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Root + Barrel Kitchen

77 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3025
+1 828-369-3663
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“trout” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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77 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3025
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I visited the restaurant and was immediately told that it would be “10 minutes” after we ordered before we would receive our meal. Thinking this was extremely good order to meal service we told them it would be great. However before we...More

Thank Jim I
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great meeting please, I want to have some drinks and a great mea,l you should stop here For a great meal and time to spend with friends

Thank PartyAnimal2256
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend. Greeted and seated right away. I had the catfish Po boy. Catfish was thick and crispy. My friend had the pimento blt which she really enjoyed. For dessert I had the chess pie. Soooo good and rich! A great...More

Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was planning on another place for lunch and decided to stop here instead. Great location and the place looks great. Very clean. The menu is not huge but the choices are great. Their Tomato Basil soup is fantastic. The service was on the ball and...More

Thank funreviewing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by later than the usual lunch time, about 2:00. It was, however, the Saturday before Memorial Day, and the main Street area was humming. Took a long time to get anyone's attention, and after we finally got the bartender's eye, she said "I'm...More

Thank ayn t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place looks good from the outside, nice participant vibe. There’s a little statement about their commitment to slow food, etc. I ordered a burger, shouldn’t be too challenging to the average chef. The waitress immediately asked how I wanted it cooked, which I took...More

1  Thank eat4ever
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We stopped in for lunch midweek. It was our second visit here, and both times we left happy. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. We were tempted by the brussel sprouts appetizer--it was tasty and different! The fried green tomato BLT was delicious, and my...More

Thank FLParrotlady
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

In addition to good food and a good selection, they have a good bar selection as well. Great atmosphere, unique to the area.

Thank Freda0616
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Pecan crusted trout for $22.00 was very small and cooked to the point of being burned. Service was very slow. Overall very expensive for what you get. There are much better restaurants in Franklin.

1  Thank Bwhite64
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We stopped here for breakfast and were impressed with how nice the restaurant looked. But they don't quite seem to have it together. The hostess was very sweet and seated us but didn't give us any menus. We sat for a bit when another server...More

1  Thank aregier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3025
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-369-3663
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We are a locally sourcing southern cuisine restaurant. We specialize in utilizing as many local seasonal ingredients as possible, enabling us to bring the freshest product possible to our guests. We have a full bar featuring fresh seasonal cocktails, draft and bottle beer and an excellent wine selection. During the summer months enjoy our outdoor covered patio. We are a perfect spot for any occasion, whether on a date or with the kids. We have several private dining features for birthdays, meetings, or weddings. When in Franklin or surrounding areas we are a must on anyone looking for a top of the line dining experience!
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