The Franklin Inn

Google Rating:4.5

The Franklin Inn
4.6 based on 177 reviews
  1. James Mills 2023/12

    I lived near here in 2018, and this was my watering hole back then. I came back while I was in town in 2023, and it feels just as great as it was. Friendly staff, great drinks, and cozy atmosphere. This is an awesome neighborhood bar if you live nearby. Don’t think about it, just go and see for yourself!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  2. Campo Life 2023/12

    Cozy little spot to grab a burger n beer good place to relax friendly crowd bartender made me feel welcomed definitely has that neighborhood feel ..cheers
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  3. T K 2023/11

    Great brunch on a quiet city street patio. The Franklin Mess was tasty, but a bit too greasy. The bloody mary was delicious. Our server was great. Will be back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free street parking

  4. Kaye Larson 2023/11

    Cute place, good food and attentive server. Off the beaten path but the day’s aimless wandering brought us here for a late lunch. Ended with a strawberry chocolate layer cake. Wonderful!
    As with all things Richmond…parking is challenging!
    Service
    Dine in
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tarragon Chicken Salad blt, Franklin Smash Burger

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  5. Sammy P 2023/11

    Cozy local pub with Wednesday half off burgers!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Franklin Smash Burger

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  6. Robin Clarke 2023/11

    kinda like Cheers, everyone knows ur name 🤗
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Franklin Smash Burger

  7. Caleb Bridgwater 2023/10

    One of the best burgers and happy hour deals in Richmond, VA. Plenty of happy faces, good drinks, and the Wednesday happy hour burger deal always hits the spot. Highly recommend this little establishment for anyone visiting Richmond or locals looking for a new favorite haunt.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Home Fries, Loaded Fries, Boardwalk Fries, Wednesday Special 6 Double Smashburger, Franklin Smash Burger

  8. Trent matthews 2023/10

    Just sat at the corner of the bar……bartender helped every regular across the bar and still didn’t help me after sitting there 10 mins. If I could give her negative stars I would. Supposedly she didn’t feel well. Buck up or stop drinking honey. You’re a hot mess!
    Food: 2
    Service: 1
    Atmosphere: 1

  9. robbi iris williams 2023/10

    nice little place with grate food. Everyone was super nice and food was very fast and good. I had the smash burger and my girl had the salmon biscuit. Def come back
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  10. Mary Catherine Miller 2023/10

    the biscuits are amazing!!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  11. Cynthia Carter 2023/09

    The chicken came out raw the fries were soggy and cold. My husband ordered a well done burger and it came out medium. He couldn’t eat it. I was not charged for the chicken but they charged us for a burger that was not eaten. We sat beside the kitchen where the one and only cook never washed his hands and did not were any gloves. You better have a steel stomach if you go there to eat
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 1
    Service: 1
    Atmosphere: 2

  12. Tanya mckeithen 2023/08

    It’s a neighborhood bar so not expecting a lot They have a Wednesday burger special that seemed like something you’d make at home. Not bad just glad I didn’t pay full price. Quite middle of the week before happy hour and attentive bartender
    Food: 3
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 3

  13. Anders Lenardson 2023/08

    Super great low-key spot in Richmond. The Franklin burger, artichoke dip, and the pulled pork quesadilla was delicious!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  14. george gibson 2023/08

    Nice crowd friendly people
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  15. Kegan Remington 2023/06

    Some of the best down to earth service I’ve ever experienced. Cool local joint with great burgers. Potentially the best mozzerella sticks in town. Wish I was there on Wednesday for the $6 burger deal.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Homemade Mozzarella Sticks

  16. Gerald Pickett 2023/06

    Intimate local bar on the corner.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  17. Tom De Boeser 2023/06

    Cool spot, interesting menu.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes

  18. Chris Cullen 2023/06

    Limited menu but if want a burger this is worth trying. Went Thursday at Noon and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Loved the Sinatra music.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes

  19. Matthew Feller 2023/06

    We stopped in with a group of 8, and despite being a smaller establishment they were happy to accommodate us. Service was top notch with servers who were genuinely kind and attentive.

    Food was wonderful. I’ve never had mozz sticks like I had here, and let me tell you, they were wonderful. The smash burger was also out of this world.

