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The Franklin Inn

$$ - $$$
American, Pub
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800 N. Cleveland Street, Richmond, VA 23221-1616
+1 804-716-9493
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Maria S
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 how to make them at home. Wonderful service and we enjoyed the atmosphere as well.

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Thank HokieInMD
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 customer. Love that there is not obnoxious music blasting and you can actually talk to... More 

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Thank rjk101214
Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

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

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Thank Bonnie P
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Jilleyfish
Richmond, Virginia
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank EscapeSeeker28
Richmond, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 of the evening, which was Chicken Cordon Bleu. It was delicious. Also, the hand cut... More 

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Thank William T
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Linda t
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The bar and restaurant sits on a corner in one of the old Richmond neighborhoods. It has fine beers, the usual spirits, good bar food, and attractive specials. With a few tables and booths, it has a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The staff treat patrons in a welcoming manner. This establishment reminds me of similar neighborhood establishments in New Orleans.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

The Franklin Inn is a cool place -- good selection of craft beers (several on tap), and it's cozy and intimate. All of the bartenders are attentive and engaging. The food was really good, perhaps better for lunch than dinner (believe it or not, I had both the same day!). At lunch, I had the chicken salad club sandwich, tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Cuisine
American, Pub
Meals
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, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 N. Cleveland Street, Richmond, VA 23221-1616
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-716-9493

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?