13 Best Southern Restaurants in Franklin

Puckett's Restaurant - Downtown Franklin Southern
120 4th Ave S, Franklin

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Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding
Deep Fried Brownie Sundae
Skillet Mac and Cheese
Skillet Mac N' Cheese
Puckett's BBQ Platter
Chicken Fried Chicken
Pimento Cheese Bites
Pimento Cheese Balls
Fried Green Tomatoes
Sweet Potato Fries

“Love this place! We've now been to three of their locations, and the food and service were consistently great. In a world where most restaurants are shrinking their menu options, these folks offer a lot of choices. We look forward to going back frequently and trying everything. Also, we'll have to go back when there's live music!“

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4.4 Superb598 Reviews
Red Pony American
408 Main St, Franklin

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Eggplant Meatballs over Polenta
Hickory Grilled Bone-In Ribeye
Fried Brussels Sprouts
House Made Guacamole
Lamb Chops Appetizer
Shrimp & Grits
Bread Service
Bone in Ribeye
Crème Brulee
Charcuterie

“We went here on a whim while strolling through downtown Franklin. Our experience could not have been better! Ask for the house gnocchi (not on the menu, but an absolute must-try). The shrimp & grits were perfect, and the blue cheese mashed potatoes, steak, and Brussels were heavenly. We can’t wait to visit again!“

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4.4 Superb597 Reviews
Barbara’s Home Cooking American
1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin

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Country Fried Steak with Mac and Cheese Creamed Corn and Green Beans
Poppyseed Chicken Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Macaroni and Cheese
Chicken Tenders
Banana Pudding
Fried Chicken
Field Peas
Roast Beef

“Cool little throwback Meat & Two kinda place. Menu of 8 main dishes...all meats except for a veggie platter if you're so inclined. 11 side items to pick from. Converted home but a fair amount of seating in different rooms plus some outside seating. I chose the fried chicken (one drum/ one breast) with sides of sweet potato casserole and mac 'n' cheese. They give you a roll and I ordered black coffee. Both were good. Quality medium roast coffee, The mac 'n' cheese was soupier than I prefer but that's pretty common. Flavor was good though and the mac (spiral cut) wasn't cooked to mush so that's a "win". The sweet potato casserole was really tasty and is definitely recommended. The chicken was precooked of course for time purposes (my meal arrived in five minutes) but still flavorful and plenty meaty. With coffee the bill was $17 before tax. Maybe a bit high but that's the new economy I suppose and you do have the Williamson County Beauty Tax :-) Great service by everyone involved....and the lady at the checkout had a cool English accent...even if she didn't offer me a complimentary "biscuit" as I was leaving :-) Give this place a try...just for the old school vibe and service.“

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4.6 Superb180 Reviews
55 South American
403 Main St, Franklin

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Fried Green Tomatoes Shrimp Remoulade
Garlic Parmesan Crab Fries
Fried Pork Chop Sandwich
Nashville Hot Chicken
Ice Cold Gulf Oysters
Hot Chicken Sandwich
Chicken Waffles
Seafood Gumbo
Double Burger
Fried Pickles

“First time here. Good friendly service. Top picks at the table were the jambalaya and friend of the devil cocktail. Location is well developed and balanced between shops, entertainment and restaurants. They had a good hockey game on TV and I enjoyed looking at the board about patrons eating oysters.Kid-friendliness: They have a menu for kid with crayons“

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4.4 Superb403 Reviews
Scout's Pub - Franklin Southern
158 Front St #120, Franklin

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Cheesy Fungi Flatbread
Sweet Potato Fries
Q Birria Tacos
Fish & Chips
Chicken Wings
Birria Ramen
Stramrolie
Side Salad
Hamburger
Pub Rolls

“Absolutely amazing! The staff is on point and the manager was so kind! Now, the food ? wow! Everything I tasted (including from my husband's plate) was amazing!! Those crispy cranberry Brussel Sprouts are incredible! We will definitely be back to try the entire menu!“

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4.3 Superb326 Reviews
Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar Southern
2000 Meridian Blvd Ste 110, Franklin

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Sriracha Honey Fried Chicken & Waffles
Salt & Pepper Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Shoo Mercy Sweet Potato Pancakes
Tupelo Shrimp & Grits GF
Traditional Breakfast
Fried Green Tomatoes
Chicken and Waffles
Shrimp and Grits
Banana Pudding
Steak & Eggs

“We had brunch here on our trip to Nashville. We enjoyed the fried green tomatoes appetizer. The shrimp and grits were very good! My husband has the steak and eggs. He commented that the steak was very tender but a little bland and underseasoned. The biscuits with butter and blueberry sauce were excellent. We would come back when in town.“

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4.2 Good697 Reviews
Biscuit Love Franklin Brunch
132 3rd Ave S, Franklin

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Bonuts with Mascarpone Cheese and Blueberry Compote
Bonuts with Lemon Mascarpone and Blueberry Compote
Biscuit and Bacon Egg and Cheese
Biscuits and Gravy with Egg
Biscuit and Sausage Gravy
Egg Plate with Sausage
Chicken and B-Waffles
The Classic Omelette
Brown Sugar Lemonade
Caramel Cappuccino

