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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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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 33
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 0
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  • 2
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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
Rolls are heaven

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Brad & Kimberly Paisley, Scott & Melissa Reeves--I've seen them eating at Barbara's. You never know who will be there for a reliably tasty home cooked lunch. The rolls are big & yeasty--much better than biscuits. The desserts often feature in season fruits like peaches or blackberries. The fried chicken & meat loaf are always great when paired with Barbara's... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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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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