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Barbara's Home Cookin

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1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
615-794-9533
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Don't let the outside fool you ... It's an old house turned restaurant. It's not 5-star setting but the food was at least 4 stars. Good old fashioned down home southern cooking. Nothing on the menu was "healthy" so that's part of the reason it was good! Creamed corn as a side was delish, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Don't let the outside fool you ... It's an old house turned restaurant. It's not 5-star setting but the food was at least 4 stars. Good old fashioned down home southern cooking. Nothing on the menu was "healthy" so that's part of the reason it was good! Creamed corn as a side was delish, and poppy seed chicken was a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you're looking for mealtime frills or working on healthy eating habits, this place is not for you. If you want a fantastic, home-cooked, finger-lickin' good experience in a grandma's kitchen atmosphere, you'd better get your tail to Barbara's! The rolls that come before your meal are the BEST, and NOT just the BEST in Franklin; they are undoubtedly the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Just found this gem hidden off Hillsboro north of Franklin. In an old house the owners are from South Africa with charming familiarity that works. Best year told ever served warm. Crab cakes were fairly good but I'd try more traditional southern dishes. Their sweet potato casserole was yummm.

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We had heard about their good food and finally went to Barbara's. During our two week Franklin visit, we have been four times for to-go orders. Best chocolate pie ever and scrumptious sourdough rolls. Excellent fried chicken, too. Will have to try more dishes on a future visit. Can't wait for more of this good Southern cooking. Wish we could... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Barbara's is a great meat and three. It is homey in it's little house. They are friendly. They have a nice variety of meat choices and vegetable choices. The desserts are good also.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

A little too old fashioned southern style for me honestly. Kind of heavy...but I made a meal from the vegetables and rolls. If your tummy can handle this type of food you'll like it!

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I never thought anyone could top my own grandmother's Southern Home cooking, but I was wrong. Deliciously wrong. Barbara's is as unique as the owner herself. Enormous (and yummy) yeast rolls accompany every meal. The choices of meats and veggies are all excellent. The homemade pies and cakes are to die for. (My favorite sign: "Desserts is stressed spelled backwards.")... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Fried Chicken, homemade rolls, creamed potatoes, peach cobbler and iced tea. What more can I say? All home-made and very good!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

True home cooking....when it first opened, the kitchen was just the kitchen in an old house. Since, improvements have been made, but it is still like your grandmother's.....always fresh and cooked to order. Great fried chicken and sides....visit but wear your roomy pants!

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Nashville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Food is very good. Fried Chicken is unique and very tasty. Service is friendly and aims to please the customer. Clearly a locals place as our server seemed to know many customers. This place is in a old house and seating is tight so maybe not a great idea to bring large groups. If you like meat and three type... More 

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Additional Information about Barbara's Home Cookin

Address: 1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
Phone Number: 615-794-9533
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 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 - 8:00 pm

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  • Address: 1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 615-794-9533
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 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 - 8:00 pm

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