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The Franklin Mercantile Co.

100 4th Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-9730
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Ranked #51 of 315 restaurants in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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73% Recommend
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English first
Corpus Christi, TX
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast at the Mercantile! Eggs, bacon, pancakes all fresh and delicious. Local businessmen were enjoying the same -- always a good sign! There's also an outside dining area.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We love to stop in this charming cafe for a cup of soup and a sandwich. Very vintage atmosphere... Try the tomato soup, it's delicious!!

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Austin, Texas
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263 reviews 263 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were in the area touring the civil war sites. We wanted a good quick lunch and asked a few locals. This is where they sent us. We all got sandwiches and you get your choice of side. Fruit, chips or potato salad. Cost around $8 a sandwhich. All were made to order all were fresh and tasty. The service... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

We had a fine lunch here, on a busy Saturday. Wound up here because Merridee's was packed. Nice assortment of fresh sandwiches and wraps, good food service. The tomato basil soup was great. The atmosphere is crowded, and a bit hectic, but, it's a breakfast/lunch place! The food is reasonably priced, and you won't be disappointed.

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new river, arizona
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Starting with the food; Had a good mix of sandwiches and great soup. Nice atmosphere with some outside/street side tables. Forgot purse on outside chair. Purse could have been easily stolen being left outside but quick service by staff (cleaning table, finding purse, and placing it behind the counter) lead to us picking it up first thing the next morning.... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We love this place! Downtown Franklin atmosphere without the hefty price tag. We always receive friendly and dependable service - Chris is the best! AMAZING dinner-for-two specials that include a bottle of wine - my favorite is the portobello mushroom. The portions are just right - tapas-style, so you won't need to tote a to-go box when you leave. Charming... More

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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172 reviews 172 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place was recommended by a friend over Meridee's for the pimento cheese sandwich . It was good but I was expecting great and it just wasn't great. I'm from New Orleans so sometimes food just tastes bland and that's what it was- bland. Teeny tiny salad bar and not many salads to choose from - my daughter had the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Love Franklin for the old time charm but sometimes the charm is the best (or only) feature. Our party of 3 was seated immediately on a Friday night at 6 before Les Mis tix at Boiler Room. I ordered chicken quesadillas because they had guacamole and salsa on it. Good thing I like salsa/guac because the chicken was SO rubbery,... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Franklin Mercantile is a local favorite! You really can't go wrong with any of their offerings...the chicken salad is particularly tasty!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We ended up here by accident in the pouring rain when our GPS misfired during a visit to the area. It was a happy event! Hungry and wet, we waited in a very slow-moving line (it was lunchtime) for some great tomato-basil soup, a delicious guacamento sandwich, tuna on farm bread and a chicken wrap. We enjoyed tasty iced tea... More

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