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Jul 3, 2008 09:41 AM

Dinner in Franklin and Brentwood, TN


My family will be visiting the Nashville area for a week and we were looking to have a few dinners in the Brentwood and Franklin area. If anyone can give suggestions on where to eat, I'd really appreciate it. We are not looking for an expensive dinner and are open to all types of cuisine.


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  1. Corky's BBQ in Brentwood is right off I-65 at Old Hickory Boulevard. You can order online and pick it up if you'd like to have a picnic. Don't miss out on the pie.

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    1. re: brendastarlet

      Hmmm...I have to respectfully disagree about Corky's. If you're going to eat barbecue in Williamson County, you can do a lot better than Corky's. Without even leaving Brentwood, you can eat at Stroud's Barbecue, which, although not outstanding, is really good, and is local. If you want the real deal, head down to Nolensville and eat at Martin's.

      Martin's Barbeque Joint
      7215 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville, TN 37135

      Strouds Barbeque
      5024 Harpeth Dr, Brentwood, TN 37027

    2. Corky's is great. Brentwood doesn't stand out to me as a dining destination, other than Mere Bulle's (expensive). And I grew up in Brentwood, and now have lived in Franklin for the past 15 years.

      There are your usual chains in Cool Springs (which is the retail mecca on the Franklin/Brentwood border) - PF Chang's, Outback, Famous Daves, Bonefish, Chili's, Buca Di Beppo, Saltgrass Steaks, Cozymel's, you name it, its there...gosh there are tons!!

      Sportsman's Lodge in the Cool Springs area (technically Brentwood..on the border of Franklni) is pretty good - great menu, good catfish and burgers, BBQ on corncakes. Huge log cabin.

      Jasmine (Thai) in Cool Springs is wonderful, as is Basil.

      Amerigo in Cool Springs for good Italian.

      Noshville in Cool Springs for Deli.

      I like Bodeli for Sushi and am partial to Omikoshi for bento boxes/hibachi (both in Cool Springs

      Bread & Company for a quick sandwich, soup, salad meal. Yum. (Cool Springs

      I'm not sure when Boscos opens, but it's a brewery with incredible good food. (Cool Springs

      Franklin Chop House (not the chain) - Franklin

      Pie in the Sky Pizza (Cool Springs

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      1. re: madasher

        I lived in Franklin for a year .My favorite resteraunt was Sportsmans Lodge .

        1. re: madasher

          the Sportsmansgrille the Texas tips are to die for!

        2. In Franklin, Puckett's Grocery.

          We've been there twice and both times the food was excellent.


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          1. Thank you, everybody! I will be printing out this extensive list and ckg them out.

            1. I absolutely second the NO to Corkys and the yes to Pucketts. Sol and Red Pony in Franklin deserve consideration too.

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              1. re: Cameraman

                Red Pony is's a post I wrote a while back

                also, Saffire in the Factory at Franklin is really good.

                1. re: sparkplug

                  Saffire looks good! Thank you! I was going on the web looking at it and saw that there is a restaurant called Stoveworks. Is that any good?

                2. re: Cameraman

                  I third the NO to Corky's. I second the yes to Martin's. Went there for lunch today and it was very good BBQ. I'm not from here, but have been eating pulled-pork for about 40 years (my mom hails from Jackson) and I know it when I taste it. The 'green beans' were so good looking, I took a picture. More pulled pork than beans. Vegetables a Spaniard would love!

                  1. re: AustinBear

                    I'd love to see that picture, if you can post it, AustinBear.