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Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop

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464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
860-296-6574
Today
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:45 pm
Tue - Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 8:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Very good chicken and eggplant grinder

This place is OLD SCHOOL! Order at the counter. Ask for extra sauce. One of the best grinders I have had in a long time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
J-Ro-Boston
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Boston
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Fairfax, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

While visiting family and friends in Hartford we returned to Franklin Giant Grinders on a Sunday and ordered a couple of pizza's. When compared to other pizza places in various parts of the country - NYC, Washington D. C, Northern VA, Franklin Giant Grinders serves the best tasting and great value for the dollar. Beware of the hours posted on... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

During the 1960's and 1970's I grew up and lived in the South End of Hartford. When grinders (and pizza which came later) were on the food/meal agenda, Franklin Giant was the place to go. My opinion is this family owned/operated establishment is a South End institution. Since I have family in Hartford, I'm in town several times a year.... More 

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Boston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is OLD SCHOOL! Order at the counter. Ask for extra sauce. One of the best grinders I have had in a long time.

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Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I work in Hartford 2-3 times a week so I had to try the famous FGSS. The grinder shop must be living off its past reputation since my experience was awful. The grinders are very expensive and the work area / staff disgusting. The man on the slicer was throwing cold cuts back into the filthy trays, and the counter... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-296-6574

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Sandwiches
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:45 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:45 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 8:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?