40 Restaurants, Cafes & Coffee Shops That Opened in Williamson County in 2021


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2021 brought lots of new restaurants to our area, here’s a list of restaurants that opened this year.

Perry's Steakhouse

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1Perry’s Steakhouse

5028 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin

Perry’s Steakhouse opened at McEwen Northside on February 25, 2021.

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Vintage Vine 100

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2Vintage Vine 100

4051 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin

The new jewel box wine bar opened at McEwen Northside in 2021 with a small rooftop dining area.

Read more here.


Hattie Jane's

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3Hattie Jane’s Creamery

Hattie Jane’s opened its first location in Williamson County next to Herban Market.

Read more here.



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4Chipotle – Spring Hill

Chipotle opened a location in Spring Hill in May 2021.

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Thai Esane

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5Thai Esane

203 Franklin Road, Brentwood

Thai Esane expanded to Williamson County by opening a second restaurant at The Hill Center in Brentwood.

Read more here.


Coffee Artisan

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6Caffe Artisan

1113 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin

Located inside The Painted Tree Marketplace, Caffe Artisan opened in January 2021.

Read more here. 


new franklin shake shack

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7Shake Shack


Shake Shack opened in Nashville back in 2018 at The Hill Center and now they have a second location in Franklin.

Read more here. 


North Italia

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8North Italia

First opening at The Mall at Green Hills, this Italian restaurant now has a second location in Franklin.

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Corner Pub

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9Corner Pub Cool Springs

9200 Carothers Parkway, Franklin

Corner Pub added a second location this year in Franklin.

Read more here. 


First Watch

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10First Watch in Spring Hill

4937 Columbia Pike, Spring Hill

First Watch announced they would expand to Spring Hill, the location opened in April 2021.

Read more here. 


Waldo's Chicken and Beer

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11Waldo’s Chicken

1301 Liberty Pike, Franklin &
108 New Highway 96 West, Franklin

This Fresh Hospitality concept opened two locations this year in Franklin.

Read more here and here.


Big Bad Breakfast

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12Big Bad Breakfast

Big Bad Breakfast is another Fresh Hospitality concept that opened in Franklin. It was anticipated to open in 2020, but opened in 2021.

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Chrysalis Modern Italian

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9040 Carothers Parkway, Franklin

On the Carothers Parkway corridor, a new Italian restaurant opened in January.

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104 E Main Street, Franklin

Downtown Franklin’s Harpeth Square welcomed its first Italian restaurant in January 2021.

Read more here.

Condado Tacos

photo by Donna Vissman

15Condado Tacos

4031 Aspen Grove, Franklin

Condado Tacos opened its first location in Williamson County after opening a location in Nashville.

Read more here. 


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500 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin

Dunkin’ just opened its newest Next Gen restaurant in Franklin located on December 22nd.

Read more here. 

Mojo's Tacos

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17Mojo’s Tacos

2000 Tollgate Blvd, Thompson Station

Mojo’s Tacos added a second location this year with its Thompson Station location opening just a few days before Christmas.

Read more here. 


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3058 Mallory Lane, Franklin

Opening in the former Zoe’s location, CAVA opened its first location in Williamson County.

Read more here. 

19Fozzy’s Bar & Grill

150 Stephen P Yokich Parkway, Spring Hill

Fozzy’s Bar & Grill opened over the summer in Spring Hill.

Read more here. 

Duck Donuts

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20Duck Donuts

101 Creeekside Crossing, Brentwood

North Carolina-based Duck Donuts opened a location in Brentwood this spring.

Read more here.

pig n pit

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21Pig N Pit

4910 Main Street, Spring Hill

The new BBQ joint opened in Spring Hill on Easter.

Read more here. 

Thompson Kitchen

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22The Thompson Kitchen

1880 Fairview Boulevard, Fairview

This new chef-drive kitchen opened in Fairview early in 2021.

Read more here. 

tamale joe's

Photo: Tamale Joe’s Facebook Page

23Tamale Joe’s

2000 Mallory Lane, Franklin

This restaurant opened in the summer of 2021, later in the fall they announced they would only be open for private events and special occasions.

Read more here. 

chuy's brentwood

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24Chuy’s Brentwood

100 E Park Drive, Brentwood

Chuy’s added another Williamson County location in Brentwood which opened this year.

Read more here. 


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25Serrato’s  Steakhouse

3046 Columbia Avenue, Franklin

The newest steakhouse to open in Franklin opened in 2021.

Read more here.

Teriyaki Madness

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26Teriyaki Madness

7115 Southpoint Parkway, Brentwood

This Seattle-based teriyaki restaurant opened in the fall.

Read more here. 

Coal Town Public House

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27Coal Town Public House

187 Front Street, Franklin

Modern American Grill Coal Town Public House opened in the Westhaven community located in Franklin. Coal Town Public House is the sister venue to Coal Town Pizza which opened earlier this year in Westhaven.

Read more here. 

V and V Vietnamese Cuisine

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28V and V Vietnamese

214 Ward Circle, Brentwood

A new Vietnamese restaurant called V and V Vietnamese Cuisine recently opened in Brentwood during the month of November.

Read more here. 

Cinco de Mayo

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29Cinco de Mayo

1010 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin

Opening to the public on October 16, this restaurant has been in the area for the last twenty years.

Read more here. 

Amendment XVII Cocktail Bar

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30Amendment XVIII

158 Front Street, Franklin A new cocktail bar called Amendment XVIII Cocktail Club recently opened at 158 Front Street in the Westhaven community in Franklin.

Read more here. 

Fully Leaded Coffee

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31Fully Leaded Coffee

4886 Port Royal Road, Spring Hill

After opening a coffee stand at the end of last year, Fully Leaded Coffee has now opened a brick-and-mortar location in Spring Hill.

Read more here. 

photo: Urban Sips Instagram

32Urban Sips + Sweets

230 Franklin Road, Franklin

Urban Sips + Sweets opens at The Factory in Franklin today, Saturday, September 4.

Nourish at Westhaven

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33Nourish at Westhaven

1016 Westhaven Blvd, Franklin

Opening in January 2020, it’s a healthy spot to grab a smoothie, tea, or protein-packed drink.

Read more here. 


Hillsboro Nutrition

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34Hillsboro Nutrition

1114 Hillsboro Road, Franklin

Hillsboro Nutrition opened in early last year in front of Fieldstone Farms.

Read more here. 

Penn Station East Coast Subs

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36Penn Station East Coast Subs

102 Lumber Dr, Franklin

A new sandwich shop opened in Franklin.

Read more here. 

Cornell Brothers Coffee

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37Cornell Brother’s Coffee

7332 Nolensville Road, Nolensville

A new espresso coffee bar opened inside Oh My Chives in Nolensville.

Read more here. 

Lokale Juice


38Lokale Juice

7332 Nolensville Road, Nolensville

Lokale Juices offers raw juices, smoothies, açaí bowls, and more.

Read more here. 

Southerners Coffee

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39Southerner’s Coffee

100 Mission Court, Franklin

The coffee truck will open a second Franklin location in the Cool Springs area.

Read more here. 

1819 Coffee

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401819 Coffee

4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson’s Station

The Homestead Manor property opened a coffee shop called 1819 Coffee at 4683 Columbia Pike in Thompson’s Station.

Read more here. 



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Donna is one of those former corporate types (Xerox) who wanted to try something new. She went from marketing to blogger and now Style Editor, and is always on the lookout for what’s trending in restaurants, new stores, charity events, and entertainment. To keep up the pace, Donna is usually found drinking at least one Cold Brew coffee a day or on a busy day make it two. Contact me at [email protected]


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