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The Franklin Inn

) #6 of 20 Restaurants in Bad Axe €€ - €€€ American
160 E Huron Ave, Bad Axe, MI 48413-1313
+1 989-269-9951
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
“salads” (3 reviews)
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American
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
160 E Huron Ave, Bad Axe, MI 48413-1313
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

There were a lot of locals here for the lunch buffet. The food was good, but not great. Variety was also good. Service was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is definitely the premier hotel-motel in Bad Axe. Clean rooms, a great dining room, friendly bar staff. The owner is always on premises and friendly, really a nice guy. I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Thank johnbukie
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Friends took us there for dinner. I can't begin to tell you how below average it was. The steak was like shoe leather, the fish was frozen and deep fried, the popcorn shrimp had be popped for a long time. The ribs were almost average...More

Thank Pete N
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Dine frequently on weekend when buffet is avaialable. Extensive choices with prime rib as an option. A salad and desert bar are also offered together with the buffet. Great coffee! A complete bar is also available. A banquet hall is avaiable for booking.

Thank Danachas
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Franklin is a tried and true location for all you can eat buffets in the Thumb. The atmosphere is comfortable and the food is consistently tasty. Plan to eat hear if you are hungry and desire a filling meal at a fair price.

Thank David J
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Franklin Inn is med. priced. Good to have Banquets there. The staff is great. Nice clean place to stay overnight.

1  Thank Fran L
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Their buffets are very generous, but the food is so-so. I would suggest ordering off the menu for dinners.

Thank Margaret N
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This used to be a go to place for a great buffet. Unfortunately, it's gone downhill over the years. It's just a bit below average now, but the wait staff was at least attentive.

Thank David P
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Was in here this past Saturday night for dinner with a friend and we both had the buffet. It was pretty good. A good selection for the salad bar, let alone the main buffet itself. Good salads, seafood and prime rib.

Thank DDUB_10
Reviewed 22 March 2016

It seems like over the years they have been selling more items that come from Gordon Food Service or some other prepackaged source. Quality isn't what it used to be. Desserts are so so. I don't like paying to eat out when it tastes so...More

Thank seetheusainaford
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 E Huron Ave, Bad Axe, MI 48413-1313
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bad Axe
  • Phone Number: +1 989-269-9951
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Description
It is the restarant within The Franklin Inn Motel,which searves to the regular public. We had buffet style and everything was delicious,and fair priced
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