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The Franklin Mercantile Co.

100 4th Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064-2602
+1 615-790-9730
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
“soup” (13 reviews)
“panini” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
100 4th Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064-2602
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

Had lunch there and food was poor. You do not put sugar in tomato soup. When you make ice tea it should taste like tea not water. Chicken salad had no taste and the bread was very dry. After I left restaurant gave dog my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The FMC is a unique place, in that it is a very simple, rustic setting, using old cafe tables and chairs that are not uniform throughout the place. It's set in an old house just half a block off main street, and is across the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Clydedane
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Franklin after leaving Nashville. We decided to have breakfast at this cafe as it was very busy with locals. There is a good breakfast option available, even catering for veggies. The food was well cooked and delicious. Staff were very friendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vivacat12
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Bring on the mayonnaise! Had the chicken salad sandwich with a side of potato salad and all I could taste was mayonnaise. The whole gain bread was so thick and dry. Very bland and will not be coming back. We came in at 12:30 and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Y0y0F
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We were visiting family in Mount Juliet for the weekend and went to Franklin to walk around. We weren't really hungry, but stopped at the Franklin Mercantile Cafe for something light to eat. My husband ordered the BLT sandwich and I had the chicken wrap...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susan H
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Very cute little deli. The salad bar is not impressive but can build quite a tasty salad. Recommend getting a sandwich salad combo since you can LOAD up the salad. I got a turkey sandwich with the salad which wasn't impressive but I didn't select...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gmann5092
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast with my daughters at Franklin Mercantile. The was my first time eating breakfast there...a great classic breakfast plate. Two eggs sunny side up...I ordered being skeptical because most places can’t cook eggs properly sunny side up. Wow! I was shocked because they were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dmt1230
Reviewed 20 August 2018

My husband and I had lunch here one day, then breakfast the next. Food is good, prices reasonable, and service is friendly. Order at a counter, seat yourself, and wait for your name to be called. Simple in and out.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AimeeKB
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We had lunch here on a Sunday afternoon while visiting historic Franklin, TN. We found this friendly and inviting family-owned place to be a pleasant surprise. Everyone was friendly and genuine, and the food was tasty and satisfying.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jonaleen A
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is our go-to after church lunch spot. Love the service, love the atmosphere, love the food. We bring out-of-town guests here; we come when it's just the two of us, or with all the kids. We bring visitors to church here... you can get...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jim Bob H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 4th Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064-2602
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-790-9730
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