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Willard Restaurant

99 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
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Ranked #8 of 54 Restaurants in Franklin
Price range: $0 - $20
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
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
Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Somewhat disappointed in pizza. Did like the union rings. Coke tasted diet and weak. Switched to u sweet tea. You have to seat yourself, so someone behind u coming in will grab seats out of order. Should be a better way of seating guest. Compliment? The place was packed, all ages, fun singles place maybe.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the old-hotel atmosphere there. If you like your pizza loaded with cheese, you'll love the Willard's version. Service can be slow sometimes, and the prices are nothing to rave about, but the food and drinks are decent, and I always have a good time there. There is some outdoor seating, too.

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Columbus In
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
Top Contributor
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
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
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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