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Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop

464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
+1 860-296-6574
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“grinder” (30 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian
464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Started eating here late 80's or early 90's but after moving hadn't been here in a few years. Returned to get my favorite of all grinders - the chicken cutlet. It was still incredible - 3 to 4 layers of tender chicken, cheese, red and...More

Thank CONNvacationers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a prosciutto grinder here on 6/2 and it was delicious as usual. My only concern was the cleanliness. The front case was nearly empty except for a few nearly empty containers and cheese/meat wrappers. The glass was dirty and the womam who served...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's dirtiest places I have ever been in, grinders where disgusting we threw them out and went to McDonalds

Thank merle m
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I hate to do this to a place that has been a Hartford institution for (according to other reviews) more than 40 years. I know I first went here in the mid 80s. Everyone raves about the size of the grinders and yes, they are...More

Thank nagled
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy or anything fan fare about the Franklin GIANT Grinder Sandwich Shop. It doesn't have to. The immense size of their legendary sandwiches and grinders sets itself aside from all others. I picked up a 1/2 grinder with spicy Capicola, peppers, provolone, lettuce, tomato,...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I recently revisited one of my favorite places to eat in the City of Hartford. As a kid growing up in Hartford's Italian South End was a treat for the senses. Excellent food everywhere! Last night a group of high school friends got together for...More

1  Thank bkasmar
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

So of you're looking for a classic grinder shop with fresh cut meat then this is the place!!! I think it's the owner that makes the sandwiches! And let me tell you he's not stingy! The bread is fresh and compliments all the meat and...More

Thank Thinmusyck
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I have frequented this shop for over forty years and this was my first so so experience. The shop was not busy as it was a Thursday at about 2pm. I requested a 1/2 turkey sub with swiss cheese instead of provolone but got provolone...More

2  Thank Boston_Billy
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Having grown up in the south end of Hartford, I have been spoiled when it comes to grinders - subs, hoagies or maybe heroes, depending on where you are in the states - and, by far, Franklin Giant is the best! While I have not...More

Thank Kayleigh K
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Franklin Giant Grinder is still the place to hit in the old Little Italy part of the South end for a great, we'll portioned and inexpensive (for the size) grinder. The chicken cutlet with provolone and roasted peppers is a must have.

Thank giaabruzzi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:45
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:45
07:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-296-6574
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