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Barbara's Home Cookin

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1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
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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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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197 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You would never imagine that the food could be good when you pull in the parking lot. It's deceiving. The food is great, service was good, and they have good tea and rolls.

Thank JRockTN
Franklin, Tennessee
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We live in Franklin and this is one of my "go to" restaurants. It is hidden in a little house on Old Hillsboro road. The food is good "down- home" cooked and fresh. The rolls are amazing and you will want to take home a package. The fried chicken, grilled pork chops, poppy seed chicken, mashed potatoes, Mac and cheese... More 

Thank patsywbrown
Nashville, Tennessee
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

Thank Janet G
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 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 

Thank NannyHoo
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Shealin E
Fairview, Tennessee
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Ginia37062
Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Carol H
Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 ...

Thank gojudyw
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Joanie T
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank mbdflynn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 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 - 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?