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Willy's Bar-B-Que

240 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-7576
+1 828-524-0414
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“hush puppies” (13 reviews)
“brisket” (20 reviews)
“catfish” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
240 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-7576
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For the first time the wife and I decided to give Willy's a try. They have been in Franklin for many years but we haven't tried it. We are glad we did. The food was southern bbq. You get a lot for the money. The...More

Thank gweikel2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Willy's Bar-B-Que yesterday and was thrilled with their pulled pork! The sandwich was huge, bread was fresh and held together. Their tangy sauce is delicious -- not too hot in flavor, but just perfect. Their cole slaw is good too.

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a 10-day long road trip and another local BBQ place had been recommended by a local, but we saw Willy's as we pulled into the Hampton Inn and decided right then we weren't going to drive any more. Good decision. We walked in about...More

Thank 104barbarae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were happily surprised with the BBQ here. The food had great flavor and was reasonably priced. The service was fast and attentive. Would definitely go back if we are in the area!

Thank Aimee K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This place is a "Must" for hungry travelers. I don't eat pork so that limits my menu choices significantly (ham or bacon in all the veggies and beans). BUT the brisket is super and so is the chicken. I am a horse on a path...More

Thank susanwesla
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

There was a BBQ festival in town but we decided to try Willy's. Potato Salad was excellent if you like loaded baked potato salad. The ribs were excellent as well.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times. The staff is very friendly and the food was delicious. The place is very clean and the menu is varied. The BBQ was delicious and the serving was enough to take some home for the next day's...More

Thank rockdoctor48
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great pork BBQ. Came here on our trip through western North Carolina. The pulled pork BBQ was excellent. My son had the brisket and it was just okay. Same with the baby back ribs- just okay. The pulled pork was soooo good and the sides...More

Thank ltkruger
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Wow, the Chicken BBQ Sandwich was to die for! Thick and juicy with delicious BBQ sause - Mouthwatering delicious!

Thank Victoria201154
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Visited old Willys while staying at the Hampton. A short stroll on over. Got the BBQ chicken dinner really delish 3 sides wow and the price what! Had enough left over for a next day picnic after a paddle down the tuck. I would def...More

Thank ryan f
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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: 240 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-7576
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-524-0414
828-524-0414 phone #.
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