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Fred's Restaurant

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107 S Main St, Franklin, VA 23851-1605
+1 757-562-2919
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Growing up in the Franklin area, we always heard Fred's referred to as "the beer joint" in town. Years later, visiting with fellow high school classmates for some reunion planning, we frequented Fred's for lunch. Good service, good food and at a fair price. I was pleasantly surprised the first visit. Noticed the breakfast bar was winding down, but, it... More 

Thank Jamey A
Suffolk, Virginia
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The service and atmosphere were great. I love local places and in the SE VA area there are just so many chains. The food was okay, nothing really great, but the prices were reasonable. We will definitely return again when we're in town.

Thank jmccullough33
Franklin, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The exposed brick decor is really nice. Prices pretty good. Food mediocre. Some staff needs training...ours set us at a table with dirty dishes, didn't bring us our appetizer, forgot drink refills, etc. Last time family wants to go there.

1 Thank BeckyinVirginia
Matthews, North Carolina
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We were passing through and stopped for lunch. I reviewed the menu online and was a bit disappointed as the lunch menu is different. There is a lunch buffet with a limited variety. The food is home-cooked style and average. The staff is friendly.

Thank Kim D
Jacksonville, Florida
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466 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Stopped in for lunch with a client and I had a great lunch. Quite a few tasty options on the menu with a full bar and friendly staff. Looks like the do a buffet if you want but I ordered a really good steak sandwich off the menu. Inexpensive and worth stopping by.

1 Thank bfchef
Franklin, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

home cooked food that is very tasty. this restaurant has been here since the 1940's it is like going home to be with all of your friends, and the good food makes it even more pleasant. I would recommend this experience to everyone.

Thank geraldw558
Norfolk, Virginia
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277 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

Fred's his my "go to" place to eat when I am in Franklin. From the minute you walk through the door, you feel welcome and part of an extended family. Yesterday I stopped in for lunch and ordered the soup and sandwich lunch special. Expecting a cup of soup and a half a sandwich, I was surprised to see the... More 

Thank JimCarroll3
Franklin, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

You come to Freds acstranger looking for a good meal. By the time you leave you'll have several new friends and a taste of the local atmosphere along with a great meal. Freds is truly a place where everybody really does know your name and your story.

Thank Paul K
Richmond, Virginia
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Fred's has been around for decades and is now run by the son of the original owner. David is a great host. It is Southern cooking in the best sense with minor updates. The breakfast can't be beat and the club sandwich is great. It is the "Cheers" of Franklin.

Thank wrrocw w
Franklin, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015

Friendly atmosphere. Where all the town locals go. Breakfast has regulars. Lunch and dinner. Country cooking fried chicken,chicken pot pie or you can get an awesome taco salad in a taco shell. Very good. Shag club and line dancing on Wednesday nights with lessons.. Upstairs. Bar down stairs .

1 Thank Robin E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 S Main St, Franklin, VA 23851-1605
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 757-562-2919

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