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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.
Franklin, TN 37069
Southern, Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner // Monday-Sunday, 5pm-9pm
Brunch // Saturday-Sunday, 10am-2pm
Franklin Road & Moores Lane
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Mack & Kate"s has plenty of parking available, as well as Valet Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Stopped in on a whim on a Friday night. What a pleasant surprise. Our meals were both worth returning for. Nice, comfortable room with a small comfortable bar area. Wine list included some you don't often see on wine lists around town. Nice assortment of cocktails as well. Give it a try, you will enjoy it.
Our waitress was very good and attentive. The mini-muffins were delicious. The traditional breakfast was a disappointment. The eggs were over-easy and I ordered over-medium. Bacon was crisp like I requested which made me happy. My husband said his chicken and waffles were very good. Our party of six was all on 1 ticket which was fine because part of the group just paid my husband toward their meal; however, the gratuity was already added on the ticket and normally a party of 8 is when the gratuity gets added automatically. The homemade raspberry preserves, muffins, bacon, and the coffee were the best parts of my breakfast.
Looking for somewhere different to eat. We were going to be in the Franklin area. Yelp review is what lead us to try them out. Food was wonderful. Waiter was very friendly and help us decide on the great menu items we selected. Chicken & waffles, TN omelet, and Mac N cheese. Would recommend to friends and family. Will return to try some other menu items. Price middle range, but worth it.
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