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.
- Trip Advisor lists 65 restaurants for Franklin. You can browse or search the list and check out traveler reviews. The filter checkboxes on the left of the page provide lots of options for narrowing your search. E.g., price, cuisine, restaurant features, dietary restrictions, and more.
- Yelp’s 10 Best Places near Franklin, NC gives you the option to narrow by “open now”, as well as offers “takeout” and “delivery”.
- Local Eats – Where to Get a Bite on Main Street. From the Discover Franklin blog, some recommendations on where to eat downtown.
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.