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Barbara's Home Cookin

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1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
+1 615-794-9533
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here many times over the years & today was no different than previous visits. The southern hospitality is only topped by the food! I asked for a recommendation for sides & the creamed corn proved full of flavor. The mashed potatoes were very good & the fried chicken was perfect! Not dry or greasy, but a large, deboned... More 

Thank 3rdWorldTravelDoc
Hoschton, Georgia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious, home-cooked food, southern, and welcoming. We are visiting from GA and were recommended to eat here by good friends who live in the area, it did not disappoint. I have two new friends now, our servers/waitress's who were so down to earth and friendly. We will return here when back in the area, until next time!

Thank RKeith74
Franklin, Tennessee
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We came here on a friend's recommendation after church. We missed driving by it the first time. It literally was a house..we ate in first room. The menu is basic on chalk board.. they have fried chicken the poppy chicken is a casserole they have roast beef but it is not sliced and shredded turkey and dressing they did not... More 

Thank gatorsos
Nashville, Tennessee
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Country cooking restaurant in rural Franklin area. There is not a lot of seating. Three of us ate here for lunch and none of us will be going back. The crab cakes are made from canned crab and the mac and cheese was afloat with cheese water. The poppy seed chicken and rolls were good. The waitress was attentive..

Thank TnPete_traveler
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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197 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 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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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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 

1 Thank patsywbrown
Nashville, Tennessee
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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 21 July 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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!

1 Thank Shealin E
Fairview, Tennessee
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 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.

1 Thank Ginia37062

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-794-9533

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