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Willy's Bar-B-Que

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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Convenient and friendly

This was conveniently close to our hotel and it was nice to just walk over after a busy day. I had the pulled pork sandwich and my daughter had chicken tenders. They were both pretty standard, but that is really all we needed. They did have a nice selection of BBQ sauces to add to the sandwich... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

In our one week vacation, our family ate here twice. Hubby said it was the best brisket he has ever put in his mouth. The entire family agreed the fried okra was better than any ever tasted. We all had ribs, fish, chicken, pulled pork. No one was disappointed. You HAVE to try the fried Apple bites. I could live... More 

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Okay, first one needs to understand that we had just gotten off the AT from hiking for a week. That being said, this place was awesome. Typically, we had always eaten pizza after getting off of trails. However, with us being in BBQ country we decided to give this place a shot. Fairly small, but nice, great service, and the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was conveniently close to our hotel and it was nice to just walk over after a busy day. I had the pulled pork sandwich and my daughter had chicken tenders. They were both pretty standard, but that is really all we needed. They did have a nice selection of BBQ sauces to add to the sandwich. The weight staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

There are quite a few good BBQ joints in the mountains of NC. This one is really good, but not great. The smoked turkey was tasty and freshly cooked. The fried okra was very good and so was the Brunswick stew. BTW, the stew included English peas but no Lima beans. New developments for me, but it was good also.... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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