Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store | Hyattsville, Maryland
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Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store
Good based on 41 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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Lagunitas CitruSinensis Pale Ale 96, Otter Creek Backseat Berner IPA 93, Stone Imperial Russian Stout - Chai Spiced 95, Franklins Hippa to the Hoppa , Belhaven Scottish Ale / Export (Bottle & Keg) 66, Franklins Private I.P.A. 78, Franklins Hop Zen 88, Franklins Twisted Turtle Pale Ale 49, Franklins So Long...And Thanks For All the Hops , Franklins The Dragon Queen , Franklins The Half Man , Franklins A Modest ProposALE 80, Cigar City / DuClaw Impey Barbicaneís Moongun 75, DC Brau The Corruption 94, 21st Amendment Down To Earth 88, Left Coast Voo Doo American Stout 96, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 99, TrŲegs Jovial 95, Franklins Nelson (Ha, Ha!) 50, Franklins 13th Anniversary Lager
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41 reviews for Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  73%
 Selection  68%
 Food  72%
 Value  75%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  81%
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76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83  (213) Fairfax, Virginia | March 1, 2012
Made it there for the first time last Saturday. Was greeted by some very happy employees. Found a seat at the bar - happy hour prices on quesadillas. Pretty decent selection of their house brews, also liked that you can get pre-filled bottles downstairs in the general store (some bottles arenít on tap), as well as growler fills.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (1887) 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
strongpieman  (130) Mount Airy, Maryland | November 20, 2011
Unique place - restaurant / bar with large "general store" that sells novelites, candies, beer / wine. Food was very good, service at the table was also good. I was surprised that for a small place they had 10 of their own beers on tap. Samples were only $1 for 4oz. I tried 6 beers and really enjoyed all but 1. That was my first visit and a very good experience... will come back (even though itís a little tough to get to).
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
egajdzis  (48) Pennsburg, Pennsylvania | July 17, 2011
Nice little place off rte 1, solid beers, and good service. Food was also decent, nothing mind blowing. One thing I was quite disappointed in was the cleanliness of the glassware. Every single glass was dirty, even inside. Even replacement glasses were dirty, so we just had to drink fast and get out.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2  (803) San Diego, California | 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.
38
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 9/20
Drake  (572) 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.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles  (52) Greenbelt, Maryland | August 19, 2010
Decent brewpub in the heart of Hyattsville. Used to avoid going here to often because the brewer, while definitely innovative, lacked a little in the execution department. Beers tended to be overly hopped and always tasted slightly off. A new brewer has recently taken over and the quality of the beers has improved significantly. The beer selection is nice, with a few solid standards and some nice seasonals thrown into the rotation. The place is very family friendly and has a nice toy store attached to the restaurant. Thereís a nice bottle selection in the back of the shop as well. Worth a visit.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
msante79  (342) 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.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
hoplover406  (30) Crofton, Maryland | March 24, 2010
Meh. I was not particularly impressed with this place overall. It was my first time there, and I went striaght upstairs to the bar. So I canít comment about anything else. It was the middle of the day during the week when I was there, and there were not a lot of folks there. The bartender was a friendly guy, and the food was decent. The beer was nothing to write home about in my opinion. But I only had two of them. I had the Private IPA and the Hop Zen. The IPA was pretty lackluster, but the Hop Zen was decent. It reminded me of a young SN Bigfoot a little bit. Anyways, I donít know man, I wasnít really feeling it there. I wouldnít mind going back for another shot, maybe at night during the weekend with a little more ambiance. But Iím not going out of my way to get there.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (334) 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.

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