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Willy's Bar-B-Que

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$$ - $$$
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240 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-7576
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The BBQ here is simply amazing. You get your money's worth here. The squash puppies are delish. Just about anything on their menu is good. We get our food in a fast timely manner. They are very sweet people each time we go. Definitely recommend taking family and dining. You won't be disappointed!

Thank renatruex
Lumijoki, Finland
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Simply nice place to eat. Felt very welcome and the staff was super nice and smiley. Food was good and the meat was just falling off the bones. If you like meat, this is your place!

Thank Mervi K
Franklin, North Carolina
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Williy's BBQ staff are friendly. The atmosphere has a homey feel. The chicken and pork are both quite tasty. The fish dinners are excellent. Generous portions are served.

Thank Jeanine L
Ocala, Florida
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Very good pulled pork and ribs. Clean restaurant and friendly staff. Must have the very best blackberry cobbler. Homemade deserts. Yum. Yum. We will be back.

1 Thank ebecker1948
Peachland, NC
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Within walking distance of the motel. Good service , clean, excellent hosts. Very good BBQ with different sacuses

Thank 99billyw
Savannah, Georgia
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Nice, clean place .. super friendly people .. the squash pups are interesting. Food a little over cooked for me, but the sauces helped make up for the dryness.

Thank Flasher407
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This is a bone licking good BBQ restaurant! Smoked from above, try the pulled pork, tender chicken or baby back ribs! Cole slaw and potato salad are delish. Take out available. Children welcome, handicapped friendly and really fun!

Thank louise225
North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had the brisket plate, no knife needed. They provide you with the basic smoked / BBQd meats and you have a choice of sauces to choose from. I will go back when in the area.

Thank lonnieb22
Chester, Virginia
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218 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We got their monster-size, Carolina-style BBQ "baskets" as takeout so we could continue our journey -- the sandwiches easily held half-pound of meat on a +/- 6" bun! Delicious, glad we found them!

Thank HCrowder
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant experience! We found this gem while traveling back home to Florida. Great BBQ! We had the ribs, pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, and squash puppies (hush puppies with yellow squash in them - yum!). All were excellent. Staff was friendly and personable. Please stop by if you are coming through Franklin, NC

Thank Jeannie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 828-524-0414
828-524-0414 phone #.

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