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240 Cunningham Road, Franklin, NC
828-524-0414
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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
Good Food

My family and I ate at this restaurant 06/20/2015 for the first time.The food was very good and our waitress was the best.They were open until 8pm this night,and we all ordered everything from chicken to Briscutt and pork.The sides are home made I suggest the potato Salad,Cole Slaw,Okra. The Ice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Eric R
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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wonderful food and service. I had the catfish and baby back ribs. The potato salad side wonderful. I went away stuffed. I will definitely visit again given the opportunity.

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My family and I ate at this restaurant 06/20/2015 for the first time.The food was very good and our waitress was the best.They were open until 8pm this night,and we all ordered everything from chicken to Briscutt and pork.The sides are home made I suggest the potato Salad,Cole Slaw,Okra. The Ice Tea was very good.

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Columbus, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Walking distance from Hampton Inn. Basic interior, like a typical diner, but very friendly wait staff. Food was simple BBQ, with large portions, and was excellent value.

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Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The food and service at Willy's are both excellent. The interior is simple but very clean. Staff is friendly and attentive, and the food is very tasty and reasonably priced. It is located adjacent to the Hampton Inn. We will be back!

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Orlando, Florida
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The pork BBQ was very good. I had fried okra, which was hot and crispy ( you can tell the difference between okra that has been fried just for you or if it has been sitting around). The hush puppies were really good too. The only thing we didn't like was that the cole slaw was really drenched in mayo... More 

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Brunswick, Md.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We love our barbecue and this was great here!!! The staff were very friendly, down-home folks. We appreciated that it was close enough to our Hampton Inn that we could walk there. We will be back!!! We had the pulled pork lunch plates!!! Wonderful....LOVED the fried okra (can't always find that) and the squash hush puppies. GREAT FOOD!!!

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Nashville. TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We really enjoyed the BBQ, sauce, potato salad and all the fixings 's as we had a really long day and just wanted to pick up, eat and go to bed. This is really good NC BBQ and we have tried a LOT of NC BBQ. :) GREAT hushpuppies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The pulled pork was so good! Loved the way you can choose from a variety of sauces! The service was fantastic! Everyone was friendly and helpful. The sqaushpuppies were good and something different. Will definitely go back!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Willy's Bar-B-Que

Address: 240 Cunningham Road, Franklin, NC
Phone Number: 828-524-0414
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Franklin
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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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
  • Phone Number: 828-524-0414

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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