We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

“Great food and prices here! Good southern cooking!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Willy's Bar-B-Que

Willy's Bar-B-Que
Ranked #13 of 84 Restaurants in Franklin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 828-524-0414 phone #.
TampaBay
Level Contributor
106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great food and prices here! Good southern cooking!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We were planning to lunch at Cafe Rel the other day but arrived to see they were closed. So we started looking for another place. Finally remembered a friend had raved about Willy's and found it off the bypass and near the old WalMart location. Wow! I ordered the day's special of barbequed chicken and two sides for under $7. My husband got the lunch pork platter with squash puppies and baked beans. I chose collards and green beans for my sides. The veggies were perfectly cooked and seasoned. The chicken was tasty and so well prepared it needed very little sauce. The pulled pork was lean and not greasy. The squash puppies were actually hush puppies with a hint of squash. I found them irrestible. Baked beans were excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. We want to go back to try the catfish dinners that our friend loves so much.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Pittipats
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

100 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    43
    34
    15
    5
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Belvedere SC
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Willy's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Food was pretty good. They give you alot for the money. It was very convenient to the hotel. We actually walked to it.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Priscilla L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Phoenix
Level Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“You might feel a little "PORKY" when you leave.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Nice place with spacious inside dining, country atmosphere and friendly staff. I had brisket and pork, both tasty but, thin sliced brisket just seems to miss the mark for good 'ol BBQ. Tangy sauce was excellent and I managed to make a "PIG" outta myself anyway. Try the collard greens, they're cooked just right. Word around town is they do a mean steak as well. Maybe next time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank lsmith56
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brooksville, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best in Franklin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We have been coming here on our vacation for years and most times eat here more than twice in the week. The best catfish ever! The friendliest service and clean!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
Helpful?
Thank maureen c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Douglasville, Georgia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

BBQ beef tasted like roast beef and was VERY dry. The sauces were great though! Service was nice. We were the only ones in the restaurant and our order came out wrong. It was never corrected after we told the server, but we also were not charged for it. Bathrooms need updating and although we arrived at 8:30 and they close at 9, we felt like every employee (and owners) were staring at us until we left, hoping we would leave as soon as possible so they could leave. This was not stated, just my impression. I think we will try another restaurant upon our next visit to this city.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank GALady4000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Willy's Bar-B-Que also viewed

Franklin, North Carolina Mountains
Franklin, North Carolina Mountains
 
Franklin, North Carolina Mountains
Franklin, North Carolina Mountains
 

Been to Willy's Bar-B-Que? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing