Top 10 American food in Franklin, Indiana, United States

November 6, 2019 Jasper Kershner

Reviews on American food in Franklin, Indiana, United States. Franklin is a city in Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 23,712 at the 2010 census. Located about 20 miles south of Indianapolis, the city is the county seat of Johnson County. The site of Franklin College, the city attracts numerous regional sports fans for the college teams, as well as audiences for its art events.
Things to do in Franklin

10. Wooden Bear

155 Holiday Pl, Franklin, IN 46131-2622 American, Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub Dinner +1 317-494-6149 http://www.woodenbearbrewing.com
Wooden Bear

Reviewed By RosiesFavs

Very friendly waitress (Sam) and efficient. We enjoyed samples of a Kolsch and Maize Runner beers and ordered from the samples. We ordered fish and chips and the Cuban sandwich which were very good!!! Would recommend this restaurant/brewery!! And will definitely return when back in area.

9. Steak 'n Shake

2088 N Morton St, Franklin, IN 46131-9734 Fast Food, American Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout [email protected] +1 317-736-5219 http://www.steaknshake.com/locations/24261-steak-n-shake-n-morton-street-franklin
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4 based on 13 reviews

Steak 'n Shake

Steak 'n Shake, a classic American brand, was founded in 1934 in Normal, Illinois by Gus Belt who pioneered the concept of premium burgers and milkshakes. For over 85 years, the company's name has been symbolic of its heritage. The word "steak" stood for

Reviewed By 593JimC593

I'm at Steak 'n Shake at least once a month with my two daughters (3 and 5) on a "daddy date." In my opinion, their burgers are the best fast food burgers around! I also love the chicken fingers. They're the real deal, not that processed junk you get at some places. But the best think about Steak 'n Shake is THE SHAKES! Their shakes are so good that most of the time I get vanilla. Sometimes I get cookies and cream. No fast food place can come close to the quality of their hand-dipped shakes. On Saturday and Sunday, kids eat free (this could change at any time), which is an even better deal.

8. Waffle House

98 N Lovers Ln, Franklin, IN 46131-9393 American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Table Service +1 317-738-2019 http://www.wafflehouse.com/locations
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4 based on 29 reviews

Waffle House

Reviewed By Cindy P

We stayed at a hotel that was in the next parking lot to the Waffle House. Since we arrived to our room late after fireworks with the family it was nice to have a 24 hour restaurant to enjoy. The food good service great and price just right.

7. Athens Restaurant & Steak

1800 S US Highway 31, Franklin, IN 46131-8908 American, Greek Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 317-736-8677 http://athensrestaurantandsteakhousefranklin.cafesamerica.website
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4 based on 34 reviews

Athens Restaurant & Steak

Reviewed By katejs17

You may have not ever noticed this little restaurant nestled in the old Kroger strip, but should definitely give it a shot. Small family owned Greek cuisine with a great variety of options and love the salad bar. Have had many dishes this little place offers and have loved everything especially the full salad bar and gyros. Everything is very affordable, filling and the wait staff, ownership and service is teriffic!

6. RFD Franklin

55 W Madison St, Franklin, IN 46131-2300 American, Steakhouse, Seafood Reservations [email protected] +1 317-733-7333 https://www.rfdfranklin.com
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4 based on 12 reviews

RFD Franklin

Enjoy steaks, seafood, pastas and salads in beautifully restored 1936 post office. A full bar offers micro brews, craft cocktails and a great wine selection. Great food at an affordable price while you step back in time with 1930s brass, woodwork, lobby a

Reviewed By harmi01

First chance to try out this new place. A very relaxing casual dining experience yet the food was definitely a fine dining experience. Our wives shared a crab cake appetizer that they agreed was a perfect start to the meal. All 4 of us ordered a different entree to get a full experience. One the filet, one the scallops, one the beef tips with tortellini, and a pork tenderloin. All agreed their dishes were excellent. An angel food cake was the only dessert ordered but definitely hit the spot with the three who tasted it. Our server Autumn was attentive without being intrusive but when engaged in conversation gave us her full attention. The owner Lisa first chatted with us at the bar and also stopped by the table a couple of times to ensure our dining experience was good. We definitely will be back. It is great to see this quality of food return to Franklin.

