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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 September 2021

went to franklins for drinks and desert after reading reviews, place was about half full saturday night when we went in was told to sit anywhere, most tables surrounding the bar area were empty so had a seat and waited for over 15 minutes, finally...went up to the bar to order, drinks were so so with flavor and consistency, decent chocolate cakeMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2021

I went here after a concert at the Kirby Center.. I was a party of one.. and accosted by a few people alot more spirited by me, but the barstaff were good sports as I tried to be. Music was good enough in the bar....Prices fair.. Bar dude actually took a fun picture of my Willie Nelson shirt. Now.. beware using a debit card here to open a tab. They run your card, then pending process for the sale amount before you leave a tip. Then pending process for the amount WITH the tip.. It'll all fall off but we all know how this is with a debit card. It'll be days before my 40$ is released... I'm not sure why some bars and restaurants still operate this way when it comes to swiping for that tab hold and afterward. I rarely run into this anymore... but be mindful if you have needs for the money in your account for whatever the original tab was for.. or pay a cash tip.. or get cash beforehand. Also this is a smoking allowed location.. I like that but some people don't.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 December 2019

We stopped in with a big party for lunch and they were able to accommodate us with no issue. This is pretty typical pub/bar food. The wings were good and the service was fine. It was a nice day so we were able to sit...near the front with the open space and enjoy all the people watching as we waited for our food.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 25 October 2019 via mobile

My husband and I came for drinks and a bite to eat before going to the Kirby Center for a show. The atmosphere is much like a sports bar with an industrial feel. The full wrap around square bar is the center of attention but...there are a few tables off to the sides. It's a seat yourself kind of place. We were expecting more of a restaurant but we sat at the bar, ordered some drinks as well as some food. It wasn't too crowded and we were tended to very quickly. The staff were nice, the food was good and the drinks kept coming which is what we wanted. Good prices. We were actually expecting to pay much more than we did so we left with a full belly, nice buzz and money to spare. I'd call that a good night. Oh and the Kirby center was right nextdoor. Take an Uber... Have some drinks. That's what we did!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 29 August 2019

This is a cool place to hang out with great service, good food in good portion sizes and a nice selection of beers and drinks. The large glass front of the bar opens up completely so when the weather is good you can enjoy some...sun.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2019

The first server (male) I encountered was not at all attentive when I went to Frankin's for dinner Sunday evening and I was there when they were not busy. I sat there for 20+ minutes before he decided to wander back over to take my...order. I ordered the BLT club with fries and cole slaw, which was delicious.The runner from the kitchen brought my meal to me, who was very nice and asked if he could bring me anything else. Later on a female server came by, several times, to see if i needed a refill on my ice tea or water and asked if she could bring me anything else and I asked for my check. She was very nice. Despite the not so great service I received at the beginning, I left a very good tip, chalking it up to.... maybe the male server was having a bad day.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

We stopped at Franklins for after show cocktails at the Kirby Center. This is a great location and we thought we would wait for the crowd to thin out so we were very pleased with our drinks and friendly staff. The food selections looked great...as well.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

Great food and excellent staff. (they will even save you from the local crazies, lol). They are open late which was perfect for us, after seeing the #AceFrehley show. Right in the center of town.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

We went to Franklins for a post wedding gathering! An urban rustic setting settle stage for some amazing cocktails and beer! It was made even better by our bar-back Chris!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 14 May 2019 via mobile

We were visiting to watch The Lords of 52nd Street at the F.M. Kirby Centre, conveniently situated just next door. We'd already eaten so it was just drinks (before and after the show). I was drinking the Yards IPA, she was on the Raspberry cocktail....Both went down well, again and again. We were with a group so didn't really speak to any of the customers but they seemed a good bunch, as were the bartenders who looked after us. They smoke in the bar which I don't really like but there were only a few who did and it didn't spoil our enjoyment. We were last to leave at 2am. That says it all really.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Franklin's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5