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Caffe Rel

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459 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-2697
+1 828-369-9446
11:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Lakeland, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to this restaurant four times (visiting from out of state) and we have been so pleased with the quality of the food every time that I finally decided to give them the credit that they deserve! I recommend to consider their specials ~ you will not be disappointed! Our last visit I had the... More 

1 Thank sftgfop
Easton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Serves some of the best food anywhere. the food is amazing & the prices are great. We have had lunch and dinner plus dined in and take out. Always wonderful! A must stop for any visit to the area.

1 Thank Anne G
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recent visit with friends from out of town. Food was excellent, especially the Reuben and the eggplant Parmesan. Friend had mussels over pasta which was prepared to perfection. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We were there for a late lunch, so the wait to be seated was not long. Always a good choice, even though it's attached to a... More 

1 Thank 11LoisAnn
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch special chopped brisket with gorganzola cheese and marinated veggie sandwich. Was very good. I couldn't eat the bread b/C it was too much. The Brisket was as good as Texas! Chicken cordon Bleu was well seasoned with good cheeses. Of course the famous chips are a other reason not to eat all the bread. This restaurant is about the... More 

1 Thank Sharon M
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95 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A savory restaurant with great staff attached to a gas station. The crab bisque is smooth, creamy, and delicious. The snails and tails is dip. Who knew the number 1place to eat in Franklin would be attached to the Hot Spot gas station. Our waiter Bill was courteous and attentive without being intrusive. Make a trip to this marvelous restaurant,... More 

1 Thank Stuart W
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Caffe Rel today for lunch...was very yummy!! Kinda pricey-but looked at it as a vacation treat! DEFINITELY recommend the pot roast and mashed potatoes-it was AMAZING! The shrimp and grits were great too-but definitely on the spicey side!! Make sure your don't have much planned afterward b/c the food is on the heavy side!!

1 Thank Gabesgourmet
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had the bacon wrapped scallops which is an appetizer and it was excellent. The pasta dishes are great and the sandwiches are the best!

1 Thank Barbara H
Martinez, Georgia
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our meal at this restaurant! What a wonderful surprise! The location is next to a service station, but you would not notice that tidbit unless you visit the restrooms, which are shared with that station. The trout dish was delicious & beautifully presented. (Even the vegetables were great!) The eggplant on top of bow tie pasta was equally... More 

1 Thank Deegi
Johnson City, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a great menu. The food is great. The staff is friendly and helpful. My wife and I stopped to have lunch. The food is fresh and what you could find in a 5 star restaurant. It shares the same building with a Hot Spot gas station. They have daily specials. They accept cash or checks only.

1 Thank backlundustech
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well run gourmet diner. Lots of tasty options. Has the feel of a busy French cafe, but not the attitude. Service is typically excellent and quick. Only drawback might be having to wait for a table, especially on weekends. Getting there early or going at less busy times/days is a good option. Some favorites of my wife and I... More 

1 Thank Bill H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 459 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-2697
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-369-9446

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?