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About Mack and Kates

Sophisticated Southern and Gourmet Country are great ways to describe the cuisine at the charming Mack & Kate"s Cafe. Named after two sisters, MacKenzie and Kathleen, our family owned and operated establishment will make you feel right at home. Started in a small, sleepy town, Mack & Kate's humbled beginnings took place in a small service station. This charming little destination dining spot grew over eight years, resulting in the Strawn Family relocating Mack & Kates to Franklin, TN.
We enjoy seeing our friends from our early days and our new friends here in Franklin.
We use the freshest and finest when it comes to our ingredients and always support local farmers and growers. We pride our self in our accommodating and knowledgeable service team and the ability to consistently feed our customers what they are looking for; the freshest from the best.

3078 Maddux Way
Franklin, TN 37069
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner // Monday-Sunday, 5pm-9pm
Brunch // Saturday-Sunday, 10am-2pm

Cross Street:
Franklin Road & Moores Lane

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(615) 591-4104

Website:
http://www.mackandkatescafe.com/

Catering:
The Mack & Kate"s Event Team is planning beautiful events daily from Corporate Breakfast meetings and lunches, to board dinners in our private dining rooms.

We have expert event planners for rehearsal dinners, weddings, bridal luncheons, showers and many more of life's celebrations. Allow us to plan and cater your event and you will be guaranteed a 'one stop shop' experience. We do everything from bridal bouquets to baking the cake.

With over 10 years of catering experience MacK and Kates can plan a celebration not soon forgotten.

Parking Details:
Mack & Kate"s has plenty of parking available, as well as Valet Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Executive Chef:
Caleb Philips

Private Party Facilities:
Mack & Kate's has two Private Dining Rooms, one that seats 8-10 and the other seats 12-27. Both rooms are great for entertaining for business or pleasure and are sure to impress your guests.

Private Party Contact:
Jill Brothers: (615) 292-3838

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mack and Kates Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.6

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4.3

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Special Occasion (29)
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Good for a Date (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Romantic (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Casual (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Authentic (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

Food good but no real specials on menu

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Mack and Kates always brings their "A" game. The service was as exceptional as the food. The fish special was incredible.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service! The food wasn't something I would seek out, but was good overall.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a very pleasant dinner here.
Really nice salads, lobster mac and cheese, salmon, and artichoke and brie.
Friendly service in a nice atmosphere as well as a nice moderately priced wine list (a rarity in Tennessee).
We will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The service here is fabulous...and, the food is always delicious! It's a perfect place to visit with friends while having a memorable meal. Wayne is an ideal server!
The Bouilibasse and the meat loaf were delicious!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a great meal with great friends. It is a quiet and homey place with excellent food.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was a family dinner for 5 to celebrate a birthday. We were seated promptly at 7:00pm and the waiter greeted us immediately. The restaurant wasn't full which was odd, but it was the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Within 30 minutes or so it was much more full, which felt better. The quality of the food was great and the waiter was very attentive. We found the table and chairs/bench to be uncomfortable for a party of 5 because tables had been pushed together making the setting sort of segregated. Ultimately we had a great dinner with enthusiastic service and a fun time being together!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Unique and exceptionally prepared cuisine. Attentive service in a quiet and relaxing environment. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Never disappoints! Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner ...every single item...was delicious. The staff, even though working on a holiday, was kind and genial.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner. Great food, ambiance and service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful thanksgiving dinner and fantastic service!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have always had a great experience at M&K for brunch as well as dinner. Great food and great service!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Consistently excellent food and service, that's all you can ask for.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Out with friends and found this gem on Open Table. Chose it for location and last minute availability on a busy Saturday night. What a treat! Excellent food. Friendly, fast and efficient service. Reasonable prices. Something for all tastes and budgets when it comes to fine dining. I had the salmon. Enough for two meals - and delicious! Nice ambiance, too. When in the area, we’ll be back!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our food and service was outstanding! The trout special was delicious and the pumpkin pie creme bulee was divine.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious honest food served in a warm atmosphere by sincere and friendly staff. Love it

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Restaurant was almost empty when our group of 5 arrived for our 7 pm reservation. It was a rainy Monday evening so perhaps that was the reason.

