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Red Pony Restaurant

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408 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064 (Fourth Avenue)
(615) 595-7669
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been over a year ago that we ate here but it left a great impression. Everything we ordered was delicious!

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Thank Danny C
Franklin, Tennessee
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother had arrived in town and wanted to take my daughter and me to dinner. Since moving to Franklin almost 7 years ago, our favorite "special" place to eat was the Red Pony. It was a late dinner for us, and we arrived around 8:30 and 9:00 on a Monday night. No problem, right? Wrong. There was no one... More 

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Thank randall_1211
Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was awesome. Staff were great. Nice place. Well worth the $$$ Had the calamari as an appetizer. Best I've had in the US. Delicious salad Then the pork chops. Moist, very flavorful. Grilled asparagus were delic.

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Thank Kirk S
Franklin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Red Pony is very hip and the food is very good. However, the portions are very skimpy. The servers and service are good but not exceptional. The restaurant kinda thinks it's too cool. It's got the over 40 bar scene going on. If you are looking for that, this is your place. Either eat before you eat or being... More 

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Thank Danainfranklin
Decatur, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Red Pony opened in 2006. The venue is nicely located in the historic downtown area. They have two floors for dining (a bar too on each level), as well as an outdoor deck off the upper level. The eclectic menu is varied with their chefs emphasizing fresh locally grown Tennessee produce, meats and seafood. They were voted "Best New... More 

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Thank ChiefGuru
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great meal at the Red Pony. We went with a friend from out of town and heard they had a new menu….it did not disappoint. We started with a "special" appetizer. A shrimp and onion roll up, I was skeptical but it was amazing as well as very creative. We also had Jason's Bacon which I had heard he... More 

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Thank cinny0823
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a quaint little restaurant that came recommended to us. We were impressed with their creative menu as well as the excellent service. We were fortunate to be seated without a reservation but arrived by 6 and during the week. If planning on a weekend or later, a reservation is recommended. The food and service were excellent, and we... More 

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Thank Tranquillo
O'Fallon, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here based on recommendations from the locals. While the food was great and the service also good, the acoustics make it loud and also being seated next to a group that was conducting a business meeting didn't help. The room we sat in was next to the bar and consisted of many tables for two, which was fine.... More 

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Thank cabOFallon
Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

First let me say, you will not be disappointed. I am a competition BBQ pitmaster and don't often dine at a lot of fine dining restaurants, but I know good food and I have high expectations when I do. Most of my fine dining experiences have consisted of overpriced, small portions, from a pretentious chef with more ego than talent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten at the Red Pony several times. They are only open for dinner. Service is excellent and the food is creative and well presented. Probably the best upscale dining in Franklin.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064
    (Fourth Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Fourth Ave. and Main Street Franklin TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: (615) 595-7669

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