    Highly recommend for great food, great service, and a cozy but lively atmosphere.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  20. Dean DeCrease 2023/06

    Deeply authentic, tranquil corner bar

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  21. Taylor Bernard 2023/05

    Great service and great food.

  22. k 2023/05

    Great bar with decent food
    Food: 3
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 3

  23. Sage Cannady 2023/05

    I always love coming here!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Recommended dishes

  24. Anthony Portillo 2023/04

    This place was terrible. My drink tastes of feet and grapefruit. Our mozz sticks were big gooey bricks that formed their own monstrosity. Napkins by request.

  25. Stephanie R. 2023/04

    Good food, chill atmosphere, great staff.

  26. Bj Westenberger 2023/04

    Belly up and enjoy a great drink at a great neighborhood bar. Kat will take care of you, and the kitchen cranks out the food. Stop in for one, and you might be there for four.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  27. Ryan Bush 2023/03

    That’s have one of the best brunches in RVA. The mozzarella sticks appetizer is a lot for one person. I was in actual pain after eating one to myself with a cheese burger main and it was worth every bit of anguish.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  28. paul rudzinski 2023/03

    Great place with great food. Kristina the waitress was awesome. Can’t wait to go back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  29. J.D. Phillippi 2023/03

    We loved this place! A wonderful neighborhood place vibe in the afternoon. We will be back.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  30. Timmy Lulfs 2023/03

    My home. My spot.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  31. Hannah Lincoln 2023/02

    The biscuit was surprisingly good! Light, not heavy. Very cute, cozy place and seems well-run.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  32. Kate Allen 2023/02

    Easily the BEST chicken sandwich I have ever had. (Mind you, I added the pickled jalapeños and some sweet sweet cheesy goodness to mine. ) Catt & Christina are absolute gems for all your drinky needs, and Chef Jamie and his crew excel at serving an absolute delight for your tastebuds. Cozy, delightful, and you’ll never go for wanting for company, camaraderie, and joie de vivre.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Vegetarian options
    Tempeh tacos with pico & pickled jalapeños! Vegan smash burger w/ daiya cheese & LTO!

  33. Marco Dulog 2023/02

    The best place in Richmond to get a burger on Wednesdays!!! They are amazing. Great service and great food. Who could ask for more?

  34. Mark Wlaz 2023/02

    Very relaxing neighborhood restaurant and bar. Cozy and unassuming, sitting on the corner of Franklin & Cleveland Streets.
    You can quickly tell that the food is prepared with a level of care and attention beyond what one might expect from a small local restaurant. The service was genuinely nice (nothing “practiced” or “put on”), and timely.
    Our brunch was a pleasant surprise.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  35. Sam H 2023/01

    Great drinks and food!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  36. Blake Andrews 2023/01

    Always a personal touch and friendly staff. Great little outdoor patio, too.

  37. Master M 2022/12

    Great spot to grab a burger and beverage
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes

    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free street parking

  38. Justin Archer 2022/12

    Excellent food with service that quickly gets it to you and promptly fixes mistakes. Atmosphere is delightfully pubby. Food itself is delicious. Overall? I trust this place to care about their customers, and that’s a rare compliment. Cheers Franklin inn.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  39. Duncan Szpara 2022/12

    We got the Franklyn Smash and the Broccoli Caesar. The burger was probably the best burger I’ve had in the city. The broccoli Caesar was also Top Notch. The drinks are also very good here and poured strong. Atmosphere is great as well. Very cozy and feels like everyone know eachother. Highly recommend.

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  40. Peter Daly 2022/11

    Super friendly, great food

  41. Ryan Elizabeth Parrish 2022/11

    Giving this two stars because the service was terrible. The food was awesome and I loved the casual atmosphere. I would consider going back here if the service was to improve.

    When we arrived there was a woman standing on the sidewalk getting her hair cut by her friend in front of us. Turns out that was our waitress.

    We were not greeted when we entered and stood awkwardly for about 4 minutes before the bartender beckoned us to sit anywhere. We went to the cleanest looking table which we still had to wipe down ourselves as there was dust all over it and there was no sight of our waitress. After about 10 minutes our waitress appeared and then took my husband’s drink order without asking me what I wanted. She was in such a hurry she just assumed I wanted the same thing as him. When she came back with waters and I asked for a sweetened iced tea, she brought me unsweetened iced tea.

