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

April 14, 2018 Hana Mouser

The Town of Franklin is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. Franklin is one of fourteen Massachusetts municipalities that have applied for, and been granted, city forms of government but wish to retain "The town of” in their official names. As of 2012, the city's population was 33,092. It is home to the country's first library, with its first books donated by Benjamin Franklin. It also contains the largest Catholic parish in the Boston Archdiocese, St. Mary's Catholic church, with some 15,000 members.
Things to do in Franklin

1. Cafe Assisi

667 South St, Ste 5, Wrentham, MA 02093-2123 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 508-384-9400
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 264 reviews

Cafe Assisi

Reviewed By TravelingLibrary - Needham, Massachusetts

Friends suggested we meet here for lunch and I'm glad they did. Luncheon special was a cup of soup and a 1/2 sandwich. The pasta e fagioli soup was excellent and the sandwich (1/2 of a Tony Bennet....turkey, cheese, mayo, and asparagus) was more than enough. A full sandwich would have been way too much food for 1 meal. The luncheon prices are extremely reasonable. Tables are close but we never felt crowded nor rushed.
If you go shopping at the Wrentham Outlets come here for lunch. You won't regret it.

2. Spruce Pond Creamery

King Street, Franklin, MA Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Pizza, American Lunch +1 508-520-7900
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 95 reviews

Spruce Pond Creamery

Reviewed By RiceWP - Wellfleet, Massachusetts

We were passing through Franklin to get gas and came across this ice cream shop with a long line in front. We gave it a try and understood why so many people were willing to wait for their ice cream.

The lines move quickly and I ordered an ice cream cone with mint chocolate chip ice cream. There was plenty of chocolate chips and the ice cream was very minty. Everyone else in our group also really enjoyed their ice cream.

3. Joe's American Bar & Grill

466 King St, Franklin, MA 02038-2534 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 26 +1 508-553-9313
Excellent
54%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 310 reviews

Joe's American Bar & Grill

Reviewed By Dennis T - Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

We always enjoy our meals at Joe’s. There is a nice bar if you prefer to watch a game and enjoy the bar atmosphere where you can also eat at one of the high tables. Or enjoy the one of the larger booths in the dining room.

The menu offers a variety so most everyone will find something they like.

Join their club to get points which can be redeemed for cash off your dinning experience. Also they take the Franklin Panthers card which gives you another 10% savings.

4. Elizabeth's Bagels & More

456 W Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-2964 Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 508-541-3988
Excellent
80%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 81 reviews

Elizabeth's Bagels & More

Reviewed By PricingGuy007 - Franklin, Massachusetts

Elizabeth's Bagels is a hidden gem in Franklin. If you are looking for something a bit more interesting than another chain cafe, you will find Elizabeth's Bagels ideal. The selection and service are both excellent, while the food and beverages themselves are top-notch.

5. Luciano's

800 Washington St, Rt. 1, Wrentham, MA 02093-1635 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 52 - SGD 79 +1 508-384-3050
Excellent
64%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 282 reviews

Luciano's

Reviewed By emp617 - East Providence, Rhode Island

I can't believe the Sunday buffet was as bad as it was. The only hot other or even warm was the soup and the pudding that was supposed to be cold. We lost our waitress right after she gave us coffee. She said she would be right back and never came. It took us quite a while to get someones attention to get us more coffee and juice. Service was horrible. It took and endless amount of time to just get the check. As I said the food was cool. Does anyone like to eat cold eggs?? It was a horrible experience in such a pretty setting. Never Never again.

6. Restaurant 3

461 W Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-2901 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 508-528-6333
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 215 reviews

Restaurant 3

Reviewed By tennismaine - Boston

We were a party of eight on a Saturday evening. All were pleased with their choices.

My wife and I shared the Pork Saltimbocca and Stuffed Veal Cutlet after hearing our server Sam's recommendations and could have not been any more pleased.

We enjoyed the Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding for dessert, also recommended by Sam.

The noise level made it difficult to hear those at the other end of the table.

Would definitely return.

7. The Cake Bar

17 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1417 Takeout, Seating +1 508-553-8700
Excellent
53%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

The Cake Bar

Reviewed By Bobbi P - Franklin, Massachusetts

I routinely get cupcakes here and decided to get a birthday cake for my 5 yr old done. It was soccer themed and they did a wonderful job. The only thing I wish they would experiment with is dairy free options.

8. King Street Cafe

390 King St, Franklin, MA 02038-2346 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 508-541-7117
Excellent
40%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 129 reviews

King Street Cafe

Reviewed By CarpeNox - Boston, Massachusetts

The King Street Cafe and Deli in Franklin, Massachusetts is just off an exit from Interstate 495. It is a well known location and we had a fifteen minute wait on a weekend for a breakfast table. The staff and kitchen do move people through quickly. Breakfast features the usual eggs, pancakes and waffles with a few Cafe specialties thrown in. The food is good but slightly over salted and the portion sizes are ample. Our server was friendly and efficient. There is parking for the large number of cars. Prices are reasonable.

9. James' Breakfast and More

850 Franklin St, Wrentham, MA 02093-2406 (Formerly James' Roadside Cafe) Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 508-384-0017
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

James' Breakfast and More

Reviewed By Sean B - Stamford, Connecticut

Decided to try this place based on reviews before we headed to Gillette Stadium for a game. It's such a dilemma when you want to order several things on the menu because they sound so good. I ordered the corned beef hash with eggs, toast and a short stack of pancakes. The pancakes and eggs were good. However, the corned beef hash was phenomenal. It tasted like they mixed in maple bacon. Absolutely delicious. And the toast is apparently homemade bread and was really good too. Overall, they place was very clean, modern, and the waitstaff was very friendly. With the wait if you have too for a table. Definitely a place I'd return too.

10. Froyo World

274 Franklin Village Dr, Franklin, MA 02038-4005 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 508-440-5050
Excellent
48%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Froyo World

Reviewed By lip89 - Boston, Massachusetts

Visited this place and was pretty good, sits in crowded Franklin Village Shopping Center. Similar to all other new frozen yogurt places popping up, you serve yourself and then there are tons of toppings, from sauces to bites to cereal etc. They weigh it and you are set to eat. It can really add up once it is weighed but still not too bad. The only complaint about this place, their "dessert lounge" is not that large and has limited seating so hopefully they will add seats outside.

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