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Motor co. grill

86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
+1 828-524-0099
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 - 15:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
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Reviewed yesterday

The diner is located directly in the old town section of Franklin. The decor is that of a 50s style diner, which offers a nostalgic atmosphere. The food portions are also very large. Neither my wife nor I could finish our entire sandwich, so we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gschloesser1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Extensive menu with lots of comfort food. Always busy, service is immediately and professional. Meals are well prepared and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sk D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love it and always stop by when we're in the area. Great food, welcoming staff, love the decor and music!

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank krkm1949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just came back from eating here and it was awesome! The staff was great, the food was awesome! I got the king burger, it was gigantic, ended up cutting it in half to eat a bit easier.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank bambistomper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inside was clean. When we went there were only 6 other people. We ordered cheese sticks, came out luke warm. Usually cheese sticks will burn your mouth with 1st bite, not these. I ordered the grilled chicken breast and mashed potatoes. My chicken was very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Lori N
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Food was fair and the music brings you back to the late 50's & 60's. Fun place to stop at and bring a friend. Enjoyed the nostalgia of going back in time..

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Susie34614
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Motor Company Grill is a throw back diner. Clean with plenty of room. Inside and outside dining. Had a Brat Burger and Chicken Salad Sandwich. Brat Burger had a half bratwurst on it with cheese onions lettuce and tomato. Very good. The Chicken Salad Sandwich...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank rmpaul
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Has a good selection of food, nostalgia, and atmosphere. Makes you feel the old experience that "people of my age" remember from eating in a restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Ron B
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Had the standard fare- fried mushrooms were nothing special. The wait staff was eager and friendly though.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank oldag84
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here several times when we go through Franklin. We love the old diner atmosphere and the food is delicious. The grilled chicken was moist and not processed rubber chicken. My husband has had a hamburger and other various things. We have not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MicheleRobBenson
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26 February 2018|
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Response from michael d | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure you could call and ask though
Dale F
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, Breakfast
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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