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Willy's Bar-B-Que

240 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-7576
+1 828-524-0414
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“hush puppies” (14 reviews)
“brisket” (24 reviews)
“potato salad” (13 reviews)
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240 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-7576
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was great. The bbq was good, but not a variety of sauces to choose from. Would eat there again.

Thank Bobby S
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Prices are a touch higher than normal and portions a little smaller than usual. Standard of three sides is nice. Stay away from the Potato Salad if you don't like Southern Potato Salad made with sour cream. The Squash Puppies are excellent as is the...More

Thank creegah
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The food was not something to brag about but place was clean and service was prompt. The staff is not too friendly.

Thank Izubabe
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The corn hushpuppies are Awesome. Had the brisket, was good great. Huge portion of fries. Staff was very friendly and gave great service. Nice family place.

Thank rallwine2000
Reviewed 16 January 2018

When we were in town we visited this restaurant last year and decided to try again. It was very good, staff was very nice. The Brisket and Barbecue Chicken plate was very good. Did not like the baked beans but the Squash puppies were good....More

Thank TinaW57
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I was there with my family and my service dog and a guy that seemed to be the owner was extremely rude with us. We decided to leave the place without even trying the food.

2  Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I had the barbecue pork plate and it wasn’t the best I’ve eaten. My friend had the barbecue chicken plate and it was ok. The baked beans were over cooked and had too much ketchup based sauce in them. The cole slaw was fresh and...More

1  Thank 262patriciaa
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We found this place thru TripAdvisor and enjoyed it. Large portions which made the boys happy. The BBQ sauces were weird though as both had an orange citrusy flavor but they actually tasted great on the pork. The slaw was too pickely for our tastes...More

Thank KOwens269
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Staff is very friendly and helpful and ready to serve! Not being a big BBQ fan, when I was told about their sauces, decided to try. Must go here if you are a BBQ fan or notll

1  Thank joycbak2002
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Husband and I stayed at the Hampton Inn and after driving for hours, did not want to get back into the car after check in and drive somewhere for dinner, so we just walked down the hill to Willys. We were glad we did! Loved...More

1  Thank beanhead60
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 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: 240 Cunningham Rd, Franklin, NC 28734-7576
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 828-524-0414
828-524-0414 phone #.
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