Vintage Cocktails & Fried Pimento In A Historic Pharmacy
Grays On Main
Situated on “America’s Favorite Main Street” in the picturesque downtown strip of Franklin, Gray’s is a testament to historic preservation. A 1920’s cafeteria/pie wagon called Chapman’s, a pharmacy and soda fountain in the 1940s, and now a restored and acclaimed restaurant. The vibe is throwback but elegant, with a steep staircase and vintage photos of Franklin locals lining the walls on the first floor. A bit pricey, so the upscale Franklin crowd frequents - make a reservation! Take a chance on the fried pimento cheese balls, hot chicken, and the drink with lavender-infused whiskey. Yuuuum. It’s great for a cozy dinner and brunch when you feel like getting out of the Nashville scene for the day/night. Call ahead for groups! Franklin has been voted one of America’s most picturesque towns by publications all over the country. About 20-30 minutes outside of central Nashville, Franklin feels like a countryside that’s only a stone’s throw away from the big city; sprawling hills, cows a-grazin’, and star-gazin’ (the celestial kind and the country kind - pretty much every country star known to man has an estate in the area). The downtown strip boasts award-winning restaurants, live music, historic theaters, and Civil War museums. Franklin was the site of several important Civil War battles, so bring your history buffs here and knock their nerdy little socks off (we’re history nerds ourselves).