Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store | Hyattsville, Maryland
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Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store
Good based on 43 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

5123 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, Maryland United States 20781 [ print map ]
301 927 2740 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: 11 am -1am everyday

Mayor: Travlr (16) | Taps: 11 |

Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store

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Flying Dog Cranberry IPA , Otter Creek Overgrown 92, Franklins Sourgarden , Franklins Batch # 600 43, Franklins Right Place, Wrong Time , Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: India Pale Lager 94, 4 Hands Passion Fruit Prussia 93, Calvert Good Company Pale Ale , Southern Tier Right-O-Way IPA 70, Bruery Terreux Gypsy Tart (2015 -) 91, Franklins Biological Speculation Vol 2 , Rexx Beginning/End , Diamondback Oktoberfest , Franklins Oktoberfest 69, Franklins A Farewell To Farms , Franklins Nudge, Nudge , Franklins Apricoleon Bonatart , Franklins 97 Pound Weakling 79, Franklins Milk Stout 71, Franklins Private I.P.A. 78
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43 reviews for Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  74%
 Selection  69%
 Food  72%
 Value  75%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Drink4Satan  (29) Washington, Washington DC | March 29, 2012
Well worth the quick trip from DC! Quirky furnishings and exposed ductwork. Sort of family oriented, which Iím not so much into, but mid day durig the week this place is chill. The seasonal and specialty one offs are usually awesome, including their scotch ale and Van Damme Belgian strong. As a vegetarian, the menu offers some options, my favorite of which is the veggie pot pie. Serving sizes are massive, making the pricing seem a bit less salty.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83  (239) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (2114) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
strongpieman  (140) 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).
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2  (846) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 9/20
Drake  (608) 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.
  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.
  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.

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