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Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop

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464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
+1 860-296-6574
Today
10:00 am - 7:45 pm
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Hours:
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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South Windsor
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 one of our 2-3 annual get togethers. We decided to eat at Franklin Giant Grinder.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 veggies very well. The older woman is the owners wife is a little mean and... More 

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Thank Thinmusyck
Boston
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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 anyway. I might expect that at a busy time or a place with new hires,... More 

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Thank Boston_Billy
Portland, Connecticut
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Having grown up in the south end of Hartford, I have been spoiled when it comes to grinders - subs, hoagies or maybe heroes, depending on where you are in the states - and, by far, Franklin Giant is the best! While I have not tried every grinder on the menu, I can tell you that the beef cutlet, Italian... More 

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Thank Kayleigh K
Connecticut
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 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.

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Thank giaabruzzi
Melbourne, Florida
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56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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

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

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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 bubbles 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

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Thank Sanandanna
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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank SamPav
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American, Pizza
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:45 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:45 pm
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?