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Mack and Kates

4.5
941 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner // Monday-Sunday, 5pm-9pm
Brunch // Saturday-Sunday, 10am-2pm
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Phone number
(615) 591-4104
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Caleb Philips
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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.
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Private party contact
Jill Brothers: (615) 292-3838
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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.
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Cross street
Franklin Road & Moores Lane
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Parking details
Mack & Kate"s has plenty of parking available, as well as Valet Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
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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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Perfect New Year’s Eve dinner, service fantastic, menu with a choice for all of us and yummy! Thank you a great start to our evening!!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Came in for brunch with family. Crab cake eggs benedict was delish!!!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We've done Thanksgiving & Christmas Day meals there-and they've both been fabulous. We don't feel crowded or rushed. Service is impeccable-waiters are there when you need them and absent when you want to be alone. The staff is very friendly. Mack & Kate's is our new go-to place.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Food not as good as normal.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We enjoyed the experience. Snapper was a bit overpriced with a side that was not a favorite. Sitting in the bar area was nerve racking, given the amount of food we ordered and size of table.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

My husband and I love this place! We can be found there frequently!

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Food was just okay. Nothing special and overpriced.

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2.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was just about average and seemed a little over priced, but the bigger deal was our server who would not stop talking and just let us eat. He went on and on about his wife, his trips, his dog etc. I'm not sure why he wouldn't let us just enjoy our meal in peace, but this night was all about him and not us.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We were on our way to Nashville for the Nutcracker and stopped here for brunch. We had a party of 8 and they gave us the private room. Our server was very sweet and attentive. The food was great, very plentiful and the chef did a great job accommodating our children’s requests. We will definitely make another visit, perhaps for dinner.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Mack and Kate’s is always terrific option when my wife and I want to enjoy a nice evening and reconnect. Can never go wrong dining here.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

We are moving to the area and exploring restaurants.
Food was outstanding. The waiter even brought out a little bowl of the amazing soup of the day for us to try.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Good variety and phenomenal food. Food quality was just exceptional.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We were very pleased with the overall experience. When we arrived there were a couple of holiday parties, and there was a miscommunication between the hostess and the wait staff so we waited a little longer than expected once we were seated. Otherwise, everything was great.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was fantastic but unfortunately it took an hour and a half to get our meal. They did give us a free desert and apologized for the slow service.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Always delightful! Food and staff are special.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Lobster Mac and Cheese is worth every minute I’ll have to spend working out to offset it!

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Our server was attentive, gave great suggestions regarding the menu, and the food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Food good but no real specials on menu

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 1, 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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4.0Dined on November 29, 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!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 25, 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!

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Never disappoints! Looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful thanksgiving dinner and fantastic service!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 11, 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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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We had an excellent and inexpensive meal for 4 with very good service, great food in a quaint neighborhood setting.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on November 6, 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!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 31, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 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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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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