The Best Places to Eat in Franklin North Carolina!

Where to eat in Franklin NC

The staff here at Bald Head Realty LOVES to eat!  In fact... we've tried them all.  Below is a list of Franklin NC's restaurants, sorted by category... and staff picks are highlighted.  Click on any underlined restaurant to be taken to their website.  By the way... what's for lunch, Melissa?!


American/Country/Family Style

Kountry Kitchen on 153
351 Carolina Mountain Drive
Office: (828) 524-6209

Fatz Cafe of Franklin
107 Sawmill Village Lane
(828) 524-5265
Fatz is one of the few "chain" sit-down restaurants in Franklin.  Really great food, and there's also a nice sportsbar.  When you've been in Franklin too long and need to feel like you're in the city, go to Fatz!

Huddle House
US 441 South
(828) 369-3906
When everything else in town is CLOSED, head to Huddle House!  Friendly environment and great breakfast and American-style food.

Motor Company Grill
86 W Main Street
(828) 524-0099
American food in a fun and friendly retro atmosphere... pet-friendy patio dining!

Mrs. Lois' Restaurant
145 Highlands Street
(828) 524-8198
The best home cookin' in Macon County... at least according to the Bald Head Team!  Great burgers!

Mulligan's Bar & Grille
579 Depot Street
(828) 349-3183
Franklin NC's favorite sports bar!  Great food and a fun atmosphere... family friendly until 10pm and then you can get the party started with live music most weekends!

Shoneys of Franklin
1000 Georgia Road
(828) 349-0290
What could be better than breakfast all day?!  You'll also love the buffets!

Stamey's Cafe - Staff Favorite!
1111 E Main Street
(828) 524-8198
The Bald Head's favorite breakfast!  Great omelettes and daily specials... breakfast served 'til closing!

Sunset Restaurant & Catering
498 Harrison Ave.
(828) 524-4842
A local favorite for country and family-style food!  Daily specials that you're sure to enjoy as you meet your neighbors.



Fat Buddies
311 Westgate Plaza
(828) 349-4743

Fast Food

Sonic Drive-In
77 Sawmill Village Ln
(828) 369-5711

917 Georgia Road
(828) 277-1660

Burger King
130 Westgate Plaza Road
(828) 349-0437

664 E. Main Street
(828) 369-0730

329 Franklin Plaza
(828) 369-7462

Taco Bell
6 Hyatt Road
(828) 524-5142

1046 Georgia Hwy
(828) 369-0881

390 Westgate Plaza
(828) 369-0350

3852 Georgia Road
(828) 349-1114

149 Highlands Road
(828) 524-8699

273 Commons Drive
(828) 369-8001
(located in Walmart)



Caffe Rel - Staff Favorite!
457 East Main Street
(828) 369-9446
Who would guess that one of Franklin's BEST restaurants would be located adjoining the Hot Spot gas station?!!  In fact,  Febuary 2019, Caffe Rel was featured as the top-rated restaurant in North Carolina in USA Today 10 Best.  Amazing, French-inspired cuisine in a casual setting with good prices... we stop in on this restaurant often!


Lucio's Italian Restaurant
313 Highlands Rd.
(828) 369-6670
You may think twice before you bring a date here... great atmosphere, but you can't resist the amazing GARLIC rolls!  Yum!



El Charro
201 Highlands Road
(828) 369-9002

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant
788 E. Main Street
(828) 369-1580

Las Barricas
2648 Georgia Rd.
(828) 349-4484


Jaxon's Downtown Staff Favorite!
381 Depot Street
(828) 349-1302

Chris and Charlie's 
1505 Highlands Road
(828) 349-0900
Toll Free: (888) piz-za90

Domino's Pizza
417 E. Main Street 
Office: (828) 369-1919

The Pizza Factory
1024 Georgia Road
(828) 349-8888
Toll Free: (866) 482-2386
Take the kids to this pizza joint attached to the Fun Factory!

Sandwiches and Light Lunches

351 Carolina Mountain Drive
(828) 524-6700

Gazebo Creekside Cafe - Staff Favorite!
44 Heritage Hollow Drive
(828) 524-8783
We order from The Gazebo all the time... the broccoli cheese soup is AMAZING!

Life's Bounty
28 E. Main Street
(828) 524-4800


Asian Food

Boone Thai Restaurant
553 Highlands Rd
(828) 524-1111

Thai Paradise Restaurant - Staff Favorite!
3078 Georgia Road
(828) 349-0973
We order Thai every Wednesday. You can't go wrong with the Basil Rolls and Kelly swears the green curry tofu or chicken with cashews is to DIE FOR!

Sakura Grill and Sushi Bar 
68 Highlands Rd
(828) 349-8917
Great atmosphere and unexpectedly good sushi!  Sakura offers hibachi-style meals, as well as lunch specials... definitely give them a try!

Fortune House
305 Highlands Road
(828) 349-3888
Great lunch specials, and Kelly loves the fried tofu dishes... Mmmm.

Asian King

109 Commons Drive
(828) 349-9800


Coffee & Ice Cream

Main Street Coffee & Yogurt - Staff Favorite!
26 East Main Street
(828) 542-0244
We absolutely love the Chia Lattes!

Crabtree General Store
41 Iotla Street
(828) 542-3660

58 Stewart Street
(828) 369-6796

(Located in Ingles)




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