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Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

Needed a quick bbq sandwich “fix” and this location was convenient. Now that a well known Chicken Sandwich place is open next door — their drive by traffic is sure to improve. Old school diner style seating. Old faded deer hunting pictures and wallpaper surrounds...you in the seating area. Quick service through the small order window/counter. Drive through is available. Standard sandwich options — pork or turkey. Nothing fancy. But bang for the buck is good.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 2, 2019

We wanted to stop at an "authentic" BBQ place while we were traveling south and this was what we picked based on reviews and proximity to our route. Food was okay, but was not "amazing." When we arrived, we were the only customers in the...place at peak dinner hours and perhaps that should have told us something, but the server was nice and the food was filling.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2019

BBQ addicts, my wife and I are always on the lookout for an interesting BBQ place when we travel, and sometimes we have BBQ twice a day. While traveling through Franklin recently at lunchtime, we checked TripAdvisor and found highly-rated Whitt's. As others have mentioned,...we thought it a little strange that there were no customers in the place when we arrived about 1:30 on a Monday afternoon, but the drive-up was pretty active while we were there, and a couple of other customers came inside as well while we were there. We went to the window in the dining room and placed our order with a very friendly guy; as we usually do when travelling, my my wife and I shared a pork plate with two sides: green beans and potato salad plus cornbread. The pork was very good, and didn't really need the sauce, which was also very good. We liked the mustard-based potato salad very much. The green beans were well-cooked but didn't have the smoky flavor we have had elsewhere...they were a bit bland. The cornbread was amazing. It was a quick, convenient and inexpensive meal.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Ate here with friends we were visiting and it was very good local barbeque. No table service but that was ok. Ribs were good and sides tasty. Good value for money.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice family owned business with several locations in and around Nashville and Franklin. They are well-known and native Nashville yens go here for picnic barbecue and ribs

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this BBQ place to us. It was delicious and easy to get to. We had 10 of us eating so we ordered out and brought it back to hotel to eat. We had pork and turkey that was great and a baked...potato loaded with cheese and meat. The sauces were awesome as was everything! Definitely would go again and highly recommend Whitts BBQ!More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed March 14, 2017

My wife and I like barbeque, & we wanted to try something new. I had read that Whitt's was a frequent winner of Nashville Scene's "Best of Nashville." I was a bit worried when we arrived, as no other diners were present. I thought that...might be a bad sign. However, we forged ahead & went inside to eat. We both ordered pulled pork bbq sandwich combos, one with mac n' cheese & one with potato salad. First off, the bbq was pretty good. It was tender & had a good flavor. The sides were lacking however. The mac n' cheese was mediocre & nothing special. The potato salad was okay but very mustard infused. My wife wasn't a fan. I wish I had gotten the cornbread to try, but I forgot. The prices were very reasonable, as we spent a bit over $12 for our combos (drinks included). Service was okay, but the only interaction we had with staff was when ordering. My wife went back for a refill before leaving, however everyone was out of sight in the back of the kitchen talking. Rather than try to get someone's attention, we just decided to go. Overall I'd say the bbq was the winner of the night. It's not the best I've had, but it's worth going back for again some day.More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Every time I work in Franklin, I always go to Whitt's for lunch. In my opinion, this is the best BBQ pork and turkey I have ever had. The flavor is outstanding, the baked beans and slaw are the best side items. Always use the...special vinegar sauce on the pork. For dessert, do not pass up the banana pudding! Anywhere you see a Whitt's, make it a point to stop.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed June 20, 2016

I've eaten bbq all over the South and Southwest. I'm also an accomplished non-professional pit master as well as a certified bbq judge who has judged several state championships. With this in mind the best I can say about Whitt's is that it's average at...best. I had a pulled pork and slaw sandwich on cornbread and the cornbread was the star. A table mate described the cornbread as pound cake and that's a good comparison. Dense and sweet and very good!More

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Every time I go here the food has been delicious and the service has been impeccable! The longest I ever had to wait for food was 5 minutes, and they've never gotten my order wrong. I would highly recommend this place to barbecue lovers.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Yes, Whitt's Barbecue-Franklin offers takeout services.

Whitt's Barbecue-Franklin is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5