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Willard Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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99 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
+1 317-738-9991
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Franklin, Indiana
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I have been here several times and can honestly say there is nothing extraordinary that keeps us coming back except for it being a neat local establishment. If you are looking for a nice date night this is not the place. The food is okay but nothing spectacular. It is a nice historical building but with that the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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579 reviews
483 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historic place to relax and drink cold ones here in Franklin. Catch a move before hand up the street. Wings and pizza are fabulous here and the beer selection good and cold. Favorite place for locals.

Thank scott1102
Level Contributor
412 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Willard is in an old hotel in the center of beautiful downtown Franklin. The seating is first come first served and seat yourself. The food is good and the service is great! I'd recommend it to anyone for a great evening!

Thank 970alexanderp
Evansville, Indiana
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96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The is a very old house that was converted to a hotel in the early 1900's, and then converted to a restaurant and bar. The food is very good. We had the pork chops and they were excellent. It would have been nice to have been given a steak knife to cut the pork chop. It is kind of hard... More 

Thank 812Mantle7
Bloomington Indiana Usa
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before I moved to franklin this past November, all my friends familiar with the town said, "Go to the Willard!" So, while we were house hunting, I went there. I have been back six times so far and all but one time I brought friends along to show them why the Willard is a must-visit. The Willard was originally a... More 

Thank TimDBrown
Modoc, Indiana
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice place tucked away in downtown Franklin! We found it on trip advisor & we're certainly not disappointed. The pizza was light, fresh & delicious! The chili had just the right kick to it & was served with either grilled cheese or a peanut butter sandwich! Good food & good service at a very affordable price!

Thank carol1631
Franklin, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was wonderful for family or even just couples. The waitress was helpful and very friendly and the food was excellent

Thank Trella W
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place. The atmosphere is beautiful. The beer selection is wonderful. The food was fantastic. If you want an Old Time bar this is the place to go. best of all the prices are great. We were both surprised and pleased with just how good it was. I would recommend this to all. The only problem is, because... More 

Thank arelcee
Franklin, Indiana
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Used this place for years and very satisfied and recommended it often. Recently, placed order, waited and waited for food. Had to reorder and order was incorrect. Excuse was lots of new personnel.

Thank N3048CUwilliamp
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice place to eat & the food is ok.....but their seating area is small, especially in the winter when you can't eat outside. The couple of times I've eaten here, it has been way too crowded & way too loud.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 N Main St, Franklin, IN 46131-2335
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 317-738-9991

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