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Guidebook for Franklin

Kelli

Guidebook for Franklin

Food Scene
Great local restaurant with affordable prices, friendly service and homestyle cooking. While they offer breakfast lunch and dinner, we prefer breakfast. Heads up...they do not accept credit cards...cash or check only. When your egg, bacon, pancake breakfast is only $4.50, it's not that inconvenient. Just something to remember.
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Sunset Restaurant
498 Harrison Avenue
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Great local restaurant with affordable prices, friendly service and homestyle cooking. While they offer breakfast lunch and dinner, we prefer breakfast. Heads up...they do not accept credit cards...cash or check only. When your egg, bacon, pancake breakfast is only $4.50, it's not that inconvenient. Just something to remember.
Great lunch spot in a charming restored old house! Bet you won't be able to leave without one of Barbara's fresh made baked goods! Breads, pies, cookies, cakes...so many choices!
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Rizzo's Bakery & Bistro
91 Georgia Rd
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Great lunch spot in a charming restored old house! Bet you won't be able to leave without one of Barbara's fresh made baked goods! Breads, pies, cookies, cakes...so many choices!
Right on main street with outdoor seating available. A little more upscale, with gourmet menu and full bar.
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Root and Barrel Kitchen & Bar
77 East Main Street
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Right on main street with outdoor seating available. A little more upscale, with gourmet menu and full bar.
Great Italian restaurant with charm. Food portions are large so go hungry! This is where we go when we want pasta rather than pizza. For pizza, we recommend Jaxson's on Depot Street. Closed on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. www.luciosnc.com
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Lucio's Restaurant
313 Highlands Rd
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Great Italian restaurant with charm. Food portions are large so go hungry! This is where we go when we want pasta rather than pizza. For pizza, we recommend Jaxson's on Depot Street. Closed on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. www.luciosnc.com
Best calzone and pizza! Many folks rave about the cajun ranch chicken wings they have. Wing night is Thursday, go early if that is what you are craving! Closed Sunday & Monday and they close at 8pm. www.jaxonsdowntown.com
Jaxon's Downtown
381 Depot St
Best calzone and pizza! Many folks rave about the cajun ranch chicken wings they have. Wing night is Thursday, go early if that is what you are craving! Closed Sunday & Monday and they close at 8pm. www.jaxonsdowntown.com
Great Sushi! Open 7 days a week until about 9:00 each night. Try the Spicy Salmon Roll or the Yummy Roll. We have not yet tried their Hibachi menu, so if you do, please let us know how it is! www.sakurajapaneserestaurantfranklinnc.webs.com
Sakura
57 Highlands Rd
Great Sushi! Open 7 days a week until about 9:00 each night. Try the Spicy Salmon Roll or the Yummy Roll. We have not yet tried their Hibachi menu, so if you do, please let us know how it is! www.sakurajapaneserestaurantfranklinnc.webs.com
Entertainment & Activities
WHERE SHADOWS WALK-Ghost Tours This is one of the best 'ghost' tours I have ever been on. There are several tour themes to choose from. The guides are great storytellers and we always learn something new about the town's history. Suitable for kids, too! www.whereshadowswalk.com www.maconnchistorical.org
Macon County Historical Museum
36 W Main St
WHERE SHADOWS WALK-Ghost Tours This is one of the best 'ghost' tours I have ever been on. There are several tour themes to choose from. The guides are great storytellers and we always learn something new about the town's history. Suitable for kids, too! www.whereshadowswalk.com www.maconnchistorical.org
This is a very hands on gem mine! Affordable kid friendly activity. Don't wear your best clothes, as you will most likely get a bit wet and a little dirty. You can either purchase a bucket of dirt already dug for you, or you can take the shovel and go scouting for gems on your own! I recommend digging your own. It is a good way to spend half a day and you get to bring your treasures home with you!! Kids and adults have a great time. www.rosecreekmine.com
Rose Creek Mine
115 Terrace Ridge Drive
This is a very hands on gem mine! Affordable kid friendly activity. Don't wear your best clothes, as you will most likely get a bit wet and a little dirty. You can either purchase a bucket of dirt already dug for you, or you can take the shovel and go scouting for gems on your own! I recommend digging your own. It is a good way to spend half a day and you get to bring your treasures home with you!! Kids and adults have a great time. www.rosecreekmine.com
Shopping
Don't let the name fool you. While it is technically an "antique" mall, you can find many very affordable treasures. The owner's, Eric and Sarah, are friendly and helpful. They changed my way of thinking about antique stores! Great place to browse, stroll down memory lane, pick up some unique gifts or buy something you once had and realized you should have kept! Open 7 days a week.
Bryant's Antique Mall
