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Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop

464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
860-296-6574
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Ranked #52 of 402 restaurants in Hartford
Cuisines: Pizza
Most recent review
- Apr 27, 2014
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Chantilly, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Went on advice of friend....chicken cutlet grinder.....it was RIDICULOUS!!!! Be ready to be full because the sandwiches are enormous! !

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Connecticut
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183 reviews 183 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

People seem to like the fact that the grinders are big, but you can get MUCH better "big" food at Joey's, and Joey's is clean and has parking. I've eaten here several times over the years; most recently, I had a meatball grinder. There were huge slabs of flavorless meatballs, a few thin slices of cheese, and a few peppers... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is an old family run shop that serves fresh made huge stuffed giant grinders. I mean huge. There must be at least a half pound of fresh sliced cold cuts on half a grinder. The bread is freshly made from an italian bakery. They serve hot meatball, sausage, eggplant and chicken cutlet as well as every coldcut u can... More

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hartford
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

This place is great if you are looking for a great amount of food at a good price. Food is always delicious and you get A LOT of it!

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Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

What more is there to say. For as long as I can remember everyone I know says the same thing - want the best meatball grinder - gotta go to Franklin Grinder. Thing is - they're right

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I've been going here since the early sixties, when it was operated out of a much smaller store. The grinders here are the best I've ever had, and I've been to every grinder shop in the area--and in other cities as well. My favorite: sausage. For vegetarians: eggplant is almost as good.

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Avon, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The place is filthy, the staff is beyond rude, and the food is barely adequate for the price. When you walk in the door you will be greeted with a cold scowl, or a look of exasperation that another customer could possibly want something. I've been there at least 20 times and never once was greeted with anything but malice.... More

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Vernon, Connecticut
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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We aren't normally in Hartford but were there for a high school sporting event and made sure to visit this restaurant for take-out while we were nearby. We've been here a number of times in recent years and my mother has been going to Franklin Giant Grinder since she was in nursing school nearby. The grinders are always delicious and... More

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

My teenage son and I went over after being told about the subs at Franklin Giant Grinder. We ordered two sub, a turkey and a pastrami. Both were very good. The bread tasted like it was just made, the meat was tasty. Needless to say there was a lot left over. A great value and a great meal.

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New York City, New York
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341 reviews 341 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

They are big, messy, and in demand. Order ahead and get plenty of napkins. This is not a fancy place and great to go to for carryout (think of getting a bunch of these on your way through Hartford on the way to skiing or the beach!) if you can stand to wait to eat them. Really good.

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