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 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: 11 am -1am everyday

Mayor: Maxbier (11) | Taps: 11 |

Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store

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Franklins Nudge, Nudge , Franklins Belgeastie Boys 83, Franklins Batch # 800 , Rexx RSRV Self Portrait , 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) 65, 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 Barbicane’s Moongun 71, DC Brau The Corruption 93, 21st Amendment Down To Earth 90, Left Coast Voo Doo American Stout 96
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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%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops  (65) Quad-Cities, Illinois | October 14, 2009
definitely worth the short drive from DC if you’re in the area. casual and comfortable atmosphere with friendly staff. the food was very good and the beer was solid. visited here on a Friday evening and even though the place was busy, we only had a 20 minute wait to be seated.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
maxwellboltzma  (9) North Carolina | July 31, 2009
Not Bad. Not great but not bad. Their beers are decent, but tend to lack any real backbone. Food is plentiful but bland. Service was great 2004-2006 and only ok since (2009). Only place in the area, so one cannot be too choosy. Good for kids.
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | April 27, 2009
I had the pleasure of visiting Franklins and getting a private tour with Greg, the assistant brewer. Definitely a unique place with a lot going on. They have a good selection of house beers, all good to above average, with a cask offering, several English-style and American-style ales, along with some Belgian stuff. The store also has a very nice bottle selection, plus lots of other random stuff that you just have to see. A bit tricky to get to from DC with public transport, but I managed.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63  (146) La Porte , Indiana | December 12, 2007
Near DC and worth a stop if nothing else than to say you have been. The best part of the place is the incredible General Store which does have a good beer selection. I could have spend a lot of money if not travelling the next day. Outside that the place seems to offer solid food, good service which is prompt and friendly, colorful decor and a variety of beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | December 5, 2007
A pretty cool place and worth a visit. I’m not quite sure what makes this place so cool, but the pizza is good and they have a decent selection of their own beers most of which were very good.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar  (142) Columbia, Maryland | April 30, 2007
Cool place in a historic building. They had nine beers on tap, with a tenth being a nitro version of the regular porter, although they were out of one of the regular taps. Pretty good variety of styles offered as well. Food was good and so was the service. Definitely worth stopping by.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1458) 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 doesn’t touch true Oklahoma and Texas BBQ, but it wasn’t an imitation like so many other places in the north offer.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop  (76) SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC | October 28, 2006
This place is a diamond in the rough. From the outside you’d have no idea what lies inside. The restaurant/brewery is pretty sizable. They usually have 6 to 8 beers on tap, all of which are brewed on the premises. The food is pretty good, a step above your typical bar food. The service is always very good, the people are friendly and some are knowledgable about what’s on tap. If you stop in for lunch or to fill your growler, you have to check out their "general store". The beer selection is slightly below average, but I found a few gems I hadn’t found anywhere else. They carry a selection of six packs in the cooler from various American micro breweries (approximately 40 different brands). The selection of dry singles is small and cluttered, but if you take your time to go through it there’s some good stuff. The prices were average. Franklins is unique, I wish there were more places like this out there. Stop in to have a good lunch, taste their selection, fill your growler and hit up the general store for some micros you might not have seen elsewhere.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch  (261) 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 they’ve done a great job with the place on the inside. The onion rings are to die for. Knowledgeable staff. Unique.

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