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Motor co. grill

86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
+1 828-524-0099
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (58 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
“patty melt” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The atmosphere is really fun. The staff is really great and friendly and always made us feel special. We went twice in one week we really enjoyed the food. Great Club sandwich and fries. Next time was big Burger and fries with onion rings. Made...More

Thank Erick S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Six of us in the late afternoon.. Only 3 tables occupied.. Server seemed less than thrilled to wait on us.. Food took a long time & our friends turkey burger not cooked so had to send it back.. My soup & sandwich ok but mediocre.....More

Thank Flamingazalea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inside is like stepping back in time. I loved the decor. We were in town for the eclipse. The place was packed, the waitress was so nice, she was right on it even with the crowd they had. We didn't have to wait long...More

Thank Belinda L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant offers a good selection of lunch and dinner items. If you are in the mood for a burger, they offer qite a selection! The milkshakes are hand-spun and yummy. It is a good value for the money.

Thank valerybates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I gave this place a second chance. It has so much potential but has VERY average food. The chili taste average. The decor is wonderful but the food reminds me of a cafeteria. I would love to see the place renew their love for fresh...More

Thank DrJoe4316
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We had a patti melt and fries, very good and a Cuban and baked beans, just ok. The service was good. We sat outside on a great day with our dog. We were immediately asked if the dog wanted a bowl of water. The interior...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on a Sunday. The inside of the restaurant is very cool and kitschy, and the patio out front is large and dog friendly. The restaurant is at then end of the cute Main Street. The food choices were diner type options but a...More

Thank atlblond
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My complaint with this place has absolutely nothing to do with the food or service (both of which are excellent). My complaint is that it appears that these poor servers haven't received new uniforms in years. I frequent there many times when I am in...More

2  Thank todda6527
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Friendly greetings by everyone. Vintage look, thought the old pictures were awesome. Food was good, service was on time. Husbands burger was great and the Club I got, was huge. Will be going back.

Thank rallwine2000
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Food was great, and the decor was what is expected in a d50's diner. Staff was pleasant, even on a busy eclipse night- that says a lot about their dedication

Thank Dudette537
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16 July 2017|
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Response from MotorCoManager | Property representative |
We welcome pets on our outdoor patio. We also have a "doggie menu".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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 - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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