin almost like it was pounded out. I asked for it medium rare plus and because of the thickness of the cut it was a little too well done. This is the first time I have experienced this at the Cork and Cow. Having said that, I highly recommend this restaurant. The side dishes are creative, the drinks are great, and it is a very cool atmosphere. I am expecting this is a one off.

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TT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was sloppy in places for the price of the food, but the food itself and the drinks were both very good. Ambiance could be improved, feels somewhat dated. We were visiting from manhattan.

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R
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

My guest and I could not even hear each other talk. It was a sad event since we had not seen each other in 30 years. :(

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J
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall. This is our favorite place in Franklin. We spend every date nite here. Best drinks in the Nashville area!

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

5 star service.

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MB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A little pricey but to celebrate our 25th anniversary, it was worth it. Our server did an outstanding job and was constantly checking on us, but not in an annoying way at all. We appreciated the attention.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

This was out first time dining at Cork & Cow and we were very excited. When I booked reservations I clearly indicated it was my wife's birthday. That fact was even confirmed when we arrived. However, the Cork & Cow staff did nothing to help us celebrate. Her birthday was clearly forgotten by the staff. The dinner was expensive and honestly, we were a bit underwhelmed. Our server was friendly enough. Almost too friendly. He had a bad habit of repeatedly touching my shoulder EVERY TIME he asked us how we were doing. Not to mention, in this day and age a menu should include a ribeye less that 18 oz. We will not go back. We walked out feeling,"meh". Which in inexcusable considering the cost of dinning there and that it was a special day.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were amazing. I wish I could remember our servers name to give him the compliment he deserves. He was informative, fun, and extremely polite. We will definitely be back.

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V
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always - try the Boar if you have not already done so - it is fabulous. Adam was our server and he is the best!

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came from Nashville to get out of the city for our anniversary dinner while the NFL Draft was in town. I blindly found Cork & Cow through Yelp, and our expectations were blown away! We knew it would be a quality steakhouse, but the food was some of the best we’ve had not only around Nashville, but in general. Our server Wilder was very knowledgeable, pleasant and accommodating. The lamb chop starter was unbelievable as well as the filets we got. We will absolutely be back.

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m
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hunter CRUSHED it! Never disappointed at C&C!

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t
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food & service, even though the restaurant was very busy-every table was taken. Only drawback perhaps was the noise level, yet quite understandable given the restaurant’s reputation & that it was the ending of a work week. We are looking forward to our next visit!

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R
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Way too loud. But the food and service are amazing

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