Franklin Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Franklin

April 14, 2018 Randal Brittian

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

1. Ann's Restaurant

77 W Monroe St, Franklin, IN 46131-2314 Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 317-736-5421
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Ann's Restaurant

Reviewed By Travelartgolf - Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Our group of four had a very good hot breakfast at Ann’s. Locals eat here and is is popular. I had pancakes which were good. Friends had French toast, biscuits and gravy; eggs and bacon and we ordered cinnamon fried biscuits to share.

Our server was attentive.

The atmosphere is a diner feel.

2. Benjamin's Coffeehouse & Bkshp

49 E Court St, Franklin, IN 46131-2303 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch +1 317-736-0048
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Benjamin's Coffeehouse & Bkshp

Reviewed By Phil S - Franklin, Indiana

It's a friendly, energetic place to be, as it should be being coffee shop. The coffees are varied and food very good. Mainly unique sandwiches and delicious pastry also. Keep them in mind for ur next caffeine fix...

3. Ritter's Frozen Custard

351 N Morton St, Franklin, IN 46131-1681 Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 317-738-9010
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Reviewed By gogators52 - Palatka, FL

Our dinner restaurant only had one slice of chocolate cake left, and the unlucky couple that ordered it missed out on the group's decision to go to Ritter's when it was discovered that my husband and I had never been. The concoction I had was the best "custard" (ice cream to me) that I have ever had! Just terrific! Service was good, outside seating worked well for our group and we lingered to enjoy the custard and friendship. Will go back when we visit Franklin again.

4. Suzy's Teahouse & Bakery

25 E Court St, Franklin, IN 46131-2303 Seating Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast +1 317-739-0800
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Suzy's Teahouse & Bakery

Reviewed By tuesdaypoolnight - indianapolis

Took my daughter to Suzy's for her birthday treat. She is gluten free so this place is perfect. She picked out two sugar crème pie treats and two strawberry shortcake treats. It was a hot summer day so she also picked out a root beer iced tea. The desserts were the best she has ever had. She likes tea but loved the root beer tea. The service was very friendly. Will definitely be going back again.

5. Court Street Cafe

39 E Court St, Franklin, IN 46131-2303 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 16 +1 317-739-0208
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 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 customer as "the best burger I've ever eaten in my life." Daily specials feature specialty sandwiches and fresh baked quiche. Breakfast is served all day on Saturday and features made-to-order meals of Banana Nut French Toast and Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, to name just a few. The ambiance was recently described as "vintage, chic"! We call it home and we hope you will too!

Reviewed By JaylaB16

Court Street is delicious and accommodating! I requested a reservation for 11 and it was no problem! Everyone's food came out together and was hot and fresh! Highly reccomend!!We love large parties - and they fit perfectly at our 16 seat communal table. So glad you enjoyed your visit.

6. Big Woods

1800 E King St, Franklin, IN 46131-8823 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Outdoor Seating American, Brew Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 66 +1 317-739-0378
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 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 is open to the general public as well as club members. To find us, simply follow directions to the Hillview Country Club.

Reviewed By Cyndi1956 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Enjoyed a beer and a meal at the bar. The wait was about 20 minutes but we were happy in the bar. I couldn't find any wine but they have a nice selection of craft beers and cocktails. We were there because my companion loves beer. Noise level was okay for conversation. We split a salad and the duck. DELICIOUS! Spiced nuts on the salad and a nice beer based vinaigrette. The duck was very good with nice smoke and for plain french fries -- - yummy! Bigger then it looks and continue to the parking lot as the drive up makes it appear full.

7. Dairy Queen

480 N Morton St, Franklin, IN 46131-1301 +1 317-736-6821
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By alliancemark - Columbus, Indiana

My family and I stopped in for the first time at this location late on a Saturday night. We had drinks from the Coke freestyle machine and blizzards. The Butterfinger, peanut butter cup, and peanut butter brownie blizzards were all thick and rich, made to perfection. Service was fast and professional. Restaurant and restroom was clean. I highly recommend this Dairy Queen location.

8. MI Pueblo Mexican Restaurant

1904 S US Highway 31, Franklin, IN 46131-8909 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 317-346-7146
Excellent
52%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

MI Pueblo Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By johnsonfamily430 - Indiana

My granddaughter celebrated her birthday so we took her to lunch here. The name has been changed to El Pueblo, but everything is still the same. This is authentic Mexican food. Most of the employees are Hispanic. They have beautiful colors all over the decor of the dining area. There are large murals on the walls. We were seated quickly. Our server was very attentive. He brought us chips and salsa while we looked over the menu. The menu is full of endless arrangements of meals to choose. My granddaughter and I both ordered a chicken quesadilla relleno. My son ordered three tacos with beans and rice. Hubby got a burrito, enchilada, beans and rice. Everything was cooked well and served hot. It was one of the fastest filled orders we've ever experienced. The prices are very reasonable. The restaurant is located in an outdoor shopping mall with plenty of parking space.

9. Richard's Brick Oven Pizza

229 S Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2411 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Italian, Pizza Dinner +1 317-738-5451
Excellent
66%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Richard's Brick Oven Pizza

Reviewed By kburke2006 - Louisiana

Drove in from nearby Camp Atterbury and found Richard's on an internet search. One of my best meals while in the area. Good selection of toppings, excellent crust, very good pizza. Good selection of beer. Service was very good, we enjoyed the overall experience.

10. Enzo's

1700 N Morton St, Franklin, IN 46131-1070 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 317-736-9995
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Enzo's

Reviewed By Joseph T - Indianapolis, Indiana

I've been to both Enzo locations several times and have tried just about all their variations of pizza toppings.

Friendly staff, fast service & a clean restaurant is what you will find along with very good pizza, pretty good crust as well.

I've also had their salads and they are fresh ample sized.

I've never had a bad meal at either location.

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