Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Franklin, TN

There are 20 pet friendly American restaurants in Franklin that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where to eat? Here's a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Franklin. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Corner Pub
Corner Pub Bring your pooch and enjoy cheese tots and a great burger on the patio. See Details
Pet Friendly The Tin Roof 2
The Tin Roof 2 The Tin Roof is the place to be for laid-back atmosphere, scratch-made eats, and dog-friendly outdoor seating. Sample a classic bar and grill menu that features wings, fried shrimp, spicy chicken quesadillas, burgers, steak and cheese sandwiches, and pizza-dillas (flour tortillas stuffed with toppings). Open daily 11am to 3am. See Details
Tupelo Honey Cafe Tupelo Honey Cafe pays homage to Southern culinary traditions with a menu full of classic dishes and modern spins on old favorites. You can stop by with Fido at this location in Franklin where there are sixteen dog-friendly tables outside. The menu features sandwiches, salads, snacks, and mains for any palate. Entrees include decadent dishes like the Cauliflower Steak, Sweet Tea Roasted Chicken, or Tupelo Shrimp and Grits. Brunch is a popular affair with popular dishes like the Appalachian Breakfast or Red Flannel Hash. Don't miss out on the drink menu with craft cocktails, Bloody Marys, mimosas, wine, and beer. See Details
Franklin Mercantile Deli Just off the corner of Fourth Avenue North and Main Street sits one of historical downtown Franklin’s most treasured restaurants. A local staple and tourist favorite, the dog-friendly Franklin Mercantile Deli has been family owned and operated since 1999. Touting a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere and a menu filled with Southern breakfast favorites, specialty sandwiches, salad bar, fruit tea, coffee, and homemade desserts, the “Merc” has earned a reputation for being a “go-to” destination for anyone with an appetite. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. Open daily 7am to 3pm. See Details
Bishop's Bishop's is a streamlined meat and three restaurant with a small patio and four dog-friendly tables. They are available for dine in, carry out, and delivery. You order at the counter from their selection of rotating daily offerings like meatloaf, fried chicken, and country steak. If you prefer to eat vegetarian, you can also order a veggie plate. Bishop's also offer family meals that will feed four. They are open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday from 10:30am to 2:30pm. See Details
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant, located in Franklin, is a casual eatery that serves up delicious American-style fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Fried Green Tomatoes dipped in egg wash and rolled in cornmeal, served with chipotle bacon ranch. Next, chow down on the Shrimp and Grits - jumbo shrimp blackened and sauteed with peppers, onions garlic, tomatoes, and mushrooms, over Gouda Weisenberger grits, served with a house salad. Or go for the Tennessee Philly with slow-smoked beef brisket or grilled chicken, bell peppers, onions, BBQ sauce, and smoked gouda on a hoagie, served with au jus. End on the perfect sweet note with the Deep-Fried Brownie Sundae - a fried brownie and triple treat cookie dough topped with ice cream, spiced pecans, and candied bacon! See Details
Ground Ground is available for dine and or carry out with a menu full of personalized burgers, potatoes, and salads. They have two small tables outside with dog-friendly seating. You can choose one of their signature dishes or design the meal the way you like it. They have several vegetarian options, too. Ground serves several beers with happy hour daily from 4pm until closing. Ground is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 2pm and again from 4pm to 8pm. See Details
Barbara's Home Cookin Barbara's Home Cookin will make you feel right at home with generous portions and Southern comfort food. The menu features rotating main dishes like fried chicken, pork chops, and crab cakes with various sides. Barbara's has several outdoor tables around their front yard area making it feel like a real family picnic. Barbara's Home Cookin is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. See Details
Big Shakes Big Shakes specializes in a Tennessee icon - hot chicken! If you're feeling non-traditional, they also have hot fish. You can choose your level of heat from the Original to the sweat-inducing Executioner. They offer sandwiches, platters, wings, and tacos. Big Shakes also offers seafood plates, burgers, and family sized meals. For dessert, Big Shakes serves deep fried oreos. This location has two small, outdoor tables with dog-friendly seating so you can order your meal to go then enjoy it outside with Fido. Big Shakes is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 8pm and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
The Butcher Block The Butcher Block is your one-stop shop for all things meat with high grade beef, deli meat, pork, poultry, veal, and seafood. At the lunch counter, you'll find an array of sandwich options like the Tuscan Chicken or Classic Reuben. Vegetarians need not go hungry! You'll have options, too, like the Veggie sandwich, Pimento Cheese, and Egg Salad sandwich. Top it off from their list of sides, chips, soups, and desserts. Fido can join you at one of their three dog-friendly tables while you enjoy a quick bite. The Butcher Block also serves as an old-fashioned meat market so you can pick some select cuts to take home with you for later. They are open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and weekends from 10am to 5pm. See Details
McAlister's Deli McAlister's Deli is a dog-friendly restaurant on Cool Springs Blvd. This deli has six tables outside for dogs and their owners. Their chefs are proud to serve food prepared with fresh ingredients made to order. The crafted sandwiches on the menu are the specialty of the kitchen. Meat eaters can indulge in the McAlister's Club, the King Club, horseradish roast beef and cheddar, garden fresh turkey, or the black cherry and ham sandwich. Vegetarians can indulge in their new veggie sandwich or the four cheese griller, a mom-made favorite prepared their way. If you like the sound of ginormous spuds, you can order one of their topped potatoes instead, like the black Angus roast beef spud. Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. See Details
