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Willard Restaurant

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99 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
13177389991
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Excellent wings!

Being from the Buffalo, NY area I fancy myself as somewhat of a wing expert. Also as one that travels for a living I see "Buffalo Wings" advertised all over the country. 99% of those places should quit advertising BUFFALO WINGS because they give Buffalo a bad name and I know the folks at the Anchor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Craig C
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from the Buffalo, NY area I fancy myself as somewhat of a wing expert. Also as one that travels for a living I see "Buffalo Wings" advertised all over the country. 99% of those places should quit advertising BUFFALO WINGS because they give Buffalo a bad name and I know the folks at the Anchor Bar would not appreciate... More 

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Thank Craig C
Columbus, Indiana
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138 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The service is really good. We bring in up to 20 people. The waitresses are able to keep it all straight. The food is excellent. This old Hotel is really neat.

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Thank jim r
Englewood, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Housed in a vintage old hotel, the atmosphere was a flash back to yesteryear. The pizza is good and the prices are fair. The atmosphere is the lure and the charm. A decent tenderloin, the best in Franklin.

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Thank DPJohn
Bonita Springs, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a place similar to "CHEERS" as far as atmosphere goes.You really feel welcome here and the food is great, but the chicken wings are what everyone goes for along with a cold one .Service is good,but sometimes it gets a bit crowded.Outside area is great place when weather permits.Location just north of city square makes for a easy... More 

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Thank James W
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Lovely, historic building... crowded inside so sat outside..roof leaked in rainstorm. Servers tried really hard and were appreciated...menu looked great but food just okay...ranch pizza fair, steak wrap mediocre..fries nothing special. Setting is lovely in nice part of Franklin Square area...okay for lunch while exploring Indiana..sigh.

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Thank Susannah M
Franklin, Indiana
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We regularly go to the Willard due to the food being so good. It can get crowded on the weekends and sitting is first-come, first served. The vibe there is just so chill and relaxed. If fans of pizza and wings - then get them there for sure, they are the best!!! They also have great cheeseburgers. I also have... More 

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Thank Kara L
Greenwood, Indiana
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475 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stopped by the Willard after a round of golf on a weekday. Sat in the main area next to the bar at a large round table. We were greeted promptly an dour drink orders were soon delivered. I had the special of the day - pulled pork sandwich with fries accompanied by a large draft Smithwick's beer (not a... More 

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Thank BoilerMakerBob
Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The best part of the historic Willard is the building and the ability to sit outside on nice days. The menu choices are nothing special. The chicken sandwich is not a real chicken breast, it's frozen heavily breaded chicken strips. Their pizza is suppose to be what they are known for, I was not impressed. The crust tasted like a... More 

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franklin,in
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

great pizza and wings. neighborhood place with a large following. Always entertaining and busy, good for lunch or dinner

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Thank wizardfitz
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3 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 13177389991

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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?