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Barbara's Home Cookin

1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
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Ranked #22 of 311 restaurants in Franklin
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- Mar 28, 2014
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90% Recommend
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English first
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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1,100 reviews 1,100 reviews
727 restaurant reviews
354 helpful votes 354 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

The food was cold service was horrible sat out front where there was only 2 tables and the waitress acted as if she was hard of hearing ordered crab cakes come back that you had none ordered okra had none granted the 4 of us was in our work clothes and didn't look like your franklin material I own a... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The place is a little hard to find, but worth the effort. The pricing is reasonable, and the food was quite flavorful. The sides did not disappoint and service is very good. The yeast rolls are awesome. We both had the fried chicken and will most likely return.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

And the homemade warm rolls are out of this world. Same for the blackberry cobbler. It's a casual place where you can get fantastic home cooking.

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Kingston, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Heaping servings. I had a vegetable plate and my husband had the chicken casserole. The yeast rolls were out of this world. The place is small but has outside seating. The waitress was friendly and courteous. We were in Franklin for the Senior Olympics and wanted to eat where the locals eat and we will be back. The dessert counter... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I almost hate to review Barbara's because it's the kind of place you want to keep all to yourself. I've been going there since she opened, I guess close to 20 years ago. The best fried chicken and the most amazing rolls. My wife (who is a very healthy eater) says she just wants chicken with a side of chicken... More

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