These are 10 of the places that locals love. Whether you want fine dining, great breakfasts or amazing barbecue, you can dine like a local.
Revery offers a fine dining experience with a rotating seasonal menu in the heart of Old Town Greenwood.
299 W. Main St., Greenwood
2. Vino Villa
Come to browse the extensive selection of 450 wines and 70 varieties of cheese at the shop, and be sure to enjoy a glass of wine and small plates at the Vino Bistro.
200 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood
3. The Willard
The Willard is part of Franklin’s history and is an enjoyable place to enjoy their famous pizzas, tenderloins and other meals inside or, during the summer, on the outdoor patio.
99 N. Main St., Franklin
4. La Trattoria Italian Restaurant
This is the place for Italian favorites and steaks that rival those of the top steakhouses.
201 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood
5. Stone Creek Dining Company
This restaurant focuses on innovative cuisine in an upscale, but casual atmosphere. Entrees include filet mignon, crab cakes and ribs.
911 N. State Road 135, Greenwood
6. Yokahama Japanese Cuisine and Sushi
Enjoy amazing sushi choices, as well as bento boxes and other Japanese favorite.
67 N. Madison Ave., Greenwood
7. Big Woods Franklin
Located on the grounds of Hillview Country Club, but open to all, this spot features local craft beer from Quaff ON! Brewing Company, local artisan spirits from Hard Truth Distilling Company, and a menu of smokehouse meats, skillet mac ‘n’ cheese and other favorites.
1800 E. King St., Franklin
8. Johnson’s Barbecue Shack
Johnson’s started with a food truck and now has a brick and mortar spot where you can find the best barbecue and sides.
82 S. Baldwin St., Bargersville
9. Ann’s Restaurant
This is the place for breakfast. Best of all, their omelets, breakfast combos and other breakfast favorites are served all day.
77 W. Monroe St., Franklin
10. 1823 Bakehouse
If you’ve never tried the teahouse experience, this is where you’ll find wonderful teas which go well with delightful quiche, crepes and sweets on the menu.
25 E. Court St., Franklin
Other tips from locals:
Get the burger at The Grill Bar, 138 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, 317-738-9936.
For a great, inexpensive steak, go to Jefferson Street Pub, 90 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, 317-738-5350
Looking for a coffeehouse to hang out in? Go to Coffeehouse Five, 323 Market Plaza, Greenwood, 317-300-4330, www.coffeehousefive.com; Brickhouse Coffee Co., 100 Byrd Way, Greenwood, 317-550-0034, www.facebook.com/brickhousecoffeeco/or check out Benjamin’s Coffee House, 49 E. Court St., Franklin, 317-736-0048, www.facebook.com/BenjaminsCoffeehouse.