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“Tasty food, cool space”
Review of The Franklin

The Franklin
Ranked #29 of 227 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

Came as a couple for dinner at 6pm. We made a reservation and didn't wait for a table, but the restaurant was full. Our server was friendly, personable, and helpful. The menu is everchanging, but we had oysters, baked oysters with apple and hot peppers, sprouts, baby octopus stir-fry, homemade pasta with pork belly, and fish tacos. Everything was excellent and cooked perfectly, both my husband and I rated the above dishes in a slightly different order, but agreed we'd order it all again.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. Service was knowledgable and attentive without being intrusive. Oyster selection was outstanding with creative entrees and plenty of vegetarian options. Interesting cocktail choices as well.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Wonderful oyster bar..before 6 pm oysters $1.25
Menu eclectic..
Great rice dish with seafood..
Interesting cocktails

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 19, 2019

This is a great little oyster/seafood/some overtones of asian/korean influence place. I don't know how to describe it. We enjoyed sampling oysters, some small plates and shared korean bbq lettuce wraps. The cocktails are also well crafted and I can't imagine anything on the menu would really be a dud. Looking forward to our next trip.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank morriganne
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

The Franklin is usually the go to for oysters however the special Dim Sum menu on Valentines day was a lovely surprise.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Barbara G G
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