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The Sunset

498 Harrison Avenue, Franklin, NC 28734
828-524-4842
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Ranked #18 of 71 Restaurants in Franklin
Price range: $2 - $12
Cuisines: Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
southern ca
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After mining for Gems, we stopped at the local gas station to use a restroom. The lady at the counter suggested The Sunset when we asked for a local place to eat. We drove and were all craving a hamburger. Good home cooked, not frozen, as the shape was irregular like at home. So full but the PIE looked yummy... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Sunset Restaurant is a quaint little hometown restaurant that offers daily specials along with a full menu. On Friday they offer turkey and dressing (just like your mama used to make) along with a choice of 2 vegetables. A good place to eat in Franklin, North Carolina.

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Tallahassee, F
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have to go there as often as possible whenever I am in Franklin. The food is old-fashioned home cooking. I've never had a bad meal there. It's always busy at mealtime, because the locals eat there a lot. Their pies are excellent, especially the strawberry pie. Don't miss it.

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Saint George, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have eaten at the Sunset Restaurant many times over the 30+ years we have been visiting the Franklin area. The food is always great and the service and friendly atmosphere makes the visit more like being at home. We eat breakfast usually but this week we tried the dinner. I can't say enough good things about the food. I... More

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Cheraw, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We went for breakfast at this little local restaurant. I have to say I think this was one of my favorite restaurants on this trip. The service was great, the food was very good, the biscuits were homemade. We really enjoyed our meal here.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Sunset is a very family friendly little restaurant that is frequented by both visitors and locals alike. The food comes out quickly and has been very good every time I've been. They have delicious hamburgers and great strawberry pie (seasonally). They are always a destination for lunch or breakfast whenever I'm in Franklin.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

After hearing about the Sunset and reading reviews, we were hoping for a local family restaurant with home style cooking...maybe fried chicken, meat loaf, country style steak and fresh vegetables. Unfortunately, almost everything is frozen. We were very disappointed. Cash only and you only get one free re-fill on sweet tea. It was not exactly a home style experience. I... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Bad weather had us trapped at the top of a mountain for 3 days over Thanksgiving week. When we could finally get out our first stop was the Sunset. Country ham for me, A BLT for my companion. And coconut pie for both of us. I read some of the comments on this site about bad service. Saw no sign... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I stopped for lunch at the Sunset two days before Thanksgiving. I ordered the lunch special, which happen to be turkey, dressing, sweet potato, etc. I was really impressed with the home cooked quality of the food - all for $7.95. I feel like I had Thanksgiving dinner early this year. Nice place, highly recommended. This is a no frills... More

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Havana, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We have visited the Sunset many times through the years- when mentioning Franklin my wife will often ask-"Can we eat at the Sunset?" Their pies are memorable-though not always perfect their Coconut Cream Pie is one of my wife's favorites. The Sunset has good home fare for daily specials with tasty side dishes-the portions are good and I have enjoyed... More

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