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Food and restaurants in Franklin

Top restaurants

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“If you have time / have a car, taking a trip to Lieper’s Fork & Downtown Franklin is TOTALLY WORTH IT!! The drive is absolutely beautiful, and there are a ton of great shops and restaurants there too!! Lieper’s Fork is a tiny little town, but so fun to walk around! Country Boy is an OG spot, classic diner (and apparently Chris Stapleton hangs out there a lot), they also have the original Pucketts Restaurant, an awesome spa, and a few great shops!!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Exceptional food and great mixed drinks. Live music on the second floor. $$$. Not cheap, but usually worth it!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“Merridee's has amazing fresh baked breads, pastries, pies, sandwiches, soups and so much more. I have been going to Merridee's Breadbasket since it opened in 1984. Merridee, the original owner, has since passed away. The new owner's kept her original recipes; i.e., chicken salad, pimento cheese, great blue cheese dressing and much more. They also added many new items to the menu giving everyone lots of great items to choose from. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Hang out on the porch and grab a coffee or anyone of the amazing food choices. You will want to come back again... we promise.”
  • 31 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Fantastic, high-end, southern fare. Same owners as Cork & Cow/ 55 South. If they have the Elk Medallions, you will not be disappointed. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Upscale steakhouse right in the middle of downtown. Don’t skip the lamb appetizer! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“If you want a drink at the end of a day of shopping or a great sit down meal... be sure to check out 55 South.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Located at Franklin Square and the end of Main Street, Mello Mushroom serves delicious pizza and often has live music outside. ”
  • 14 locals recommend

Cafes

Food & Drink Shop
“Merridee's has amazing fresh baked breads, pastries, pies, sandwiches, soups and so much more. I have been going to Merridee's Breadbasket since it opened in 1984. Merridee, the original owner, has since passed away. The new owner's kept her original recipes; i.e., chicken salad, pimento cheese, great blue cheese dressing and much more. They also added many new items to the menu giving everyone lots of great items to choose from. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Hang out on the porch and grab a coffee or anyone of the amazing food choices. You will want to come back again... we promise.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Charming store with great consistent product and team. Great to grab a cup as you shop Main Street. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“A local favorite for coffee. They also serve food. You’ll enjoy the atmosphere. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“The Factory is worth the drive. Honest Coffee is some of the best coffee in town and it's in an old factory turned into a boutique mall.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great place to stop on your way into Franklin or after doing some grocery shopping.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend

Bakeries

Food & Drink Shop
“Merridee's has amazing fresh baked breads, pastries, pies, sandwiches, soups and so much more. I have been going to Merridee's Breadbasket since it opened in 1984. Merridee, the original owner, has since passed away. The new owner's kept her original recipes; i.e., chicken salad, pimento cheese, great blue cheese dressing and much more. They also added many new items to the menu giving everyone lots of great items to choose from. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Hang out on the porch and grab a coffee or anyone of the amazing food choices. You will want to come back again... we promise.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Home of the 100-layer donut, eating a Five Daughters' donut is an experience! Get there early, before they sell out! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“The Factory is worth the drive. Honest Coffee is some of the best coffee in town and it's in an old factory turned into a boutique mall.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great place to stop on your way into Franklin or after doing some grocery shopping.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Main groceries...may want to stock up on the way in! Or, just a short hop during your stay to pick up items. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“There are 3 in Franklin, Independence Square, Alexander Plaza and Westhaven. Independence Square is the closest.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
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