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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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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The best "meat and three" around!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Rymerglass
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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San Antonio, Texas
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36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Really really good food. The service is good. The place is SMALL, it's a house, no seriously! But it's worth the wait, the fried chicken is wonderful and everything is home made.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

That was the best part of the experience. Otherwise, we were disappointed. There was a long wait for a table, the back room where we sat was crowded, untidy, very noisy and we had to wait a really long time for even our rolls, which came long before our water, which came long before our meals. The green beans were... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

While the food was decent (good, not great), the service and overall atmosphere were not. We had a large group (six kids and six adults) in for an early Friday dinner and were excited to meet at a (seemingly) family-friendly establishment between all of our houses. The hostess seemed frustrated when we told her the size of our party and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you're not paying attention, you can drive right past this little place. It's in an old house and you park in the "front yard." Staff is very friendly upon entering and it just has a great feel. Ambiance is not great, but as good as the food is, who cares! 😀 I had the fried pork chops that were... More 

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Chicago
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Set your expectations for cheap, fried goodness with Australian, southern charm in a very rustic environment and you will be happy eating up at Barbara's. Fried okra, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes - yes, I could live on the side dishes. In warmer temps, eat outside at one of the tables adjacent to the small gravel parking lot. Be... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went once but food was over cooked. Chicken too brown and other vegetables not tasty. Will try again after a few months.

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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
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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