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Hot Plate

4138 Bowling Green Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-7616
+1 270-586-4245
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“turnip greens” (5 reviews)
“meatloaf” (3 reviews)
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5:00 AM - 7:30 PMAll hours
4138 Bowling Green Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-7616
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Place is out in rural area, not a variety of food. Staff wasnt very friendly. I had eggs, ham and buscuits. The ham was very dry

Thank Wkupiper
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I ordered the fajita chicken salad which was really tasty. The chicken was great. I would have preferred a lot more vegetables in the salad and more salad in general as the dish was very cheese heavy compared to anything else. I think the salad...More

Thank Nineteeen
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Decided at the last minute to stop by and enjoy. As usual the food was outstanding. I had the roast beef with mashed potatoes, turnip greens, abd macaroni and cheese. Had the coconut pie for desert.

Thank Ed D
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The food is mediocre. Nothing special. Horrible service. Was ignored by waitress for 20 mins. No drink refills. Only whispers behind me and wifes back. This place is lacking diversity and runs high on ignorance and has a degree in rudeness.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

14 Friends went to The Hot Plate for Breakfast, the Food was good but the Country Ham was OUT OF THIS WORLD! The Service was Great and The Prices were unbelievably low! Our next Breakfast was planned for Cracker Barrel but we ALL agreed to...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The atmosphere/decor/ambiance is nothing special. But the food is delicious, the servers friendly and the prices low. My sister and I always stop in for breakfast when we head to Nashville. Excellent biscuits and gravy (I live up north, so don't get that often), some...More

Thank TYMN
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This place is fantastic . Plenty of choices of great Southern cooking. They have good hours during the week when they are opwn 5 to 7 but the weekends are 11 to 2. They have homemade desserts that are the best.

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The atmosphere may be simple but the food is always good. Breakfast can be counted on, lunch is good--variety of meats and vegetables to choose from. The desserts are really good and big--enough to eat half there and take the rest home for later. Friendly...More

Thank viajeromisionero
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Ran across this place while on a trip from Nashville to Louisville and my wife and I really enjoyed. We took advantage of a daily special-2 meals for $11.99. Each meal included choice of 1 meat and 3 sides along with cornbread or biscuit. There...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a local restaurant that offers daily specials with some of the best pies you can find. The prices are super and you get plenty of food.

Thank Ed D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 7:30 PM
5:00 AM - 7:30 PM
5:00 AM - 7:30 PM
5:00 AM - 7:30 PM
5:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4138 Bowling Green Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-7616
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 270-586-4245
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