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Coal Town Public House, Franklin, TN

Coal Town Public House

4.6
4.6
221 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
NOW OPEN! Coal Town Public House is a modern American grill located in the heart of Westhaven Town Center. Our diverse menu is comprised of elevated and unique takes on American cuisine, as well as a full service bar boasting a wide array of wine, beer and craft cocktails. The restaurant features a lush interior with high ceilings, stylish fixtures and plenty of natural light. Nestled against Magli Green, our retractable garage doors open completely to let in the sun, fresh air and views of the lake. The Public House will set the scene for you to enjoy a truly memorable dining experience with friends and family!

Reservations recommended. No take-out available.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Fri 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (615) 807-1194

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Chris Cunningham

  • Neighbourhood

    Franklin / Brentwood

  • Cross Street

    Just off of Front Street in the Westhaven Town Center

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of parking in the Kroger parking lot adjacent to the Coal Town Public House in Westhaven Town Center. There is also some street parking available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Weekend Live Music

    Multiple dates available
    Please join us for dinner, drinks, and entertainment every Friday and Saturday night from 8:30 pm to 11 pm. Entertainment ranges from country, jazz, special guests, and dueling pianos. Please check our event calendar and socials for weekly lineup!
  • Public House Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Join us every Sunday from 11am to 3pm for the best brunch offerings in Franklin. Full bar available featuring our "green machine" bloody mary and $15 bottles of Brut with one mixer. Reservations are highly suggested.

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What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Nashville

    Scenic View

  • Nashville

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  1. BP

    BrendaPetee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't say enough about how much we enjoy Coal Town Public House. Exceptional food, service, drinks, atmosphere! Can't wait to come bak.
  2. C

    Chuck

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    Beautiful facility… But the food was flavorless and had no passion behind it.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded 2 days agoThank you, Chuck! We are always open to any feedback that will make your next experience with us 5 star!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Very casual dining - my mistake for thinking other wise. Fillet well cooked but small for price. Mushroom toast was subpar. Servers attentive and nice.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 8, 2022Hi there! Thank you very much for the feedback. So glad to hear you enjoyed your service! Hope you will try us again in the future.

  4. j

    jamiec

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My husband said steak was great. My salad would of been good, but I asked for dressing on the side and it was soaked in oil? It was really soaked. Restaurant also had a ton of flies because the hostesses did not shut the doors when they were left open.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 8, 2022Hi there, Jamie! Thank you very much for your feedback. Sorry to hear your salad was less than top-notch. Happy to hear your husband enjoyed his steak! We hope you will try us again in the future.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great! Fun dining venue!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 8, 2022Thank you very much!

  6. I

    Ienjoygoodfood

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing-very knowledgeable. You must get the pork chop. It will blow your mind. Added bonus: Gov. Lee sat at the booth next to us! Definitely try this restaurant.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 4, 2022Thank you for joining us! So happy you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New place with casual yet classy atmosphere. Food was excellent along with the service.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 31, 2022Thank you very much!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here! Excellent service and food. They were able to make special accommodations for food allergies. Everyone loved their meal!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 31, 2022So happy to hear it! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again really soon.

  9. N

    Nance

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great time for a birthday.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 31, 2022Thank you! So happy you celebrated with us!

  10. JS

    JeffS

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and knowledgeable waiter who led us to try some out of the box specials - the duck appetizer and the unique take on bread pudding dessert. Service was not hurried and all of the food was excellent. Highly recommend trying this neighborhood jewel!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you very much, Jeff! We look forward to having you dine with us in the future.

  11. WS

    WillS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for brunch or date night. Excellent service every time.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you, Will!

  12. T

    Traci

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was fun. Drinks were great. Service was very good. Food was wonderful from start to finish! Will definitely be back!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 26, 2022So happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service, Traci! Hope to see you again soon.

  13. N

    Nisha

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The appetizers where not great we had the calamari and the mushroom toast. The dessert we got the olive oil cake was so dry and tasted as if it was baked days ago and the ice cream served with the cake had frostbite and did not taste like a gelato. The main course we had steak and it was good and cooked well.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on August 8, 2022Hi there, Nisha! Thank you very much for the feedback on your appetizer and dessert. We will be sure to communicate your thoughts with the chef and team. So happy to hear you enjoyed your steak! We hope you will try us again soon.

