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Caffe Rel

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459 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-2697
+1 828-369-9446
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant is connected to a convienance store, but don't let that stop you. Inside is a nice Bistro Style Resturant. Service is excellent, the Chef's selection of specials and entrees are very upscale. We had blackened New Orleans Catfish and Muscles in linguine sauce and both entrees were delicious. Can't wait to go back & try more!

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1 Thank DJWNC
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten here many times over several years. Unlike some other reviewers, our food has always been well prepared and fresh. The bread and desserts deserve special recognition for freshness and quality. The restaurant specializes in Italian and French dishes not easily found in rural tourist areas. If you've had your fill of BBQ, fast food, and diner specials while... More 

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1 Thank sp00nbread
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonder food and service. Always fresh and worth the wait. The wait staff are pleasant and prompt. The food is prepared by a chef. So it is rich and tasty. You may want to go a little early as there can be a wait.

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1 Thank nicolesD5496SZ
Franklin, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate with another couple and have eaten there quite a few times. The food is always delicious and worth the wait for a table if you have to do that. Quite a variety of food and big portions. We love having this restaurant in our town.

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1 Thank treetopsjo
Bryson City, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The unexpected food in an unexpected place. It's adjoining a gas station but the food is wonderful and the creme brulee and other desserts are amazing. Bring cash as they don't take credit cards.

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1 Thank Lisa L
Franklin, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes Caffe Rel is located adjacent to the Hotspot Gas station! You are going to eat food prepared by a former chef of the prestigious Greenbrier Hotel. His sandwiches are a meal in themselves and the homemade potato chips are heavenly! Along with scrumptious deserts!

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1 Thank hugh009
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good, but very rich food. Service great! Prices of entrees fair . Will return in the future. Ambience interesting.

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1 Thank Hannahglynn13
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caffè Rel is a wonderful dining experience, the food is excellent. You will be shocked when you read the menu and find the wide variety of awesome choices. Food cooked by a well established Chef, and his assistant chefs.Every thing from appitizers, sandwiches, salads, main dishes and to die for desserts. Don't be fooled by the location, it is attached... More 

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1 Thank claire c
Franklin, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was only there for lunch on my birthday but The John Gotti was good and very filling and I mentioned it was my birthday and got a free slice of the best chocolate cake i ever had.

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1 Thank Geoff56t
Euless
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Good place with an a very nice atmosphere and some of the best food in town. Great for a date nite or a nice lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, French, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 459 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-2697
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-369-9446

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