Franklin Inn

★★★★☆
  • 2313 Rochester Rd

    Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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  • 412-366-4140

About Franklin Inn

Hours
Monday -Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday - Closed

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Let me start off by saying...I love my Mexican food! My sister and I eat Mexican at least once every other week. I've heard so many good things about this place, so I was extremely excited to try it! The service and beer was great,

3
★★★★★

Let me start off by saying...I love my Mexican food! My sister and I eat Mexican at least once every other week. I've heard so many good things about this place, so I was extremely excited to try it! The service and beer was great,

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There is no doubt that these are the best wings in the world! Friendly service with just the right neighborhood flavor to it. Great beer selection (draughts and bottles) and great fun at the bar. The Chili and burritos are also great!

3
★★★★★

There is no doubt that these are the best wings in the world! Friendly service with just the right neighborhood flavor to it. Great beer selection (draughts and bottles) and great fun at the bar. The Chili and burritos are also great!

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A friendly staff and delicious, unique food & drink awaits your visit to the Franklin Inn. The Cibula family has owned and managed this Franklin Park landmark for over 25 years. They pride themselves on providing an ever-evolving menu of

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★★★★★

A friendly staff and delicious, unique food & drink awaits your visit to the Franklin Inn. The Cibula family has owned and managed this Franklin Park landmark for over 25 years. They pride themselves on providing an ever-evolving menu of

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We are really lucky to live only 5 minutes away from "The Inn" so we're there for happy hours, lunchtime and dinner, but if you don't live as close as us, it's worth the drive. It's family owned and operated and everything is homemade and

3
★★★★★

We are really lucky to live only 5 minutes away from "The Inn" so we're there for happy hours, lunchtime and dinner, but if you don't live as close as us, it's worth the drive. It's family owned and operated and everything is homemade and

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I must start by saying I am not usually a Mexican food fan...but I really like the Franklin Inn. They offer a huge variety on the menu....from Mexican food to burgers to kids meals. My 7 year old son loves it too as he can get butter

3
★★★★★

I must start by saying I am not usually a Mexican food fan...but I really like the Franklin Inn. They offer a huge variety on the menu....from Mexican food to burgers to kids meals. My 7 year old son loves it too as he can get butter

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I have been to the Franklin Inn several times and the fresh food and friendly environment keep me coming back! Everything you hear is true, they serve only the freshest ingredients and if those ingredients are not up to their standards,

3
★★★★★

I have been to the Franklin Inn several times and the fresh food and friendly environment keep me coming back! Everything you hear is true, they serve only the freshest ingredients and if those ingredients are not up to their standards,

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We went to the Franklin Inn for lunch today, and left after waiting about 30 minutes without being waited on at all. As we sat there we watched as 3 tables received their drinks and 2 of those tables also had placed their orders. All of

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★★★★★

We went to the Franklin Inn for lunch today, and left after waiting about 30 minutes without being waited on at all. As we sat there we watched as 3 tables received their drinks and 2 of those tables also had placed their orders. All of

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It is truly hard to express how terrible this place is. The best thing I can say about it is the beer was cold. One thing is for certain - the so-called Mexican food is atrocious. My girlfriend's burrito thingy was like a glorified hot

3
★★★★★

It is truly hard to express how terrible this place is. The best thing I can say about it is the beer was cold. One thing is for certain - the so-called Mexican food is atrocious. My girlfriend's burrito thingy was like a glorified hot

