Eateries That Opened in 2020

Patio West
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These local eateries opened in 2020. From ice cream to a local bakehouse, there’s something on everyone’s list to try.

Franklin Bakehouse
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1Franklin Bakehouse

100 E Main Street, Franklin
615-628-8493

A locally-owned market that offers bakery items, to-go food, specialty grocery items and more. They even have a small bar in the back of the store. Read more here. 

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2CoreLife Eatery


4018 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin
615-397-9996

CoreLife Eatery opened its second location in the Cool Springs area next to P F Chang’s. This fast-casual concept combines healthy eating and gives you a complete breakdown of your meal. Read more here.

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Izzy's Feel Good Food
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3Izzy’s Feel Good Food

901 Columbia Avenue, Franklin
615-716-2861

Recently opening in downtown Franklin in the former Original Moe’s BBQ location. Read more here. 

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Kate & Lulu's Kitchen
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4Kate & Lulu’s Kitchen

158 Front Street, Franklin
615-472-1249

Opening in the former The Perch location at Westhaven, Kate & Lulu’s offers breakfast and lunch items. Read more here.

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Patio West
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5Patio West

3011 Langford Drive, Spring Hill
615-302-8104

Patio West opened in the former Mac’s Grill location and is locally owned by Chef Eric Greer, previously of North Bar and Lakewood Fish and Seafood Lounge which was featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and Food Network. They offer a menu of burgers with an option of a donut bun, tacos. And kids eat free on Wednesdays! Read more here.

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Happenstance Social Lounge
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6Happenstance Social Lounge

7180 Nolensville Road, Nolensville
615-283-8644

It’s a perfect place for a hand-crafted cocktail or try one of the samples of their large selection of wines. Read more here.

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Mozzarella Bar
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7Mozzarella Bar

This intimate 50-seat Italian restaurant specializes in fresh pasta and the classic Italian food. Read more here.

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The Boilery Seafood & Grill
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8Boilery Seafood and Grill

The Boilery Seafood & Grill offers a wide variety of seafood options from king crab to lobster tails. Read more here.

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pies by gigi
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9Pie’s by GiGi

330 Franklin Road, Brentwood
615-678-8434

Founded by Gigi Butler who previously owned Gigi’s Cupcakes, Pies by Gigi’s offers everything a sweet pie to savory selections. Read more here. 

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Pinchy's Lobster Co
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10Pinchy’s Lobster Co

230 Franklin Road, Franklin

Located in The Factory at Franklin, this was formerly Funk Seoul but owner BJ Lofton pivoted his restaurant to now feature lobster rolls, craft beer, and more. Read more here.

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Jeni's Ice Creams
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11Jeni’s Ice Cream

4021 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin
615-628-8542

Jeni’s Ice Cream opened its third location in Wililamson County this year. Read more here. 

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Just Love Coffee
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12Just Love Coffee

4031 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin
615-465-6661

This Just Love Coffee partnered with former Tennessee Titan Keith Bulluck. Inside you’ll find great coffee and a mural featuring Bulluck. Read more here.

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Poke Bros
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13Poke Bros

Poke Bros features poke or sushi in a bowl opening in Cool Springs. Read more here. 

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Curio Brewing Co
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14Curio Brewing Co

216 Noah Drive, Franklin
615-472-1124

This coffee shop offers caffeine in the morning and beer in the evening. They even have food trucks on-site from time to time. Read more here. 

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Sweethaven
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15Sweethaven

If you are looking for sweet treats in Westhaven neighborhood, this little scoop shop opened. Read more here. 

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Vui's Kitchen
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16Vui’s Kitchen

1301 Liberty Pike, Franklin
615-567-5962

Vui’s Kitchen opened its first location in Williamson County this year. Read more here. 

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Wings to Go
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17Wings to Go

7180 Nolensville Road, Nolensville
615-776-2233

They offer wings with a 19 variety of sauces. Locally owned and operated by father-son duo, Tim & Barrett Nix.

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Peace Love and Little Donuts
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18Peace, Love & Little Donuts

213 Franklin Road, Brentwood
615-964-7995

Customers will experience donuts in a new way at Peace, Love and Little Donuts’ with the classic favorites, including warm “Groovy” donuts bathed in cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, and honey glazed, or “Far Out” donuts topped with a variety of delectable frostings.

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Costa Vida
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19Costa Vida

2014 Crossing Boulevard, Spring Hill
931-451-7533

This is the first location of the fast-casual Mexican restaurant to open in Tennessee.

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Keriyaki Asian
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20Keriyaki Asian

7180 Nolensville Road, Nolensville
615-776-8618

A new locally owned Asian fusion restaurant opened in Nolensville. Read more here. 

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Maple Street Biscuit
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21Maple Street Biscuit Co

203 Franklin Road, Brentwood
615-457-2581

Maple Street Biscuit replaced Holler & Dash at the Hill Center in Brentwood. Read more here.

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Tiff's Treats
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22Tiff’s Treats

4031 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin
629-216-4400

Tiff’s Treats opened a second location in Williamson County. Read more here. 

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Birdie's Breakfast
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23Birdie’s Breakfast

7180 Nolensville Road, Nolensville
615-776-3332

This locally owned breakfast and lunch restuarnt opened in Nolesnville. Read more here. 

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T-op Cold Grill Ice Cream
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24T-OP in Spring Hill

4683 Main Street, Spring Hill
615-614-1661

T-OP opened its rolled ice cream shop in Spring Hill. Read more here. 

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25Party Fowl


1914 Galleria Boulevard, Franklin
615-614-3636

Party Fowl opened its first location in Williamson County at the CoolSprings Galleria. Read more here.

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pizza baker
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26Pizza Baker

4920 Port Royal Road, Spring Hill
931-451-7288

A Norwegian pizza company opened its first location in the US at the Spring Hill location. Read more here.

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27Crumbl Cookies


539 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin
615-422-7722

If you like warm gourmet cookies, this is the place to visit. Read more here. 

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hop house tennessee taps
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28Hop House Tennessee Taps

117 5th Avenue North, Franklin
615-454-8592

Locally owned tap house that serves beer, wine, ciders, and small plates. Read more here. 

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29Americana Taphouse


94 E Main Street, Franklin
615-790-2309

Puckett’s Boat House re-branded Americana Taphouse. Read more here. 

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30Waffle House in Spring Hill


3815 Old Port Royal Road, Spring Hill

The second location of Waffle House opened in Spring Hill. Read more here. 

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31Southerner’s Coffee


328 5th Avenue North, Franklin
615-762-8219

Kicking off in 2020, this coffee truck joined Tiny Little Donuts as a food truck in the parking lot of French’s close to downtown Franklin. Read more here.

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32Five Guys in Spring Hill


1092 Crossing Circle, Spring Hill
931-451-7721

The burger joint expanded to Spring Hill, there are two other locations in the area- Franklin and Brentwood. Read more here.

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Tito's
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33Tito’s in Nolensville

3 Burkitt Commons Avenue, Nolensville
615-819-0178

This is the fourth location for Tito’s in the area. Read more here. 

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