Downtown Franklin is home to more than 25 locally-owned and operated restaurants, serving everything from BBQ sliders and fried green tomatoes to oysters and gumbo. We invite you to savor the flavors of Franklin on our Southern Style food tours.
Led by one of Franklin on Foot’s guides, the Southern staples will come with a bit of background on each morsel and the five-block walking tour will include some history along the way, including photos of Franklin restaurants from the past.
We mix it up each tour, choosing 6 eateries from among Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Merridee’s Breadbasket, IveyCake, 55 South, Puckett’s Boathouse, Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Cafe, Franklin Mercantile Deli and Grays on Main. All selections are always made fresh for our group and you’ll enjoy meeting each restaurant’s chef or proprietor.
We usually schedule a tour on the third Saturday of the month, but they’re available most other days, from 2:00-5:00pm. Next regularly scheduled tour is May 17. Cost is $45 per person. Please call by 4:00pm the previous day, although sometimes we can work you in at the last minute. Maximum number is 20 per group, so get your reservations in now! We can also tailor your special tour for lighter appetites, priced accordingly.
Whether you’re a local or a Franklin visitor looking to expand your experience, this is the perfect activity! We guarantee you’ll leave with an extra dose of knowledge, a full belly and new friends! Beer, wine and spirits not included but are available for purchase at stops on the tour.
Call 615-400-3808 for more information and reservations.
Here’s a review from Tripadvisor.com: “My wife and I had relatives in town from Birmingham. They love history and we thought this would be a good way to let them learn some history and eat some great food. We were not disappointed. The 3-hour tour took us to six great restaurants in Historic Franklin. We sampled some great food. No one will need dinner tonight. Great idea for out of town visitors. Margie knows her history and is a GREAT tour guide.”