  14. F

    Flintstones

    Yosemite

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will did a great job.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 22, 2022Thank you!

  15. B

    Beachwalk

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun evening with great food and personal service

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you! So happy you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon!

  16. KS

    KelleyS

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I decided to try out Coal Town for our date night and we had a great experience. Our waitress was so friendly and helpful. Our food was yummy and came out quickly. The restaurant itself was clean and had a good vibe. It was a little pricey but fun for a date night.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 19, 2022Thank you, Kelly! So glad you enjoyed our food and service. Hope to see you again soon!

  17. CT

    ChrisT

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. The two dinners we had were delicious. I had two Seasonal Smash drinks. They were less than a good value. Two dinners and three drinks were $128. You judge.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 15, 2022Thank you for visiting, Chris! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and hope you will visit again soon.

  18. KT

    KTAL

    Nashville

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall good Some things I would not order again. Will go back and try different items next time. Nick our server did an excellent job!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 11, 2022Thank you very much for your feedback, KTAL. Hope to see you again soon!

  19. JF

    JohnF

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The noise level is to the point that conversation is difficult. Background music was too loud so, combined with the noise people were making, leaving was a relief.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you very much for the feedback, John. We are in the process of reviewing our atmosphere and live music plan as a management team. Due to the extreme heat index as of late, we are adjusting our dining room and patio spaces daily, which affects the acoustics for our live music program. We are confident that we will be able to remedy this issue and hope that you will try us again soon!

  20. BD

    BarryD

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, and great atmosphere! Love the new additions to the summer menu. One of our fav go-tos!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you, Barry! We are so glad you enjoyed our summer menu. We will share your compliments with Chef Cunningham!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Love it!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 5, 2022So happy to hear it! Thank you.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    The restaurant’s AC was not working and the temperature in the dining room was so hot it was hard to have any appetite at all. We talked about leaving a few times but tried to stick it out for the waitress (who was doing her best to be attentive, keep water glasses filled, etc).

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for the feedback. We are happy to hear you had attentive and friendly service! We are doing our best to adjust and address our space daily based on the heat index . .etc. It's been so hot in Nashville, overall! Hope you will try us again soon!

  23. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I was at Public house maybe 3 weeks ago and ordered the grilled caprese sandwich, and it was delicious! I went back again and ordered it a few nights ago. It was relisted as “open faced” but when I received it, it was one, 1/2 slice of bread, truly 1/4 of the size of my previous visit and the same price. It was a big disappointment, and unfortunately not worth the cost. Service was incredible, restaurant was exceptionally hot, live music was great!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Music was great. Food was good to great depending on the item. The experience was negatively impacted by the temperature and feel of the restaurant. As the evening went on, it got warmer and warmer until we were sweating by the time we left. Someone tried to explain to us why it’s warm in there so it’s obviously a known issue. We probably won’t go back until the problem is rectified.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on July 5, 2022Hi there! Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your food and service! We are doing our best to adjust and address our space daily based on the heat index. Hope you will try us again soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved the vibes and the food. Only downer was the temp inside. It was 95 and muggy and they had the doors/windows open. Got way too sweaty for date night 🥵

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you! We are so happy that you enjoyed your food and our vibes! We are doing our best to adjust and address our space daily based on the heat index . .etc. It's been such a hot week in Nashville, overall! Hope you will try us again soon!

  26. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Great location. The food was about as expected. My main concern is that we were charged $54 for one whiskey sour (($30) and one bourbon old fashioned ($24.00). That seems excessive and we were given no indication at all of that cost until the check arrived. A drink menu with prices would be appreciated.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 28, 2022Hi there, Robert! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our location! We apologize for any miscommunication, but we do charge for higher-tier liquor choices in cocktails. We will be sure to reiterate to our staff the importance of informing guests that this is the case when they are placing their orders. Thank you for your time and suggestions. We hope you will visit again soon.

