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The Franklin Mercantile Co.


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe, Soups
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Franklin Mercantile is right off Main St, but it feels like a hidden gem. Several down town residents eat there often, and we typically go on Sunday for brunch after church. You pay and order first, then you pick up your food when your...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank palateadvisor
Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

This place is amazing! Great food, good service, very inviting atmosphere. Felt at home as soon as walking through the door, Gram is awesome, as is his staff. If you see a line, wait that’s all I can say!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Dawn0072018
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Had lunch there and food was poor. You do not put sugar in tomato soup. When you make ice tea it should taste like tea not water. Chicken salad had no taste and the bread was very dry. After I left restaurant gave dog my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The FMC is a unique place, in that it is a very simple, rustic setting, using old cafe tables and chairs that are not uniform throughout the place. It's set in an old house just half a block off main street, and is across the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Franklin after leaving Nashville. We decided to have breakfast at this cafe as it was very busy with locals. There is a good breakfast option available, even catering for veggies. The food was well cooked and delicious. Staff were very friendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vivacat12
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Bring on the mayonnaise! Had the chicken salad sandwich with a side of potato salad and all I could taste was mayonnaise. The whole gain bread was so thick and dry. Very bland and will not be coming back. We came in at 12:30 and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Y0y0F
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We were visiting family in Mount Juliet for the weekend and went to Franklin to walk around. We weren't really hungry, but stopped at the Franklin Mercantile Cafe for something light to eat. My husband ordered the BLT sandwich and I had the chicken wrap...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susan H
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Very cute little deli. The salad bar is not impressive but can build quite a tasty salad. Recommend getting a sandwich salad combo since you can LOAD up the salad. I got a turkey sandwich with the salad which wasn't impressive but I didn't select...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gmann5092
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast with my daughters at Franklin Mercantile. The was my first time eating breakfast there...a great classic breakfast plate. Two eggs sunny side up...I ordered being skeptical because most places can’t cook eggs properly sunny side up. Wow! I was shocked because they were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dmt1230
Reviewed August 20, 2018

My husband and I had lunch here one day, then breakfast the next. Food is good, prices reasonable, and service is friendly. Order at a counter, seat yourself, and wait for your name to be called. Simple in and out.

Date of visit: August 2018
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