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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Café
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“It’s “café” with an extra “f”, and, like Taco Loco, is connected to a gas station, yet it is considered Franklin’s finest dining option with menu options like osso buco, mussels marinière, and more. You might love it, you might hate it, but you won’t forget it. Feel free to BYOB!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great atmosphere and solid menu options for a variety of tastes and budgets. You'll love the decor inside, the great service, and the yummy food.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Let the kids run and play! Traditional arcade, jumping gym, laser tag, etc... lots of fun.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“We love this place for the bakery and the dishes they serve. Some dishes are exclusive to this restaurant. They make a maple walnut dressing for one of their salads that’s outstanding. They also have outdoor seating. Open 11-8 Wed-Sat and 11-3 Tuesday. Address: 91 Georgia Rd. Franklin, NC 28734”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“We enjoy meeting here with friends for great BBQ. Their ribs are fantastic and when I order a side dish I always choose the baked beans. They have a wide variety of dishes. Hours are 11-9 Mon - Saturday. Reservations or walk in. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Sunset is a small local restaurant with simple traditional dinner and sandwich choices. The restaurant is clean and friendly and the food is basic and simple. On the other extreme, its homemade pies are stellar. Save room for dessert.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Excellent Italian. Go for the Wed/Thur night special. You get 2 entree's with unlimited garlic knots and salad for $23.50. The cheese ravioli with meat sauce is to die for.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“We love eating here outdoors or under the gazebo itself. It’s a great place to relax for lunch of soups, sandwiches or salads. We jokingly say that we have this restaurant as a line item in our monthly budget. Gazebo Creekside Cafe 44 Heritage Hollow Drive, Franklin, NC 28734 Open 10:30-3:00 Monday-Sunday ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Mulligan's is a friendly bar for locals and tourists alike. It caters to a younger crowd although you wont be kicked out if you're over 40. If you're looking for craft brew you're in the wrong place, but if you want ordinary beer of mixed drinks, you'll be in the right place.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“We don’t usually eat Mexican food since my wife is sensitive to spicy foods. But, she loves their quesadillas. I enjoy their variety and the prices are very reasonable. Great place to meet friends. Address: 788 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734 We have several other Mexican restaurants in the area we just haven’t tried them. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“With its quirky aesthetic and its focus on sourcing food locally, Yonder is Franklin’s hippest brunch spot”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Come in for a sandwich or hot meal for lunch and dinner. Some of the menu items are Shrimp, Oysters, Flounder, Catfish, BBQ, Chicken, Meatloaf, PoBoys, Sandwiches and Salads. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Boone Thai is a small, family owned restaurant with a reputation for good quality Asian Thai-Lao cooking. The dining area is moderate in size, so seating can be competitive during peak hours. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“50'S & 60's Diner serving gourmet hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, salads and other great American dishes. Their restaurant also includes an old-fashioned soda fountain featuring hand dipped ice cream sundaes and hand-made milkshakes. Great spot for kids.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best calzone and pizza! Many folks rave about the cajun ranch chicken wings they have. Wing night is Thursday, go early if that is what you are craving! Closed Sunday & Monday and they close at 8pm. www.jaxonsdowntown.com”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Excellent food, great prices, large portions! The fajitas for two will feed at least three hungry folks.”
  • 3 locals recommend