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Granite City Food & Brewery

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1864 W McEwen Dr, Franklin, TN 37067-1782
+1 615-435-1949
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Huntsville, Alabama
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a wedding reception and stayed at the Drury Plaza hotel. This restaurant was convenient as it is attached to the hotel. Service was fast and friendly. Food was great with nice portion and the beer flights were great. Will definitely visit again.

Thank lynwal64
FranklinGCFB, Manager at Granite City Food & Brewery, responded to this review

Hope you had a wonderful time at your wedding as well! We're pleased to hear that you were able to join us during your stay here in Franklin and we hope to see you again here during your next visit. More 

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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was super heavy and greasy. We got chicken fingers and they tasted as if they had been reheated all day. We did like the pretzel with cheese dip for an appetizer. The salad was ok, just not very fresh, lettuce was wilted. This place is too loud! You can hardly hear the person beside you talking. We didn't... More 

Thank katibai
Nashville, Tennessee
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Granite City shortly after they opened as I was familiar with this Minneapolis chain and it's one of my mom's favorites. I admit to having forgotten about it, even though I frequent nearby First Watch several times a week. My mom was in town, so gave it a try. Fair lunch experience. Meatloaf/mashed potato dish was enjoyed by... More 

Thank CheeryCheryl
Seneca, SC
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed next door @ Drury Hotel. Wandered into here for dinner. Didn't realize this was a chain restaurant/ brewery. 7 beers on tap from their own production. Sat @ bar, great service there. Extensive menu, small plates to full dinners. We both ordered from the small plates menu- plenty of food to comprise dinner. My husband had mahi tacos, 3... More 

Thank 227NancyS
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had no idea they had these outside of Michigan lol. The food was good, and the atmosphere was lovely.

Thank Aysha S
FranklinGCFB, Manager at Granite City Food & Brewery, responded to this review

So glad you came to join us! If you are living local, be sure to come again for our Sunday Brunch- its been voted the best brunch in the county! More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BBQ burger was good, quite messy though! felt like a Hardees commercial! Service was good! it was busy as I came in to town later than expected and scrambling for a place to eat, but had wanted to try here. it is adjacent to Drury Hotel in Cool springs and a great addition to that. Certainly better than most restaurants... More 

Thank bills83au
Nashville, Tennessee
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547 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had high hopes for this place. Our group of four had reservations and were seated right on time. Our server came over within five minutes. We ordered drinks and it took 15 minutes to get the drinks and only three arrived. We flagged the manager down and he came back within minutes with the drink. Our server was obviously... More 

Thank Tim O
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My experience was very pleasant. The meatloaf dish was very good, as well as their pale ale. The service was attentive and polite. The atmosphere was inviting and relaxing. Overall, I had an awesome visit and would recommend this establishment for a great meal or a couple of beers and a snack during a sports game.

Thank Robert O
FranklinGCFB, Manager at Granite City Food & Brewery, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! The meatloaf is a guest favorite, so I'm thrilled to hear you also tried it and loved it. Look forward to having you join us again in the near future! More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've enjoyed Granite City throughout the last year or so. We have visited this establishment several times. At first the service and food were wonderful until recently. Tonight will probably be the last time we visit Granite City. The customer service has taken a downhill spin to becoming bad. The last few times our server, a different one each time,... More 

1 Thank Medicmon414
Holladay, Utah
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I ended a two day road trip and went here because I knew I would get a good meal. I arrived at 8:55pm. They close at 10:00pm. They refused to seat me. I will never return here. I will not patronage and establishment so cold and dispassionate. There are plenty of other restaurants in Franklin with good food AND good... More 

2 Thank Scott_M_From_Utah
FranklinGCFB, Manager at Granite City Food & Brewery, responded to this review

Scott, I am ashamed to hear about your last visit with us. You are correct, on Sundays we close our kitchen at 9PM, thus we should have been more inviting upon your arrival and insisting on you joining us for dinner. I so sincerely apologize for this behavior. I would love the opportunity to make this up to you. If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1864 W McEwen Dr, Franklin, TN 37067-1782
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-435-1949
Granite City Food & Brewery(R), a casual dining restaurant with an on-site brewery. Our initial restaurant commenced operations in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in June 1999. Our second restaurant, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, commenced operations in December 2000, and our third restaurant opened to the public November 20, 2001 in Fargo, North Dakota. We now have 26 stores operating in 11 different states. At Granite City Food & Brewery(R), we serve signature beers, including Duke of Wellington (an English ale) and Broad Axe Stout (an authentic Irish beer), and entrees such as London broil. We offer a broad menu of items that are prepared fresh daily and are served in generous portions at reasonable prices. Our handcrafted beers are moderately priced and offer unique styles and flavors not typically produced by major breweries. Our founders, Mr. Wagenheim and Mr. Burdick, have over 52 years of combined hospitality industry experience. Mr. Wagenheim's experience includes that of corporate executive, owner/operator, manager and consultant for hotels, resorts, and individual and multi-unit restaurant operations. Mr. Burdick, a brewing chemist, has over 30 years experience in the restaurant, hospitality and brewing industry in both corporate and private positions. Fermentus Interruptus™Shortly before we opened our third store, we launched our patented brewing process, Fermentus Interruptus™, which makes micro brewing for multiple locations more efficient. This process, conceived and designed by Mr. Burdick, allows us to ship sweet liquid called wort, from our central brewing facility to individual stores. When this liquid reaches the stores, we begin the fermentation process and complete the brewing. We use Fermentus Interruptus at all of our Granite City Food & Brewery(R) locations.

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