Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General StoreFranklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General StoreFranklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

5123 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, Maryland, 20781
United States

(301) 927-2740 | map
franklinsbrewery.com

Notes: The Franklins Story:
Located in the heart of historic Hyattsville MD, Franklins is Prince Georges County’s first microbrewery, and the only combination restaurant, brewery, and toy store in the world. Franklins is a gathering place with deep roots in the Hyattsville community.

In 1992, Mike and Debra Franklin purchased the former Hyattsville Hardware Co, a Hyattsville institution located on a dying strip of route 1, and opened Franklins General Store & deli, helping to recapture the spirit of bustling community activity. The deli soon became a popular lunch spot, and eventually outgrew its limited space. In 2002, Franklins closed the deli portion of the store, and opened a 200 seat brewpub, and doubled the size of the store.

A Destination Point:
Since its inception, Franklins has been a destination for local families and craft beer lovers alike. The food menu combines quality brewpub fare, together with a host of locally sourced seasonal specials. The store supplies the neighborhood with cool gifts, toys, wine, beer, candy, cards and much more.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.71
Beers:
92
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
414
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.96
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
48
pDev:
11.36%
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Reviews by yourefragile:
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yourefragile from District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Jun 14, 2014
More User Reviews:
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andypeters1971 from Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

May 17, 2019
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Jan 21, 2019
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Big_V from Maryland

3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Nov 27, 2016
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Lucular from Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

May 04, 2016
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Kubishark from Maryland

4.04/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Good vibe, a wide variety of customers in the house during my visit; everyone from young urban professionals to families with kids. Like the two stories and store addition. Excellent quality beers, really above and beyond my expectations. Nice service, no real complaints. Selection was good, beerwise and foodwise. The food itself is also very satisfying; creative and tasty pizzas rule supreme. I will be coming back here, hopefully regularly.

Jan 07, 2016
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Iamjeff6 from Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dec 09, 2015
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DrBass from Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Apr 26, 2015
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bdfuhr01 from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Apr 12, 2015
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JMB71 from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Apr 07, 2015
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Pklimas from Michigan

2.48/5  rDev -37.4%

Nov 29, 2014
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SonOfKyuss from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Nov 09, 2014
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DrBier from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

Sep 23, 2014
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Devman171 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

Sep 10, 2014
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BigRizz62 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

Aug 19, 2014
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reebtaerG from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Aug 18, 2014
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wrightst from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Jul 11, 2014
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lbb from Maryland

5/5  rDev +26.3%

Jun 16, 2014
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

Apr 26, 2014
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DrinkSlurm from New York

4/5  rDev +1%

Mar 05, 2014
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Guden from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Feb 22, 2014
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shahn from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

I've been going to Franklin's when they were just a deli. The bar has a great view of the brewery (glass) - I've done some neat photography here. The beers on tap are all tier own (if you want other breweries, downstairs cooler has an Excellent collection of micros & wines). The beer styles change seasonally with a few staples that are year-round. Beers are good but sometimes the tap lines aren't the cleanest. I have a super sensitive nose & have worked in the industry, to be able to tell.)) Try the VanDam if it's offered. Stouts and Porters were always tasty, especially the Imperial Stouts.
Atmosphere in the bar is locals, college student w/their families, etc.
Bar area also has tables.
Art on the walls and sculptures are "meh" but it's a pseudo-college area.

Do not leave without visiting the toy store & pick up some gourmet food items. (Hot sauce, wine & a 6-Pk)!

Jan 13, 2014
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Boone757 from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Oct 29, 2013
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nickfl from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Oct 15, 2013
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dexterk1 from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Visited not too long ago with my fiancee. This place brews there own beer(always good). Atmosphere is very nice. Good bar are to hang out and an upstairs area with more tables. Food was very good. We both had pizzas and they were delicious.
Beer selection was pretty good. I would love to see more beers to chose from, but they can only brew so many at one time. They seem to switch up some often. We tried several beers and they were all very good quality. My favorite was the twisted turtle pale ale. The IPA and the antilles stout were also very good.

Jul 21, 2012
Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store in Hyattsville, MD
Brewery rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 414 ratings