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Franklin's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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5121 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781-2042
(301) 927-2740
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A spontaneous road trip led us here... A fantastic Oktoberfest find! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable; food and brews outstanding! Going down to the general store next... Perfect rainy afternoon!

Thank Rachel B
Arlington, Virginia
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the ales and beers are terrific, of which there is an extensive selection. The Stonehenge brown ale is tasty. The food is fresh and delicious. Onion rings are my favorite.

Thank Warren S
Colmar Manor, MD
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Although Franklin's Restaurant is only a hop, skip and a jump from us, We had been living in this area for 25 years before I first experienced this fine establishment. My family decided to treat me for Father's Day last year (2015) and chose Franklin's. ( I think everyone else had already tried it before). The atmosphere is great. They... More 

Thank Reconnaissant
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Decent food menu. Affordable and consistent. Friendly staff. Excellent draft beer menu. Ample parking. Great for large groups or sitting at the bar.

Thank Mark V
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I can walk to Franklins from my house, but I've dined at this restaurant for over 10 years. Their twisted turtle pale ale is amazing, and pairs perfectly with the "Thai pie" entree. There's a bar upstairs with at least six tvs for football and basketball season, and they also have an attached general store with awesome gifts and a... More 

Thank MarylandKerkhoven
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Much of the food is locally sourced and there is a big beer menu. Hamburger was pricey, but one of the best I have had. Aunt Debs baked beans were delicious - loaded with meat and several kinds of beans. Visit the store...lots of fun items and great candies, old fashioned kinds and good chocolates, for dessert. Wait staff seemed... More 

Thank HeleneDC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I came to Franklin's Brewery and Restaurant when it first opened. It was one of the first to anchor the revitalization of Historic Hyattsville. The area is now overrun due to the gentrification launched by millenial homeowners who have come from states other than DC, MD, and VA. At any rate, Franklin's is in a historic building from the 1880's... More 

Thank Zoom1969
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Was skeptical but pleasantly surprised. Good food great beer. Lamb Sausage Sliders were awesome and a Greek salad made a good dinner. The Balsamic was a little strong in the salad dressing and obviously is was not a traditional Greek, but non the less good. Service was attentive and pleasent. Beer is excellent allot of creative flavors that don't suck.... More 

Thank Drew G
Columbia, Maryland
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362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

It's good solid pub food and great beer. I always get the Greek salad which is carefully prepared and has fabulous tomatoes soaked in balsamic. Service is good but sometimes the noise level can be deafening. Today was a quiet day with great and efficient service. That's almost always the case. A local treasure in a food desert.

Thank Philip S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I'm a big burgers & wings guy... so I was excited when we found this place on TripAdvisor. All in all, the meal was pretty good... but I was a little let down. When I see a place ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor, my expectations naturally go up... sadly that led to a bit of a let down. My burger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5121 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781-2042
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hyattsville
  • Phone Number: (301) 927-2740

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