Exploring Franklin

Exploring Franklin, Tennessee

Southern Charm

When exploring Franklin, Tennessee you will find the perfect blend of southern charm and modern culture. Street festivals, art crawls, and historic tours are just a few of the great ways to experience this beautiful city. It was recently named “Best Southern Town” by Garden and Guns magazine, and it’s easy to see why! With a visit to Downtown Franklin, you’ll experience beautifully preserved historic homes and buildings, excellent dining, and great shopping from modern boutiques to antiques. Find some of the “must-see” stops in Franklin below; we’re sure you’ll love them just as much as we do!


The iron Gate

The Iron Gate

“A well-appointed space should not feel decorated. Rather, it should feel like you’ve already been there many times when you first walk in.” This is the mantra of The Iron Gate, a beautifully tucked away home store and interior design team in downtown Franklin. Interior styling and decorating by the Iron Gate are led by Rozanne Jackson and her carefully chosen team. Whether you need that one special focal piece or new decor for every room, the Iron Gate will help you discover the space you’ve always wanted!


The Iron Gate

Address

Hours

Contact

338 Main Street Mon – Sat: 10:00A – 5:00P 615.791.7511 ext. 4
Franklin, TN 37064 info@theirongateonline.net


 

The Frothy Monkey

The Frothy Monkey is your go-to spot in Franklin for an authentic cup of coffee. However, it doesn’t stop there; their food is wonderful too! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails, The Frothy Monkey has you covered!


The Frothy Monkey

The Frothy Monkey

The Frothy Monkey

Address

Hours

Contact

125 5th Ave South Mon – Thurs: 7:00A – 9:00P 615.465.6279
Franklin, TN 37064 Fri – Sat: 7:00A – 10:00P
Sun: 8:00A – 9:00P


 

 Gray’s

Gray’s has great southern food that focuses on locally sourced ingredients, which we love! The atmosphere is casual but elegant, with great music and cocktails. On the second floor they also have a music hall where they host several live performances each week, and on the third floor is an elegant space for their supper club members. Gray’s does it all: from food, to entertainment, to a casual hang-out atmosphere!


Gray's Franklin

Address

Hours

Contact

332 Main Street Mon – Thurs: 11:00A – 10:00P 615.435.3603
Franklin, TN 37064 Fri – Sat: 11:00A – 11:00P
Sun: 10:00A – 9:00P


 

Merridee’s Breadbasket

Merridee’s Breadbasket is clearly known, first and foremost, for their baked goods – which are all made from scratch, fresh, everyday! They make a mean cup of coffee, and also boast the best chicken salad sandwiches in town!


Merridee's Breadbasket

Merridee's Breadbasket

Address

Hours

Contact

110 Fourth Ave. South Mon – Wed: 7:00A – 5:00P 615.790.3755
Franklin, TN 37064 Thurs – Sat: 7:00A – 9:00P comments@merridees.com


 

Chapman’s II

A renovated historic trolley serving traditional American foods right in the heart of downtown Franklin, Chapman’s II offers great food made from scratch. This casual lunch spot is perfect for a quick bite to eat while browsing all of the local shops downtown.


Chapman's Franklin

Chapman's Franklin

Address

Hours

Contact

E Main Street Call for 615.830.8648
Franklin, TN Store Hours


 

Emmaline Boutique

Gorgeous & modern, Emmaline Boutique hosts clothing and accessories for today’s stylish woman. Put best in their own words, “Emmaline is for the modern woman who loves to be a girl. Specializing in emerging established designers, Emmaline has become a destination for that perfect balance of sophistication and understated chic.”


Emmaline Boutique

Emmaline Boutique

Address

Hours

Contact

400 Main Street Mon – Sat: 10:00A – 6:00P 615.791.6205
Franklin, TN 37064 Sun: 12:00A – 4:00P shop@emmanlineboutique.com
Sun: 9:00A – 7:00P


 

The Factory

A must-see for anyone spending their first time in Franklin, The Factory is a historic building with a variety of restaurants and activities for the whole family, as well as shopping and many fun events! Visit their website to see all of the opportunities for memories and fun that The Factory boasts.


The Factory Franklin

Address

Hours

Contact

230 Franklin Rd. Call for 615.791.1777
Franklin, TN 37064 Store Hours


 

Red Pony Restaurant

For amazing food & eclectic style with a southern touch, Red Pony Restaurant is your go-to destination. Their menu changes often, so there is always something new to try! The menu choices reflect the owner’s travels as well as the season’s freshest selections, so you know it will always be amazing. Stop in for a drink, or for a full meal-you won’t be disappointed!


Red Pony Restaurant

Red Pony Restaurant

Red Pony Restaurant

Address

Hours

Contact

408 Main Street Mon – Thurs: 5:00P – 10:00P 615.595.7669
Franklin, TN 37064 Fri – Sat: 5:00P – 11:00P info@redponyrestaurant.com


 


Franklin, TN

(615) 791-7511

The Iron Gate will help you create the space you've always wanted, whether you need a special focal piece or new decor for every room. A well-appointed space should not feel decorated, it should feel familiar upon first viewing.

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