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Franklin, TN Restaurants Downtown | Full Guide

Franklin, TN Restaurants Downtown | Full Guide

Bunganut Pig — An olde English pub and eatery, with live music six nights a week. Located 1/2 mile south of downtown Franklin on Columbia Avenue. Lunch and dinner. 1143 Columbia Ave. 615-794-4777

Chapman’s II — Modeled on Chapman’s Pie Wagon, which served lunch while parked on Franklin’s town square from 1922-47, Chapman’s II offers an updated menu including the Universe’s best Reuben, hamburgers, soup, salad and enchilladas. 114 E. Main Street, in the parking lot of Landmark Booksellers. 615-587-5354

The Coffee Shop at Second and Bridge — Independently-owned coffee shop, serving locally roasted 100% Fair Trade & Organic coffees from Bongo Java in Nashville and an extensive crepe menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. 144 2nd Ave., North, 615-465-6362

Cork and Cow — One of the family of renowned Franklin chef Jason McConnell’s restaurants, an intimate steakhouse in the heart of downtown Franklin. 403 Main St. 615-538-6021

55 South — Named for the interstate that runs between Memphis and New Orleans, with the Cajun cuisine to prove it. 403 Main St., 615-538-6001

Franklin Chop House — Located halfway between town and I-65 on Highway 96. You’ll enjoy American classics such as pot roast, meatloaf and pork chops, along with unique and interesting recipes for seafood and chicken entrees. 1101 Murfreesbor Rd. (Hwy 96), 615-591-7666

GRAYS on Main — Eclectic and traditional, GRAY’S menu reflects the best of the South in food, with a focus on locally and regionally sourced ingredients. 332 Main St., Franklin, TN 37064 615-435-3603

Franklin Mercantile Deli — Breakfast and lunch everyday except Sunday; dinner Thursday-Saturday. Our favorite deli in downtown Franklin. 100 4th Avenue N. 615-790-9730

Frothy Monkey –Just the recipe for the ideal dining experience: creative folks using local ingredients to prepare original dishes served in a cozy and approachable atmosphere. 125 5th ave south, 615-465-6279

IveyCake — You’ve never tasted a cupcake until you’ve tried an IveyCake. (Pssst…Carrie Underwood’s wedding cake was an IveyCake) 117 Franklin Rd B, N. 615-942-6259

JJ’s Wine Bar–Franklin’s first wine bar plus tapas such as seared scallops, antipasto plate and something called olive poke. After 4 p.m. over 21 only. 214 E. Main St., 615-942-5033

Kimbro’s Pickin’ Parlor — If you enjoy live music, friendly folks, exceptional service, fine food and outdoor or patio seating you will always have a good time at Kimbro’s. 214 S. Margin St., 615-599-2946

McCreary’s Irish Pub — A wide variety of menu items to tempt both Irish and Irish-American taste buds, as well as a unique selection of beers. Famous for 3 pour Guinness Imperial Pints, Fish and Chips and Guinness Stew. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 414 Main St., 591-3197

Mellow Mushroom — Great pizza, sandwiches, salads and a soup or two, beer and a full-service bar. Groovy vibe. Lunch and dinner. 317 Main St., 615-628-0181

Merridee’s Breadbasket — Bakery items to die for; soups, sandwiches, quiche, bakery goods for lunch. Breakfast and lunch every day except Sunday, dinner Thursday through Saturday. 110 4th Avenue S., 615-790-3755

Papa Boudreaux’s — Amazing Cajun comes to Franklin from Santa Fe (that’s Tennessee, not New Mexico) and before that, New Orleans. Po’ boys, crawfish ettoufee, gumbo, red beans, rice and sausage… bring a big appetite, you’ll need it. 328 Main St., 931-682-0040.

Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant — Where the main ingredients are Real Food, Real People and Real Atmosphere: more than just a place to enjoy a good meal. Live music. Salads, hamburgers, meat ‘n three, and the best dang prime rib anywhere! Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tuesday through Saturday. 120 4th Avenue S., 615-794-5527

Puckett’s Boathouse — In the former location of the Boat Locker, and overlooking the scenic Harpeth River, part of the Puckett’s family of restaurants. Oysters are the main event with butterflied shrimp, spicy hamburgers and zesty salads. A full-service bar is in the old Gulf gas station. 94 E. Main Street.

Red Pony — Fine dining has come to Main Street. Edgy, innovative and worth every penny. Dinner only, reservations suggested. 408 Main St., 615-595-7669

Zolo’s — Contemporary Italian cuisine in a charming atmosphere. Dinner daily, lunch on weekends. 119 5th Avenue, N., 615-599-2901