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Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop

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464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
+1 860-296-6574
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“grinder” (32 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza
464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

I have been going to this place since the late 1970's. Always got a great big grinder there and speedy service. Always keep going back when I am in the area.

Thank jetmec40
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Started going in the early 90's, still tasty! Order to eat in with several friends from my son's baseball team. Worth the wait!

Thank CTtraveler948
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Started eating here late 80's or early 90's but after moving hadn't been here in a few years. Returned to get my favorite of all grinders - the chicken cutlet. It was still incredible - 3 to 4 layers of tender chicken, cheese, red and...More

Thank CONNvacationers
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

I ordered a prosciutto grinder here on 6/2 and it was delicious as usual. My only concern was the cleanliness. The front case was nearly empty except for a few nearly empty containers and cheese/meat wrappers. The glass was dirty and the womam who served...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed April 10, 2017

It's dirtiest places I have ever been in, grinders where disgusting we threw them out and went to McDonalds

Thank merle m
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I hate to do this to a place that has been a Hartford institution for (according to other reviews) more than 40 years. I know I first went here in the mid 80s. Everyone raves about the size of the grinders and yes, they are...More

Thank nagled
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy or anything fan fare about the Franklin GIANT Grinder Sandwich Shop. It doesn't have to. The immense size of their legendary sandwiches and grinders sets itself aside from all others. I picked up a 1/2 grinder with spicy Capicola, peppers, provolone, lettuce, tomato,...More

Thank John L
Reviewed September 9, 2016

I recently revisited one of my favorite places to eat in the City of Hartford. As a kid growing up in Hartford's Italian South End was a treat for the senses. Excellent food everywhere! Last night a group of high school friends got together for...More

1  Thank bkasmar
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

So of you're looking for a classic grinder shop with fresh cut meat then this is the place!!! I think it's the owner that makes the sandwiches! And let me tell you he's not stingy! The bread is fresh and compliments all the meat and...More

Thank Thinmusyck
Reviewed August 4, 2016

I have frequented this shop for over forty years and this was my first so so experience. The shop was not busy as it was a Thursday at about 2pm. I requested a 1/2 turkey sub with swiss cheese instead of provolone but got provolone...More

2  Thank Boston_Billy
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Erin M
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. However, I use cash when in Franklinville.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:45 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:45 PM
7:30 AM - 8:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-296-6574
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