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Barbara's Home Cookin

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1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
+1 615-794-9533
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

You have to keep your eyes open to find this jewel; it is a little old house on a country road and it is always busy because the southern cookin' is authentic and delicious. No one makes yeast rolls or chicken salad the way these folks make them. It is a family run business and you feel like family when... More 

1 Thank Joanie T
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The place is not much to look at...outside or in...but what it lacks in esthetics it makes up for in yummy tasty goodness. Simple, home cooked, southern food. The yeast rolls are ridiculously good. The pork chops, fried okra, and creamed corn were delicious. Poppyseed chicken casserole and roast were well received, but did not stand out as much as... More 

1 Thank mbdflynn
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for fine dining or white table cloth this is not your place. But if you're looking for good home southern cooking this is the place! Yeast rolls are too die for...even took a package of day olds back with us to the hotel..warmed them in the microwave and just like at the restaurant! Pork chops were the... More 

1 Thank Kristine V
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Don't bother with anything in downtown Franklin...this is much tastier, personal and a far better value. The fried chicken was moist and the gravy was pure love. The chess pie...no typo...was tasty too. Don't miss this excellent gem on your visit to town.

Thank Lord H
Nashville, Tennessee
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Cozy, neighborhood restaurant tucked away on Old Hillsboro Road in an old family home. Limited menu focused on Southern comfort food. Service is prompt without being overbearing. Space is limited, so get there early and be prepared for others to be in your personal space bubble. Food is very good -- recommend the poppyseed chicken and the pineapple casserole and... More 

Thank gsweston
Nashville, Tennessee
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220 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

I have always liked this place....until today. I was about to take a seat at my favorite table when I was asked to sit somewhere else (yes there were plenty of other tables open) because that is "their most popular table". I took that as an invitation to leave and did just that.

Thank sawtooth615
Nashville, TN
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent choice of meat and vegetables to choose from. Selection varies but all is good. Poppyseed chicken is a favorite. The yeast rolls are so good and are served hot. The dessert is outstanding. Check out the chocolate meringue pie. Service is good and very timely.

1 Thank hrprofessional
Grapevine, Texas
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

I don't care what part of Nashville you are in, you have to try Barbara's. I'm from out of town, and the drive in was absolutely scenic. I thought I took a wrong turn when I found the place as it is literally in an old house. The parking lot was packed full of pickup trucks to luxury imports. This... More 

1 Thank Chris3605
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

As long as you are not looking for fancy but looking for great food this is your place. We were there on a Friday night and the catfish was the best any of us have ever had. The server was very friendly and competent. I asked about a menu item and she went to the kitchen and brought a sample,... More 

Thank Mike K
Fort Worth, Texas
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303 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Sent by friends who live in Nashville, I was to pick up some chicken salad. (BTW- I have eaten in dives before) As I entered the building there was a smell that was less than appetizing. I ordered my chicken salad and lady tottered into one of the many side rooms. I went the door to watch. As she finished... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1232 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37069-9129
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-794-9533

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