Ms Lois' Restaurant


If you combine grandma's kitchen, a bustling downtown cafe, and your favorite hometown diner, you get Ms. Lois' Restaurant.

A warm, casual spot, nestled in the Smoky Mountains

a local favorite in historic Franklin, NC.

Known for generous portions of home-cooked food, friendly service and a buzzing atmosphere, all at a fair price. 


Some of Our Favorites —


Famous Blueberry Pancakes

Add a short stack of hot pancakes packed with fresh blueberries and served with classic maple syrup to your breakfast meal.

Classic Cheeseburger

8 oz. ground chuck cheeseburger served with homefries, just the way you like it.

Order it all the way for lettuce, onion, tomato and pickles.


Sampler Platter Breakfast

Two eggs cooked to order, crispy bacon & spicy sausage, some house hashbrowns and a fluffy biscuit made fresh from scratch every morning .

Chipotle Black Bean Burger

Our delicious veggie burger, made with fresh rice and hearty black beans and served on a bun. Eat it with fries or try a side of our locally famous green beans!


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Amazing service and such a giving spirit. Love Ms. Lois!!
— Kendra E. J.
Sit back, relax and have some great home cooked meals.
— Scott B.
The best in Franklin.
— Hazel N.
My breakfast spot, 6 days a week!
— Eric P.

from scratch

from 7 am daily.



145 Highlands Road
Franklin, NC 28734


Mon – Sat, 7 am – 8 pm
Closed Sundays



Cash Only