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The Franklin Inn

800 N Cleveland St, Richmond, VA 23221-1616
+1 804-716-9493
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab bites” (2 reviews)
“amazing food” (2 reviews)
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American, Pub
$$ - $$$
800 N Cleveland St, Richmond, VA 23221-1616
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Wow this place is small, stopped in for a late lunch after a museum visit in area. I knew the restaurant was small but wow, tiny. Something like 5 booths, 5 small tables and maybe 8-10 seats at bar. Everything is close together so am...More

1  Thank M C
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Quaint location, charming staff and amazing food! What a gem! I can't believe we have lived in Richmond all these years and have missed out on this spot.

1  Thank CRGUnitedStates
Steven G, Owner at The Franklin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

So glad you found us! Thanks!

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This place is so cute and the food was delicious. They have a smaller menu but that's okay because they have a variety of foods and beer. Place is small but it's accommodating. The staff was very friendly and we will definitely be returning.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a late evening dinner in this quaint establishment. Had the special which was cod, with a caper cream sauce, served with brown rice and the vegetable of the day-braised collards. They were amazing. Cooking with bacon and duck fat, only wish I could learn...More

Thank HokieInMD
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This little gem is small, but the food is wonderful, down to the cute outdoor patio. It's in a private neighborhood that the locals stop in to have a drink and talk with each other. The owner is friendly and stops and talks to each...More

Thank rjk101214
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Nice little local place. Have had lunch, dinner and happy hour ... Pretty consistent and pretty good.

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Ate here as a last minute decision and won't be going back. Great waiter, cute restaurant but the food was just average. Shrimp, hush puppies and the wings were good.

Thank Jilleyfish
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

I love coming here! The food is always excellent and the staff have always been welcoming and helpful. They have an outdoor patio for nice days and the restaurant is cozy and intimate. I would highly recommend.

Thank EscapeSeeker28
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We were there March 10, 2016 and I would recommend The Franklin Inn for anyone who wants to relax, be entertained, and enjoy good food! It's in a great location, by Monument Avenue. We chose to sit outside, which was perfect! We had the Special...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We love to visit the Franklin Inn! The food is good and they have a nice selection of wine and beer. It is very cozy and comfortable. We always feel welcome!

Thank Linda t
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
American, Pub
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 N Cleveland St, Richmond, VA 23221-1616
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-716-9493
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