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Motor co. grill

86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
+1 828-524-0099
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“burgers” (59 reviews)
“fries” (30 reviews)
“patty melt” (10 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 via mobile

We usually get to Franklin NC every 2 years or so. One of our usual stops is the Motor Co Grill. Always has been a good choice. Easy and fun.

Thank Marguerite C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Someone has taken what looks like an old car dealership building and turned it into a Route 66-type diner! It looks smashing inside, and there are nice patio tables and chairs on the entry patio for dining if the weather is good. I of course...More

1  Thank Connie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Burgers, onion rings, fries and more. 2 of us got burgers - good but not super; 1 got a Rueben which was enjoyable; 1 ordered a patty melt, she didn't like it but she's picky; 1 ordered the veggie quesadilla which looked delicious. Onion rings...More

Thank Paulette H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good - I had a taco salad one visit and onion soup and brbq chicken salad another time and it was all quite good. My only comment is that it tends to be slanted a bit toward locals and they seem to...More

Thank 257brendak
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleased that we used TripAdvisor to find this restaurant. Our waiter, Daniel did a great job on recommending local beers. Our lunch was fabulous. Excellent pulled pork, burger and sweet potatoes fries. We would stop here again if traveling through the area.

1  Thank J C
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The atmosphere is really fun. The staff is really great and friendly and always made us feel special. We went twice in one week we really enjoyed the food. Great Club sandwich and fries. Next time was big Burger and fries with onion rings. Made...More

1  Thank Erick S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Six of us in the late afternoon.. Only 3 tables occupied.. Server seemed less than thrilled to wait on us.. Food took a long time & our friends turkey burger not cooked so had to send it back.. My soup & sandwich ok but mediocre.....More

1  Thank Flamingazalea
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The inside is like stepping back in time. I loved the decor. We were in town for the eclipse. The place was packed, the waitress was so nice, she was right on it even with the crowd they had. We didn't have to wait long...More

Thank Belinda L
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This restaurant offers a good selection of lunch and dinner items. If you are in the mood for a burger, they offer qite a selection! The milkshakes are hand-spun and yummy. It is a good value for the money.

Thank valerybates
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I gave this place a second chance. It has so much potential but has VERY average food. The chili taste average. The decor is wonderful but the food reminds me of a cafeteria. I would love to see the place renew their love for fresh...More

Thank DrJoe4316
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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
USD 5 - USD 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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