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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 - 15:00
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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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love the diner atmosphere. You can dine inside or out. We had a wonderful server that kept checking to make sure all our needs were met. Prices were great and so was the food. My son thinks their hand dipped milkshakes are the BEST! We will be coming back for more!

Thank amandacochran79
Hiawassee, Georgia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good burgers and hotdogs, but nothing special. If you're hungry stop by and you want be disappointed. Not a chain, that I know of, so that is nice, but don't expect anything out of the ordinary.

Thank ShelleyCB
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a late lunch while in town for a concert. Very reasonable prices. We split a quesadilla (chicken). It was filled with ingredients and satisfied both of us. There server thought ahead and brought separate sour cream and salsa for each of us. The staff was quite helpful and gave us great directions to a couple of places we... More 

Thank David S
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in needed a quick lunch. Did not Disappoint!!! Jess was my server and she was splendid! Told me about their special for the day! Cheddar Bacon Sliders. Oh boy were they special! Fast too! Told her we were in a hurry and was in the door and out in less than 40 minutes! The owner Tim stopped by to... More 

Thank Lanndosleft
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch here and brought 2 of my friends. Have drove by the place several times. Upon arriving we walked in to a really cool decorated entry. We didn't have but 1 hr for lunch and their was only 2 other families their eating. We were seated, and given.menues. drinks took 10mins. And we were ready to order once... More 

1 Thank renatruex
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place in town! Great food, great atmosphere, great servers! You have to try this place it won't disappoint!!

Thank Bekah R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious. They are very kind and friendly. We've never had a bad meal from there. Their fried pickles are super!!

Thank Sharon T
franklin, North Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Fun enviroment for reminiscing. The waiter was fun and curtious. The brat- burger was good, was dissapointed in the fries though. Husbands burger was just as good. The shakes were well worth the wait. We like the fun atmosphere at the grill, however the wait time for food might be a problem especially since it was not that busy.

1 Thank darlene m
Franklin, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

60's feel for the dinner with an upscale menu. Classic food made better. The service was fantastic. I hope they keep up the great work and we will be back.

Thank gweikel2017
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

breakfast lunch or dinner are all very good, nice folks, be sure to get there either before church lets out on Sunday or later in the afternoon as it gets crowded

Thank Susan S

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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
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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?