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Willard Restaurant

99 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
317-738-9668
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Ranked #7 of 54 Restaurants in Franklin
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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English first
Columbus In
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Saturday night when a lot of people in town were out for a fund raiser and it was pretty chaotic. The Willard doesn't do reservations, which is fine, but they also don't do check-ins either; it's seat yourself. And when there are lots of large parties already seated, a lot of people (in even more large... More

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Richmond, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nice casual atmosphere. Great gathering place for a class reunion. Pizza and appetizers were very good.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I'm baffled by the good reviews here. The service was ok and the historical building was great. The food was so bad. The pizza was TERRIBLE! The crust was of the frozen variety and tasted like card board. The mushrooms were canned! The pineapple was canned and sparse. For one dollar a topping I expected more than 10 tidbits. The... More

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West Lafayette
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135 reviews 135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was our first trip to Willard’s. We chose it (after reading TripAdvisor reviews) for lunch before a showing of The Wizard of Oz at the Artcraft Theater next door. This is a nice part of downtown Franklin (new sidewalks and plenty of on-street parking) and we sat at an umbrella patio table, good for people watching. This Friday it... More

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Indiana, USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Hubby and I sat on the covered patio enjoying a beautiful 80 degree day with light breeze. Had a excellent waitress and appetizer came fairly quickly. We'd give the breadsticks an A and the pizza an A- or B+. Very good but not my favorite pizza of all time. Will go back on another nice day to enjoy such a... More

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Jasper, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The food is good. The staff are fun and knowledgable. The prices are not outrageous. We always come away not only full, but laughing and happy.

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Franklin, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If ever you find yourself in Franklin IN and are hungry, the Willard is the place to go. It is the place of locals and great bar food restaurant. And it's haunted. So they say. It is a relaxed atmosphere and you have lots of places you can sit inside and out. The Willard was once a hotel but it... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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97 reviews 97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We love the Willard, we live out of state but make a point to visit the Willard every time we we turn to the area. I highly recommend the pizza and wings! The wings are the best we have ever had. Our visit this time was not perfect, but was quickly and appropriately addressed. The service from the waitress was... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I've been to the Willard a dozen times easily. When I visit friends in town or go to the Artcraft Theater next door it is the go-to lunch or dinner place. Let me know the two bad things out first. 1) Forget getting Mexican there. You can order it, but it isn't their specialty at all. Pizza, sandwiches, burgers, are... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

As I spent more than a week in a hotel nearby so I could notice that every time of the day the place has clients sitting by the porch, having lunch, or just a beer with friends. The atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed, they have a nice menu but the service was kind of slow the day we went for... More

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