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The Sunset

American, Diner
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498 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC 28734-2580
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I were on a road trip through Franklin, NC from Cherokee and Bryson City. It was early morning, and we were looking for a local breakfast place. One of the merchants on Main Street recommended The Sunset Restaurant. It is a short drive off Main Street on Harrison Avenue. The parking lot was reasonably full, which is... More 

Thank monteray98
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful locally sourced food in a clean, down home setting. Excellent service and great value make this a must visit spot.

Thank Pat G
Holiday, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant several times and enjoyed our breakfasts there. The staff was very friendly. The customers seemed to be mainly local folks. The rest rooms and dining area were clean and the breakfast prices were good, and we would return again.

Thank esposouth1
Gainesville, Florida
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was fast (seat yourself) and eggs almost cooked to order (over medium was actually over easy). Biscuits were very good as was the coffee. Stone faced waitress was not too friendly (is it really that hard to smile?). Lots of locals hashing over the Presidential election, which was entertaining. Cost about $18 for two with tip.

Thank gobble2
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Another spot that locals patronize. We had a very good breakfast there. Clean; good service, cheerful. They do not take credit cards. We passed it frequently on the way to town and there were always many cars in the parking area.

Thank emmalou71913
South Carolina
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This restaurant is located nearby to the friends we often visit in Franklin. We have eaten here several times. But this time we submit this review. It is an interesting business that has been here many, many years. The waitresses are businesslike and competent. The food is adequate but seems to lack any distinction. Except for the desert pies -... More 

1 Thank AikenBill
Franklin, North Carolina
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Depending on what you are wanting to eat, this is either the perfect place--or not. Breakfast is generally good-eggs, hash browns, bacon, grits, etc... Coffee is plentiful, service is friendly. Lunch and dinner is diner type food-very adequate, but not for those looking for something more eclectic. This is CASH only-accepts checks too, I think. I know it accepts local... More 

1 Thank LeeBerger
Seymour, Tennessee
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110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

If your only criteria is "they serve food," then yeah this place is awesome. Our standards are a little higher. I found this place straight out of 1950 and the menu is pathetic. It's indicative of the town of Franklin - not tourist friendly. They are not going to change their ways to encourage outsiders to hang around. They don't... More 

1 Thank 3D0Gnight
Jamestown, Ohio
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We stopped in because of staying in the area. I choose home cooked restaurants when I am traveling. This was a clean and friendly atmosphere. Food was fine.

Thank JEAN W
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I like to find "hole in the wall" places, where the locals go, that usually have great food. Here's my experience at the Sunset Restaurant. We found out about this place from a lady at the Visitors Center. She said that this is where the locals go to eat and that the pie was fantastic. When we got there we... More 

Thank MrsLDavis2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $12
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 498 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC 28734-2580
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 828-524-4842

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