Front Street Tavern

4.5
30 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in the Westhaven Community of Franklin, Tennessee, Front St. Tavern is a locals-driven restaurant created with the spirit of the great American singer-songwriter in mind. Our menu includes diverse offerings to mirror the eclectic tastes of the area, as well as an extensive beer and cocktail list   Two large outdoor patios span the front and back of the restaurant, where neighbors can meet for a sip and a snack or full-plated meal. Our indoor and outdoor spaces are also ideal for private events. Great friends and good times make Front St. Tavern a must-visit destination for adults and families alike!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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EricM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Miranda was a great server. We had a party of 8 and came to the Tavern before a concert so we had a relatively quick (1-hour) turnaround. She did a great job of taking our orders, drinks and making recommendations in time for us to be at the concert on time.

The food was good. My wife and I shared a burger and a salmon burger. The salmon burger was great. The cheeseburger was not my favorite at all. The patty was maybe a 1/4 lb burger that was overcooked and not worth the $13.50 at all. The extra charge of $1.50 for lettuce, tomato, and onion is ridiculous since it's such a small burger. a 3" x 3" piece of iceberg lettuce, one small slice of tomato and a couple of thin onion slices are not what you upcharge for, they are expected.

Aside from the burger, the food was good and I will be back to try other menu items. Fix the burger!

Front Street Tavern
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hey there, Eric! Thank you VERY much for the feedback! We are a dynamic crew that takes all feedback as a chance to be better than ever. We appreciate you taking the time for such honest commentary and I will bring this to the team right away. Thank you! Look for some positive changes., Quick question - have you tried any of our featured burgers of the week? If so - were they to your liking? Thank you!

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Franklinmom
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and the service was quick.

Front Street Tavern
Responded on August 4, 2021

Hey there Franklinmom! Thank you so much for taking the time for a quick review! Hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food as always!!!

Front Street Tavern
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thanks!

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vipBrendaB
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Clay was a great waiter and bartender. When we were seated outside the music was quite loud. Before we had to ask, Clay said he would turn the music down and he did.
The Tavern burger was the perfect size and was cooked perfectly. Everything was very fresh. The crab cakes were very good. A little spice but not too much. We both had the red sangria which Clay made. I asked for not too sweet and my sister asked for a little sweet. He fixed then exactly the way we asked. We were visiting and if we go back we will go again. Please go try thee front street tavern, it will not disappoint.

Front Street Tavern
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thanks so much, Brenda! So glad you had a great visit!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious and fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The space and the food were great! However not one staff member was wearing a mask, which was very disappointing and made for an uncomfortable experience.

Front Street Tavern
Responded on June 11, 2021

Hi there! Sorry you felt uncomfortable. We adhere to the state and local mandates when it comes to COVID. Thank you for speaking up! Glad you enjoyed our space and food.

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MartinH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front St. Tavern always has a great staff that is friendly and fun. Their custom cocktails for Mother's Day were light and refreshing with rose petals. Prime rib night is also delicious if you can make it. Don't miss this fun little spot.

Front Street Tavern
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thank you, Martin! Glad you enjoyed! Mother's Day was such a great day! Thought we should take moment to mention that Prime Rib night is on pause until the fall! Watch for fun, new features this spring and summer!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - food arrived quickly and everyone enjoyed their selection!

Front Street Tavern
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks so much! Glad you had a great time!

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bigfamilyeatsout
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The service was pretty slow and we waited quite a while for our check. The chicken was chewy and flavorless. I wouldn't go back.

Front Street Tavern
Responded on March 27, 2021

Sorry to hear this! We would love more information on what you ordered specifically, what time you dined and any other information that would help us improve! We take pride in our spot and are thankful for feedback!

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Steph
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely service. Server was very polite and took care of our every need.

Front Street Tavern
Responded on March 27, 2021

So happy to hear this, Steph! Thanks for taking the time to review!

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vipDave
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Where to begin with this train wreck. We were seated and ordered drinks. The ladies cocktails were horribly flat, and we informed our server. In a few moments, the bearded, tattooed bartender was beside our table loudly arguing about the proper way to make a drink. Are you serious? Arguing? Dinner itself was mediocre much of it tasting if it were heated in a microwave. My friend ordered a cheeseburger, and was asked if he wanted lettuce and tomato with it? He replied he did. When the check came, he had been charged .50 cents for a single, limp piece of lettuce and .50 cents for a single tomato slice. it’s easy to understand an upcharge for bacon or some exotic, but lettuce? When I explored by Charges, I had ordered two Old Fashioned and noticed a surcharge of $3 each. What could that be for? Two drops of bitters and a little simple syrup? None of the drinks featured any fruit either. This place is the epitome of “Nickel and Dime” dining. And, they need servers and bartenders who know not to argue with guests...oh yea, and someone who knows how to make a drink would be nice too. We won’t be back and will liberally share our experience.

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MarkAtl2015
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Portions were very generous. Our waiter provided great service and was very pleasant. This is our new local go to for a casual bite to eat. Can’t wait for weather to warm up so we can sit outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love the food and the service at Front Street Tavern. We go weekly and it is one of our favorite places. The food is consistently good and the staff is wonderful. We love the live music nights!

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MarkAtl2015
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Very comfortable local “pub” with great, high quality food.

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AngelaL
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was personal, entertaining and very attentive. You could tell the food was all freshly made and excellent! highly recommend!

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vipCher
Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. So different from other places. Great atmospheres. Wonderful staff and I love the love music

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vipSummerHill
Nashville
40 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, people and service! The hamburger was excellent, as well as the pot roast!!!

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Sadie
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small & quaint with good atmosphere. No music on a Monday and not real crowded. Drinks and food were so good. Definitely try an Old Fashioned if you like whiskey. I really didn’t have high expectations on the food since it was a bar but warm spinach salad was so fresh and good and shrimp and grits were great. Will definitely go again.

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Meatloaf1
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Front Street Tavern has become our new go-to restaurant. The ambiance is terrific - like an upscale pub. But the food is a wonderful surprise. You can still get traditional pub food (burgers, fries, sandwiches), but they have delicious, more health-conscious choices as well, like wilted spinach salad with salmon and butternut squash noodles with a divine red sauce and just a little pesto. It is delicious all by itself, or you can add your choice of protein. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. So far we've enjoyed getting to know Colin and, most recently, Oscar. We highly recommend this tiny little jewel of a restaurant!

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vipBrittanyP
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Tavern! Go there weekly. Great service and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a wonderful date night here the other night! Wonder deviled eggs, burgers and drinks! Our server was wonderful she was very accommodating and had wonderful recommendations! We hope to return on a night there is music!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Front Street Tavern!! The ambiance and the people are so lovely. Best spot in the area to grab a beer and listen to live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always and Colin was FANTASTIC!!!! Music was amazing by Drew Smith!!!!

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BarbaraC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this local restaurant for a quick and easy Friday night dinner. They are always able to make it work for us with our service dog (in training). Our meals on this night were awesome with the special~there was enough left over for two more meals at home! Great service and FRIENDLY always!

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vipBrian356
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nice spot, but food was average to below and the noise level too high. Wish management would have recognized guests are there to eat and mingle with friends and not attend a country concert. Could have turned the guitar slinging cowgirl vocals down 5 notches.

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vipMusicCitySwanny
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Menu is very limited.

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viptawniedawnie
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had me at burrata! Great nite on the porch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Tavern. Great service, food and music!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food! Wide variety of items on the menu and the cocktails are amazing!

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Front Street Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.