Franklins Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store

5121 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20781


Neighborhood: Hyattsville

Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Pizza, Fusion/Eclectic, American, Deli/Quick Bites

Opening Hours:
Open Sunday 11 AM to 9 PM; Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 11 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

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.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups

Happy Hour Details:
Daily 4 to 6:30.

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays


March 2004 Dirt Cheap Eats

The last thing you'll do at Franklin's is eat. First, browse the general store, where you can buy frames, earrings, specialty soaps, wine and beer, bags of candy (you pick) for $3.50 a pound, and oddities like chocolate voodoo dolls and life-size stuffed dogs.

If there's a wait, relax on a bench or sit in a large hand-shaped chair. Like the old hardware store the space once housed, the restaurant is funky, with exposed brick, bright yellow walls, and patchwork tablecloths. Upstairs is a bar devoted to Terps fans.

The kitchen serves everything from Vegetarian Cottage Pie--chili smothered with cheese and piled high with mashed potatoes ($10.95 and enough for two)--to a plentiful appetizer of chicken satay ($5.95) and barbecue chicken pizza ($10.95). Franklin's brews its own beer; house drafts are $3.95.