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5 Local Outdoor Dining Experiences in Franklin, TN!

5 Local Outdoor Dining Experiences in Franklin, TN!

It’s finally fall and everyone loves eating outside to enjoy the beautiful weather with their loved ones. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a date night, these local restaurants are sure to impress with their individual outdoor dining experiences!

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Americana Taphouse

94 E Main St.

Hours: Sun.- Thurs. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. -10 p.m.

Americana Taphouse cultivates a fun environment where you can relax with good food and good views. The eatery features a heated, dog-friendly outdoor patio with wraparound shrubbery, along with live music from local artists throughout the week. With southern-inspired takes on traditional foods curated to complement the selection of 24 beers on tap, this dining location overlooking Main Street has something for everyone! 

Arrington Vineyards

6211 Patton Rd. 

Hours: Mon.- Thurs. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. | Fri. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Sat. 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. | 

Sun. 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. 

With fall weather comes the long-awaited fall colors. Enjoy the beautiful foliage at Arrington Vineyards, complete with shaded picnic areas on the vineyard’s sprawling 95-acre property. Dubbed as “Nashville’s Wine Country”, the venue offers wine by the bottle or flight, along with frosé and snacks. Along with the gorgeous scenery and delicious wine, Arrington celebrates every weekend with Music in the Vines. Treat yourself to a picnic with loved ones and enjoy this fall weather with live jazz and bluegrass music, paired with their vast selection of wine! 

Mere Bulles

5201 Maryland Way

Hours: Mon.- Fri. 11 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. | Sat. 4:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. |

Sun. 9:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

If you’re looking for a spot with a more refined ambiance, you will find Mere Bulles located in Maryland Farms away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can enjoy the delicious cuisine worry-free knowing that their food is made with a focus on fresh and local ingredients. Their outdoor seating ensures you will be dining with a beautiful view, and the best part is that your furry friend is welcome on the veranda of this plantation style house! Enjoy some southern fare with friends, family, or business partners at this breathtaking venue.

Merridee’s Breadbasket

110 Fourth Ave. South

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. | Fri. & Sat. 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.

It’s pumpkin season at Merridee’s Breadbasket! To celebrate, they have added a variety of pumpkin pastries to their menu of homemade delicacies. The bakery’s menu features numerous options of baked goods, as well as homemade soups, salads, and quiches. Enjoy your baked goods and celebrate the season with some local brews on their outdoor patio decorated with atmospheric string lights and beautiful greenery.

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar

2000 Meridian Blvd.

Hours: Mon.- Fri. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Sat. 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Sun. 9 a.m.– 8 p.m.

The first thing you’ll notice when walking into Tupelo Honey Kitchen & Bar is the unique atmosphere and incredible artwork by local artists adorned on their walls. This is a restaurant you will want to check out if you love large patios made for relaxing and food made from thoughtfully sourced and locally grown ingredients. The menu boasts scratch-made dishes that merge traditional southern cooking and innovation. 


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