Franklin is a beautiful town that is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The scenery in Franklin is absolutely gorgeous and while the town is rather small, the town still has a romantic side to it. You can go on hikes together, you can stroll by the river, or you can even have a romantic dinner together. When it comes to having a romantic dinner together, there are two restaurants that I highly recommend. The first is The Boiler Room and the second is Fat Buddies. Now I know immediately that you’re wondering how on earth a place called Fat Buddies could be romantic, but trust me, it can be. These restaurants both offer a laid back, comfortable atmosphere yet they are still very romantic dinner spots.
The Best Spots for a Romantic Dinner in Franklin #1: The Boiler Room
1024 Georgia Road
Franklin, North Carolina 28734
The Boiler Room is one of the most amazing steakhouses in Western North Carolina. This wonderful steakhouse is located inside The Factory, which is actually an arcade/mini theme park. Now, I know that you’re immediately turned off by that, but this really is a romantic dinner spot. Plus, if you can’t find a babysitter, you can always send your kids to the arcade while you and your partner enjoy a romantic dinner together. The Boiler Room is set off from the arcade, so the atmosphere is still very romantic. The food is also amazing. The Boiler Room offers dishes for every taste. At The Boiler Room you will find dishes like Smoky Mountain Chicken that is covered in barbeque sauce and then topped with cheese and bacon. You will also find great cuts of steak like Filet Mignon and Prime Rib. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. To start out your romantic dinner, you really must have one of their fabulous appetizers, I highly suggest the Stuffed Mushrooms which have a crab filling. To round out your romantic dinner, why not have one of The Boiler Room’s decedent desserts? The best thing about The Boiler Room in Franklin maybe the food, but the prices are pretty sweet as well. None of the dishes at The Boiler Room are over $19.95 making this romantic dinner spot in Franklin very affordable.
The Best Spots for a Romantic Dinner in Franklin #2: Fat Buddies
311 Westgate Plaza
Franklin North Carolina 28734
Fat Buddies is a barbeque joint and for those who don’t know, North Carolina is famous for its barbeque. The food at Fat Buddies is absolutely sinful. But, first let’s talk about why I chose this as a romantic dinner spot in Franklin. The atmosphere of Fat Buddies is so laid back that you can’t help but feel at ease. When people feel at ease, it’s much easier for them to be romantic. If you choose a restaurant that requires you to dress in a jacket and tie, you’ll be more worried about how you’re dressed rather than having a romantic dinner. Now, let’s talk about the great food at Fat Buddies. This is some of the best food you will find in Franklin. You can find everything from basic salads to great steaks, but you don’t go to Fat Buddies for steaks, you go to Fat Buddies for their barbeque. I highly suggest that you start out with The Starting Line Sampler which has chicken tenders, deep fried mushrooms, and onion loaf (deep fried onions). Then you must have the smoked beef or ribs with their baked beans, which are fabulous. To end the meal, their white chocolate raspberry cheesecake can’t be beat. The price for this romantic dinner is also very affordable. A meal for two including appetizers and dessert only costs around $40.
I hope you’ll consider these two romantic dinner spots the next time you’re in Franklin, North Carolina.