Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store | Hyattsville, Maryland
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Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store
Exceptional based on 34 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

5123 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, Maryland United States 20781 [ print map ]
301 927 2740

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Hours: 11 am -1am everyday


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Finchís Threadless IPA 90, Franklins One of Those Funky Thangs , Maine Beer A Tiny Beautiful Something 98, Terrapin Hi-5 IPA 95, Mountain State Miners Daughter Oatmeal Stout 54, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 1 California Lager 70, Franklins Guardian Angel , Franklins Once Upon a Train , Franklins Kiwi Curse , Franklins Hopratio , Franklins Kingslayer , Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA 98, Stillwater Existent 94, Franklins Carnival , Franklins 12th Anniversary , Stillwater Cellar Door 97, Franklins Batch # 700 , Franklins Alto Lupulo , Franklins Vodou , Franklins Saison
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34 reviews for Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  72%
 Selection  68%
 Food  71%
 Value  74%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  80%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (1516) Washington, Washington DC | November 26, 2011
The general store is a hoot, with tons of bizarre stuff (turkey leg hat anyone?) jam packed into a large-ish space. The beer selection is incredible, and rarities abound. Of course, they also do growler sales of all 10 beers on tap, and a few that have just kicked. Food in the restaurant was average. Beers are mostly pretty tasty, and you can do samplers in multiple sizes. Worth the quick zip from DC.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1272) Boulder, Colorado | March 22, 2007
A neat place. Set up like a flashy BBQ joint, the general store is next door and is a thing to see. Lots of tourist items, toys for the kids, and the beer and wine selection is for real. I picked up a sampled pack from a Virginia brewery. Only beer I had while dining was the imperial stout, which was solid, and the BBQ was decent enough to satisfy me and my picky BBQ tastes. It doesnít touch true Oklahoma and Texas BBQ, but it wasnít an imitation like so many other places in the north offer.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2  (657) Hanover, Maryland | April 3, 2011| Updated August 25, 2011
Overall, a neat idea of having a brewery with the General Store. The beers were good and there was a variety of styles. I tried no food, but what I saw looked good. The wait staff seem very busy but do not seem to produce much.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
GT2  (598) San Diego County , California | November 14, 2012
Finally, my 50th brewpub rating. Trekked over here down US1/Baltimore Ave through University of Maryland. Traffic is always heavy. Thankfully, this place is off the campus main area and has its own parking lot that you pay digitally for 25 cents an hour- super cheap. Interior is cavernous with odd lawn art decor. Funky/quirky vibe. Server was in a great mood, upbeat. Food was larger plate, lots of soups/salads/sandwiches for good prices some more expensive entrees like salmon that didnít look as interesting. The Mediterranean "thingy" was very good though not sure how to eat it as the pita wasnít big enough to eat as a gyro and not cut up so as to eat it in little morsels. Cole slaw actually very good. Beer was about 9+ taps of house beers only with a good dose of specialties and seasonals. Quality was average to above average. Their funky sour mash beer was very good, much better than the hoppy stuff. Pumpkin stout was disappointing. Flight of 4 samples was 5 and you can tack on more 3oz samplers for Iím guessing $1.25 each. So good value, good service, okay beer. Just out of the way unless you are around College Park a lot.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 9/20
Drake  (476) Free Union, Virginia | February 9, 2011| Updated January 21, 2012
Located right downtown with a cheap parking lot immediately adjacent. Kind of a cool vibe. The menu was expansive and cheap, pub food, but Iím glad I didnít eat given the fact the beer absolutely sucked and from what I saw, they didnít seem to see the need to keep perishables cold. Bartender and hostess both seemed preoccupied. On the bright side, the store is cool, and is quite a nice bottle shop. I got several bottles including some that were out of stock elsewhere. They were on the pricy side. Overall itís an interesting place, but not one Iíll probably be making again.
50
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup  (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | October 15, 2006
Located in an old warehouse - and that goes for both the surroundings and the interior - both seems somewhat run down - in a run down part of town. Maybe the parking prices tells it all: 25 cents for 2 hours!!! why bother with a parking meter?!? But itís a nice place for a train spotter, since the trains run right back of the bulding and they are visible from a lot of the tables. I found the service quite slow, and the food edible, but nothing special (were there for lunch). 9 beers on at my visit - many of them quite tasty.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
msante79  (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | August 5, 2010
Interesting place here. Restaurant vibe on main lever with sort of brewpub feel at the upstairs bar. General store was pretty nice with nice bottle selection including Brewdog Tokyo and some other nice brews. Had the Fish and Chips at the bar upstairs which was pretty good. Had a 8 beer sampler which was a hell of a deal for $8 when each sample was at least 4oz. The beers were pretty mediocre overall. They were out of the DIPA and IPA which was a little disappointing. Worth a stop.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | January 17, 2007| Updated January 19, 2007
I never knew this place existed. About 4 miles from College Park, they have plenty of dirt cheap parking in the adjacent lot (25 cents and hour). Colorful comtemporary interior, with two levels. I drank at the upstairs bar. Nice happy hour from 4 -6:30pm, with $1off pints and discounted food. I had a $3 quesadilla that was decent. All the beers are above average, and they had a nice selection when I visited. Impy Stout, Barleywine, IPA, 2 strong ales, Red, Coffee Stout, and a few others. The crowd was mostly regulars and business travelers when I stopped by. Worth a visit.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (260) Hoboken, New Jersey | March 9, 2010
Pretty interesting place, takes me back, I use to love this place in College, but I hadnít been here in years until I went this past weekend. Their beers are pretty solid, and the food is pretty good too. Hyattsville is not exactly a beer mecca (or a food mecca for that matter), but this place is pretty good. Donít expect the employees to be very knowledgeable, but they try. I remember once the bouncer looked at my ID when I had been 21 for at least 5 months, and then argued with me for about 5 minutes that I wasnít 21. As I tried to explain to him that my DOB was over 21 years ago I realized he wasnít exactly a math scholar... Anyway, I have a soft spot for the place, as it was the only place within miles of the UMD Campus where you could get a decent beer.

As for the general store next to the restaurant, imaging a cross between the store at a Cracker Barrel and a pretty decent beer/wine shop. Yes, it is a weird combination, but it works.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch  (236) Vero Beach, Florida | October 25, 2006
Hyattsville sucks, but if you can get past that, the place is excellent. Always terrific seasonals and special brews. They love to experiment and brew big beers. I think theyíve done a great job with the place on the inside. The onion rings are to die for. Knowledgeable staff. Unique.

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