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Red Pony Restaurant

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408 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064-2720 (Fourth Avenue)
(615) 595-7669
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We sat upstairs and could easily see that this is a very popular dining destination. It was filled and quite noisy, but everyone was having a good time. Our waiter, Jeff, was extremely attentive. The appetizers were very good. The grilled corn was a bit unusual, but crisp and delicious. Our meal began with a grilled grits teaser sent out... More 

Thank Turtlemacs
Spring Hill, Tennessee
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to the Red Pony was fantastic! The staff were very attentive and thoroughly explained the specials so you knew exactly what you were getting. Our server gave his personal recommendations which was helpful. I chose the Beef tenderloin with Roasted asparagus in a lemon sauce seated on top of a corn risotto which was excellent! The beef... More 

Thank nstadler
Wilmington, North Carolina
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160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sophisticated Southern dishes with perfect execution. The flavors are amazing and the service very professional and attentive. The staff know the menu and will provide you with great idea of pairing as well as course details. I had the "Filet Mignon" black and blue and it was cook perfectly a hard char crust with a cool center. The presentation is... More 

Thank Francois A
Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the food and atmosphere here! Only recommendation is the menu changes often so be sure to review before going.

Thank Mary H
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome atmosphere, great service, and outstanding food. We have tried several "Hot Spots" in Franklin but this one is the best so far. You'll enjoy everything they have to offer. Jeff, the Bartender upstairs who actually waited on us, had an unbelievable knowledge of the menu, and the preparation of each item. He's one of the best I've ever encountered!

Thank Jim T
Franklin, Tennessee
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Fairly large menu. Unique options. The food is excellent, but very rich. The bar does offer some specialty drinks. Overall, It's a fun experience. My only complaint is that it is very dark and dimly lit. It is also pretty loud and sometimes difficult to have conversation. The shrimp and grits are to die for!

Thank jillster619
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We go often on special occasions and the food is excellent. The menu changes often and is filled with great variety. I have eaten all over the country and this is one of the best. The bartender is a master at mixology you won't be disappointed.

Thank Mark T
Hernando, Mississippi
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant with good service. I recommend sharing apps and also the Lobster BLT was phenomenal. Everything served was fresh and cooked perfectly. The creme brûlée for dessert was divine and all moderately priced. I will be back!

Thank Jody T
San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We went with people we knew so they knew what to recommend as far as food and wine to drink. The people we went with reserved a table near a window so we had an great view of the shops below us. We found the food to be very good and the service excellent.

Thank Marbev L
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Tagged late reservation after long trip to Franklin. We were pleased with congenial greetings and service. Decor is well done. Blends well with building. Overall, we enjoyed meals albeit fairly over spiced and salty. Tone down these two tastes a tad so they don't overshadow and you're set!!!

Thank Melissa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064-2720
    (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?