  27. W

    Winedude

    Nashville

    559 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    559 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    I really want to like this place, but this time they just didn’t impress me. Drinks… small pours on the wine and cocktails = bad value. Caesar salad for $8 was small, with no dressing. Main courses were okay, but not memorable. The musical duet were way too loud. Try hiring acoustic guitarists. Waiter was friendly, but not terribly professional. This place needs some work in several areas before we would come back.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you for all your feedback, Winedude. We look forward to having you visit again soon!

  28. GS

    GaryandSarah

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pleasantly surprised. Exceptional trout dip and pork chop.
  29. TB

    TammyB

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food, the service, and especially the live entertainment of Ben Brown!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 27, 2022So happy to hear it! Thank you very much!

  30. P

    Paulie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting, perhaps a bit pricey for a burger and fries…but it was fantastic!

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you, Paulie! So happy you enjoyed!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coal Town Public House has become our “go to” place for dining! It has such a great staff, view & general positive vibe! Whether we just pop in for an adult beverage or full dining experience it has been perfect each time! 👍🍻🍹

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you very much!

  32. DH

    DanaH

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food definitely met my expectations based on all of the hype I have heard from neighbors. I had the porch chop which was fantastic. All other member of my group (there were 10 of us) were equally enamored with their food choices. Service was wonderful. Our server was very personable and attentive to our table in spite of the restaurant being close to capacity. Great experience all the way around.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you very much for your thoughtful review, Dana! Hope to see you again soon.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Way too hot to eat in there and our server was covered in sweat and we were all clearly uncomfortable.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you so much for your feedback. We are doing our best to adjust and address our patio space daily based on the heat index . .etc. It's been such a hot week in Nashville, overall! Hope you will try us again soon!

  34. e

    ericm

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve traveled Europe and Asia and been all over America. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Colin was my server and he recommended drinks and a appetizer. Top notch

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you very much, Eric! We will pass these accolades to our chef and crew! Hope your travels bring you back soon!

  35. MM

    MatthewM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    Need to fix their AC it was so hot inside we had to escape the second we finished dinner. Ruined our birthday party evening.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 20, 2022So sorry to hear about this Matthew. We are doing our best to adjust and address our space daily based on the heat index . .etc. It's been such a hot week in Nashville, overall! Hope you will try us again soon!

  36. S

    Shelly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    The food and the service were great. However, we had to fight off swarms of flies throughout the meal. Also, we stuck to the seats as we sweated throughout the entire meal.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 15, 2022Hi Shelly! So happy you had a great meal and your service was on point!! Also, thanks for your feedback about the heat and atmosphere! We are doing our best to adjust and address our patio space daily based on the heat index . .etc. Hope you will try us again soon!

  37. k

    klec

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    We've been several times and have liked this place. This past Sunday was a different experience as the huge doors were rolled up ... on a very hot late afternoon. It was uncomfortable, and it just invited flies into the restaurant. Hopefully, they'll rethink this.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 17, 2022Klec - happy to hear you have enjoyed your visits with us! Also, thanks for your feedback about the heat and atmosphere! We are doing our best to adjust and address our patio space daily based on the heat index . .etc. It's been such a hot week in Nashville, overall! Hope you will try us again soon!

  38. MD

    MikeDeas

    Nashville

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This the next great place to grab a drink with a view... perches over Westhaven lake. Brunch is very good, service is excellent. Lots of seating indoors and out, perfect for large parties.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you, Mike! So happy you enjoyed your brunch. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Food was good, service was good, live music was good. It was unbearably hot inside though

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 27, 2022So happy you enjoyed your food and service! We are doing our best to adjust and address our space daily based on the heat index . .etc. It's been such a hot week in Nashville, overall! Hope you will try us again soon!

  40. TW

    TammieW

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We set out on the patio- beautiful evening.

    Coal Town Public HouseResponded on June 13, 2022Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Coal Town Public House is rated 4.6 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

Coal Town Public House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Coal Town Public House

187 Front St, #103, Franklin, TN 37064-4884

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Just off of Front Street in the Westhaven Town Center

  • Neighbourhood

    Franklin / Brentwood

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Fri 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Plenty of parking in the Kroger parking lot adjacent to the Coal Town Public House in Westhaven Town Center. There is also some street parking available.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Chris Cunningham

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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