Franklin - Simpson County, KY

In Franklin, BBQ is king and the royal court is distinctively carnivorous. Jim's BBQ opened in 1979 and serves up shredded and pulled pork, delicious veggies and the best white fish around. Down the road, people go absolutely hog wild over Wildfire BBQ for the daily smoked meats, mouth-watering pork and chicken, and a mean beef brisket. Both restaurants are locally owned and give back to the community in a variety of ways. While in town, be sure to visit Dueling Grounds Distillery, catch a live horse race at Kentucky Downs or try your luck at the gaming machines at The Mint Gaming Hall. You can explore the art tour, stroll the downtown shops or even watch a dueling demonstration.

Jim's BBQ

854 Harding Rd, Franklin, KY 42134

For 45 years this family owned business has cooked up shredded and pulled pork. Serving a variety of vegetable sides and a popular white fish.

WildFire BBQ & Grill

105 State St, Franklin, KY 42134

Wildfire BBQ offers pork, chicken & beef brisket smoked daily. Home cooked sides and BBQ nachos are superb! Customer service is excellent!