Neighborhood Eats: Franklin's
Comments () | Published March 27, 2008
Franklins Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store
Address: 5121 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Phone: 301-927-2740
Neighborhood: Hyattsville
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Pizza, Fusion/Eclectic, American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Open Sunday 11 AM to 9 PM; Monday 11 AM to 9:30 PM; Tuesday through Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 11 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: West Hyattsville, Prince George's Plaza
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Fried oysters; oyster stew; burger; caramel bread pudding.
Buttermilk-soaked onion rings at Franklin's. Photograph by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg.

Wacky colors and brewery apparatus are the backdrop for the high-energy scene and fusiony comfort food at this Hyattsville crowd pleaser. Families descend on weekends—the adjoining general store with retro toys and candy is a big draw. Foodwise, it’s best to stick to basics: oyster stew, burgers, and a savory caramel bread pudding made with loaves from nearby Uptown Bakers.

-March, 2008 

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