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Willy's Bar-B-Que

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240 Cunningham Road, Franklin, NC
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: 828-524-0414 phone #.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic BBQ in Franklin NC (Willy's Has That!)

I visited Willy's BBQ in Franklin, NC with a group. We were headed from Atlanta to Harrah's in Cherokee so the restaurant was on our route. The service was very good and the staff and owners were very friendly. You know a barbecue joint is special when you order pulled pork and you can taste the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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221 reviews 221 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I visited Willy's BBQ in Franklin, NC with a group. We were headed from Atlanta to Harrah's in Cherokee so the restaurant was on our route. The service was very good and the staff and owners were very friendly. You know a barbecue joint is special when you order pulled pork and you can taste the smoked flavoring. The flavor... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stopped by Willy's today for a late lunch. It was very neat and clean, and had a comfortable feel to it. We both ordered the pulled pork plate, which was excellent with the tangy sauce we chose. And don't miss the Squash Puppies ... hush puppies with squash included kept them really moist and tasty.

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

They have a lot more, but I was happy with what I got. Good meats and sauce and an enjoyable meal for all. Kids liked desert!

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Andover, New Jersey
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100 reviews 100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Last night we enjoyed our first visit to Willy's BBQ. We had both had the pulled pork platter. It was tender, juicy and delicious, with a nice variety of BBQ sauces. The sides are also great. The baked beans are unique in a very good way, and the cole slaw was excellent. Prices are reasonable. Next time, I'm leaving room... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went to Willy's Bar-B-Que as it was next to the Hampton Innwere we were staying. We shared a BBQ pork sandwich and had a bowl of Brunswick Stew each. It was delicious and so filling. Atmosphere was good. Old wordly, country style. Staff very friendly. Would definitely go back again.

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Sebastian, Florida
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222 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Willy's is a great place to eat. Nothing fancy, just a nice casual restaurant with great food and service. First of all the place was very clean and neat. They have a very good menu with salads, sandwiches, lunch platters, dinner platters, and combos. They also provide a nice kids menu. My husband had a 1/2 rack of baby back... More 

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Fort White, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were tired from a long drive thru the Blue Ridge Parkway and we were looking for a restaurant close to the motel we could take out and go back to the room and relax while we ate. Willy's fit the requirement. The Bar-b-Que pork plat was very good with plenty to eat.

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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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298 reviews 298 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Very clean restaurant. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Southern hospitality at its best. Food portions were very nice and everything tasted great. Ribs fell iff the bone. Fries were crisp and hot. Brisket was also nice as was smoked turkey. Pleasant dining experience. Take all cards including Amex. Yay for them! Will be back, thus was my third visit.... More 

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Saint George, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This restaurant is a little hard to find but worth the effort. They were not busy when we got there at mid afternoon. We ordered the combo of baby back ribs and brisket. Both items were excellent. The owner says they were smoked. The ribs fell off the bones when you ate them and had a great sauce. The brisket... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food was good and the staff efficient. The chopped BBQ was big chunks, not necessarily my style. The potato salad was recommended and it was different. Lots of sour cream in it with bacon. The atmosphere was plain which didn't affect the food taste. Fair prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 Cunningham Road, Franklin, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Franklin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

828-524-0414 phone #.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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