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Harrow Road Cafe

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Highway 52, Central Avenue, Rugby, TN 37733
+1 423-628-2350
08:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on December 3rd. They were serving a special evening meal with a preselected menu. We arrived early for our designated time slot and were told that there would be a delay because of kitchen problems in the earlier session. After a long delay we were finally seated. The main course consisted of roast beef (which was... More 

Thank David J
Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We visited the Cafe on 26 November with some concern. Last year, our visit (as shown in my last Cafe review) was less than satisfactory. Things have certainly changed! We were seated immediately and our orders were taken as quickly. Our server was wonderfully attentive and there were no item shortages or fryer issues as with our last visit. Our... More 

Thank 822mark
Cookeville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This quaint restaurant had very good food and a friendly atmosphere. When you visit historic Rugby make sure you stop in at the Harrow Road Cafe. Even if it is just for pie and coffee.

Thank maryannep34285
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was a great and quiet place to retreat! My wife and I stayed for our anniversary. There are several shops to walk and visit. The Harrow Road Cafe has great service and has very British food. So be prepared this type of fare!

Thank corwincz
Clinton, Tennessee, United States
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I had heard good things and had high hopes for a wonderful lunch with family group of 12 on an outing to Rugby. They did have a table set up in side room for our reservation, which was nice for family conversation and a relaxed meal. The pleasant environment then went downhill, beginning with the service. Waitress was very slow... More 

1 Thank SMJ_13
Cookeville, Tennessee
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

As I originally hail from the United Kingdom, I was looking forward to paying a visit to Rugby. I imagined that there would be some British items on the menu, and I was excited to see Coronation Chicken - a favorite of mine that I haven't had in literally decades. I was disappointed, then, to be told quite brusquely that... More 

Thank Cris C
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food was good. The first night I had baked chicken, potatoes, and sauteed onions with cauliflower. It came with a side salad that I really liked. I also had the chef's salad which was very nice, the white bean and sausage soup which was good to where I had a bowl of it with a side salad for the... More 

Thank ladywench2016
Alpharetta, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had the ploughman's lunch - wow!! Way more than you'd expect. The only problem I encountered was that the waitress (the sweetest girl) could not seem to get our order straight, and that they substituted without notifying us in advance that they were out of items. I may have changed my order had I known up front. She was very... More 

Thank solofl1er
Kingsport, Tennessee
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

My husband and I were just there in Rugby for the weekend for a British Car show. We stayed at the Newbury house and the café is just walking distance from there. On our first day there, we had dinner at the café. My husband had the Shepard's pie and I had the hamburger. He really enjoyed his entrée, but... More 

Thank militaryredhead
Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Good lunch destination on a day trip to Rugby. Simple menu, good food, reasonable prices. The building it a reconstruction of an original Rugby settlement building so it fits in with us surroundings.

Thank Mary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 52, Central Avenue, Rugby, TN 37733
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Rugby
  • Phone Number: +1 423-628-2350

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?