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Red Pony Restaurant

408 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 595-7669
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Ranked #1 of 315 restaurants in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fourth Avenue
Transit: Fourth Ave. and Main Street Franklin TN
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163 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After many rave reviews on the internet and such, we decided to try The Red Pony. We were seated by the bathrooms, even though there was plenty of seating in the restaurant, so I knew we were off to a bad start. My husband had the burger. "We only make so many a day," said the waiter, "and they run... More

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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512 reviews 512 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Red Pony has a nice bar with good drinks and specials. The food is expensive for the quality you are getting. They definitely take some short cuts that affect food quality. We had a reservation for a birthday and although the restaurant was empty they sat us near the pipes and spare chairs in the corner. They could have... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This was the best meal of our trip. Lamb chop appetizer, Lobster ravioli and roasted Brussels sprouts. Yumm! We chose to sit at the bar for our meal in order to avoid the wait for a table. This was a great decision. We thoroughly enjoyed the bartender who shared the history and philosophy of the restaurant as well as other... More

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Nashville, TN
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food was amazing! OUr waitor was very knowledgable in both the bar side of the menu AND the food items. He was able to anticipate our needs! The environment was cool and funky in an old brick building!

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Springfield, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We could sure understand why the Red Pony is rated #1. We were not surprised in TA's choice. This place is great. Service, atmosphere, but most of all the food. Best shrimp & grits ever. Isabell went out of her way to get us in on a busy Friday night. This place is a must if you are in the... More

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knoxville, TN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

After reading reviews of restaurants in Franklin, we made a reservation at the Red Pony. As a first time customer, they provided a complimentary appetizer....very nice! All of our meals were delicious...elk, lobster ravioli , monk fish & roasted brussel sprouts. Service was very good, however, I felt a bit our server rushed us a bit. We really liked the... More

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Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Service, Food, Atmosphere. Welcome to the winners circle. The number one rating says it all. Our waiter Paul was spot on with his recommendations. We tried the Guacamole, Grilled Romaine, Elk, and Pork chop. All were excellent. Paul was very knowledgeable on all of the menu items. He talked us into the grilled romaine, was a treet it was. Thanks... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I met some friends to have a double date. We reserved a table upstairs because on weekends this place gets crowded. In our opinion this is a special event type of place due to the cost ( $50 plus per person ). The deck, which has about 8 tables, would be really great if the temperature was... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you are looking for a great place to eat in Franklin, stop looking. The Red Pony is excellent... the food and ambiance are top notch. Recommend the house specialty: The Guacamole appetizer. Great place to hang out, at one of the two bars. Also, good place to see local celebrities.

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Cleveland, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

The Red Pony is excellent. I was in Franklin, TN for work. A few employees and I went after hearing good things about it. When we got there, the waiter asked where we were from. Some of us were from very far away and they made a special VIP appetizer for us! I ordered a BLT (bacon, lobster, and tomato)... More

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