“My absolutely favourite brunch place in the Nashville area. Took my fiancé and eldest kid here for lunch before a hair appointment and we tried the Chicken and Waffles, the kids' meal sticky toffee biscuit, and a side of cheese grits and bacon. Everything was an absolute symphony of flavors and textures that played so well together. I'm usually not a sugar fiend but I couldn't stop tasting the toffee syrup especially when mixed with the smoky spicy Koren fried chicken. We got a cinnamon bun biscuit to go and ended up snacking on it in the car.You literally can't go wrong with any menu item here. The Franklin location is in an old house with gorgeous doorknob and flooring and is just a fun, casual ambience.“

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4.2 Good424 Reviews
Biscuit Love Berry Farms Southern •
3100 Village Plains Blvd #130, Franklin

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Kid’S Grilled Ham & Cheese
Brown Sugar Lemonade
Chicken & B-Waffles
The Classic Omelette
Southern Benny
Bubble Waffle
Sausage Gravy
East Nasty
Egg Plate
Benedict

“It's an amazing restaurant with the most delicious biscuits fresh from the oven. It was a great experience! Service, freshly squeezed orange juice ? the chicken waffle was so tasty! Everything was phenomenal!Wheelchair accessibility: I noticed right in front of the store a wide ramp for wheelchair“

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4.6 Superb34 Reviews
Chicken Salad Chick Southern
5050 Carothers Pkwy #112, Franklin

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Macaroni and Cheese
Turkey Club Meal
Broccoli Salad
Pimento Cheese
Classic Carol
Fancy Nancy
Pasta Salad
Sassy Scotty
Grape Salad
Fruity Fran

“I’d been wanting to try this for quite some time but didn’t because I thought it was expensive. However, I found it very affordable and a good size portion. Since I travel for work, I’m always looking for options. Absolutely love the broccoli salad and every flavor of chicken salad I’ve tried so far.“

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4.2 Good199 Reviews
Bishop's Southern
3065 Mallory Ln #115, Franklin

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Nashville Hot Chicken Tenders Jalapeno Garlic Bread Mac and Cheese Carrot Souffle
Hot Chicken and Three Sides
Jalapeño Cornbread
Macaroni and Cheese
Grilled Chicken
Carrot Soufflé
Creole Meatloaf
Chopped Steak
Peach Cobbler
Mac & Cheese

“Wife and I doordashed Bishops tonight, and it felt like we had a home cooked meal.We got some tenders, broccoli chicken rice casserole, and a few sides, and they all hit.Would love to go in and try them fresh, but even a 30 minute delivery didn't take away on how good the food was.Can't wait to dine in one day! Amazing place!“

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4.1 Good216 Reviews
Fox & Locke American
4142 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin

“Great restaurant and stellar live music. I’d never been before but my wife and I dropped by to show my father-in-law, who’s from Colombia, some live music and small-town vibes. The show was sold out, but they accommodated us because they wanted my father-in-law to have this experience. It was so much fun! Great beer, delicious food, amazing staff, and the best music! Thanks again, y’all. We’ll be back.“

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4.1 Good303 Reviews
GRAYS on Main Southern
332 Main St, Franklin

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Fried Pimento Cheese Balls
Heritage Fried Chicken
Nashville Hot Chicken
Bacon Wrapped Figs
Chicken Sandwich
Shrimp and Grits
Banana Pudding

“One of my favorite places in Franklin TN. Foods always good, cocktails are some of the best around and service is usually good. It's not the cheapest place to go but in this case you get what you pay for... oh and they have live music so check their events website page and be sure to make a reservation cause it fills up fast.“

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4.1 Good361 Reviews
Party Fowl Cool Springs Chicken
1914 Galleria Blvd, Franklin

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Nashville Hot Chicken and Beignets OH My
Hot Chicken Cuban Sandwich
Nashville Hot Half Bird
Hot Chicken Quesadilla
Hot Chicken Tenders
Banana Pudding
Piggy Chips
Coleslaw
Medium
Fried

“Frankly can't believe I haven't reviewed this Party Fowl before! Located in Cool Springs Mall parking lot, it has tons of parking and easy access. Like other locations, it's a spot for HOT chicken and they have a great beer selection, always a good combo. Restaurant decor is fine, plenty of choices: tables, booths, even outside if it's nice. Staff is really good here. Plenty of attention and they keep your drinks refilled as you battle the Heat of the chicken. Party Fowl prides itself on the heat level. That means, it's best to try before assuming you can tackle the big levels on your first visit. My go to is the Chicken Tenders (3 is plenty as they are pretty good sized here), Mild (which is plenty and on some nights can really be high, I guess depending on whose in the kitchen), Chipotle Ranch Dipping(a lit extra zip) and their own house made Piggy Fries. They consistently cook great chicken, never over done or tough. I like that they don't "hide" a poorly cooked product behind the heat. Chicken comes with a couple of pickles and bread as it the custom. Note to newcomers - Get the Piggy Fries! These are made in house and are always great. Crispy, crunchy, great compliment to meal. Last night they were pretty heavy handed on the salt, a comment I made after finishing every last one so it didn't slow me down much..... They host events here, Trivia Night is very fun and gets a good crowd but anytime is a fine time to visit Party Fowl!~“

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4.1 Good414 Reviews
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