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Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Hotels, and Shopping in Franklin

Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Hotels, and Shopping in Franklin

Whether you are a local or a visitor planning a trip in the near future, you need to know that Franklin is a dog-friendly city. In fact, we would go so far to say that Franklin is a dog-loving city! More than 90 Franklin business owners have agreed to a pet code of conduct, meaning you are allowed to bring your furry friend with you as you dine, shop, and more. 

Here are a few places in and near downtown Franklin we recommend you take your pup for a fun outing – with friends, family, or just the two of you! (Please note: This list is by no means exhaustive!) 

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Burger Up

If you’re in the mood for a burger, leash-up your pooch and head on over to Burger Up in Franklin (401 Cool Springs Blvd.)! Dine with your (furry) friends on the outdoor patio and try out the mini-golf course once you’ve had your fill.  

CoreLife Eatery

Calling all healthy foodies! CoreLife Eatery (401B Cool Springs Blvd.) is the choice restaurant in Franklin for fresh, quality ingredients and wagging tails. Choose from signature power boxes, build-your-own poke bowls, and salads. 

Kilwins Franklin

In the heart of historic downtown Franklin and locally-owned and operated since 2014, Kilwins (405 Main St.) serves the highest quality chocolates, ice cream, and fudge! 

Mellow Mushroom

Considered one of the best pizza restaurants in downtown Franklin, the Mellow Mushroom (317 Main St.) serves up one-of-a-kind pizza pie, stone-baked pizzas, and calzones! Pizza can also be made gluten-free or vegan. Among its other features are a dog-friendly patio, cold beer, and bingo. 

Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

A casual but well-known American-style eatery in downtown Franklin, Puckett’s (120 4th Ave. S) has got to be a must-try on your dog-friendly restaurant list! You can’t go wrong with the meat & three special. We recommend the fried green tomatoes, slow-smoked BBQ, and shrimp & grits.

Scout’s Pub 

Modern, Southern, and dog-friendly, Scout’s Pub ( ) is the destination to grab good food and a hand-crafted cocktail. Oh, and they have brunch, if you weren’t already convinced! 

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Located strategically between historic downtown Franklin and bustling Nashville, Tennessee, Aloft (7109 S Springs Dr.) offers easy access to I-65 and welcomes four-legged guests, as well. 

The Harpeth Hotel

Part of the Hilton franchise, The Harpeth Hotel (130 2nd Ave.) is a lovely place to stay in Downtown Franklin with your pooch. They even provide your pup special accommodations: treats, water & food bowls, and a bed! What’s more, it’s within walking distance to local favorite shopping, dining, and more. 

Hyatt Place

Unwind and relax with your pup at Hyatt Place Cool Springs in Franklin (650 Bakers Bridge Ave.), which provides spacious rooms, plush beds, and modern amenities. 

TownePlace Suites

A Marriott hotel, TownePlace Suites (7153 South Springs Dr.) is an extended-stay hotel and perfect place to lay your head – and, of course, snuggle with your four-legged travel buddy. 



On the hunt for jeans, a dress, fabulous accessories, and more in downtown Franklin? Drop in Finnleys (435 Main St.) with your gal pals and fluffy side-kick! 

Heart and Hands

Looking for a unique gift that is handmade in Tennessee? Heart and Hands (342 Main St.) has everything from one-of-a-kind items and original artwork to seasonal decorations. 

Rock Paper Scissors

Calling all stationary lovers … Rock Paper Scissors (317 Main St.) is going to be your new favorite store! Shop invitations, paper goods, party supplies, and gifts in beautiful downtown Franklin.  

Tin Cottage

Locally-owned for 20 years, Tin Cottage (334 Main St.) is the perfect place to shop for gifts and apparel that spark smiles and laughter. 

The Iron Gate

Find antiques, bed linens, furniture, and the latest decor for your home at The Iron Gate in downtown Franklin (338 Main St.). This beautiful and award-winning interior design store welcomes everyone who lives in your home, including your four-legged pooch! 

White’s Mercantile

Famous for its quirky, unique gifts and dog-friendly atmosphere, White’s Mercantile (345 Main St.) is the go-to store for the “modern-day tastemaker.” 

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