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Root + Barrel Kitchen

77 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3025
+1 828-369-3663
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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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 3 days ago

My husband and I went here for lunch. Great ambiance! We sat in the patio area and enjoyed watching the people in town while waiting for our order. It was not busy as we were here for a late lunch. I enjoyed my gumbo and...More

Thank DrJoe4316
Reviewed 1 week ago

In Franklin, NC for a business meeting for four days. Our first night we lucked up on Root & Barrel Kitchen. We had a delicious meal and the service was fantastic. Kelsey was our waitress and was very pleasant. She was very friendly and helpful....More

Thank 83garco85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Monday morning at opening looking forward to the breakfast options we had seen online. But we found out the brunch is only served on Sundays. As Franklin has very few restaurants open on Sundays, this is no doubt the best option.

1  Thank Vagabond2be
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after the eclipse, so they were operating on a limited menu to keep wait times for food reduced. We shared the shrimp and grits as well as chicken nachos. The nachos weren't overly special or unique, but were tasty. The shrimp and...More

1  Thank cfertenb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive, thoughtfully designed restaurant in downtown Franklin. We visited for brunch. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Service was rather slow but we were patient as the menu was not your typical small-town fare. We ordered a more traditional meal of eggs,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting NC over the holiday weekend and found this place by chance. GLAD WE DID!!!! Chef James prepared a very impressive and incredibly delicious dinner for all of us and even came by our table for a brief visit. Our server, Kylee, was the ABSOLUTE...More

1  Thank Todd W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, lovely atmosphere and great service. I could literally cut my steak with a butter knife! We ordered the fried green tomatoes and they came out hot and crisp ( on the outside of course). My husband had the ribeye and the steak was...More

1  Thank Erika S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Salmon was excellent however I don't know what was under it... weird smushed grits or risotto? Everything else was good. Staff was excellent! Dessert was good. crust on pie was hard. Love the outdoor seating and fun open atmosphere.

1  Thank peolajo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us went to the Root and Barrel Kitchen for lunch. It reminded me of a mid-town Atlanta restaurant, so I was surprised by how nice it was for a small town like Franklin. Everyone working there were dressed very professionally and had great...More

1  Thank marchien2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ordered our food for carry out, after a long day exploring Franklin and the surrounding areas. The restaurant was not busy on a Saturday night, so we were greeted quickly by one of the staff members who was friendly and polite....More

Thank Rachel F
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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