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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” (105 reviews)
“fries” (27 reviews)
“patty melt” (9 reviews)
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86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a patti melt and fries, very good and a Cuban and baked beans, just ok. The service was good. We sat outside on a great day with our dog. We were immediately asked if the dog wanted a bowl of water. The interior...More

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a Sunday. The inside of the restaurant is very cool and kitschy, and the patio out front is large and dog friendly. The restaurant is at then end of the cute Main Street. The food choices were diner type options but a...More

Thank atlblond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My complaint with this place has absolutely nothing to do with the food or service (both of which are excellent). My complaint is that it appears that these poor servers haven't received new uniforms in years. I frequent there many times when I am in...More

2  Thank todda6527
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly greetings by everyone. Vintage look, thought the old pictures were awesome. Food was good, service was on time. Husbands burger was great and the Club I got, was huge. Will be going back.

Thank rallwine2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was great, and the decor was what is expected in a d50's diner. Staff was pleasant, even on a busy eclipse night- that says a lot about their dedication

Thank Dudette537
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant based on previous reviews, parking availability, & the size of the crowd. Franklin, NC was packed visitors for the solar eclipse. We had a great lunch of burgers, baked beans & fries. The food was just right & the employees were...More

1  Thank Vicki P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a 50's, 60's decorated restaurant was very cool and very clean. The food was delicious, and well made. Franklin is a great little town. A great restaurant. Great American food. Chile was very very good. Salads good. We were all happy with our...More

Thank onemichael
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

A group of us ate here while we were in town with work. The food was good, the service was very nice. The shakes were a big hit!

Thank GuyfromILMNC
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Traveling, we always try to find interesting new places, and this little diner offered just that! We loved the decorations and our waitress, Jessica introduced herself and the house special before offering drinks. (Working in the service industry for years, I always appreciate when someone...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a "go to" when you want consistently good food. Burgers and sandwiches are mostly good but don't get the Reuben.

Thank Joseph H
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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, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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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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