The fried green tomatoes were great as usual but the normally wonderful deviled eggs were watery and rubbery! Entrees were hit or miss. Pork chop was huge and well seasoned but my chicken was dry and tasteless. The butternut squash “soufflé” on the side was sweet and more reminiscent of dessert. Best item of the night was the bread pudding. Delicious!

Server was friendly but too much so perhaps because there were few other people in the restaurant. When I am trying to enjoy an evening with my family I don’t want to hear about your wife, travels home, hobbies etc. He went on and on. By the end of our meal we wished he would just go away!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is NOT Southern. And there just aren't enough options. Would have loved a steak but a $40 filet is more than I pay in downtown Nashville at a great restaurant. Very disappoint in a $100 meal for three people. And I only ate a salad!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Bob was our waiter during this visit. He did an excellent job of explaining the entrees and providing great service. We visit Mack and Kate's regularly. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Franklin.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our waiter and food were great!
We had great manhattans, shared an appetizer of fried green tomatoes. I had lobster mac and cheese and my wife had shrimp and grits. Both were fantastic! It’s definitely one of our favorite restaurants!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and ambiance. We miss the chicken and waffles though.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

My wife and I were visiting the area. We saw a recommendation for Mac & Kate's so we decided to try it. The food and service were great. We were there relatively early so the restaurant was not full and we enjoyed the relative quiet atmosphere. We highly recommend Mac & Kate's because it was a delightful dining experience!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The website is a lie. It says they have a lunch menu and it was printed on the site. There IS no lunch menu. We arrived and the host/server was seated by the host stand and pointed us to a table. There was only one other table of customers in the entire restaurant. When we were handed menus and they were not lunch menus (it was 12:30 pm) we asked for them. The server/host informed us that "they haven't had lunch menus for MONTHS!" We mentioned that it was printed on the website and his reaction was "she" (no idea who "She" is) said they make more money catering so they aren't going to do a lunch menu anymore. Huh? What does catering have to do with whether there is a lunch menu or not? The server/host was quite rude and didn't seem to care if the website is incorrect, or if we stayed or not. So, we left.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This was the perfect venue for our group. Wonderful service. wonderful food and it was quiet enough to we could hear each other. We'll be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Tapas
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The best Americana dress casual high end chef quality dining with superior service

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service was awesome and nice seasonal menus. While searching for the lavatory, I passed by a private room suited for a small group (10-12) as well as another area suitable for a larger party (20-30)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Justin was an exceptional waiter; food was original and outstanding; ambience was quiet and relaxing...will absolutely return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The ambiance, service, and food make this a special place to come again and again. Our server, Alex, was very accommodating and helpful with food allergies and helped us have a wonderful anniversary dinner. I absolutely love this place!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Second time at this wonderful cafe. Food and service were excellent.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always a great experience, excellent food and service

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Love be this place! Made extra special tonight by great service. Every bite was great, from appetizers to desserts!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Jay andJustin make a great place even better. What a fun place with great food/southern menu...always an excellent dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

One of the better restaurants in Franklin. Easy to find.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Loved the specials and the service - halibut and shrimp and grits were amazing! One of my favorites in franklin!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Perfect place for friends to gather. Menu is solid. Had a wonderful time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food was excellent and Amanda, our waitress was amazing. Would highly recommend. Restaurant decor was very calm. Love this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Nice restaurant ambiance. The service was good. However, both my wife and I were quite underwhelmed with the meal vs the cost. It’s almost been a week since we were there and we are still talking to friends on how disappointed we were. I don’t think we will be back especially when there are better options out there.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I have tried many types of meat loaf over the years in many restaurants across this wonderful nation. The meat loaf at Mack and Kate's is delicious. The next time you are in Franklin, TN. drop by this neighborhood restaurant and try their version for dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was our first time dining at Mack and Kate's. We are very happy to find another great spot in the Metro area.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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