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“A Perennial Favorite”

The Franklin Mercantile Co.
Ranked #41 of 382 Restaurants in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We love this place! Downtown Franklin atmosphere without the hefty price tag. We always receive friendly and dependable service - Chris is the best! AMAZING dinner-for-two specials that include a bottle of wine - my favorite is the portobello mushroom. The portions are just right - tapas-style, so you won't need to tote a to-go box when you leave. Charming decor and live music on weekends. The outdoor seating allows for people-watching without feeling like you're on display yourself. We like to linger, because it's a great experience every time.

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Thank TNfrancophiles
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Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend over Meridee's for the pimento cheese sandwich . It was good but I was expecting great and it just wasn't great. I'm from New Orleans so sometimes food just tastes bland and that's what it was- bland. Teeny tiny salad bar and not many salads to choose from - my daughter had the turkey sandwich with a yummy balsamic dressing. Cute atmosphere -

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Thank loozianafoodie
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Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Love Franklin for the old time charm but sometimes the charm is the best (or only) feature.
Our party of 3 was seated immediately on a Friday night at 6 before Les Mis tix at Boiler Room.
I ordered chicken quesadillas because they had guacamole and salsa on it. Good thing I like salsa/guac because the chicken was SO rubbery, dry and tough it was inedible. Likely had sat for days in heat too high.
Hubby had shrimp and grits that was 'meh' in his words.
Many couples were taking part in the $45 special. Sounds like a good deal but if the food is no better then I'm out.
In contrast the following night we ate at Chez Fonfon in Birmingham and the ticket was just $49 and the food ROCKED. That was value!
We do love Franklin but sometimes they get by on that charm. The place was cute and our waitress was engaging. She offered a replacement (about :20 into the meal), but it was too late to make the theater so I passed.

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Thank Michele S
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Franklin Mercantile is a local favorite! You really can't go wrong with any of their offerings...the chicken salad is particularly tasty!

Thank PittsHQ
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

We ended up here by accident in the pouring rain when our GPS misfired during a visit to the area. It was a happy event! Hungry and wet, we waited in a very slow-moving line (it was lunchtime) for some great tomato-basil soup, a delicious guacamento sandwich, tuna on farm bread and a chicken wrap. We enjoyed tasty iced tea and fruit tea in Ball jars. Yum. We left fortified and dry...just in time for more rain!

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Thank GetDowntheRoad
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