    It took a really long time to get our food orders in because our waitress spent most of her time hanging out at a table outside, which I believe was occupied by a group of her friends. When I finally did get my order she promised to bring ketchup but then never did.

    I recommend sitting at the bar. The bartender seemed a lot more attentive to their patron. Otherwise, you’re on your own.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  42. Michael Kaplan 2022/10

    I had never visited the Franklin Inn, but then I saw it on a Saturday night and had to stop in for a drink. So glad I did! The atmosphere is phenomenal, as if the bar physically embraces you as you walk in. I only planned on getting a drink, but the aroma of the food begged me to look at a menu. We had the Mussels and Porkrind Nachos. They were next level good. I loved my time at this bar and will be returning soon!

  43. Tomm Shoemaker 2022/09

    All we had was beer and a basket of fries, but it came with a side of insurgent rain. How romantic can it get?
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  44. Tyler B. 2022/07

    Nice small little spot. Great drink.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $10–20

  45. Hannah Tucker 2022/05

    Really love this place for burgers and beer!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  46. benjamin hughes 2022/05

    Richmond to a T. Great little fan bar with good food and a great bar.

  47. Vincent Klug 2022/05

    Picture a classic corner bar–that is the Franklin Inn. Personally, I love that kind of place. The food here good too, definitely, definitely get the Mozzarella sticks. Be warned if you come on a weekend it’s a brunch menu so the normal options aren’t available. The redid the menu recently so its a little more modern fare, but it still has the classic vibe I come for.

  48. Cindy M 2022/04

    Strolled over after an evening at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Whoa, wow and yowza. What a great discovery! The honey jalapeno marg was spot on, spinach and artichoke dip w crispy pita chips divine and the dry rub wings were perfection. This goes on the list of repeat performances. Don’t miss it.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

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  49. Gardner Phillips 2022/02

    Just not a good meal Very loud for 7 customers service adequate
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  50. David A 2022/02

    Timely feel, romantic booths, small bar for enhanced intimacy. Great food and wonderful service with a smile!

  51. Angie A 2022/02

    A neighborhood gem. A special place where everyone kind of knows everyone, the music is good, the drinks are cold, the food is hit or miss, but you’ll always have a good time nonetheless. Love their $6 Wednesday burger night.

  52. Sarah Dart 2022/01

    Had a really nice time ♡
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  53. homer morgan 2022/01

    Lovely neighborhood atmosphere!

  54. Andrew Lucia 2022/01

    If you have never been, then you should. It is a tiny place to make you feel welcome and safe. You’ll long for the days when every neighborhood had a local tavern. This neighborhood still does. The food is scratch made and the cocktails are delicious. Craft beers aplenty. But definitely don’t go because if you do, there may not be a seat for me.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Vegetarian options
    Salads plus tempeh tacos and burger.

  55. Andy Morris 2021/12

    Great neighborhood bar. Good food and good beer. 👍 …

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  56. Ron Shiflett 2021/12

    Cat is great!

  57. Brian Tran 2021/12

    Good service and food.

  58. Steve DiNisio 2021/12

    Great food, good people

  59. Kristen Combs 2021/12

    It was my first time visiting a bar since Corona Virus. They were taking precautions. I felt comfortable with my two friends on their small patio. Only one table is allowed on the patio right now which is perfect for me. We came with the intention of picking up food we called in and saw that the table was open and decided to stay for a couple of drinks! Thanks Miranda you were helpful and sweet! Also delicious reuben!!!!

  60. Diane 2021/10

    Great food, great service. Clean.

  61. James Goodwillie 2021/10

    Small little place but fantastic lunch. The burger was cooked perfectly. Great staff as well.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  62. Otis Clark 2021/09

    Had job interview with them today. Ian is a very nice person that’s easy to talk to.

  63. Chris Feathers 2021/08

    Great locals spot with very high quality grub

  64. Shannon Reinka 2021/07

    The food is amazing! A great neighborhood vibe. Just a solid wonderful spot. I would recommend to everyone!

