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Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop

464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
860-296-6574
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English first
Boston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Additional Information about Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop

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

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