Franklin, Kentucky has many dining choices for the hungry traveler on I-65. As you might expect for a town on the Tennessee border, Franklin has a number of barbecue, catfish, and home cooking establishments offering the traditional meat-and-three vegetable platters. Franklin also boasts two steakhouses, three Mexican restaurants, Japanese and Chinese restaurants, two delis, a sports bar, and in the heart of downtown, a Mediterranean-meets-American restaurant with chef-inspired specials. Fast food outlets abound; there's a classic burger-and-milkshake joint built in
the 1950s, a donut shop, a coffee shop, and a frozen yogurt place. If none of that suits, two of our three pizza parlors will deliver right to your hotel room.

EXIT 2 | Familiar food – McDonald’s, Waffle House, Denny’s, Burger King


Cracker Barrel #7

Homestyle comfort food, general store | 155 Steele Rd.

Oasis Southwest Grill

Southwestern & American fare, including
mesquite-grilled steaks & ribs. | 116 Steele Rd

Franklin Steakhouse

Steaks and sandwiches | 3898 Nashville Rd.

Sol Azteca

Mexican style restaurant | 4000 Nashville Rd

Lucky 7's Diner at Kentucky Downs

1950's diner style food | 5629 Nashville Rd

WAL-MART AREA | Familiar food – Subway in Walmart, Dairy Queen


Overtime Sports Bar & Grill

American, Pub, Bar | 1326 Nashville Rd.

Tokyo Express

Japanese style food | 1442 Nashville Rd.


Fried chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches
& other American comfort food | 1551 Nashville Rd.

MAIN STREET (south of KY 100) | Familiar food – Captain D’s, Pizza Hut, Hardees, Taco Bell, Bojangles, Little Caesar's Pizza


Frosty Freeze

American burgers & shakes | 433 South Main Street

Sol Azteca

Mexican style food | 613 South Main St.


Homestyle American comfort food
"meat and 3 style" | 706 South Main Street

Wildfire BBQ

American Barbecue | 105 State Sreet



Brickyard Cafe

Mediterranean, Italian and American classics | 202 West Cedar St.

Best Donuts

Donuts, sandwiches, ice cream | 201 West Cedar St.

The Frozen Spoon

Frozen Yogurt | 115 West Cedar St.

MAIN STREET (north of KY 100)


Fat Larry's

American style breakfast & lunch  | 110 South Main Street 

4 Soils Coffee & Bakery

Coffee shop and bakery | 126 North Main St.

New China

Chinese style restaurant | 412 North Main St.

Tanglewood Mkt & Deli

Homestyle American food, salad bar, sandwiches | 105 Barrett Lane

Hot Plate

Homestyle American comfort food
"meat and 3 style" | 4138 Bowling Green Rd.

EXIT 6 | Familiar food - Wendy’s, Subway, Krispy Krunchy Chicken

El Potrero

Mexican Style Restaurant | 270 Trotters Lane