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wench31 Jul 3, 2008 09:41 AM

Hello,

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.

Thanks!

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    radman Oct 4, 2010 04:57 PM

    I would avoid Criallos. I had a bad meal there, tried it again, and it was even worse. Very expensive for the quality of the food.

    Try Saffire or Red Pony. Sperry's is good for steaks.

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    Saffire
    230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37067

    Red Pony
    408 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064

    Criallos Cafe and Bar
    1935 Mallory Ln, Franklin, TN 37067

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      werthan Jan 13, 2010 02:03 PM

      FYI, this is an old topic, but they just opened a Judge Bean's in Brentwood down the street from Corkeys. Much better BBQ.

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      1. re: werthan
        jamiecarroll Jan 14, 2010 07:02 AM

        Yes. Also, the Stroud's in Brentwood went out of business. A Subway has moved into that space.

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          hlsess Apr 21, 2010 05:40 PM

          just emailed sportsmans grille- we are comingwith a big group - do they have a nice big area for a baseball team?

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            brooky Apr 21, 2010 08:12 PM

            sportsmans would be a great place for a large group/sports team. It is basically good bar food but has an atmosphere they would like. Note many of the places listed here would not be suitable at all for the group you mention.

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              hlsess Apr 22, 2010 01:52 PM

              thanks-I realize most won't work -just trying to get some ideas and reading anything- called Sportsmans today and he said it would work- they ahve 2 areas for big groups

      2. jamiecarroll Jul 7, 2008 07:34 AM

        And here are some other non-barbecue places:

        BENTWOOD:
        Wild Iris
        Puffy Muffin
        Peter's Thai and Sushi
        Mere Bulles

        FRANKLIN:
        Go to downtown Franklin, there are several exellent restaurants all within walking distance of one another, including:
        Merridee's
        Puckett's
        Red Pony
        Sol
        Dotson's

        Also in Franklin:
        The Bunganut Pig
        Saffire

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        Saffire
        230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37067

        Bunganut Pig
        1143 Columbia Ave Ste B1, Franklin, TN 37064

        Dotson's Restaurant
        99 E Main St, Franklin, TN

        SOL Restaurant
        403 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064

        Red Pony
        408 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064

        Puckett's Grocery
        120 4th Ave S, Franklin, TN 37064

        Merridee's Breadbasket
        110 4th Ave S, Franklin, TN

        Mere Bulles
        5201 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37203

        Peter's Sushi-Thai
        330 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN

        Puffy Muffin
        229 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027

        Wild Iris Cafe
        127 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN

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          Potomac Bob Jul 6, 2008 01:49 PM

          At Corky's, they have barbecue. The sauce is supersweet. In cooking barbecue ribs, you can tell if they've been long-cooked because the tough skin on the back of the ribs will start melting of its own accord after about 2 hours and will disappear after 5 hours. At Corky's, they are intact, and most of the smoke flavor comes from a bottle. And the architecture is all wrong. To get authentic barbecue, the joint should have a tin roof, concrete block walls and be enshrouded in smoke. Corky's is Provincial Holiday Inn style. The Nashville area is known for its Meat-and-Three restaurants (i.e., a plate with one meat and three vegetables). One of the better ones is Dotson's in Franklin. There's also a fast-food joint in Brentwood call Mrs. Winner's, where there are two items worth going for - a biscuit filled with country ham and a cinnamon roll (may be called a swirl). Mrs. Winner's, once widespread in the South, is now only in Nashville and Atlanta areas.

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          1. re: Potomac Bob
            wench31 Jul 6, 2008 06:45 PM

            Mrs. Winners sounds delicious! MMMMM!!!!! Thank you!

            1. re: Potomac Bob
              wench31 Jul 6, 2008 06:46 PM

              Mrs Winner's sounds like a winner! MMMMM!!! Thank you!

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              Yongeman Jul 5, 2008 11:22 PM

              Puckett's in Franklin is good--good music too. Dotson's in Franklin is great for traditional Southern breakfast--amazing biscuits, grits, etc., and super warm atmosphere.

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                Cameraman Jul 3, 2008 08:41 PM

                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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                  sparkplug Jul 4, 2008 12:56 PM

                  Red Pony is fantastic....here's a post I wrote a while back http://www.chowhound.com/topics/427882

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

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                    wench31 Jul 4, 2008 02:31 PM

                    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?

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                    AustinBear Mar 17, 2009 04:19 PM

                    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!

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                      Yongeman Mar 17, 2009 09:10 PM

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

                  3. wench31 Jul 3, 2008 12:52 PM

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

                    1. Davwud Jul 3, 2008 12:10 PM

                      In Franklin, Puckett's Grocery.

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

                      http://www.puckettsgrocery.com/

                      DT

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                        Davwud Dec 21, 2009 07:57 AM

                        http://davwudsfoodcourt.blogspot.com/...

                        DT

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                        madasher Jul 3, 2008 11:17 AM

                        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.
                        http://sportsmansgrille.com/aboutus.html

                        Jasmine (Thai) in Cool Springs is wonderful, as is Basil.
                        http://nashville.citysearch.com/profile/11629223/brentwood_tn/jasmine.html

                        Amerigo in Cool Springs for good Italian.
                        http://www.amerigo.net/

                        Noshville in Cool Springs for Deli.
                        http://www.noshville.com/

                        I like Bodeli for Sushi and am partial to Omikoshi for bento boxes/hibachi (both in Cool Springs
                        )http://omikoshirestaurant.com/

                        Bread & Company for a quick sandwich, soup, salad meal. Yum. (Cool Springs
                        )http://www.breadandcompany.com/

                        I'm not sure when Boscos opens, but it's a brewery with incredible good food. (Cool Springs
                        )http://www.boscosbeer.com/

                        Franklin Chop House (not the chain) - Franklin
                        http://www.thefranklinchophouse.com/

                        Pie in the Sky Pizza (Cool Springs
                        )http://www.pieintheskypizza.com/

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                          Pamfrazier Jan 15, 2010 01:37 PM

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

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                            Pamfrazier Jan 15, 2010 01:42 PM

                            the Sportsmansgrille the Texas tips are to die for!

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                            brendastarlet Jul 3, 2008 09:48 AM

                            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.
                            http://corkysbrentwood.menuengine.com...

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                            1. re: brendastarlet
                              jamiecarroll Jul 3, 2008 12:01 PM

                              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.

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

                              Strouds Barbeque
                              5024 Harpeth Dr, Brentwood, TN 37027

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