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Franklin Giant Sandwich Shop

464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
+1 860-296-6574
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“grinder” (28 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian
464 Franklin Ave, Hartford, CT 06114-2908
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Reviewed 10 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 26 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 6 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 9 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 24 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 4 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 14 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
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I can still remember my first time as a child going here with my father over 40 years ago. He bought a Pepper and Egg grinder and I had some. Over the years I have other grinders and their pizza and it's all really good,...More

Thank Kparfl
Reviewed 23 February 2016

excellent more meat than i could eat very good meat mortella old school capocolla just spicy enough service very freindly

Thank Marlene M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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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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