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Motor co. grill

86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
+1 828-524-0099
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (99 reviews)
“fries” (26 reviews)
“patty melt” (8 reviews)
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86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
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1 - 10 of 293 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was good and reasonably priced. The the service was good. There is a wonderful patio to enjoy your meal

Thank Jd S
Reviewed 6 days ago

My sisters ,daughter, niece and I stopped by after mining most of the day. We all had a variety of burgers that were delicious! What a cute 50's style of restaurant.

Thank melody m
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't pay by credit card at any other location during my trip. I paid cash everywhere else that I went but I thought that this looked like a respectable establishment so I opted to pay with my debit/credit card. Someone in my party noticed...More

Thank chausies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the food however it was a little on expensive side for 4 of us to just eat lunch. The special for Cuban was listed on chalkboard as the same price indicated in the menu. So we were like no savings there. Service was slow...More

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Had the burger and it was really good. The place is nice, has an old school diner feel to it. The sweet potato fries with maple syrup and powdered sugar was new to me, very good! Will visit again next vacation.

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We stopped by the Motor Co. Grill for an afternoon burger. The food was average but with so many other excellent choices in town we will most likely wait a while to give it another try.

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We continued our adventure and ended up in Franklin. We decided to go here for lunch. What a great decision! Nice place and very well decorated with things of the past. Very relaxing atmosphere and very friendly! Staff was excellent and the service was as...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I (including our fur girls "furls") ate lunch here today and it was awesome! While we love taking our furls on trips with us, we always dread the thought of getting stuck having to eat fast food. Today we discovered this restaurant...More

1  Thank Christi S
Reviewed 13 May 2017

With a 1960's "soda-shop" ambience, this restaurant is set atop historic downtown Franklin's Town Hill - next to a very good history musuem and pretty gardens. I love the quesadillas here!

Thank Jennifer Hawkin... H
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This little place is just a joy, the food is great, the atmosphere is great and the staff is always pleasant and personable. Tim was our guy and he was wonderful! The decor is set as a sort of 50s diner and is actually housed...More

Thank CarBoMeadows
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15 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
US$ 5 - US$ 15
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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