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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%
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“pies” (18 reviews)
“biscuits” (14 reviews)
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
498 Harrison Ave, Franklin, NC 28734-2580
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wonderful locally sourced food in a clean, down home setting. Excellent service and great value make this a must visit spot.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Pat G
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited this restaurant several times and enjoyed our breakfasts there. The staff was very friendly. The customers seemed to be mainly local folks. The rest rooms and dining area were clean and the breakfast prices were good, and we would return again.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank esposouth1
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Service was fast (seat yourself) and eggs almost cooked to order (over medium was actually over easy). Biscuits were very good as was the coffee. Stone faced waitress was not too friendly (is it really that hard to smile?). Lots of locals hashing over the...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank gobble2
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Another spot that locals patronize. We had a very good breakfast there. Clean; good service, cheerful. They do not take credit cards. We passed it frequently on the way to town and there were always many cars in the parking area.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank emmalou71913
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant is located nearby to the friends we often visit in Franklin. We have eaten here several times. But this time we submit this review. It is an interesting business that has been here many, many years. The waitresses are businesslike and competent. The...More

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank AikenBill
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Depending on what you are wanting to eat, this is either the perfect place--or not. Breakfast is generally good-eggs, hash browns, bacon, grits, etc... Coffee is plentiful, service is friendly. Lunch and dinner is diner type food-very adequate, but not for those looking for something...More

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank LeeBerger
Reviewed 4 September 2016

If your only criteria is "they serve food," then yeah this place is awesome. Our standards are a little higher. I found this place straight out of 1950 and the menu is pathetic. It's indicative of the town of Franklin - not tourist friendly. They...More

Date of visit: August 2016
2  Thank 3D0Gnight
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stopped in because of staying in the area. I choose home cooked restaurants when I am traveling. This was a clean and friendly atmosphere. Food was fine.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank 592jeanw
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I like to find "hole in the wall" places, where the locals go, that usually have great food. Here's my experience at the Sunset Restaurant. We found out about this place from a lady at the Visitors Center. She said that this is where the...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank MrsLDavis2014
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This place has been around since 1945 so it's got to have something going for it to last that long. It's cash or check only, no credit cards. It's located about a mile from the center of Franklin and has plenty of parking. They even...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank pvinvestor
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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