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THE CHAPMANS' FAVORITE PLACES  TO EAT IN  FRANKLIN:

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Red Pony:

Sophisticated Southern

408 Main Street; Franklin, TN

Reservations Recommended / Website

Notes from Mary Beth:  Truly a Steven and Mary Beth go-to restaurant for special occasions or a date night. The guacamole is the best, and Steven would recommend the filet. When I say we frequent this restaurant the most of any, its true! They know us there!

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Pieology:

Personal Sized / Gourmet Pizzas

346 Main Street; Franklin, TN

No Reservations Needed / Website

Notes from Mary Beth:  What’s not to love about a place where you can create your own pizza AND see SCC lyrics on the wall?!

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The Bunganut Pig:

Pub and Americana Menu

1143 Columbia Avenue; Franklin, TN

No Reservations Needed / Website

Notes from Mary Beth:  Nothing fancy here! Tucked away in a basement, this pub-type restaurant is perfect for a local feel lunch. It's just good Ole' American Food. Try the deep fried pickles.

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Merridee's Breadbasket:

Half Bakery, Half Breakfast place, Half Amazing Sandwiches, 100% Awesome.

110 Fourth Avenue South; Franklin, TN

No Reservations Needed / Website

Notes from The Chapmans Weekend Team:  Affordable and Amazing.  By far one of the best and most unique places for a meal that will satisfy.  It's counter service ordering then they bring your food to your table.

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Pucketts Grocery & Restaurant:

Half Bakery, Half Breakfast place, Half Amazing Sandwiches, 100% Awesome.

120 Fourth Avenue South; Franklin, TN

Reservations Sometimes Required / Lunch Is Suggested Time / Website

Notes from The Chapmans Weekend Team:  Also one of the best spots for lunch and a true Nashville BBQ experience.  If you're wanting to go here for dinner make sure you check and see if there's a live concert that night - if there is you will need reservations because locals fill this place up QUICKLY!

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Kilwins:

Ice Cream, Fudge, & Chocolate

405 Main Street; Franklin, TN

No Reservations Needed / Website

Notes from Mary Beth:  This is more of a SCC favorite. He is a lover of chocolate and a lover of ice cream! With that said, you should stop here. My favorite is the caramel apples.

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THE CHAPMANS' FAVORITE PLACES  TO SHOP:

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White's Mercantile:

345 Main Street; Franklin, TN   37064

Reservations Recommended / Website

Notes from Mary Beth:  This is one of my favorite local shops.  It has sweet, unique gifts for everyone.

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Rock Paper Scissors:

317 Main Street; Franklin, TN

No Reservations Needed / Website

Notes from Mary Beth:  The cutest paper store ever.  I just love this store and all the beautiful things inside.

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Walton's Antique & Estate Jewelry

Downtown; Franklin, TN

No Reservations Needed / Website

Notes from Mary Beth:  I just love looking at and wondering what the stories are behind each treasured piece of jewelry.

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Philanthropy

Downtown; Franklin, TN

No Reservations Needed / Website

Notes from Mary Beth:  I shop for my girls here a lot!  A beautiful clothing store that is full of compassion and love.  It's Christian owned and it is evident throughout!  Love It!

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Philanthropy

Downtown; Franklin, TN

No Reservations Needed / Website

Notes from Mary Beth:  I shop for my girls here a lot!  A beautiful clothing store that is full of compassion and love.  It's Christian owned and it is evident throughout!  Love It!

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City Farmhouse

230 Franklin Road; Suite 1302; Franklin, TN

No Reservations Needed / Website

Notes from Mary Beth:  This is a favorite antique place to stop.  There are plenty of places like this in Franklin, and this is one of my favorites.

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The Little Cottage Children's Shop

324 Liberty Pike, Suite 135; Franklin, TN

No Reservations Needed / Website

Notes from Mary Beth:  This shop is just precious.  I look for unique baby gifts here.  It's a bit spendy, but they do have great sales.