10 Restaurants We’re Looking Forward to Opening in 2018

55 South - Martin's BBQ Spring Hill

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9. 55 South- Spring Hill 

55 South, which currently has a location in downtown Franklin, is working with Fresh Hospitality to open a location in Spring Hill.
It will be at a 3-acre site at the Shoppes at Spring Hill, on Wall Street between Captain D’s and AFC Urgent Care.

McConnell Hospitality Group, which owns 55 South, partnered with Fresh Hospitality. They will move into an under-construction building, sometime in 2018, according to their plans with the city of Spring Hill. No specific date has been set yet.

Plans for the development were approved in 2014 by the Spring Hill Planning Commission.

See Renderings of this new Spring Hill Development

Another new 55 South is also slated to go up in Nolensville in 2018.

55 South has been a downtown Franklin staple, serving Southern, Creole-style fare in a casual atmosphere. Like any Creole inspired restaurant, they specialize in seafood, gumbo & oysters. If you love oysters, this is the place for you. You can even try to get your name on their Oyster Wall of Fame by eating a minimum of 10 dozen oysters in less than 30 minutes.

The name 55 South refers to the interstate that connects Memphis and New Orleans. Chef Jason McConnell has brought the cuisine you’ll find traveling down that road to downtown Franklin. McConnell, who has a degree from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., has created a menu with his take on down-home Southern comfort food. Fresh oysters are a feature of the menu, along with Southern-inspired bar snacks (smoked wings and green chile-bacon tater tots) and New Orleans cuisine (gumbo, po’ boys, jambalaya).

You can visit 55 South in Franklin at 403 Main Street. They are open Monday – Thursday 11am – 10pm, Friday 11am – 11pm , Saturday Brunch 10am – 2:30pm, Saturday Dinner 3pm – 11pm and Sunday Brunch 10am – 2:30pm.

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