  65. Brian Shields 2021/06

    This place is a hidden gem. Excellent food without the wait!
    Service
    Dine in

  66. david Rozo 2021/06

    The Franklin inn is a cozy and comfortable place for you to grab lunch and a drink in the heart of the museum district in richmond and one of the best places in richmond to go to. The neighborhood atmosphere really brings it together and if you want a richmond welcome this is definitely a place to go. #rvaeats #overtheriverreviews

  67. Chuck Croll 2021/04

    A beer (OK, 3 beers) and a burger (cooked to order), sitting at a sidewalk table, Sunday late summer afternoon. Burger and fries cooked to perfection.

    Impulse stop while hunting Pokemon,, sidewalk table is within reach of 2 Pokegyms and 1 Pokestop, all afternoon to spin and replenish supply of balls and berries. And drink good craft USA beer.

    Ahhh…

  68. ROB HERVEY 2021/04

    Friendly staff

  69. RacerRick 2021/04

    Closed at 8p on Thursday. Drove 40m to check it out…

  70. Kristen Healy 2021/04

    Made a lot of improvements and the food is now fantastic.

  71. Andrew Blake 2021/03

    Had a great meal with attentive service on a Saturday evening. The homemade Ranch is phenomenal. Everyone in my party was pleased with their meal. Came here after a disappointing experience at Burger Bach and glad we did. Far superior.

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  72. Sue Springer 2021/02

    Food was good. Service was great. Small neighborhood spot.

  73. Corey Campbell 2021/02

    Cool spot, tucked away. Go have a steak & beer & enjoy your day!!
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Features
    Dine in: Yes

  74. Joseph Carlisle 2021/01

    Love getting beers here at night. It’s a great location and always a wonderful crowd.

  75. Brett Bowman 2021/01

    Great place

  76. Elizabeth Sexton 2020/12

    Friendly, neighborhood spot. I had the “little”Franklin burger, which was more than enough even though it’s on the starters menu. A side of fries, with house made ranch dressing was a nice addition. Others in the group had the full-sized smash burger, which was huge… definitely for a bigger appetite. Overall a relaxing, satisfying experience. Great wait staff!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  77. Charles F 2020/12

    While I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat here, it’s actually good enough now that I will eat here occasionally. Which is a vast improvement. It’s best thought of as a neighborhood bar, with food to match, and some food actually pretty darned good (the homemade fried mozzarella). I should note the staff is excellent and it’s a great corner place to grab a drink.

  78. Lourdes Rosado 2020/11

    Great smoked pork shoulder

  79. Katherine Fadely 2020/10

    Small, cozy place. Attentive staff, delicious food. Could have done without regulars smoking right outside the front door, but overall very good experience.

  80. Rick Segers 2020/09

    The food is quality and the people are friendly.

  81. John Cole 2020/08

    Great place, nice menu. The staff was incredibly kind to our kids, and the menu was good.

  82. B Hurley 2020/07

    This was a great place to have a beer and appetizers or dinner. There is a small patio…so call ahead…but it is shady with ceiling fans. The service was fantastic. The appetizers were very good. I would like a bigger variety in draft beer, but the bottled beer selection was pretty good.

  83. Patrick Hanlon 2020/06

    I did not receive my entire order. I ordered an additional side of zucchini fries that was not dropped off with the order. Called the chopchop driver shortly after he had dropped off. He told me he would go back to the restaurant and said they had given many incorrect order this evening. After the call I received no other calls or notifications from the driver.

  84. Chad Painter 2020/06

    Finally stopped in here after saying, “I’ll come by sometime” for years. I got the special the first time, which was great. I usually go for the special in general if there is one. The sweet chili sauce wings are also great. But, the Reuben is what is up. I got it today with wheat bread, the bread doesn’t matter it’s what’s between the bread that matters. Holiday events are always a good time as well, Kahlia goes all out decorating the place accordingly.

  85. Mr. Carolina 2020/06

    We were in Richmond for a night and found this place online about 2 blocks from where we were. It’s a true neighborhood bar which is rare these days. Pretty much everyone there were locals but it still was an inviting atmosphere. They had bowling on nintendo wii which was entertaining to watch. Everyone was very friendly and it was a very chill environment. Would go there again.

  86. Stacy Stevenson 2020/04

    Dive vibes!!

