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“Great atmosphere”
Review of The Franklin

The Franklin
Ranked #44 of 336 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$40
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed eating here. The pretzel at $4.00 for an appetizer was fantastic and maybe the best thing on the whole menu. The food was a bit eclectic but tasty. Would go again with different expectations.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 2kids2go
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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

In town on business and my normal haunts were closed for various reasons so I decided to give this place a try. My waitress was very friendly and helpful. Had a great red wine, house salad, butternut squash chili, and sausage plate. All were very good with excellent flavors but very filling. The place had a great warm friendly feeling and I really enjoyed my dinner.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank keithk392
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

The Franklin is run by the same company as Tatorria Stella. Understanding Franklin is a different style restaurant we still expected quality food and customer service due to our numerous visits to Stella. Franklin provided neither. We were asked to wait at the bar as our reserved table was still occupied. Three of the four of us ordered drinks (which had to be paid for prior to being taken to our table per the hostess). Then we were taken upstairs to our table which might have been nice had we not had to crawl through guests attending a wedding reception in the same room we were sat in. This meant the joyous frivolity of the group (which they had every right to display) made it impossible for our four person party to hear one another in the small room in which we were sat. Oh yes...and then there was the whole roasted pig being carved up in front of our table with parts being tossed into the trash under the table on which the carving took place. Of course the wedding party couldn't see it but it was all on full display to us. Not appetizing in the least. Three of our party ordered the perch. It was the quality of a coney island. The fries and fish were all overcooked, greasy and dry. The fourth ordered the mac and cheese with brisket. It was not presented well but I was told it tasted good. There were rare sightings of our server. We were never asked or able to ask for a second round of libations. We were all very disappointed and as a result cannot recommend The Franklin.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank D Q
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Saturday at 6:30pm we scored the large middle high top and were told we have 2 hours until it was reserved. Took a little while to get our drinks - but up from there! Dinner was great - Greek salads, Mac and cheese w brisket, burger, stuffed chicken, flatbread, cheese tray and apple crisps. Everyone loved their food.

Staff was accommodating to our large (loud) party and our shenanigans (playing cards against humanity). Lucky for us - the reservation at our table cancelled and we stayed longer for more drinks.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank moosemaybite
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

While touring downtown Traverse City my group stumbled upon the Franklin and all of us had a great meal and the staff was very attentive

Date of visit: July 2017
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Thank Eric H
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