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Family Traditions Cafe

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310 Dubois Rd, Cookeville, TN 38501-4007
+1 931-526-4111
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

After reading some reviews decided to give this a try on a Friday night while traveling through. Menu was extensive. The place wasn't very busy but service was prompt and friendly. Several tables filled within 30 minutes. They have live music on Fridays. It was a nice surprise. Everything we had was delicious. It came out quickly. The squash casserole... More 

Thank decoolb
Belleair Bluffs, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016

When I walked in the two waitresses were busy looking at their phones,and without looking at me said to sit where I wanted. About 10 minutes later one of the two came over and asked me what I wanted ,without having seen a menu yet! I wished I had left then but I got a menu and when food arrived... More 

Thank bobby o
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Upon driving up to Family Traditions Cafe, I had no hope for a good meal whatsoever. It is fairly run-down looking, with a parking lot that was more puddles than it was driveway (it had just rained). I didn't even think it was open, since there was not a car in sight (it was 3:30 in the afternoon, though). My... More 

1 Thank Jennifer901
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The food is just okay. Many items aren't homemade, like the mashed potatoes, so expect lower quality. The prices are really low so it's hard to complain but I prefer quality! The staff is really nice so it's a shame that they don't offer better food as I want the restaurant and staff to do well.

Thank Jennifer E
Satsuma, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

What a great surprise my husband and I had today when we stopped at Family Traditions Cafe. We have been to numerous restaurants in Cookeville, but this one is outstanding. Good home cooked food!!!! It is off the beaten path, behind the JC Penny store in the Mall. The menu is quite extensive. They serve Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Daily... More 

1 Thank triciasanders51
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Four of us all sisters............each ordered something different and all shared.............everything good.....the fish was excellent!!! Check it out....great prices and plenty food!

1 Thank clarkmonalisa
Cookeville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Good solid home cooking. Go Thursday for the homemade salisbury steak. It is fantastic. Never had a less than great meal there. The staff is very nice and helpful. The place is often full of police and firemen. If you want to know the best place to eat in town that is what you look for.

1 Thank Jerry S
La Vergne
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Always awesome service and food. Service is always great. Chocolate Gravy reminds me of my wife's Grandmamas. Don't miss it

Thank William H
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This restaurant is very greasy and you leave smelling. Not my type of place and the food appeared to come from a can, not fresh in the least! Went once and decided I didn't need to return.

Thank Trustme0
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Great place to go for very cheap and good food! We had a group of Seven and all left very full for under $30! Very nice staff. Not the cleanest of places but I feel it's fine. Great specials!!

1 Thank Matthew H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Dubois Rd, Cookeville, TN 38501-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-526-4111
Phone number 931-526-4111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?