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Caffe Rel

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459 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-2697
828-369-9446
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 304
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Business lunch

First time eating here. Although I live in Murphy, this will not be the last time I eat here. One of the best Reuben's I ave ever had. Friendly staff, delicious food, nice atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Toni K
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Murphy, North Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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412 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We initially went on Tuesday (that was the business hours) but when we got there, there was a handwritten sign saying they were closed Tuesday's. But since reviews were so good we went back the next day. The food was fresh, good portion sizes, and average pricing. I was very disappointed in the fact that they couldn't invest in a... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

First time eating here. Although I live in Murphy, this will not be the last time I eat here. One of the best Reuben's I ave ever had. Friendly staff, delicious food, nice atmosphere.

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Malabar, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to Caffe Rel for a birthday lunch, and was very happy with all food ordered! Gyro, Cuban, pork belly burger special and Asian chicken salad were all very good! Host was very, very friendly and waitress was also great. Nothing we had was mediocre, even the chips were good!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

For lunch we had the Philly Cheese and the Crawfish with cream sauce. The sandwich was excellent. I can't imagine how big a "double stack" must be. The crawfish was excellent but we did ask for and added a bit of Parmesan cheese. Save room for dessert. The Creme Brûlée is perfect.

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Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The menu at Cafe Rel is extensive and of course has something for everyone's taste. They have a selection of wine to pair with your meal or how you feel. Nice friendly waitstaff and fast service.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Don't let the gas station fool you, one of the best restaurants in the area! Chef is superb. No credit cards, so bring cash.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Top Quallity food, great service. Reasonable prices. Once inside the Resturant, the atmosphere is tasteful. The strange thing is that the Resturant shares the same building as s gas station. If you can get past that weird situation, I highly recommend this place and we plan to return.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Don't let the location fool you! You must eat here! I've never had a bad meal; never had a mediocre meal. It's always been deliciously memorable.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The only knock is the place can get really busy and overwhelm the staff but all the food is top shelf and IMO the best place for Dinner in Franklin and try the Crab Bisque if you go there.

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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

The food and staff were excellent. As mentioned in other posts, if you go after 6 pm, you will be waiting outside. Not a problem, unless it is cold.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 459 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-2697
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 828-369-9446

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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