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Franklin's Restaurant

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5121 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 927-2740
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great burgers, good beer, lots of noise

They definitely have an eclectic menu. Lots to choose from. Good beer, wine and my husband thought his burger was amazing! (He thinks it was the Chef's House Burger). It was very noisy so if you are looking for a quiet dinner, go elsewhere. Otherwise, enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
jenroberts510
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Rochester, NY
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  • Families with children
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I met an old friend and her daughter's family there for lunch. Place is family-friendly with lots of kids and babies. Great Thai salad and pizza. Also recommend the Vulcan Mind Meld sandwich! Great beer made on site and a super store next door to browse for one-of-a-kind gifts.

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Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We where a groop of physics scientists and enjoy very much the place, the atmosphere, the food and all.

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Rochester, NY
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

They definitely have an eclectic menu. Lots to choose from. Good beer, wine and my husband thought his burger was amazing! (He thinks it was the Chef's House Burger). It was very noisy so if you are looking for a quiet dinner, go elsewhere. Otherwise, enjoy!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Franklins it's arestaurant Brewery & General Store located in a historic landmark building built in the 1880's as a blacksmith and carriage shop. Starting in 1910, the building housed the Hyattsville Hardware Co. which stayed in continuous operation until 1992. Franklins opened in 1992 using many of the hardware store's fixtures and offers a unique blend of food and beer... More 

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Maryland
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We tried Franklin's based on friends' recommendations and just went back. Both times, the main courses (fabulous meaty ribs, juicy burger, delicious meat loaf) were terrific! Service may be a little uneven (on one occasion, the server forgot the rolls and was a little too eager to remove my dinner plate before I was finished), BUT all the servers are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you go here, make sure to get the mussels! I've had the mussels here at least 6 times, and every time they are amazing. Also a good selection of in-house brews.

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Cazenovia, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The hostess was friendly and helpful, but other than that this place is just mediocre. My burger was overcooked and dry, my boyfriend's gnocchi was just okay. For the prices ($13 burger, $19 gnocchi), and based on the reviews, I expected better than TGI Fridays-type food and service.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have visited Franklin's four times and each time I go it is an expierence. I like to sit upstairs and eat because sometimes someone comes in with a guitar and just plays for the friends at his table. What fun....,The bar tenders are so friendly and the food is great. One thing I noticed was how many people order... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The service at the restaurant was amazing. The pork belly starter was underwhelming but the main's were delicious, the meatloaf and the fried chicken breast (a unique take on chicken cordon bleu). Deserts were mixed, the chocolate nutella cake was overpowered by the layer of milk chocolate (server took it out of our bill because it was barely touched) but... More 

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food was very good. They are a brewery as well, and based on the beer and wine they sell in the general store, they have quite a selection. Franklin's was able to accommodate our party of 16 at the last minute. We had one server who was awesome, smiled, didn't get frazzled at all. The two story front room... More 

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Additional Information about Franklin's Restaurant

Address: 5121 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Phone Number: (301) 927-2740
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hyattsville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5121 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hyattsville
  • Phone Number: (301) 927-2740

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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