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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Great food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
dwhaley86
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Loganville, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Bryson City
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Franklin, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Located a short drive out of town is the sunset restaurant. Just off the road and I mean just feet off the road. Parking can some what of a problem because they can fill up quick. Breakfast and lunch is always packed but they do move people quickly. The menu is what I call plain food. Everyday items you would... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When all the locals are here and you have to wait for a breakfast table - well you know it's a great place. The southern breakfast was absolutely delicious at a very frugal price. We had children with us and the staff was helpful and friendly with our small ones too.

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southern ca
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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
  • Cuisine: Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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

Questions & Answers

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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?