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Barbara's Home Cookin

1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
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Ranked #13 of 317 Restaurants in Franklin
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- Aug 22, 2014
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English first
Franklin, Tennessee
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94 reviews 94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a little out of the way locals place that if you are in the area is worth a visit..looks like a ordinary house with a lot of company outside! Great food! Try the cobblers too! The folks there are so kind and genuine. Great food...need I say more..if you like country cooking like we have here in the... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We live in Eastern NC and visit our daughter in Nashville regularly. Barbara's is number ONE on our list of places to eat. The food is authentic southern-style, freshly prepared, and the homemade rolls are to die for. All of the servers and staff make you feel right at home - just like you're sitting down at their kitchen table.... More

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

All I can say is that the food is great and the employees are very attentive! It was great talking to the wait staff and learning about their lives! Plus, those rolls... what can I say other than ADDICTIVE!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I found this little gem through Trip Advisor & it didn't disappoint! I prefer hole in the wall vs. chain restaurants any day. When we pulled in my family looked at me like I had three heads. If you are looking for excellent service (Norma!) & great food & aren't looking for pristine dining you won't regret your decision to... More

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Palm Bay, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We finally had the pleasure of eating at Barbara's while in Franklin. I enjoyed the Fried Chicken while the others in my party raved about their Poppyseed Chicken. All of our sides were fresh and delicious.The rolls that were brought to our table were amazing and disappeared quickly! The desserts looked great but we were too full to try them…perhaps... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Hands down the best home cookin' restaurant EVER. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious....,. Especially the poppyseed chicken! Go.....first chance you get. And wear comfy clothes. You will want to eat until you pop!

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee, United States
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100 reviews 100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had a mid afternoon lunch here. I had fried chicken...the best ever!! The rolls are beyond fabulous!!! My sides were Mac and cheese (so-so) and scrumptious sweet potato casserole. Hubby had poppyseed chicken...he loved it!! His sides were mashed potatoes and creamed corn...both excellent!! My son had chicken fingers with potato salad and fries. He ordered more potato salad... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Ever want to be ten years old, sitting at your Grandma's table, and eating the best food you have ever tasted? Barbara's is the place for you. I was introduced to this little gem ten years ago when I was in Brentwood, and returned recently with my best friend and our daughters. It hadn't changed one bit. It's a little... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I had the Crab Cakes, they were average to pretty good. I have had better and I have had ALOT worse. My wife had the fried Pork Chops, they were very good. The veg. were all good. The ROLLS were the best I have ever had anywhere!!!!! Service was excellent.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,220 reviews 1,220 reviews
821 restaurant reviews
407 helpful votes 407 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Been living in Franklin for a couple of years now and have passed by Barbaras several times but never stopped in. Had family from the Northeast in town and wanted to get them some home style southern food. We decided to stop in and try. The server Norma was super nice and actually gave us samples of food to try.... More

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