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Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop

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464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
7:30 am - 8:45 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 7:45 pm
Tue - Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 8:45 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Franklin Giant Grinder is still the place to hit in the old Little Italy part of the South end for a great, we'll portioned and inexpensive (for the size) grinder. The chicken cutlet with provolone and roasted peppers is a must have.

Thank giaabruzzi
Melbourne, Florida
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I can still remember my first time as a child going here with my father over 40 years ago. He bought a Pepper and Egg grinder and I had some. Over the years I have other grinders and their pizza and it's all really good, but when I ever get a chance to go to this place I don't even... More 

Thank Kparfl
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

excellent more meat than i could eat very good meat mortella old school capocolla just spicy enough service very freindly

Thank Marlene M
Ashford, Connecticut
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

So giant you can eat them for two-three meals. Love the chicken parm. Get the peppers and provolone. The setting is very casual, but that's some of the charm

Thank Sanandanna
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66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

While visiting a close friend in Hartford, I told him I wanted to go to an old school establishment for lunch and this was a great choice. I had the chicken cutlet grinder which turned out to be much better than I anticipated, the size of the sandwich was huge. The place is by no means fancy or up to... More 

Thank SamPav
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop is a Franklin Avenue legend. There's enough schmootz on a half grinder to fill you up for an entire afternoon. When you come out of your carb coma, you'll still be burping up lunch.

Thank Velma Sue
Hartford, Connecticut
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43 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

The sandwich shop has been a family restaurant for a very long time with lot's of followers with a variety of dishes but grinders are extremely great and very popular

Thank Worldroomer
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I have been going here all my life, and needless to say I am very dissapointed. Not only is the food not what it used to be. But when you walk into the place the people helping you are rude and act like they are pissed off to be there themselves , you can feel the bad vibes when you... More 

Thank uscc
Moreno Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I lived in CT for years and I would travel to Hartford once a week to pick up one of these sandwiches. I now live in CA and can't find anything close to Franklin Giant. I will be going back to CT this Aug for vacation and this will be my first stop from the airport and my stop before... More 

Thank Richard E
Fairfax, Virginia
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66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

While visiting family and friends in Hartford we returned to Franklin Giant Grinders on a Sunday and ordered a couple of pizza's. When compared to other pizza places in various parts of the country - NYC, Washington D. C, Northern VA, Franklin Giant Grinders serves the best tasting and great value for the dollar. Beware of the hours posted on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
American, Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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: 860-296-6574

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?