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Root + Barrel Kitchen

77 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3025
+1 828-369-3663
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (36 reviews)
“trout” (19 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
17:00 - 20:30 Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
77 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3025
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here for a business dinners two nights in a row after we loved it so much the first night! Both nights had absolutely delicious food and fabulous service! They have a full bar and a nice wine list. I would highly recommend you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the new Management and Chef the food is fantastic. Definitely recommend the Shrimp and Mussels. This week tried the fried Artichokes appetizer. It will be on my list every visit. It is really the best and most upscale place for a great meal in...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Bettie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants! They were very busy last night but we still had great service. Ben was very attentive. Our meals were excellent. Loved the airline Chicken. Very crisp and wonderful seasoning. And the desserts were excellent! Can’t wait to come back to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank KarenK668
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

husband and I went for dinner. Greeted and seated right away. Our waiter, Jackson, was great; attentive and knowledgeable about the food and drink. Our mixed drinks were reasonably priced. The Hamburger my husband ordered was cooked perfectly medium rare; French onion soup had thick...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank debbief26
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Hey there with friends started out at the bar, which is the nicest bar by far in the area, had french fries and brussel sprouts for appetizers they were both excellent their fries are hand-cut. And dinner I had the short ribs and everyone else...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank FranklinBirmingham
Reviewed 14 November 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in town. Food is excellent, served quickly and is always fresh. Love the local beers and variety offered in the bar. Staff are always thankful. They make you feel like you are their welcome guests when you come in. This...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SharaPost151
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Coming from Denver with great restaurants this place could match them all. Visiting family in Franklin, all eight of us were blown away with our dinners. My daughter said this was the best trout she has ever had. Highly recommend the Gouda chicken and short...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DarylRayS
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We had given up eating here as the food was mediocre at best. Our minds were changed last week when we had the BEST food and desserts! Don't skip dessert!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dabrielle W
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Very cool little spot on the main drag. They have a small, 6 or 8 table patio with a bar facing the street. Very large indoor space. During the festival it was packed and I saw errors made on other diners but our soups, salads...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Met up with family and sat at the big table. Had wonderful food with vegetarian choices. Franklin is a sweet little town in a beautiful location and getting to eat local is the cherry on top!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank amy h
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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