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Red Pony Restaurant

408 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 595-7669
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Ranked #2 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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87% Recommend
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English first
Chesterfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

After spending the afternoon being overwhelmed by the brutality of the Battle of Franklin, we had dinner at the Red Pony. We had read about it in our trip planning and the previous evening at a restaurant in Brentwood, a local had highly recommended it so we called to make a reservation and could only get in at 5:00. We... More

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Seminary, Mississippi, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great little place in downtown historic Franklin. Very tastee food and excellent service. Unique environment. Worth a visit while strolling through downtown.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Some friends and I dined here visiting the area for business. Jeremy was our server, and he was charming and attentive :-). We had several dishes--my favorites were the Bacon Wrapped Elk Medallions with a large cheese stuffed pepper, and the Kale Salad. I LOVED the Berry dessert we shared (no picture, sadly). We sat upstairs and outside at the... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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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
183 helpful votes 183 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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
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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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