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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
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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Food is outstanding at Barbara's! The charm of the old house feels like going to Grandma's in the country! Chairs are mismatched, tables are mismatched, and the house is old and quaint. But, the quality of the food brings locals like me back every week! The Rolls are incredible! The Fried Chicken is incredible. The Crab Cakes are excellent!... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken salad is fabulous along with the rolls on which it is served. I have been to Barbara's previously and all the food is good. The restaurant is known as a meat and three. I have tried the vegetables which were good also. The restaurant itself is somewhat run down. It needs some TLC and a very good cleaning.... More 

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Thank NannyHoo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Surprising little hometown feel-good place! We had sourdough rolls, poppyseed chicken, sweet potato casserole, pineapple casserole, cucumber tomato salad, and green beans with a delightful dessert of banana pudding! Service was great and super fast! Great prices for even better food. Don't skip it!

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Thank Shealin E
Fairview, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

A little old farm house, turned into a cute little restaurant. Great fried chicken, real mashed potatoes & gravy, pineapple casserole, many other great sides! Wonderful, friendly service.

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Thank Ginia37062
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Barbara's is a small neighborhood restaurant that provides excellent home cooked meals, southern style. I have eaten there many times and frequently use their carryout to provide a home-cooked meal for my family. My favorites are their fried chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni, and fried okra. Their desserts are excellent and their yeast rolls are delicious. I recommend this restaurant to... More 

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Thank Carol H
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Just stumbled over this little place and we were so happy we did! Took me back to Sunday dinner at my grandparents....the best Southern cooking I have had in a long time ....even took some blackberry cobbler home for later....food that made you smile ...

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Thank gojudyw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

You have to keep your eyes open to find this jewel; it is a little old house on a country road and it is always busy because the southern cookin' is authentic and delicious. No one makes yeast rolls or chicken salad the way these folks make them. It is a family run business and you feel like family when... More 

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Thank Joanie T
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The place is not much to look at...outside or in...but what it lacks in esthetics it makes up for in yummy tasty goodness. Simple, home cooked, southern food. The yeast rolls are ridiculously good. The pork chops, fried okra, and creamed corn were delicious. Poppyseed chicken casserole and roast were well received, but did not stand out as much as... More 

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Thank mbdflynn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for fine dining or white table cloth this is not your place. But if you're looking for good home southern cooking this is the place! Yeast rolls are too die for...even took a package of day olds back with us to the hotel..warmed them in the microwave and just like at the restaurant! Pork chops were the... More 

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Thank Kristine V
Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Don't bother with anything in downtown Franklin...this is much tastier, personal and a far better value. The fried chicken was moist and the gravy was pure love. The chess pie...no typo...was tasty too. Don't miss this excellent gem on your visit to town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 615-794-9533

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