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Willy's Bar-B-Que

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240 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-7576
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I'm in town I always stop by to have me some good ol pulled pork sandwiches. The fried okra for an app and whatever else I can fit in before the entree. Restaurant is located up on the hill and has plenty of parking. The St. Louis style ribs also have great flavor and the citrus BBQ sauce... More 

Thank Chad M
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the worse meal I have had in a long time. I had to send my fatty ribs back as they were served cold. The squash puppies were over done and the applesauce right out of a jar. The potato salad was good if you like it with lots of mayonnaise. The service was good and our waitress couldn't... More 

Thank Sandra E
Soperton, Georgia
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was close to our hotel which is why we chose it. We were very happy we did. Not fancy, just a country place with good food. They were out of a couple things, baked potatoes and sweet potatoes, by 8pm but they had enough selections we wanted that it wasn't a problem. If we were local, we would... More 

Thank Loopylue
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was excellent. The best barbecued chicken I have ever eaten. We also enjoyed the "Squash Puppies" . The service staff seemed stretched a little thin. They didn't seem sure who was to wait on which table. Many were trying to sit incoming customers while waiting on others. They were out of baked potatoes and brisket at 7:00 and... More 

Thank Kelly H
Good Hope
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

At first, this is a difficult place to find. We were directed by the GPS to an area that seemed to be a residential area. The road opened up to a well maintained restaurant. Plenty of parking. The inside of the restaurant is very clean. The bar-b-que meat is lightly smoked. The potato salad and Fried okra is outstanding. The... More 

Thank JohnPMossGoodHope
Lutz, Florida
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a family run business that is well worth the stop. It is between the Hampton Inn and Comfort Inn off 441. We had the fried sliced jalapeños appetizer that we thought were very good if you like spicy food. We also had the pork sandwiches with the squash puppies. Everything tasted very fresh and was well prepared. The... More 

Thank John K
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A big group of us stopped by around 2pm. We were all very hungry and Willys did not disappoint. The catfish and the brisket were great! Also enjoyed the potato salad and Cole slaw. We will go back.

Thank BRK22
Charlevoix, Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

willy's is well worth it once you find it they really need to make their sign bigger because most visitor's are looking higher then the grass when looking for a good place but once we found it the food was great and so were the people

Thank Peggy M
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and a bunch of friends had dinner here on a Saturday night. The staff is nothing short of amazing. Very attentive and everyone's order was correct. They have a pretty extensive menu and a good kids menu to boot. I had the smoked wings and pulled pork platter. The squash puppies are absolutely fabulous. The portions were very... More 

Thank uncpig
Gainesville, Florida
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cunningham Rd. is a tad hard to find but once you arrive it's worth looking for. Wife had a pork sandwich which was immense and came with chips. Now, I'm not one to get fish at a BBQ joint but when I saw catfish on the menu and the waitress said they were very good I decided to try them.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-7576
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 828-524-0414
828-524-0414 phone #.

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