Franklin Shopping & Dining


Franklin offers a wide range of restaurants, eateries, and fast foods but none stay open very late depending on the time of year. Whether you are looking for dine-in, take-out, or delivery, these guides will help narrow your choices.

The Lazy Hiker Brewing Company is a beer lovers’ destination. This microbrewery opened in the former town hall and fire department on West Main street and features a taproom, outdoor patio, and outdoor events and entertainment. Plus, it’s a short distance from the  Appalachian Trail!


Shopaholics will enjoy browsing the many specialty stores in Franklin and its surrounding towns. This includes boutiques, galleries, antique stores, and quaint hometown shops.  The Franklin Chamber directory is worth checking out if you are looking for a specific store as you can search by category.

For the most upscale shopping in the area, we recommend downtown Highlands.