  87. John Wood 2020/04

    Great food. The staff and patrons alot of fun

  88. Terry Bullard 2020/04

    We have loved and supported The Franklin Inn, and bragged to everyone we know about the best burgers in town, but today just didn’t rise to our expectations. After waiting about 40 minutes, we didn’t enjoy out lunch. Very tough and flavorless meat, and the rest didn’t matter. Hopefully, this was a fluke…
    We’ll try again, I’m sure.

  89. Hayle Watkins 2020/04

    Nice little place. Really nice waitress

  90. Harold McClenic 2020/03

    This place was great, no corner cafe, but great!

  91. Canopic Mourning 2020/01

    There was smoking near vcc the door

  92. Brian Colegrove 2019/12

    They are always very accommodating and nice people. The prices are good and so is the food.

  93. Scott Romanello 2019/12

    Date went great. Sunday afternoon environment was perfect for getting to know someone. Staff was friendly and tap selection was great.

  94. john brown 2019/11

    Cozy atmosphere with excellent food and good craft beer selection. Friendly attentive service and great ambiance.

  95. T j 2019/11

    Yummy food.

  96. Drew Johnson 2019/11

    Food was good

  97. Rob Duffy 2019/11

    Good food and friendly staff

  98. Warren Sealock 2019/11

    Atmosphere is great! Process are reasonable and the portions are perfect. Service with a smile.

  99. Marcus 2019/11

    Nice little corner spot! Good food and a decent variety of beer and alcohol. It is a pretty small place, if the bar crowd is fired up it can be a little loud if you’re just trying to enjoy your meal.

  100. john mccalla 2019/11

    The Franklin Inn is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food is always good, and the staff is welcoming and friendly. You should be aware that the place is rather small, with only about 9 tables inside and 3 outside. There are also about 10 seats at the bar, which are typically occupied by regular patrons.

  101. Billy Lambrinides 2019/10

    Always good food & good company. True neighborhood bar/restaurant. P

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  102. John Moon 2019/09

    Really good Eggs Benedict .

  103. Owens Simpson 2019/08

    Wish I got the server’s name because she was AWESOME, made my friends feel right at home as soon as we walked in and was fun throughout our entire stay. I think I had both the best mozzarella sticks and spinach and artichoke dip I’ve ever had. The dip was so fresh and you could tell it was really homemade. I ordered the crab cake sandwich and it truly had little to no filler. I would love to come back here again. You have to catch it at just the right time because there is such limited seating but that’s always what makes it special.

  104. Jordan Brown 2019/07

    I love this place. It’s a great neighborhood hangout. The servers and bartenders are always friendly. My wife and I were treated like family from the moment we walked in.

    Plus, it’s got a nice, cozy feel inside, with several small booths packed into one side and the bar taking up much of the rest of the space. I actually see this as a good thing, though, because it forces you to get to know the regulars.

    I think we’ve gone 3 or 4 times in the last 2 months. Not sure why it took me so long to give this place a try.

    Also, get the pulled pork.

  105. Phil Hess 2019/07

    Excellent burger. $5 on Wednesday! Cool neighborhood joint.

  106. James “Jim” Webb 2019/07

    A great neighborhood bar. Friendly staff. Great food. Feels like home

  107. CeJae Vtipilson 2019/06

    Nothing special food v wise

  108. David Holder 2019/06

    Great food and even better service 😀 …

  109. ernest trent 2019/06

    Small place with good atmosphere. Good food

  110. Taylor Hall 2019/05

    Great food, great service and atmosphere

  111. Nav Eren 2019/05

    Great place run by amazing people.
    Monday night whiskey is a great deal and you’ll meet a lot of fun people!

  112. Cary Starke 2019/05

    A little small for comfort for me. Steak was really good. Great dinner specials. Beer not as cold as I prefer. Service was slow coming and going .

  113. Pete Olson 2019/03

    Small neighborhood spot

  114. Steven Curry 2019/03

    Its okay

  115. Bob Ulrich 2019/03

    Great food. Great atmosphere

  116. Jesse L 2019/03

    This is the best little hole in the wall, neighborhood dive in Richmond! Great bartenders! Great food! All around great place!

  117. john norton 2019/03

    FLIES! Holy moley! So MANY flies. We sat outside on their oh so small patio and it felt like we were sitting next to a dead body that was rotting in the sun. I kid you not, there were hundreds of flies buzzing around. And the restaurant knew of this issue because they had 6 (SIX!) fly traps inside the restaurant – that were ineffective because they were completely covered in the corpses of dead flies.

