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“Simply amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Franklin Inn

The Franklin Inn
800 North Cleveland Street, Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 716-9493
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Ranked #312 of 1,374 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Simply amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

While on a recent business trip to Richmond I was amazed to find this amazing place. I had been joined by my wife and one year old son for this trip. My son had 'picked' himself out a driving cap earlier in the day and as we walked across the threashold, the locals in the place turned and warmly greeted us. It made me feel like Norm! The booths are tight but cozy and the food is warm and inspired. The hostess/server was quite accomodating to our little man and the penne pasta and house meatloaf hit the spot. Great base menu with good specials.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chico, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Join the Locals at this Little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We ate here after a long day of sightseeing in Richmond. The Franklin Inn is a small neighborhood eatery that says they have switched from sandwiches to a small menu of made from scratch dishes and daily specials. Paper menus offered a limited but diverse selection and the establishment welcomed comments on their fresh new offerings. The atmosphere was one of quiet neighborhood conviviality, and we felt comfortable joining the mix. We both had the salmon, rice pilaf,and mixed vegetables special and found it delicious. Everything was fresh and flavorful, and our waitress was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The prices were very reasonable. This place made me want to move to this neighborhood in a very delightful foodie town.

Visited June 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Super!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We called last minute to see if we could get in and they were very accommodating. Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Nice comfortable neighborhood feel. Highly recommend.

Visited April 2013
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Anchorage, AK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Friendly local spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a small restaurant bar run by friendly people. The menu isn't huge but there's enough variety for just about anyone. I've enjoyed the burger and the rueben was great. Wednesday is pasta night and the portions are generous with a nice portion of protein - fish, chicken or beef. Daily specials are posted on the blackboard outside. The crab bites and hush puppies are a good appetizer but my favorite is hummus and veggies. Good service. There's brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Delaware
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Adorable retro cafe - historic setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Great food in a unique, historical setting. This is a casual spot that surprises and delights. A neighborhood gem.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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