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My wife and me went for the first time. Poor service, which I can sacrifice for good food. But, the food was not very good. The salsa was good, but it was served with cold stale chips that must have been left over from lunch. The margarita that I had was very tasty and the beer my wife had was cold. We ordered a chicken quesadilla as an appetizer, it was good, then down hill from there. She had the taco dinner with rice and side salad. I had a three choice combo with chimichanga, beef enchilada, and chile relleno. The tacos were cold, dry and tasteless, my enchilada, the beef was rubbery, dry, and stringy. The chile relleno was under cooked (the batter like undercooked scrambled eggs) and extremely salty. The rice was crunchy, like it was undercooked or left over. We ordered a side of guacamole, it did not have much flavor. I have never had quacamole that had to be mixed with sour cream, unless they were using sub par or over riped avacados. I lived in San Antonio, and San Diego and have had some very good Mexican and Tex Mex food that set the standard for my taste. This place was absolutely horrible. I have to say that when I got home, the wad that was sitting in my stomach made it's way into the toilet in no time. I do not recommend this place or food to anyone. I challenge any good review to try a place like El Campasino's to try what a good Mexican food place has to offer, and at a fair price. Sixty dollars to vomit my meal was a little steep.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and me went for the first time. Poor service, which I can sacrifice for good food. But, the food was not very good. The salsa was good, but it was served with cold stale chips that must have been left over from lunch. The margarita that I had was very tasty and the beer my wife had was cold. We ordered a chicken quesadilla as an appetizer, it was good, then down hill from there. She had the taco dinner with rice and side salad. I had a three choice combo with chimichanga, beef enchilada, and chile relleno. The tacos were cold, dry and tasteless, my enchilada, the beef was rubbery, dry, and stringy. The chile relleno was under cooked (the batter like undercooked scrambled eggs) and extremely salty. The rice was crunchy, like it was undercooked or left over. We ordered a side of guacamole, it did not have much flavor. I have never had quacamole that had to be mixed with sour cream, unless they were using sub par or over riped avacados. I lived in San Antonio, and San Diego and have had some very good Mexican and Tex Mex food that set the standard for my taste. This place was absolutely horrible. I have to say that when I got home, the wad that was sitting in my stomach made it's way into the toilet in no time. I do not recommend this place or food to anyone. I challenge any good review to try a place like El Campasino's to try what a good Mexican food place has to offer, and at a fair price. Sixty dollars to vomit my meal was a little steep.

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If you've never been to Texas or California... this is good Mexican food. Its a fun place to go if you are from the North Hills. Drink out of ball jars like you were back in the 70s. The bar is small and local. It's been here forever. It's Mexican food done by Pittsburgers... and its quaint. (It's the best we can do after the Chi Chi's debacle) Julia Child was not respected by the French and I suspect the Franklin Inn is not respected by any Mexican but you might just like it. In Pittsburgh we hear about the Mexican culture invading our country but at The Franklin Inn it won't worry you one bit..... it's American Mexican complete with the Ben Franklin logo to tie it all together. Leave a good tip the service is excellent.

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★★★☆☆

If you've never been to Texas or California... this is good Mexican food. Its a fun place to go if you are from the North Hills. Drink out of ball jars like you were back in the 70s. The bar is small and local. It's been here forever. It's Mexican food done by Pittsburgers... and its quaint. (It's the best we can do after the Chi Chi's debacle) Julia Child was not respected by the French and I suspect the Franklin Inn is not respected by any Mexican but you might just like it. In Pittsburgh we hear about the Mexican culture invading our country but at The Franklin Inn it won't worry you one bit..... it's American Mexican complete with the Ben Franklin logo to tie it all together. Leave a good tip the service is excellent.

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The Franklin Inn is a very good mexican restaurant. The chicken enchiladas were a highlight. Everyone I know who has eaten there, has loved the food. The staff is very friendly. The price is appropriate.

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★★★★☆

The Franklin Inn is a very good mexican restaurant. The chicken enchiladas were a highlight. Everyone I know who has eaten there, has loved the food. The staff is very friendly. The price is appropriate.

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With all the glowing reviews, I had high hopes for finding this a top-notch Mexican restaurant. It was not to be. From beginning to end, this was a bad experience. The sign said "Wait to Be Seated," but no one showed up to seat us, so we had to go into the bar to ask. There were only two other tables of diners when we sat down, yet a simple lunch took forever to show up. The beans were dry and tasteless; the guacamole was the strangest, most unpleasant taste we've ever encountered for this usually exquisite blend of avocado, tomato, onion and chili pepper or powder -- no need to ruin it with sour cream. The taco was fine; the chili relleno just soggily mediocre. Obviously, there must be better things on the menu, but these are standard Mexican fare and frequently indicative of the quality of a restaurant's food. What a shame.