Newk's Eatery Newk's Eatery on Cool Springs Boulevard is a dog-friendly restaurant with several outdoor tables. You can bring Fido along with you to indulge in something from the diverse menu. If you're a fan of fresh-tossed salads, artisan pizzas, toasted sandwiches, kettle batch soups, and desserts, then you've picked the right place. Amongst the popular sandwiches on the menu, you'll find a farmer's market sandwich filled with grilled squash, zucchini, portabella mushrooms, caramelized onions, and Gouda cheese, topped with house-made basil mayo', sliced tomatoes, and fresh spinach. All of their sandwiches are served with a side of coleslaw, soup, or mac and cheese. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Panera Bread Panera Bread on Columbia Avenue has six pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your dog along to dine. The popular national chain serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Stop by early for one of their freshly baked breakfast sandwiches, pastries, or Baked Egg Souffles. Panera Bread is known for their fresh, and clean eating salads, soups, and sandwiches like Bacon Turkey Bravo, Napa Almond Chicken Salad, and Steak and White Cheddar Panini. They have a full espresso and coffee bar where you can get signature drinks like the Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows, and Plum Ginger Hibiscus Tea. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Izzy's Feel Good Food - Franklin Izzy's Feel Good Food is a family-friendly restaurant and music venue in Franklin, TN. with live music, a full bar, and dog-friendly outdoor seating. Izzy's offers 12 beers on tap, vegan options, salads, grain bowls, rice bowls, tacos and protein-focused entrees. Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table warmed with patio heaters. See Details
First Watch First Watch, located in Franklin, is a casual cafe-style eatery that serves up a variety of delicious dishes. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Chile Chorizo Omelette filled with chorizo, avocado, green chilies, roasted onions, cheddar, Monterey jack, sour cream, and house-made pico de gallo. Or go for the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict - two poached eggs atop toasted ciabatta, topped with wild Alaskan smoked Sockeye salmon, red onion, tomato, and hollandaise, served with lightly dressed organic mixed greens. If you're stopping by for lunch, chow down on the Roast Beef and Havarti Sandwich with roast beef, horseradish Havarti, house-roasted onions, tomato, and lemon-dressed arugula on grilled parmesan-crusted sourdough, served with a side of horseradish sauce. See Details
TGI Fridays TGI Fridays provides a diverse menu with familiar favorites sure to please your whole pack. You can bring Fido to this location on Cool Springs Boulevard in Franklin where there are six dog-friendly tables outside. The menu items range from wings and salads to burgers and sandwiches. Signature mains include plates like ribs, chicken fingers, salmon, and pasta. The beverage selection is eclectic and refreshing with cocktails and beer as well as non-alcoholic options like smoothies and slushes. See Details
Jersey Mike's Subs Since 1956, Jersey Mike's Subs has been serving authentic East Coast-style subs on freshly baked bread. At this location on Mallory Ln, you and Fido can choose one of the pet-friendly tables outside. Their menu includes a number of hot sandwiches, such as Jersey Mike's Famous Philly: grilled onions, peppers and melted white American cheese; meatball and cheese, melted provolone, tomato sauce, and parmesan cheese; or the big kahuna cheese steak, grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, jalapenos, and extra melted white American cheese. If you'd rather cut down on the carb's, why not try a grilled veggie wrap: grilled green bell peppers and onions, melted swiss and provolone, lettuce, tomato, and homestyle ranch dressing. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order. See Details
Five Guys Five Guys, located in Franklin, is a popular burger joint that serves up a variety of tasty eats. Choose from menu options including burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, milkshakes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Bacon Cheeseburger - two hand-formed patties grilled to perfection, two strips of bacon, and two slices of American cheese on a soft sesame seed bun, piled high with the toppings of your choice (mayo, lettuce, pickles, grilled onions and mushrooms, relish, jalapenos, hot sauce, and more!) Before you leave, snag one of their hand-spun Milkshakes with your favorite mix-ins (bananas, cherries, coffee, malted milk, Oreo cookies, Oreo cream, bacon, peanut butter, and more!) Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Panera Bread Panera Bread on Mallory Ln has ten pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your dog along to dine. The popular national chain serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Stop by early for one of their freshly baked breakfast sandwiches, pastries, or Baked Egg Souffles. Panera Bread is known for their fresh, and clean eating salads, soups, and sandwiches like Bacon Turkey Bravo, Napa Almond Chicken Salad, and Steak and White Cheddar Panini. They have a full espresso and coffee bar where you can get signature drinks like the Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows, and Plum Ginger Hibiscus Tea. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Burger Up Franklin Burger Up Franklin is a dog-friendly burger joint in Franklin, TN offering gourmet, farm-to-table burgers on a roomy, dog-friendly patio. Fido is permitted to dine with you at outside tables, and there is an on-site mini-golf course for your four-legged friend to play on. Burger Up Franklin is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Double Dogs Delicious menu offers chicken wings and tenders, pizza, and Black Angus burgers. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Calypso Cafe East Nashville Calypso Cafe offers fresh, health conscious food with dog-friendly covered porch seating. Menu includes salads, pulled BBQ chicken, rotisserie chicken, veggie burgers, beans and rice, and carrot cake and tropical lime pie for dessert. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
M.L. Rose - West M.L. Rose sports a fun atmosphere and a nice front porch where dogs are welcome. Good food and great handcrafted beers. See Details
Drifter's BBQ Great little hole in the wall restaurant serves BBQ, Tex-Mex, and a variety of sides. Good food, good atmosphere, and a huge dog-friendly deck. See Details