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I love to eat. It’s always been a hobby of mine. From my first birthday party where I discovered the salty joy of a potato chip, I love to try new food. This is why Franklin street is one of my favorite places. From pizza, to mediterranean, you can basically make your way around the world without having to go too far. It’s also pretty affordable! Some nicer places might make you pull out an extra twenty for the best bite, but I can assure you it’s worth it.
With that being said, here are some of my favorite places I’ve eaten on Franklin Street.
This place is a family favorite for me. My mom and I discovered it after waiting too long to go out to dinner one night while she was visiting. The Italian place we wanted to eat at closed promptly at nine, so we stumbled in to Kipos instead. Now, our family always makes a stop there. The BEST Greek/Mediterranean food on Franklin with an awesome wine selection. The inside is also decorated so well that it’s just an all around great place to go and have dinner.
A lot of food, for not a lot of money. We all love the experience of going to a Hibachi restaurant. It’s like an event to go and eat at one, but sometimes we’re just craving some hibachi chicken and white sauce. If that’s the case, Hibachi Co. is the perfect place. Every kind of hibachi combination you can think of, with awesome lunch specials. If you’re looking for a filling, fast meal this is your place.
For most of you that know me, you know that southern food isn’t my first choice. I wasn’t raised eating it, so I never really crave gravy biscuits or grits like some of my friends do. With that being said, if I want southern food I’m going to Lula’s to eat it. The fried chicken is fantastic and the biscuits are so wonderfully fluffy and buttery. They melt right in your mouth. Don’t even get me started on the fried green tomatoes. You should just go there for yourself.
So, this one isn’t technically on Franklin, but it’s worth the extra five minute walk. In true diner fashion, this little spot in Carrboro has just about everything you can image. I’ve had omelettes, french toast, burgers, and even a Caesar salad with salmon. They also keep the coffee coming, which is extremely important. Elmo’s will never disappoint you.
I couldn’t make a list of my favorite spots without picking at least one pizza place. It’s cheap, fast, and the best bang for your buck when it comes to pizza. With slices bigger than your face, you can fill up at any time of the day, or night.