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★☆☆☆☆

With all the glowing reviews, I had high hopes for finding this a top-notch Mexican restaurant. It was not to be. From beginning to end, this was a bad experience. The sign said "Wait to Be Seated," but no one showed up to seat us, so we had to go into the bar to ask. There were only two other tables of diners when we sat down, yet a simple lunch took forever to show up. The beans were dry and tasteless; the guacamole was the strangest, most unpleasant taste we've ever encountered for this usually exquisite blend of avocado, tomato, onion and chili pepper or powder -- no need to ruin it with sour cream. The taco was fine; the chili relleno just soggily mediocre. Obviously, there must be better things on the menu, but these are standard Mexican fare and frequently indicative of the quality of a restaurant's food. What a shame.

Pros: good chips; good spicy ground beef

Cons: very slow service; really bad food

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The Franklin Inn is good if you know what to get - and that is the wings. They are grilled hot wings. They take 20+ minutes to prepare, so don't be in too much of a hurry. But, they are worth the wait. The wings are split - you get a combination of the drumettes and the wings. They are moist but crispy on the outside (you can order them extra crispy or extra charred), and are fairly spicy. They are charred from the grill, and are coated with a trace of tobasco-based sauce. Skip the Mexican, but definitely try the wings!

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★★★☆☆

The Franklin Inn is good if you know what to get - and that is the wings. They are grilled hot wings. They take 20+ minutes to prepare, so don't be in too much of a hurry. But, they are worth the wait. The wings are split - you get a combination of the drumettes and the wings. They are moist but crispy on the outside (you can order them extra crispy or extra charred), and are fairly spicy. They are charred from the grill, and are coated with a trace of tobasco-based sauce. Skip the Mexican, but definitely try the wings!

Pros: cozy, great wings

Cons: mediocre Mexican

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My wife and I are recent transplants from Texas, and we have been on a quest for good Mexican food (largely unsuccessful) since we got here. We found Franklin Inn online and decided to try it out with another couple after reading the reviews. I'd say I agree with the majority of the posts here as far as the margaritas go; they are quite tasty and they don't short you on the tequila. They sell them by the masonry jar which is fun. As far as the food goes, I'd say it's well above average for what we've had in the Pittsburgh area although it's still not quite what we've been looking for since leaving Texas. I ordered seafood enchiladas that were quite good once I got over the fact that it came with a dill cream sauce that I would've expected on stroganoff or some German beef dish instead. The chile con carne is good with chorizo added, although we wished it was a little thicker. All in all the food was very good if you aren't sticklers about how authentic it is (it's a Mexican restaurant that features Ben Franklin as its namesake and proudly recommends hot wings as a customer favorite, so what do you expect?).

My wife and I will come here again for the cozy ambience and good food, but our quest for Northern TexMex continues! So far this would be our choice for taking friends/family out, and El Campesino would be our pick for the most authentic - and affordable - fare.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I are recent transplants from Texas, and we have been on a quest for good Mexican food (largely unsuccessful) since we got here. We found Franklin Inn online and decided to try it out with another couple after reading the reviews. I'd say I agree with the majority of the posts here as far as the margaritas go; they are quite tasty and they don't short you on the tequila. They sell them by the masonry jar which is fun. As far as the food goes, I'd say it's well above average for what we've had in the Pittsburgh area although it's still not quite what we've been looking for since leaving Texas. I ordered seafood enchiladas that were quite good once I got over the fact that it came with a dill cream sauce that I would've expected on stroganoff or some German beef dish instead. The chile con carne is good with chorizo added, although we wished it was a little thicker. All in all the food was very good if you aren't sticklers about how authentic it is (it's a Mexican restaurant that features Ben Franklin as its namesake and proudly recommends hot wings as a customer favorite, so what do you expect?).

My wife and I will come here again for the cozy ambience and good food, but our quest for Northern TexMex continues! So far this would be our choice for taking friends/family out, and El Campesino would be our pick for the most authentic - and affordable - fare.

