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CHAR Steakhouse

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$$ - $$$
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14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
+1 931-520-2427
11:00 - 00:00
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Carthage, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Atmosphere is good but the food is nothing special. Just decent, the waitress was very nice and it wasn't busy

Thank Deb318830
easton, maryland
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Expected much more after reading the reviews: A great steak, good red wine and vegetables. The ribeye was tasty but 50% fat. The wine list pathetic! Not one good one on the list by glass and not much by bottle. Sweet potato fries were pre-cut/frozen and had been cooked and kept in a warming tray. Cool whip on the dessert?... More 

Thank MissOleMiss
Cookeville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

good steaks and smoked prime rib. service sometimes slow. seafood. so-so. sister resturand to cook house across the street.

Thank rthurmanatty
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a date with my wife. Quiet atmosphere, kind of a dark industrial feel if you know what I mean. Had a big burger that rocked! She had a chicken dish and loved it. Prices were really reasonable, thought it would be more. Will be back for sure!!

Thank Matthew H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

A great place to meet friends for good times and great food. They have a separate bar area from the dining area. Great decor and there are many food options for those picky eaters. My wife and I have eaten here several times. Downtown setting is nice.

1 Thank JAPwood
Monterey, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have been to Char many times for dinner, there is great atmosphere and the food is outstanding. I would and have highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank dgriff2016
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My husband and I went on a double date with his parents to Char in December 2016. His mother didn't want to go to a chain steakhouse, so Char seemed like the reasonable choice. Later, we wished we'd just gone to Outback. 1. Char is hilariously overpriced. The food was thoroughly average, edging on poor. The steaks were all incredibly... More 

Thank VABemmy
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had dinner at Char. The food was very good, generous side salad, very fresh. Atmosphere was too dark though, more like a cave than romantic. Our waiter, Jeremy, didn't seem like he was enjoying his job, he was so down, he was almost curt. Perhaps he would have been better suited in the kitchen. The owner came around (or... More 

Thank Cookevillelocal
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Light crowd just after opening on a Saturday. Service was great and food was prepared exactly to order. Good variety of lunch selections. Food was tasty and ample portions. Certainly deserves a return visit!

Thank Mark C
Cookeville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My wife and I absolutely love Char. There's usually not a long wait to be seated. The food is excellent. We love the atmosphere which is quiet until the live band shows up later at night. We are regulars and highly recommend Char.

Thank g_dean_olson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 South Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-520-2427
CH Steak Lounge is a newly rebranded, locally owned and operated Steakhouse on the square in downtown Cookeville, TN. Boasting the best steaks in the region as well as the best all around dining experience in town, CHAR has quickly become THE local hot spot for great food, cold drinks, and the best live music in town.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?