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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 - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 17
    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 local brew pub plus awesome little store

Franklins is a fun place for lunch or dinner. Family friendly. Also has a bar upstairs and place to watch the game. Seasonal brews plus my very basic favorite, the bombshell blonde. Always fun names for their beer brewed onsite. Menu is basic American. Features seasonal specials. Make sure you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Carol H
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very eclectic menu that covers all the favorites with reasonable prices. We came during a very busy time and used the wait to visit the extremely diverse over stocked general store. You will have product overload. Restaraunt is loud and active. The employees are incredibly hard working and focused on providing the best experience available, they work well together to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Franklins is a fun place for lunch or dinner. Family friendly. Also has a bar upstairs and place to watch the game. Seasonal brews plus my very basic favorite, the bombshell blonde. Always fun names for their beer brewed onsite. Menu is basic American. Features seasonal specials. Make sure you leave time to visit the store. I buy all my... More 

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Great Barringto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's not just the fine beers they brew on the premises or the solid, seasonal food offerings. Franklin's is always head and shoulders above the TGIFs, Applebees, and other chain restaurants that offer similar fare at similar prices. The beers are always a bit better, the menu selections fresher and more interesting, and the atmosphere family friendly. Skip the chains... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are looking for a great place of some brew and a burger this is the place. Their menu offers great local fare and something for everyone, crab cakes are awesome. the beer selection is excellent and the local microbrews are very special. They dont take reservations but the wait is always worth it plus they have a general... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Quick and fast food service. Their raspberry iced tea was delicious. The menu is large, and servings are plentiful. Had to pay $1.00 for parking. That's unreal. Other than that the food/service and variety was great for a lunch with an old time friend from high school some 40 plus years ago.

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University Park, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Whether you're looking for an excellent meal or your taste is more toward sandwiches, burgers and pizza, Franklin's is one of the best restaurants in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. Add to that a rotating selection of 8 to 10 tasty beers brewed in house and a friendly atmosphere and you've got a place to revisit again and again.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

So there are things you go back and back to Franklin's for. The Greek Salad is fantastic (those balsamic soaked tomatoes are a truly inspired touch). So it's funky and it has an eclectic menu. The nearby parking lot, though, has the most idiosyncratic parking payment meter system imaginable. The accompanying gift shop has some really weird items. But the... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went to UMD to help cheer on our visiting student athlete. First time to area, and Franklin's came highly recommended. Microbrewery as well as restaurant serving American fare. Beer was very good and reasonably priced (average $5 per glass). Food was burgers, BBQ and "American comfort". Some family had burgers which were very good. Others had pulled pork platter (they... More 

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Looking at the menu there were so many good appetizers and plates that it was hard to decide what to eat but from what I could tell any choice would be a good one. The chicken and biscuits was very good as was the pear salad. The onion rings were so big you could have them as a meal. The... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is our go-to place, whether we want to get out on a Saturday night or whether we have visitors and want a fun, casual meal. We don't mind waiting for a table because the attached general store has so many fun, unique items that it's very easy to spend the time browsing for great gifts. They have an onsite... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?