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Motor co. grill

86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
+1 828-524-0099
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (109 reviews)
“fries” (32 reviews)
“patty melt” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a garden salad with grilled chicken. The salad only had lettuce, shredded carrots, onions, croutons, and tomatoes. The chicken had a lot of grizzle. My husband had the black bean burger, side salad, and mozzarella sticks. It was all okay, but nothing to...More

Thank Misty S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in the town but parking is no problem. The decor is 50's soda shoppe/cars. The menu is diversified but the real deal are the burgers. We had the patty melt which was delicious.....not a fan on the fries though. The waitstaff was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the black bean burger, which was really good. They give you lots of fries and they were cooked just right and hot. It was pouring down rain and we were glad to find a open restaurant on a late Thursday night. Waiters were...More

Thank Tuxtails
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool Diner atmosphere, at least for someone coming from Europe - ate here twice, first visit I had very attentive service, second time waiter was a young man who took his sweet time to come out of the starting block, he did not manage to...More

Thank Frank1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A 50’s diner theme with a fun atmosphere and great menu items. Burgers and chicken quesadillas are our favorites. Also the fresh made milkshakes are awesome.

Thank Freda0616
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Great, fresh burgers, really good fried mushrooms too. One of my favorite places to eat in Franklin. Ask for Jessica and I guarantee great service!

Thank kentvegastravel5476
Reviewed 23 March 2018

best place to eat in Franklin, very good food, nice people, very clean. easy access on main street. out door seating very nice. menu has many options.

Thank lcw1961
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

50s theme lots of memorabilia. Burgers and milkshakes on menu along with full dinners. Outside dinning available.

1  Thank vickih8282017
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Great selection of salad's and burger's. They serve beer. Nice seatings inside and on the outside patio. Wait staff was friendly. Food was good and hot

1  Thank michael d
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Husband and I stopped in for lunch. I had the Philly Cheese and my husband had the burger. I didn't make the best choice. My sandwich was a bit dry and could have used some type of sauce. My husband loved his burger and it...More

Thank Karen T
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26 February 2018|
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Response from michael d | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure you could call and ask though
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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