Franklin is a historic town located south of Nashville. Downtown Franklin is a quaint area full of shoppes, eateries, and unique homes (including the Red House!). Franklin and Williamson County include other areas such as Cool Springs and Brentwood, which have a wealth of shopping and dining options. Check out the Franklin Visitors’ Site for more information about the history of Franklin and tourist information for Williamson County.
Breakfast + Brunch
J. Christopher’s (620 Frazier Drive, Franklin, TN 37067): A great place to get pancakes and omelettes. The restaurant has a colorful diner atmosphere.
Mack & Kate’s (3078 Maddux Way, Suite 100, Franklin, TN 37069): This is on our “To Try” list. If you are looking for Sunday brunch with some sophisticated Southern charm, Mack & Kate’s should be on your “To Try list,” too!
Puffy Muffin (229 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027): This is a bakery and a diner, serving breakfast, sandwiches, and salads. The fruit tea is amazing. Be sure to save room for a slice of cake or a cookie!
Lunch + Snacks
Puckett’s Grocery (120 4th Avenue South, Franklin, TN 37067): Looking for an authentic Tennessee experience? Puckett’s Grocery is located in downtown Franklin, serving Southern comfort food and boasting local music five nights a week. It’s a good place to stock up on some delicious sodas and snacks, as well!
Which Wich? (539 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin, TN 37067): Yes, it’s a chain, but if you’re picky about what you like on your sandwiches, this is the place to be. Comprehending all the options takes a couple of minutes, but your sandwich will truly be a “one-of-a-kind”!
Wild Wing Cafe (545 Cool Springs Boulevard, Suite 195, Franklin, TN 37067): One of the best places in the area to get some tasty wings. Choose your sauce, munch on some pretzel nuggets, and have a cold glass of beer from their extensive menu of brews. This is also a great place to catch up on televised sports.
Calypso Cafe (600 Frazier Drive, Franklin, TN 37067): Calypso Cafe is a local place that has Caribbean favorites like Jerk Chicken and Cuban Black Beans. It’s a good spot for vegetarian options.
J. Alexander’s (1721 Galleria Boulevard, Franklin, TN 37067): This is our go-to place after seeing a movie in Cool Springs. J. Alexander’s has a great bar staff and delicious food. The Smoked Salmon Dip is something you must try!
Bricktop’s (1576 W Mcewen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067): Bricktop’s a good for brunch or dinner. If you’re looking for an elegant, yet relaxed atmosphere, this is the place—excellent food and great service.