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Motor co. grill

86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
+1 828-524-0099
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (117 reviews)
“fries” (37 reviews)
“patty melt” (9 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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86 W Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-3006
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cute place with nice staff, great service, and very good food. The menu isn't particularly long or varied but has a good lunch selection. The patio is inviting as well.

Thank weedyjo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

walk in and you feel the hometown, friendly service, walk to your table and u feel like you're in a 50's diner. Place your order and get ready for great burgers, hot dogs and fries. great, pet friendly restaurant

1  Thank _cobanco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here later afternoon for supper. Good burger and quesadilla. Atmosphere brought back memories of 50's and 60's with the music and décor.

1  Thank MaryC4634
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Burgers!! My wife and I stopped by this place after leaving a local bluegrass concert at the BBQ festival in town.

2  Thank T Wilburn W
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Our Miata club ended up here after the BBQ restaurant that we were supposed to go had no room for us. It was late, 8 PM and we didn't want to drive around a lot because it was a hour and a half drive back...More

Thank gwblum
MotorCoManager, Owner at Motor co. grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

You know the old saying that the customer is always right? Well we have found that that saying is not always true. THE CUSTOMER IS SOMETIMES WRONG. Although you have a right to your opinion you DO NOT have a right to spread false lies...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped by this afternoon for a late lunch. It’s a cute ‘50s themed restaurant. We were wondering why it was so empty at that time of day, but looking through town almost all of the restaurants were the same. We were greeted on the...More

2  Thank Disney_Nomad
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten here before and enjoyed it but this visit was underwhelming. We had a late lunch. I had a tuna sandwich which was not on toast as I’d requested. I routinely get better sandwiches at Subway for less money. The “baked beans” were straight...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Fun place with “genuine faux” 50’s decorations and great 50’s -60’s music. Menu includes sammies, burgs, dogs, quesadillas, soups, salads, and a few full meals. All the main courses were good (but those mashed potatoes—bleh!). Surprisingly, the Salisbury steak was delicious!!

1  Thank Joe58156
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve never had a bad meal here. Good food, varied selection, great prices, awesome staff. We always take out of town visitors here.

2  Thank fionad1382018
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Burgers and fries and shakes and more. It was good food, but a little on the chilly side because of the AC. We thought about moving to the patio but stayed inside. One thing though, male waiters shouldn't wear sleeveless basketball or muscle shirts. Not...More

Thank Robert K
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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
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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