  118. Adam Nikulicz 2019/02

    Great food. Great service. Great people. Eat here now!

  119. Victoria Thornton 2019/02

    My absolute favorite place on Monday nights!! Really great steak and wine selection.

  120. Niklavee 2019/02

    A lovely hidden gem! This place has excellent service and food. It is quaint and quirky and the girls working it were fun and vibrant. Will definitely be back. Plenty of parallel parking on the streets, two unisex bathrooms downstairs. Get there early because seating is limited!

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  121. Diane Martin 2019/01

    Great food and great service. It was like being home in our new York country bar.

  122. Nancy Powers 2018/12

    Love the Franklin Inn

  123. Andrew Tucker 2018/12

    Good cozy tavern with good food

  124. Nelson Parker 2018/12

    Great little place to hang out and have a great meal.

  125. Brandi Adams 2018/12

    Just not clean

  126. T Nelz 2018/12

    Bartender was really nice! Had an awesome hole in the wall vibe. Will definitely be going back!

  127. Alex Mercer 2018/12

    Unique Richmond spot – great food. Small space so better for small groups (2-4) definitely recommend!

  128. Henry Quinn 2018/12

    Good pours and decent food. All around great little bar with a solid crowd of people. Owner is always there having a good time and making sure you do too.

  129. John Leite 2018/11

    Such a cool place to go. The food’s great and the people are awesome

  130. Matthew Stickley 2018/10

    It is what it is .
    Solid diner food.
    Nice people.
    Good beer.
    Great building.

  131. Christopher Francoise 2018/10

    Local pub, good food, drafts with outdoor seating…

  132. Andrew Bell 2018/09

    The mozzarella sticks and the hushpuppies are good.

  133. Zac Wilson 2018/09

    Good Food Good Drinks what’s not to Love!!

  134. Richard Lucente 2018/09

    Awesome little neighborhood bar. Has a little outdoor seating area. The food is good. Wednesday is burger night and the burgers are great. They are nót precooked and one can actualy get it medium rare. The staff are nice. There is a convienant store across the street you can get smokes if your need.

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  135. William Murphy 2018/09

    Good food at reasonable price. Great bartenders and staff. Nice corner bar.

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  136. Joshua G. Tan 2018/08

    Based on the last visit to the Franklin Inn, I tried the recent Thursday special, a Cajun Chicken Sandwich served with Home Made fries. I have to say, it was the best Cajun Chicken Sandwich I have tasted and I’m more than surprised to have tasted it here of the many places out there. The bread was soft with a buttery layer added on the outside. Tomatoes and lettuce, a classic combination, yet crisp and extremely fresh. Served on top an aioli spread, the well marinated chicken breast was piping hot. The smell the moment it left the kitchen hit me and my coworker like a semi truck and even more satisfying was the first bite! The chicken was so juicy inside, but perfectly cooked. The outer layer of the chicken snapped splendidly. No other way to explain the happiness I felt eating it. I am even more regretful that I was in such a hurry to eat it, I could not take a picture. I would absolutely return here for that amazing Cajun Chicken Sandwich. 5 stars.

  137. Mary [email protected] 2018/08

    Great food and fun

  138. Clark Whitfield 2018/07

    Corned beef hash on point!!! Thanks

  139. Michael Perry 2018/07

    Awesome food, incredible, friendly service, great neighborhood atomosphere! I love this place!

  140. Nicholai Jerome 2018/06

    Always great food!

  141. Nathan Dranoff 2018/06

    Great food and drinks with a wonderful, attentive staff and management.

  142. Brendan Miller 2018/05

    Great food, great environment, staff is wonderful. Burgers are excellent.

  143. Wendy Hoegerman 2018/04

    Cozy place

  144. John Gorman 2018/04

    Great burger… good atmosphere

  145. Brendan de Wet 2018/04

    Awesome food, wonderful atmosphere, and the servers here are so kind. Easily one of my favorite places in Richmond.

  146. Richard Burroughs 2018/04

    Best food and people around

  147. scrim bim 2018/03

    Great food, great drinks, and great friends. What more do you need in life?

