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Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store

About

Franklins is located in the heart of historic Hyattsville in a landmark building built in the 1880’s as a blacksmith and carriage shop. Starting in 1910, the building housed the Hyattsville Hardware Co. which stayed in continuous operation until 1992. In its heyday, the hardware Co. was the center of community activity, selling everything from pots and pans to remedies for livestock maladies, chicken feed and of course, nuts and bolts. Many people bought their first washing machines and iceboxes here. Trains from Baltimore stopped right out back and delivered loads of lumber, stacks of seed, even whole houses from the Sears catalog. Neighbors gathered and talked about the weather, the schools, rising prices and changing times.

Franklins opened in 1992 using many of the hardware store’s fixtures and has helped recapture the spirit of bustling community activity. Franklins delights its customers with a unique blend of great food and beer combined with upscale, practical, and offbeat shopping. The nail bins now hold penny candy and toys, The shelves, once full of hardware and cans of paint, are now stocked with the modern “essentials:” rubber chickens, Legos, chocolate body paint and hot sauces. In our brewpub “addition” completed in 2002, Franklins will fix your appetite instead of your lawn mower and folks still gather to talk about the weather, the schools, rising prices and changing times.

Statement

Art on the Walls: Since 1992, Franklins has proudly displayed the work of local artists. Since 2002, Franklins has partnered with the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance. New shows are hung on the restaurant walls six times a year.

E-mail 301.927.2740
Web Links Website

Open Hours
Sunday Dining Room 11 am - 9 pm
Bar Hours 11 an - Midnight
Monday Dining Room 11 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday Dining Room 11 am - 10 pm
Bar Hours 11 an - Midnight
Wednesday Dining Room 11 am - 10 pm
Bar Hours 11 an - Midnight
Thursday Dining Room 11 am - 10 pm
Bar Hours 11 am - 1:30 am
Friday Dining Room 11 am - 11 pm
Bar Hours 11 am - 1:30 am
Saturday Dining Room 11 am - 11 pm
Bar Hours 11 am - 1:30 am
Location 5121 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville
20781
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