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Motor co. grill

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American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Soups
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86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734
+1 828-524-0099
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 50'S & 60's Diner serving gourmet hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, salads and...
50'S & 60's Diner serving gourmet hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, salads and other great American dishes. Our restaurant also includes an old-fashioned soda fountain featuring hand dipped ice cream sundaes and hand-made milkshakes. Our building served as a car dealership in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Thus its name "Motor Co. Grill".
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  • 60
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
50's Diner - great place to eat

Great little diner in a beautiful little town. Have a cool new Years celebration if you happen to be in town. Nestled in a beautiful area of the Highlands with access to hiking trails, and all kinds of outdoor activities. I tried the Sinatra burger which has three different kinds of meat in it to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Tim M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great little diner in a beautiful little town. Have a cool new Years celebration if you happen to be in town. Nestled in a beautiful area of the Highlands with access to hiking trails, and all kinds of outdoor activities. I tried the Sinatra burger which has three different kinds of meat in it to include Italian sausage. The food... More 

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Ocala, Florida, USA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Greek chicken quesadillas were phenomenal! Sirloin tip special was good, husband got the Reuben and said it was excellent but I thought it was so - so. Steak burger was good. Service was wonderful but the hostess appeared that we were putting her out.

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Kernersville, NC
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57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My family visited on a Sunday at lunch. I had the open face chili burger with sweet potato fries (thick and huge!), my hubby had the King burger (double patty, cheese, grilled onions, mushrooms, and bacon) and our 10 yr old daughter had a burger and fries. We all loved our meal. My daughter proclaimed "best fries ever". We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

AWESOME burger, the staff was super friendly, and they are super sweet about ignoring my thru-hiker stink! Prices are reasonable.

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Hayesville, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Had a concert two hours later the evening we came by,thought we had plenty of time for a burger. Maybe not. Place was maybe 35 percent full,but took good twenty minutes to get order placed. Then the wait began. Our order came out after most of our section had been waited on as well,which was about 40 minutes later. Our... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a very cool restaurant with great food. The theme alone is worth the visit. We were quickly seated and orders taken. Waitress was very helpful in helping to make choices as there are lots of items on the menu that was appealing. Food came quickly and was absolutely delicious. Can't wait to visit again with my family as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fun 1950's soda fountain inspired theme. Menu matches theme with burgers and sandwiches but we may have visited on a bad day (Sunday). Service was slow and food was cold when served (burger and fries). Would be willing to try again but was disappointed based upon other reviews.

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Bryson City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Simply a great place for anyone. My family love to eat there every chance we get. Great parking and cool setup.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

the food is great and my server, Kassie was even better! She was so friendly and so great at what she does! Definitely coming back!!

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Franklin, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cute restaurant and good food. Friendly staff and oldies music. We love sitting on the patio in the summertime.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-524-0099

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Soups

Description

50'S & 60's Diner serving gourmet hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, salads and other great American dishes. Our restaurant also includes an old-fashioned soda fountain featuring hand dipped ice cream sundaes and hand-made milkshakes. Our building served as a car dealership in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Thus its name "Motor Co. Grill".
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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