  148. Daniel Wehr 2018/02

    Great people and atmosphere. They need larger portions.

  149. Loyal Pridgen 2018/01

    Wonderful staff, great food , nice patio

  150. Patrick McHugh 2018/01

    It’s a place where I really feel at home, I love coming here!

  151. Cami McCue 2018/01

    Awesome food, cute patio, super friendly staff!

  152. Tom Sheranek 2018/01

    Spectualar brunch and I loved the big windows give the place an open feeling.

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  153. Thomas Porter 2017/11

    I dabble in odd, and so does this gem. Great place and excellent people.

  154. Jay Westermann 2017/11

    Amazing!

  155. Martha Skraitz 2017/10

    Best place in the Fan for good food and cold beer.

  156. Sara Woznicki 2017/10

    I’ve wanted to try this place for brunch for awhile. We got there around noon, and got seated immediately. Our waitress took awhile to come to us, then we had to wait on coffee. The coffee was a bit weak. After ordering, she wrote up the specials on the board, which was frustrating because it’s something I would have much preferred but she didn’t tell us about them. Then we waited forever for the food. I got the corned beef hash, and it was seriously only meat, potatoes and eggs. There was no seasons, no pepper or onions. We asked what happened to the veggies, and she eventually brought us out a side dish of the veggies. It expensive for a flavorless meal that took awhile to get. Not the best brunch spot.

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  157. Lauren Poland 2017/09

    I am here all the time- it has great food and a great atmosphere. This has become my very own “Cheers” where I feel at home. Trivia Tuesday’s with Sean are so much fun every time! And I would HIGHLY recommend $5 burger Wednesday because the burgers there are amazing.

  158. William Peters 2017/08

    Quick and traditional breakfast food. Staff and the atmosphere was great!

  159. Sarah Fleming-Lovely 2017/08

    Wonderful servers. Great drinks and happy hours. Pokestop and lots of places to charge your phone 😂😂 …

  160. Jonathan Martin 2017/07

    Great neighborhood spot. Call ahead to get a feel for their availability, it’s small but worth it.

  161. Mary Snyder 2017/07

    Great service, fast, and friendly! Very small but so cozy! I will be going back! The brunch was delicious!

  162. Patrick Wright 2017/07

    Service is attentive without being overbearing. Zucchini fries are something special – not some runt from the freezer. They’re large spears made fresh.

  163. John Prifrel 2017/06

    Stopped in on a whim. Was immediately warmly greeted by a beautiful young bartender. In 15 seconds I had my ice cold beer sitting right in front of me. I decided to have a sandwich and the gracious bartender gently suggested the Chicken Bacon Ranch Sub……FANTASTIC!!!!!
    Like in the immortal words of Austria’ s most celebrated, steroided actor, “I’ll be back!”

  164. Patrick Lawler 2017/06

    Small little neighborhood bar. The bar is nice. The food and service are average.

  165. Beth Sparks 2017/04

    Great for brunch

  166. Gina Baldwin 2017/04

    We LOVE the Franklin! It’s our local bar, we go all the time for drinks after work or brunch on the weekends. The bar is small, but it’s always got a comfortable crown. The food is delicious and fairly priced and the drinks are nice and strong !

  167. Harley Putnam (Andy) 2017/04

    Good draft beers and local flavor. Friendly hangout for Ingress and Pokemon Go players as well.

  168. Luke Morris 2017/03

    Great local bar

  169. Todd Dixon 2017/01

    Great neighborhood restaurant and bar.

  170. Travis Stansbury 2016/09

    My favorite place for steak, bourbon, and a cigar.

  171. Shannon Wolford 2016/08

    Holy crap…. the hush puppies are to die for. Good is great. Small place with outdoor seating Ava lots of regulars.

  172. William Barbrey 2016/06

    Really small and intimate bar with great service and laid back atmosphere

  173. John Livingston 2016/03

    Casual atmosphere and killer pie!

  174. Paul Saunders 2016/03

    My second home.

  175. Darrell Coffey 2015/03

    Wonderful food and staff. Definitely a neighborhood staple.

  176. Drew Lambeth 2014/04

    Awesome neighborhood hangout. Great food and atmosphere!

  177. John Chilton 2013/04

    We love it. Try the shrimp and grits. Neighborhood bar. Draft beer.

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