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The Sunset

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498 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-4842
Today
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Motorcycle vacation

We visited twice, nice family friendly place to eat. Burgers were great, chicken salad, fried chicken and onion rings were all tasted by our group. All gave great reviews!! Nice little family friendly place to visit!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My daughter (8 months) will only eat here. The Turkey and Dressing Special is my favorite! Owners are wonderful people! I'm "a local" born and raised here, this is hands down my favorite place to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

From Jacksonville, Florida and a little overwhelmed with traveling through the smokey mountains, we gladly missed our turn and turned into this little place :). The service was great, food was good and the prices was good as well :). Definitely should stop in if you like good southern food & be sure you have cash or checks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We visited twice, nice family friendly place to eat. Burgers were great, chicken salad, fried chicken and onion rings were all tasted by our group. All gave great reviews!! Nice little family friendly place to visit!!!

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Otto, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Over priced cafeteria food. There are a lot better places to eat in Franklin. Service was good building is nice. Food was a disappointment.

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Palatka, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Family owned restaurant. ...only cash & checks accepted. I had a hamburger & onion rings. Husband had fried catfish fillets. Very generous portion. I fell in love with their custom made valances which i was told came from "My Favorite Things" shop. Locals eat here.

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Bryson City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have had breakfast, lunch, and supper many times. I started eating hear when I was a little kid and now my kids eat hear. Excellent place to eat.

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Loganville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My wife and I had breakfast (eggs, biscuit, gravy, country ham). The restaurant was clean and bright. This restaurant has been open for 70 years and with the same owners for 35+ years. There is a reason why a restaurant - good food, good service, and a clean restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Excellent food and service. Great mom and pop type place. Be prepared to pay cash...no plastic accepted. Clean bright surroundings, fresh meals and parking lot service if you prefer to take food home or eat in your car.

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Semmes, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Whenever we visit Franklin, our to go place is Sunset Restaurant. Not only is the food delicious, everyone who works there is so friendly. We especially love the breakfasts. Their homemade cinnamon rolls will melt in you mouth and their sausage is the best I've ever eaten. The prices are very reasonable too.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Sunset restaurant is popular with locals and tourists. I haven't been there for a long time so wanted to give it another try. I ordered meatloaf, greens and mashed potatoes. The meatloaf was good as well as the greens. The cornbread was not tasty. My friend ordered spaghetti with meat sauce. It was very watery and not at all... More 

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Additional Information about The Sunset

Address: 498 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, NC 28734
Phone Number: 828-524-4842
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Franklin
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 12
Cuisine: Family Fare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 498 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, NC 28734
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 828-524-4842

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 12
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?