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Willard Restaurant

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99 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Willard Restaurant had a cozy ambiance yet was group oriented as well as accommodating to the duo diners. The menu had a decent variety to choose from including some tasty appetizers. All of the food was delicious, my husband had the Reuben and I had the seafood sampler. We had the sampler appetizer and shrimp cocktail. My only complaint... More 

Thank iValerie B
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have had carry out many times from here in the past, first time actually dining in. There is a real neat historic feel to the place, with vintage lights and decor. The bar seemed lively and outside seating had a relaxed look. We might have come at a bad time, but the service was unfortunately poor. The pizza we've had... More 

Thank rphtravelling
Anderson, Indiana
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New to Franklin my friends said I needed to try The Willard so we went. We for lunch 2x. Had tenderloin first. It was HUGE and delicious! Also got an order of mushrooms thinking I'd get like 5-6. They brought out a huge basket full for under $5.00! Yum. Next time I tried their thin crust pizza! Really enjoyed that... More 

Thank bondtk
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Willard has a nice atmosphere, shady side for eating outdoors, the sunny side indoors with a nice view. Yeah the table cloth had a hole in it but this place is almost 200 years old, right? But dear me, my server was slow, food served promptly but no checkups and no explaining that she'd pickup the check. Just a... More 

Thank Joseph2U
Columbus, Indiana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to go out for Sunday evening. It was a bit warm and a/c could have been turned up. Not overly crowded but the place filled up during my stay. Breaded tenderloin was delicious and I would recommend it!

Thank CharJM
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit sunny on the patio during dinner, but that just adds to the neighborhood atmosphere of summer fun. People pass by along the sidewalk and smile. Diners sip cold picnic wine and frosty brews. Such a delightful way to spend an evening dinner with family or friends. You will love it!

Thank Jan M
Richmond, Indiana
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an historic building which is why we chose to eat here. It has charm but needs some attention to detail. The bathrooms and the windows need a good cleaning. We did enjoy the food we ordered but it took longer than necessary to be served and it wasn't even busy. The waitress was very nice and attentive and... More 

Thank travelqueeny1
Greenwood, Indiana
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Food was good... if you could get it. Went here on July 8th for my birthday. Wait staff did not know what they were doing at all, not only my table but the ones around me were frustrated at the lack of attention. No drinks for 20 minutes, we had to ask three other employees if we could get served,... More 

Thank Elmoisbad100
Franklin, Indiana
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

It took over 20 minutes for a beer... 25 for food and the manager came out to tell me she was the bartender! Not worth the wait!

Thank dre o
Kansas City, MO
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Food was ok. The outside patio was great. The hotel/restaurant has a lot of history and the location is right in the heart of downtown.

Thank hawaiitraveler2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pizza, Italian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 13177389991

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?