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Franklin's Restaurant

5121 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
(301) 927-2740
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Ranked #3 of 119 restaurants in Hyattsville
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited for dinner with family, 9 all told. Adults had different beers - good stuff. Food was pub fare and nicely done. Bread and beer came out first and fast; meals thereafter at the right pace. Our server was Charles and he made all of us comfortable, and gave us the right amount of attention without being intrusive. And once... More

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This could have been a great place. After all, it is a brewery. But inattentive service (hello, I'm here and need you to stop chatting to the other wait staff) and one odd waiter who kept running through the restaurant like he was training for a marathon left me uncertain if I'd ever take guests to this place. What an... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had the Rubber Chicken Red ale, and it was really great. Confident that every beer is fabulous, as well. Unfortunately most of the family was unsatisfied with the food. Wife had "Day After Thanksgiving" and like other reviews, the turkey was too dry, the bread underneath had to be sawed, and overall it wasn't like the day after thanksgiving even... More

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Newark, Delaware
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Although in area for graduation at Un. of MD (with crowds) was immediately seated. Prompt friendly service and well prepared food.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You really can't go wrong stopping at Franklin's for a bite. The food is good -- not the greatest, but good -- and the general store is a hoot. Save room after lunch/dinner for some penny (?) candy from the store.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This restaurant has one of the amazing and most unique beer collections. I tried the relatively sweet wheat beer which was great. But quality of food was very average. The onion rings were very oily. I had the 'Day after Thanksgiving'. The turkey was way too dry and thus very chewy. The gravy was also pretty bland and could have... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Franklin's was apparently a well-known hardware/general store in it's day. In the 1980's you could shop for cool and unusual things like toys and kitchen stuff and then eat in the back of the place on Formica tables that were right out of your mother's kitchen. They developed a larger area years later and the restaurant part became it's own... More

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College Park, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Franklin's is a neighborhood favorite going back many years. Rustic restaurant and bar with an attached general store that has one of every toy know to man. Semi-noisy. Great beer. Good food. Known for their onion rings. Good fun.

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Saint Michaels MD
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Met several DeMatha grads for lunch. Had a great meal and great service. I have now eaten there three times and had a great meal every time. Will be back every time I am in the area!

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Takoma Park, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Franklins is a fun place- good food and the attached general store is Great! Good burgers, crab cakes and microbrews

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