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Willard Restaurant

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99 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
317-738-9668
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local and international beers with small town charm and good food.

Friends and I meet there regularly to sit and talk about a lot of nothing. Great local beers on tap and a wide selection in bottles. Service is almost always prompt and friendly, and the food is better than average pub fare. An excellent place to gather with friends and relax!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Cparker1973
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Friends and I meet there regularly to sit and talk about a lot of nothing. Great local beers on tap and a wide selection in bottles. Service is almost always prompt and friendly, and the food is better than average pub fare. An excellent place to gather with friends and relax!

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Greenwood, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I ate here for the first time with a senior group. The Willard is walking distance from the Johnson County Museum. They have daily specials during the week which most of my group took advantage of today. I had the chef salad w/chicken , comes with 2 bread sticks including cheese sauce & had unsweet ice tea. The salad was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I had read some of the reviews posted while waiting for food. I found that some were true but overall we had a pretty nice time. One server was a little standoffish and definitely had to fend for myself when getting a table. But our server was great--friendly and efficient (and so patient with my three young daughters!). Entree took... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was excited when I moved here to see all the little local restaurants downtown. My son and I went for lunch on a busy Saturday. It took at least 15 minutes for our drink order to be taken. We spent way too much time for a way too average meal with way below average service. I'll have to pass... More 

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

WARNING - Reservation are ignored (excuses and denials - it's the customer's fault) DO NOT go here if you have a party larger than 3 - 4 (food arrives in 20 minute segments after an initial wait of 45 minutes or more) Reason; food comes from 3 kitchen ??? Appetizers come out randomly with food orders. It took 50 mins.... More 

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franklin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The food at Willards is very good. I highly recommend the wings, pizza and tenderloin sandwich. The pizza is piled with toppings and the crust is crispy! The tenderloins are huge, while they come on one bun there is enough sandwich to cover two. The only downside is it takes quite awhile to order, get your food and get your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Friendly service, good wings and nachos. Yum! Atmosphere was cool I would definitely go again! Can sit outside or inside.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Service was very slow. Food was ok. Had an appetizer on our bill that we didn't order but we caught it and they corrected it before we paid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great food! Great service! Great place! Get the tenderloin! The wings, the chicken burrito platter, the pizza, I could go on. It's all tasty!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I enjoy dining at local eateries when I travel and this was a great place. Located in one of the historic homes in Franklin it has a nice vintage flair. Best known for their pizza, they also serve burgers, wings and other typical dinner items like steak and pork chops. I got the Blue Cheese pizza and it was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 317-738-9668

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?