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The Franklin Mercantile Co.

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100 4th Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-9730
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best sandwiches!!!

I was in Franklin for a week for work and decided to try out The Mercantile for a quick sandwich...it was so good I went back the next day. They have a great 1/2 sandwich with cup of soup option! Would highly recommend this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
misopiso88
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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441 reviews 441 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was in Franklin for a week for work and decided to try out The Mercantile for a quick sandwich...it was so good I went back the next day. They have a great 1/2 sandwich with cup of soup option! Would highly recommend this place!

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Nashville, TN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Just started new job in downtown franklin and had lunch here. Soup/.sandwich/salad shop with Ivey cupcakes in back. Expensive, but good. More of a special occasion for a lunchtime meal

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Franklin, TN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We live within walking distance to downtown Franklin, and nearly each and every Saturday morning, our go-to place is the Merc. The staff is friendly, the food is great, they music is enjoyable, and the clientele are familiar. We also enjoy our lunches and dinners there, too.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We love the BLT's on Farmhouse White and some type of "chocolate disaster" dessert. Wow! Very neat little spot.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nice restaurant with unique atmosphere. The tuna melt was great and the service, which is just ordering at a counter and you go up to get your food, was nice. Just off Main Street in franklin

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Panama City, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We just grabbed a cupcake from next door and some fruit tea from here - it was delish and refreshing. The atmosphere is great, service was friendly. Very clean.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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430 reviews 430 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have only eaten there once. Was not impressed. Had to wait in line and then wait for table. Food average. Soup not bad. Better places around.

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Tennessee
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191 reviews 191 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Franklin seems to have so many of these restaurant places. Mismatched chairs and tables, shabby chic decor, and miscellaneous items strew on the the walls. This is just another one of those places. The food is better than averages and the portions are generous---you could easily share. It's off Main Street so it probably gets more local customers than tourists.... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

While shopping in historic downtown Franklin, a shopkeeper suggested the Franklin Merchantile Deli as a good place for lunch. She mentioned their BLT as particularly good, and since this is a favorite of my mom's, we decided to give it a try. It was fairly busy, being the noon hour, but there were tables both inside and outside, as well... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You will get an average meal here, that's all. The atmosphere is cute and I did once see Johnny Cash eating a sandwich here, but that is not enough for me. I opt for Merridee's instead.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 4th Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: (615) 790-9730
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?