5. Greek's Pizzeria

18 E Jefferson St, Franklin, IN 46131-2321 Pizza, American, Bar Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Table Service +1 317-739-3900 http://greekspizzatapproom.com
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4 based on 51 reviews

Greek's Pizzeria

Reviewed By loongirl

Visited Greek's with friends for the first time on a Friday evening - the place was packed. We were seated within 5 minutes, and our waitress, Jay, was quite prompt in taking our order. We split a large pizza amongst the three of us, plus an cheesy garlic bread appetizer, and had plenty of food. The pizza was fabulous - not too bready, with sesame seeds on the crust, and LOTS of meat and veggies. The sausage was excellent! We ordered it custom, since some of us liked mushrooms and pepperoni, while others didn't - and it arrived perfectly made. Jay took good care of us, checked on us regularly, and was friendly and funny. Great waitress!I'll be back again in Franklin, and looking forward to visiting Greeks again - can't wait!

4. Willard Restaurant

99 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335 American, Bar, Pub, Pizza Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 317-738-9991 http://thewillard.com/
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4 based on 164 reviews

Willard Restaurant

Reviewed By bellerophon4

After fifty-plus years within twenty miles of the place and never having been there, had lunch at The Willard yesterday. What a gem it is, seemingly unchanged from its early days as a hotel. Situated right downtown, it's easy to get to and handy to most everything, including the Historic Artcraft Theater, just next door. The main dining room is small, some would say intimate, with a big red neon sign, "Willard Hotel". The menu was surprisingly extensive, offering something for just about everyone. Our server was cordial, knowledgeable, and quite helpful. Service was prompt, it being busy lunch hour at high noon. Servings were generous, and my tuna salad on rye was very good. Beer was refreshingly cold. Everyone in our party was pleased with the food, service, and surroundings. Sorry it took so long to get here for the first visit...have to make up for lost time!

3. Big Woods

1800 E King St, Franklin, IN 46131-8823 American, Brew Pub, Bar, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available [email protected] +1 317-739-0378 http://www.bigwoodsrestaurants.com/
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4 based on 78 reviews

Big Woods

Located on the grounds of Franklin’s Hillview Country Club, Big Woods Franklin features craft Beer from Quaff ON!® Brewing Company, artisan spirits from Hard Truth® Distilling Company, and magnificent views of the Hillview golf course. Big Woods Franklin

Reviewed By Jeana K

Ate lunch here on Father's Day with family. It's ON the golf course. Building & grounds are nice. Waitress was attentive. Food was excellent. Will definitely go again. I don't drink but "Quaff on!"

2. Court Street Cafe

39 E Court St, Franklin, IN 46131-2303 American, Cafe Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 317-739-0208 http://www.courtstcafe.com/
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4 based on 109 reviews

Court Street Cafe

Court Street Café serves daily fare that features, fresh - made from scratch ingredients. Homemade soups, fresh salads, fresh hamburgers cooked in cast iron skillets. One of the House Specialties is a Bacon Bleu Cheeseburger, which has been dubbed by one

Reviewed By loongirl

On a business trip here, and friends had highly recommended this restaurant. I ordered carry out, since it was late in the evening and I wanted something light. I specifically asked the gal taking my order whether they added hot sauce to their house made guacamole, as I did not want anything spicy. She laughed and assured me they did not. Well, clearly she has not eaten their guacamole - it was quite spicy, much to my dismay, and I was unable to eat it. I also ordered the tomato basil soup, which was good. Nothing offered with it - no crackers, no bread, nothing. I was surprised at the slim portions - both the guacamole and the soup were served in good sized containers that were not quite half filled. When I paid, it seems like a lot of money for two items - until I got back to my room and looked up the online menu again, and realized that the prices shown online were considerably less than what I paid.So would I go back? Probably not. There are plenty of places to eat in Franklin, and this meal did not instill confidence that I could trust an employee's description of a meal, nor trust that I would be charged the prices publicly listed on their own website. Very disappointed - nope - I won't be back.

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1. Ann's Restaurant

77 W Monroe St, Franklin, IN 46131-2314 American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service +1 317-736-5421 http://annsrestaurant.com
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4 based on 112 reviews

Ann's Restaurant

Reviewed By H5160WYrichardg

Ann’s has that small-town feel with a traditional family menu. In addition, the restaurant is associated with a local treatment center, so there’s a charitable aspect. In addition to daily specials such as meatloaf and beer Manhattans, the menu includes a variety of breakfast dishes (served all day) and a killer tenderloin that is one of the best in Indiana. That tenderloin is big enough to share, and you can order an extra bun.

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