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Motor co. grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
+1 828-524-0099
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The decor was diner style. There is a bar and also great food. You can get milkshakes too. My husband did not care for the sweet potato fries. But he lived the tuna melt. I had a blt and my mom had soup. Overall, pretty good.

Thank Kathryn B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Service was very friendly. Food came in a timely manner. 50's-60's decor. Would go there again

Thank Bruce S
Fort Collins, Colorado
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

VERY friendly service. Good food and at a reasonable price! We had a basic burger and sweet potato fries. Tasty!

Thank DrJ5714
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Believe the reviews. The good reviews. This was a fun place where you can read the walls while waiting for lunch. The patty melt was very good, and go for the sweet potato fries. Good indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank kissyourdog
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We looked forward to a return to this tasty, fun grill in Franklin and were not disappointed. The fried mushrooms appetizer were a bit salty, but tasty. Try the teriyaki burger - delightful! The quaint automotive motif continues to charm, 2 years since our first visit, and we were pleased with the service and hot meal. Perfect setting in lovely... More 

Thank Gerfingerpokin
Clayton, Georgia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Get there early as this is very popular with locals as well as travelers. Great food, fabulous onion rings and burgers are freshly patted. Try the old fashioned root beer floats, you will feel like your are twelve years old again!

Thank capejewelrybrokers
Fallbrook, California
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a 50's style diner in the heart of Franklin, NC. The menu is an uninspired selection of burgers and sandwiches. The food was good but nothing special. Service was a bit slow but not problematic. I had the grilled fish sandwich with an order of onion rings (.99 extra)....don't bother - only 5 onion rings were on my... More 

1 Thank RVnChick
Crestview, Florida
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited for dinner on Saturday, and there was no wait, even though it was an hours before the music on the square. There were 4 of us, and we each ordered a different sandwich. My Reuben was tasty, not too greasy, and the cole slaw side was generously proportioned and slightly sweet. My husband ordered the chili dog, which... More 

Thank Suzanne B
Franklin, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

A great selection of burgers and sandwiches, traditional and funky combinations. A great place to call for large togo orders and it is always perfect, no matter how picky you are!

1 Thank jenniferdenmark
Mts of western NC
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696 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I ate here twice in the past few months with groups. While the service is certainly friendly, the food is just OK. Decent burgers but the appetizers are just barely average and expensive for what you get. This last visit gave me 6 Mozzarella Sticks for $5.99 with a very bland dipping sauce. French Fries served with the burgers were... More 

Thank Hooked_on_travel77

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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
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub
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, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?