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

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Southern cooking

We returned from a day of sightseeing and heading back to the cabin. Nobody wanted to cook. We stopped at this restaurant. friendly staff. food was well prepared and typical southern style cooking. It was comfort food with the fried chicken and trimmings. The pecan pie was a great finish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
jaxdaugherty
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We returned from a day of sightseeing and heading back to the cabin. Nobody wanted to cook. We stopped at this restaurant. friendly staff. food was well prepared and typical southern style cooking. It was comfort food with the fried chicken and trimmings. The pecan pie was a great finish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our family had a great meal at a great price. We were referred to the restaurant by the Rose Creek mine and it was a good decision to go. I would highly recommend the pecan pie for desert. One of the top 3 that I have ever eaten. Bring cash. They dont accept plastic. Our server was attentive and friendly.... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Used to frequent this restaurant for breakfast. No longer. Service was spotty. Cashier was stand offish. Never a smile, thank you for coming, come back. Nothing at all. I will spend my money elsewhere.

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Prattsburgh, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Sunset is great for breakfast. They had a large selection, and the server was friendly. It is very family friendly.

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Jonesville, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Food was great! Service was too! Wish they had been open on Sunday when we arrived but respect their decision to close on the Lord's Day. Franklin needs more restaurants like this because all that you could find on Sunday were the fast food places.

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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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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

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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: $

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?