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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: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best catfish ever

As long as you are not looking for fancy but looking for great food this is your place. We were there on a Friday night and the catfish was the best any of us have ever had. The server was very friendly and competent. I asked about a menu item and she went to the kitchen and brought a sample,... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Mike K
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

As long as you are not looking for fancy but looking for great food this is your place. We were there on a Friday night and the catfish was the best any of us have ever had. The server was very friendly and competent. I asked about a menu item and she went to the kitchen and brought a sample,... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Sent by friends who live in Nashville, I was to pick up some chicken salad. (BTW- I have eaten in dives before) As I entered the building there was a smell that was less than appetizing. I ordered my chicken salad and lady tottered into one of the many side rooms. I went the door to watch. As she finished... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal at Barbara's. The winning combination for me was the poppyseed chicken, mashed potatoes, and pineapple casserole. And our waitress was delightful.

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Athens
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our experience at this business was terrible. We looked on Trip Advisor for places to eat in Franklin. We wanted to go somewhere that we had not eaten at before. It seemed to have a pretty good rating so we decided to go even though it was 7 miles from the motel we were at. The business is located in... More 

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Thank Jerry G
Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Great home cooked food that'll hit the spot every time. Let Barbara do the cooking and sit back and enjoy. She knows how to fill you.

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Thank Houston N
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Great home cooked meals at their best. Simple menu of pick an entree and 2 sides. Basics such as fried chicken, roast beef, poppyseed chicken, etc. The yeast rolls are some of the best I've ever eaten. Situated in a converted residence this restaurant offers well cooked meals in a simple environment. Great experience. Expect to have to wait. Your... More 

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Thank tome673
Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We discovered this little gem through Trip Advisor and decided to stop in for a early dinner/late lunch. When we pulled in to the So called parking lot that was completely emptied and saw this little shabby house we were hesitant about dining here. But we enjoyed home cooked meals that were simple but delicious. We had the fried chicken... More 

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Thank Donna D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

If for no other reason, you have to go for the rolls!! Country food at its best. Friendly service where the waitress calls you darling and the banana pudding is always on the menu.

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nashville,tn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My son and I have been sampling local meat and three restaurants for lunch this summer. Barbara's Home Cookin is a very good meat and three. Fried Chicken, Pot Roast and several other selections. Good list of vegetables on the chalk boards. Chalk Board menus may be a "tell" for picking a good meat and three restaurant. Barbara's is in... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We loved this small treasure outside the small town of Franklin. Took a few minutes to drive there, but it was fabulous. The food is delicious and fresh, the waitresses are fun and fresh, the ambiance is "home."

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 615-794-9533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?