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Root + Barrel Kitchen

77 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3025
+1 828-369-3663
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“trout” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
77 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3025
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hey there with friends started out at the bar, which is the nicest bar by far in the area, had french fries and brussel sprouts for appetizers they were both excellent their fries are hand-cut. And dinner I had the short ribs and everyone else...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FranklinBirmingham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant in town. Food is excellent, served quickly and is always fresh. Love the local beers and variety offered in the bar. Staff are always thankful. They make you feel like you are their welcome guests when you come in. This...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SharaPost151
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from Denver with great restaurants this place could match them all. Visiting family in Franklin, all eight of us were blown away with our dinners. My daughter said this was the best trout she has ever had. Highly recommend the Gouda chicken and short...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DarylRayS
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We had given up eating here as the food was mediocre at best. Our minds were changed last week when we had the BEST food and desserts! Don't skip dessert!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dabrielle W
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Very cool little spot on the main drag. They have a small, 6 or 8 table patio with a bar facing the street. Very large indoor space. During the festival it was packed and I saw errors made on other diners but our soups, salads...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Met up with family and sat at the big table. Had wonderful food with vegetarian choices. Franklin is a sweet little town in a beautiful location and getting to eat local is the cherry on top!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank amy h
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Family met here for lunch and were not disappointed. Club sandwich on crossant, excellent, Ruben, excellent, salads, super. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank hulasuz
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We had two soup and sandwich specials for lunch. Soup was good but was not very hot, sandwiches were excellent. Server was inattentive and not particularly friendly (in his defense he seemed to be working the resturaunt alone).

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Jack S
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Started with the trout deviled eggs and it tasted very close to smoked salmon. Coincidence? Maybe. If you like to taste only mustard and no other seasoning, try these. They could have been delicious if seasoned. The bourbon glazed short rib with grits was perfectly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank stuartw476
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Not good.Took an hour to get 2 salads that were no better than average. Had to send wedge back because lettuce was brown. Management and staff seemed to care less. Water and tea never refilled during the hour wait. Unfortunate.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ksosebee1960
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3025
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-369-3663
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We are a locally sourcing southern cuisine restaurant. We specialize in utilizing as many local seasonal ingredients as possible, enabling us to bring the freshest product possible to our guests. We have a full bar featuring fresh seasonal cocktails, draft and bottle beer and an excellent wine selection. During the summer months enjoy our outdoor covered patio. We are a perfect spot for any occasion, whether on a date or with the kids. We have several private dining features for birthdays, meetings, or weddings. When in Franklin or surrounding areas we are a must on anyone looking for a top of the line dining experience!
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