10114 Georgia Rd
Don't let the name fool you. While it is technically an "antique" mall, you can find many very affordable treasures. The owner's, Eric and Sarah, are friendly and helpful. They changed my way of thinking about antique stores! Great place to browse, stroll down memory lane, pick up some unique gifts or buy something you once had and realized you should have kept! Open 7 days a week.
One of my favorites on Main Street.
The Gilded Willow
71 E Main St
One of my favorites on Main Street.
Many of the items at Shady Lane were purchased at the Attic! Vikki is super helpful and friendly! Be sure to try a piece of the banana bread she usually has set out for customers. YUM! The Attic is similar to Bryant's Antique Mall, but smaller and closer to Shady Lane. If you go to the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, the Attic is right there next to it. You can park in the parking lot next door, walk up to Main Street (there are cut throughs) and stop to have a coffee or cocktail at Rathskeller. They are all adjacent to each other. **Both Rathskeller and Attic are featured during the ghost tour, Where Shadows Walk! *** www.theatticantiquesnc.com
Attic
268 E Palmer St
Many of the items at Shady Lane were purchased at the Attic! Vikki is super helpful and friendly! Be sure to try a piece of the banana bread she usually has set out for customers. YUM! The Attic is similar to Bryant's Antique Mall, but smaller and closer to Shady Lane. If you go to the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, the Attic is right there next to it. You can park in the parking lot next door, walk up to Main Street (there are cut throughs) and stop to have a coffee or cocktail at Rathskeller. They are all adjacent to each other. **Both Rathskeller and Attic are featured during the ghost tour, Where Shadows Walk! *** www.theatticantiquesnc.com
Essentials
If you do not have one, there is a discount card with the house key. This is the CLOSEST grocery store, but not the largest. The new Super Ingles will be completed this fall and will offer more selections. There is also a Super Walmart with many choices.
Ingles Markets
260 W Palmer St
If you do not have one, there is a discount card with the house key. This is the CLOSEST grocery store, but not the largest. The new Super Ingles will be completed this fall and will offer more selections. There is also a Super Walmart with many choices.
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Walmart Supercenter
273 Commons Drive
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Parks & Nature
Free and easy to get to and great place for photos. The path down to the falls is paved and steps. You can walk behind the falls and to the other side. This is not a day long trip and does not take very long to walk down and back. We tend to stop here on our way to visit Highlands NC or when we go to Cliffside Lake Recreational Park. **AVOID THE RESTROOMS IF AT ALL POSSIBLE** If you gotta go, it is worth it to drive two minutes back toward Franklin and use the restrooms at Cliffside Lake Park.
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Dry Falls
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Free and easy to get to and great place for photos. The path down to the falls is paved and steps. You can walk behind the falls and to the other side. This is not a day long trip and does not take very long to walk down and back. We tend to stop here on our way to visit Highlands NC or when we go to Cliffside Lake Recreational Park. **AVOID THE RESTROOMS IF AT ALL POSSIBLE** If you gotta go, it is worth it to drive two minutes back toward Franklin and use the restrooms at Cliffside Lake Park.
Great place to swim, fish, cook out and hike a trail. Small parking fee when you enter, I think around $5 per car for all day. Clean restrooms! www.cfaia.org/cliffside-lake-recreation-area-van-hook-glade-campgrounds-in-north-carolina
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Cliffside Lake Recreation Area
13908 Highlands Rd
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Great place to swim, fish, cook out and hike a trail. Small parking fee when you enter, I think around $5 per car for all day. Clean restrooms! www.cfaia.org/cliffside-lake-recreation-area-van-hook-glade-campgrounds-in-north-carolina
Everything Else
WHERE SHADOWS WALK-Ghost Tours This is one of the best 'ghost' tours I have ever been on. There are several tour themes to choose from. The guides are great storytellers and we always learn something new about the town's history. Suitable for kids, too! www.whereshadowswalk.com
Woodlawn Cemetery
WHERE SHADOWS WALK-Ghost Tours This is one of the best 'ghost' tours I have ever been on. There are several tour themes to choose from. The guides are great storytellers and we always learn something new about the town's history. Suitable for kids, too! www.whereshadowswalk.com
Drinks & Nightlife
Popular with locals, hikers and tourists alike. Well known around the country by Appalachian Trail hikers. They frequently have live music, karaoke, and cornhole & trivia games. www.lazyhikerbrewing.com
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Lazy Hiker Brewing Co.
188 West Main Street
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Popular with locals, hikers and tourists alike. Well known around the country by Appalachian Trail hikers. They frequently have live music, karaoke, and cornhole & trivia games. www.lazyhikerbrewing.com