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

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    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
Bring Cash, they don't accept credit cards

Even though this restaurant doesn't accept credit cards, it is worth the visit. I've gone back many times. The people are friendly, the food is good, and it seems like it is a family owned restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Nancy B
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Prattsburgh, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Prattsburgh, New York
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Even though this restaurant doesn't accept credit cards, it is worth the visit. I've gone back many times. The people are friendly, the food is good, and it seems like it is a family owned restaurant.

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Byron, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had 3 recommendations for The Sunset @ breakfast. It was crowded when we arrived and stayed that way. It's a nice,clean, well decorated dining room. Pricing is more than fair. That's the good stuff. The bad stuff prevents us from coming back. The food arrived lukewarm, the menu is really limited, you only get 1 coffee refill, service was... More 

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NC Smokies
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Always good...this is a cash only place, so be prepared. Their vegetable soup is so good. The meringue pies used to be the best I had ever had, but they changed their recipe a few years ago and the meringue is too marshmellowy instead of egg white/sugar taste. Please go back to the old way of making the pies!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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

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