Valentine’s Day: love or hate it, you might as well take full advantage of the restaurants’ fabulous prix fixe menus and boutiques’ big sales!

Plus, Travel + Leisure named us one of America’s “Most Romantic Towns”… so obviously you should be spending February 14 with us! To help, here’s our Downtown Franklin Guide to the holiday. We’ll be adding new content as it rolls in, so check back soon!


Cork & Cow

Swank it up at the upscale restaurant just off Main Street: for $150 (not including tax & gratuity) a couple, you get a four-course gourmet meal + one paired cocktail. See the full menu here.

Reservations are required, and available by phone at 615-538-6021.

Frothy Monkey

This coffee, cafe and restaurant is all about spreading the #FrothyMonkey, and you can bet Valentine’s is no exception. Franklin Chef Chase is entertaining friends with a three-course dinner all weekend long: 2 cups of soup or salad + 2 entrees + dessert to share = $36 per couple ($50 with a bottle of wine).

See the full menu here. No reservation needed.

GRAY’S on Main

One of the newest additions to #AmericasFavorite Main Street, GRAY’S on Main is sure to deliver the romantic vibe and keep the cocktails flowing!  On their first floor, the three-story restaurant and entertainment venue is showcasing a four-course, prix fixe menu for $65 per person.

On the second floor, guests are treated to that exclusive menu plus a special show by jazz player Dallas Starke for $75 per person. See the menu here. Reservations are required, and available by phone at 615-435-3603.

Honey’s Vintage Sweets

Looking for something sweet on the day of love? Old-fashioned candies, local ice cream and freshly baked goodies are what make this place special. Honey’s Vintage Sweets has a nostalgic component that’s sure to make a gal swoon.

If you’re eating an early dinner, stop by the shop after for some ice cream–they don’t close until 7 p.m. {psst: if you need a present before dinner, don’t get drugstore chocolates: Honey’s can make you a goodie basket/bag!}

JJ’s Wine Bar

JJ’s Wine Bar on E. Main Street will set the mood just right: let them wine & dine that special someone, for $50 a person! They’re providing a four-course dinner, with wine pairings included, while you listen to live music by Kandi Peppers.

There are two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and reservations are required at (615) 942-5033. Get a 10% discount when you “Double Date!” {psst: their wine lounge rooms will be available, with open seating as usual} 

Kimbro’s Cafe

Looking for a different kind of vibe on Valentine’s Day? Head to Kimbro’s on S. Margin Street.

They’re hosting Kristin Larkin’s album release party, beginning at 7 p.m. Kristin will be joined by other local musical acts, including Tumbleweed Company and The Granny Whites. They’ve promised a special menu, too! Learn more here.

Lillie Belle’s

The historic bed-and-breakfast turned tea room is providing an upscale evening: Granite City Food and Brewery is hosting the Valentine’s Day Supper for $120 per couple. The price includes a champagne toast and a four-course meal.

See the full menu here. Reservations are required, and available by phone at 615-435-1949.

McConnell House (sold out)

Cooking classes on Thursday, Feb. 13 is sold out.

Red Pony Restaurant

A favorite among locals, we promise you won’t be disappointed with this McConnell-driven eatery. For $120 (not including tax & gratuity) a couple, you get a four-course gourmet meal. See the full menu here.

Reservations are required, and available by phone 615-595-7669.

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant (sold out)

Puckett’s dinner & a show is sold out for Friday, Feb. 14. 

Puckett’s Boat House

The laid back and upbeat restaurant on East Main Street is providing a special dinner and a show evening with Raven Cliff for couples looking to dance!  The prix fixe menu is $45 per person for those who want to enjoy the music in the main dining room, and $35 for those in other rooms. For the dinner and the show, call 615-790-2309 for reservations or learn more here.

Are you single and ready to mingle? Good news! Puckett’s Boat House is also hosting a “Plenty of Fish in the Sea” singles event in their bar area. The price is $35 for guys, and $30 for girls. The price includes two drink tickets, hors d‘oeuvres and dancing. The restaurant will be crafting themed cocktails, too! Must be 21 and up. See more on their Facebook page.


Located in the Historic Factory at Franklin, Saffire Restaurant & Bar combines locally-grown produce and indigenous flavors with exotic ingredients! Don’t believe us? Just check out their special Valentine’s Day menu, which they’ll offer in addition to their regular menu:  Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad with mixed greens, toasted pecans and champagne vinaigrette (served family style); artisan cheese plate for two; Fred Flintstone Short Rib for two with balsamic onion confit, house made demi glace and whole grain mustard, served with roasted baby potatoes, onions, tomatoes and kale; and Chocolate Stout Cake for two with cream cheese icing, fresh berry compote and toasted pretzel brittle.


The old-fashioned restaurant in Cool Spring’s is providing pairs with lobster tails, filet mignon, champagne, a salad bar… all for $99 per couple! See the full menu here.

Sweet CeCe’s

The ever-popular shop at Five Points is providing an all-day discount that will come in handy for all: sweet-sized cups (of any weight) are just $2.14

* 55 South lovers: never fear! The beloved restaurant is open and offering its regular menu.


Looking for something else? Other downtown Franklin restaurants to enjoy: Bunganut Pig, Corner Pub, Franklin Mercantile Deli, McCreary’s Pub, Mellow Mushroom, Papa Boudreaux’s and Zolo’s Italian.