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The Sunset

498 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC 28734-2580
+1 828-524-4842
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (18 reviews)
“biscuits” (14 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
498 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC 28734-2580
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We loved our lunch here. The vegetable soup was delicious and so was the pie! The menu is simple and the atmosphere is simple. We will be back!

Thank Elaina C
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This restaurant is good, however the portion of food you get for the price is not great. The food is delicious and the dessert is even better! Good quality service where everyone is friendly! Been eating here since I was a child.

Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Eat where the locals eat. The Sunset is just a nice little hometown resturaunt where everybody seems to know each other. Staff is friendly, the food is just good old country fare, nothing special but nothing wrong with it either. Pies are OUTSTANDING! Prices are...More

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Out of the way place off main street in Franklin. When we went for lunch, it was slightly crowded but easy to get a seat. We all has the special of the day, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, fried okra , green beans, biscuit. They...More

Thank Dot M
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The Sunset is a very good choice for good food. I've only been for lunch and keep returning time after time. I'm on a fried chicken "kick" and theirs is the best. They cook it only when it's ordered. The pies are amazing. I understand...More

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I've always eaten here at lunch and thought it was very good. They had special sandwiches and food I couldn't eat anywhere else. However, this was the first time to eat dinner here. It was 6:30 and not crowded. The service was good and our...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This place has been around for years. I can see why. I am sure it will be here for many more. Food was tasty the price was great and the staff friendly. What more could you ask for?

Thank gweikel2017
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We were seated at a small table in a tight corner by the kitchen door. She ordered a ham and cheese omelette which was fine. I ordered two poached eggs, bacon and wheat toast. The eggs were well done, toast very dry and no bacon....More

Thank James H
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Ordered the Turkey special, shredded turkey over a pile of dried dressing. Gravy was yellow, they say it is homemade, not sure how they get it that color. Instant mashed potatoes. Server had no personalty, felt like we were bothering her, by just being there....More

1  Thank rallwine2000
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is the "where the locals eat" restaurant in Franklin, NC. Good basic home style meals - two specialties: Roast turkey and dressing (each Tuesday and Friday) and pulled pork BBQ. Great service.

Thank Brenda B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 498 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC 28734-2580
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-524-4842
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