Dinner in Franklin and Brentwood, TN
- wench31 Jul 3, 2008 09:41 AM
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.
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
5024 Harpeth Dr, Brentwood, TN 37027
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
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!