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“Great food, friendly folks, fun atmosphere!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Motor co. grill

Motor co. grill
86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734
+1 828-524-0099
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Ranked #4 of 72 Restaurants in Franklin
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Soups
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 50'S & 60's Diner serving gourmet hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, salads and other great American dishes. Our restaurant also includes an old-fashioned soda fountain featuring hand dipped ice cream sundaes and hand-made milkshakes. Our building served as a car dealership in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Thus its name "Motor Co. Grill".
Charlotte, North Carolina
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155 reviews 155 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 78 cities Reviews in 78 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly folks, fun atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We had lunch in the Motor Company Grill today. What great burgers. Mine was only a cheeseburger but it was big, the bun was big, it was fresh, and tasted great!! Side - I splurged on macaroni & cheese, yummy. My honey had an amazing burger with pulled pork and bacon. For some reason he is not hungry for dinner. I highly recommend is great place to eat. Food made fresh.

  • Visited May 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Highlands, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“What a great setting and ambience...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for the first time - even though we have driven by a million.

Mainly a burger joint with a 60's kinda flavor. Asked the waitress about the Veggie Burger and she couldn't tell us anything. I asked if it was the "slimy" bean burger we find in so many places and she just looked dumbfounded - so we opted for the Greek Salad with a side of fries.

The salads were just run of the mill and the fries must have been the plain 'ol frozen things.

We would have gladly paid a bit more and gotten something worth going back for - like steak fries and a "real" Greek Salad.

Fantastic and enjoyable setting but they sure are missing an opportunity to be better than they are with the food.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Makes you feel at home !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I had the most wonderful experience in the Motor Company Grill in Franklin , NC.

My wife and I was greeted by Kassie who was our server. Wife was sick from motion and Kassie raced to get saltine crackers to comfort her. It didn't stop there as she checked on us very often. Kassie didn't have brownies ready so she when to work on a special cookie just for us.

Food A+ Clean restaurant A+ Server Kassie Priceless !!!!

Thanks again Kassie for a great meal and a awesome service.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gainesville, Georgia
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Retro Atmosphere, Really Good Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Perfect sit down and mouth watering meal after a stroll through the quaint town of Franklin. Will remind you of a step back in time without sacrificing delicious tastes of the present. Burgers and fries are tasty and generous portions. Prices for two will cost you a 20 plus tip and be well worth it. Decor is interesting and conversation worthy. Service was attentive and quick.

Visited April 2015
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Toledo, Ohio
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A Blast from the Past Dining Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Remember the old soda fountain days? Black & white checked floor, red & white furnishings, 50's/60's music on the jukebox? This is the Motor Company Grill. Food was excellent. Best chili dog I have had for years! Staff very welcoming & friendly. Photos and album covers (yes, I said albums) decorate the walls. Blast from my past! Fun!

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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