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4138 Bowling Green Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-7616
+1 270-586-4245
Today
06:00 - 13:00
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Hours:
Sun 06:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 05:00 - 19:30
Sat 06:00 - 13:00
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Puerto Rico
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere may be simple but the food is always good. Breakfast can be counted on, lunch is good--variety of meats and vegetables to choose from. The desserts are really good and big--enough to eat half there and take the rest home for later. Friendly service

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Thank viajeromisionero
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Ran across this place while on a trip from Nashville to Louisville and my wife and I really enjoyed. We took advantage of a daily special-2 meals for $11.99. Each meal included choice of 1 meat and 3 sides along with cornbread or biscuit. There are 4 meats to choose from (we both got the meatloaf) and a large variety... More 

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Thank David B
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This is a local restaurant that offers daily specials with some of the best pies you can find. The prices are super and you get plenty of food.

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Thank Ed D
franklin,ky
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

this is a place where mostly neighbors come to eat small town where everyone knows each other the service is good very fast service good clean friendly place now the food is awesome pinto beans cornbread and onion,mac and tomatoes,loaded potatoe salad,i haven,t eaten anything that wasn't great the homemade pies are out of this world so if you want... More 

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Thank Sandie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Great food at a great price! Just home town food without frills. I had the fried chicken greens, and butter beans. My husband had the grilled porkchops and three sides. Large portions. Only con was no pepper sauce for the greens, just vinegar. All this food under $20!!!!

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Thank Kim G
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I don't want to knock this place, we had breakfast it was ok, this is definitely a local place. I had nanas big breakfast, it was good but it was nothing special. If you are in the area hit it up, don't go out of your way as we did. Staff was decent, but it took 1/2 hr to 45... More 

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Thank Turbowerbo
Indianapolis, Indiana
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602 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

The name of the place is HOT PLATE....our food was cold when it was served. So much for the name of the restaurant. We should have sent it back, but we hate to complain. And, you gotta wonder why something like fried chicken is not served piping hot. The service was quite good, the waitress was quite friendly and efficient.... More 

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Thank gold-vintner
Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Don't let the storefront appearance fool you-it's very non-assuming. Best thing was the prices! Had breakfast here; biscuits/gravy, eggs sausage hash browns and orange juice for under $7.00! Waitress was pleasant. You can tell it's a local hangout. Atmosphere/decor leaves a big to be desired-very plain and ordinary. Food was great though!

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Thank Camaragirl
Flushing, Michigan
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The food was delicious and hot! We had the meat and three. I would never have thought to order meatloaf in a restuarant, but that is what I had and is was delicious! My husband had the chicken livers. They were good, but the coating could have been less "crunchy". The sides were tasty and hot! The desserts were wonderful.... More 

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Thank WalkerGirl2010
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We tried this place strictly on the TripAdvisor reviews. Thanks ya'll ! We ate there twice in a week. Let's be clear. This is a local, down-home, diner-like experience. It is not to be confused nor even remotely compared to fine dining. But what they do, they do well. My spouse considers himself a fried chicken expert. He declared Hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 14:00
Monday
05:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
05:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
05:00 - 19:30
Thursday
05:00 - 19:30
Friday
05:00 - 19:30
Saturday
06:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4138 Bowling Green Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-7616
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 270-586-4245

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