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Motor co. grill

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86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
+1 828-524-0099
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If a restaurant is busy it is no excuse to seat a a party of 6 at a table that's been wiped down with a greasy wet rag. Other than that the burgers and sandwhichs were okay

Thank bailemd0n
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here from time to time. Good seating, great service, good food. I like the burgers! The hot dogs and sandwiches are great as well. This restaurant gives back to the community and puts on events for local charities. Great owners and great food!

Thank Nick L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Friendly diner atmosphere, good service, big menu with many basics, good choice of burger alternatives such as turkey and veggie, and some surprises (excellent peanut butter and bacon hamburger).

Thank Molly O
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The decor was diner style. There is a bar and also great food. You can get milkshakes too. My husband did not care for the sweet potato fries. But he lived the tuna melt. I had a blt and my mom had soup. Overall, pretty good.

Thank Kathryn B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Service was very friendly. Food came in a timely manner. 50's-60's decor. Would go there again

Thank Bruce S
Fort Collins, Colorado
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

VERY friendly service. Good food and at a reasonable price! We had a basic burger and sweet potato fries. Tasty!

Thank DrJ5714
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Believe the reviews. The good reviews. This was a fun place where you can read the walls while waiting for lunch. The patty melt was very good, and go for the sweet potato fries. Good indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank kissyourdog
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We looked forward to a return to this tasty, fun grill in Franklin and were not disappointed. The fried mushrooms appetizer were a bit salty, but tasty. Try the teriyaki burger - delightful! The quaint automotive motif continues to charm, 2 years since our first visit, and we were pleased with the service and hot meal. Perfect setting in lovely... More 

Thank Gerfingerpokin
Clayton, Georgia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Get there early as this is very popular with locals as well as travelers. Great food, fabulous onion rings and burgers are freshly patted. Try the old fashioned root beer floats, you will feel like your are twelve years old again!

Thank capejewelrybrokers
Fallbrook, California
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a 50's style diner in the heart of Franklin, NC. The menu is an uninspired selection of burgers and sandwiches. The food was good but nothing special. Service was a bit slow but not problematic. I had the grilled fish sandwich with an order of onion rings (.99 extra)....don't bother - only 5 onion rings were on my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-524-0099
50'S & 60's Diner serving gourmet hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, salads and other great American dishes. Our restaurant also includes an old-fashioned soda fountain featuring hand dipped ice cream sundaes and hand-made milkshakes.

Our building served as a car dealership in the 40's, 50's and 60's. Thus its name "Motor Co. Grill".

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