Pros: cozy ambience, plenty of parking, good margaritas

Cons: Not all that authentic

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This cozy little place has great mexican food, margarita's, and chips. You might have to wait a little to be seated, but, it is way worth it!!

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★★★★★

This cozy little place has great mexican food, margarita's, and chips. You might have to wait a little to be seated, but, it is way worth it!!

Pros: great homemade chips and salsa

Cons: You might have to wait on a table if you get there after 6pm

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I'm not sure where to start! Everything is awesome starting from the service, to the drinks, down to dessert! Have a designated driver handy because once you have one margarita you have to have two. Everything is made from fresh from scratch and served so beautifully you almost hate to put your fork in and disrupt the colors...of course your mouth watering quickly prompts you to! Once you do bite into the food you can taste those colors bursting in flavor. Make sure to save room for the homemade ice cream, my favorite being the banana or chocolate chile'. Anyone who doesn't like the Franklin Inn abviously doesn't know mexican or has had their taste buds burnt off!!!!

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★★★★★

I'm not sure where to start! Everything is awesome starting from the service, to the drinks, down to dessert! Have a designated driver handy because once you have one margarita you have to have two. Everything is made from fresh from scratch and served so beautifully you almost hate to put your fork in and disrupt the colors...of course your mouth watering quickly prompts you to! Once you do bite into the food you can taste those colors bursting in flavor. Make sure to save room for the homemade ice cream, my favorite being the banana or chocolate chile'. Anyone who doesn't like the Franklin Inn abviously doesn't know mexican or has had their taste buds burnt off!!!!

Pros: great food, service and Ambience

Cons: I can't get there nearly enough!

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If this is Mexican, I'm a water frog, I have never seen the likes of this before,everything in the place comes from the MICROWAVE. I know this from inside info people don't be fooled .This is no more Mexican than our POPE. Save your money guy's this place is the worst.

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★☆☆☆☆

If this is Mexican, I'm a water frog, I have never seen the likes of this before,everything in the place comes from the MICROWAVE. I know this from inside info people don't be fooled .This is no more Mexican than our POPE. Save your money guy's this place is the worst.

Pros: Leaving the place

Cons: Is them coning you into thinking their food is Mexican

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The Franklin Inn is a warm, cozy place with a friendly atmoshere.
Although the mexican food is only average, they make the best
margaritas on the planet. After a few margaritas, who cares about
the food (average mind you, not bad). Have been there a dozen times
and will go back another dozen. Always have a great time!

2
★★★★☆

The Franklin Inn is a warm, cozy place with a friendly atmoshere.
Although the mexican food is only average, they make the best
margaritas on the planet. After a few margaritas, who cares about
the food (average mind you, not bad). Have been there a dozen times
and will go back another dozen. Always have a great time!

Pros: Everything is great but the food is average

Cons: Average food

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Although the staff is friendly, the chicken in the fajita was not fresh. The onions were deep-fried. And the chips tasted worse than out of a grocery store.

Do not waste your money on this.

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★☆☆☆☆

Although the staff is friendly, the chicken in the fajita was not fresh. The onions were deep-fried. And the chips tasted worse than out of a grocery store.

Do not waste your money on this.

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This little mexican restaurant is out of this world! Everything here is made fresh and you definitely can tell. This restaurant is much more authentic than your regular mexican chain restaurants. It's family run, and you can also tell that by its excellent customer service. Every time we have been here, the waitstaff is pleasant and your meal is served promptly. You need to visit here on an off-peak time, though, because the dining area is fairly small, and fills up fast. It is common to see large groups of people outside, waiting for a table.

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★★★★★

This little mexican restaurant is out of this world! Everything here is made fresh and you definitely can tell. This restaurant is much more authentic than your regular mexican chain restaurants. It's family run, and you can also tell that by its excellent customer service. Every time we have been here, the waitstaff is pleasant and your meal is served promptly. You need to visit here on an off-peak time, though, because the dining area is fairly small, and fills up fast. It is common to see large groups of people outside, waiting for a table.

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The food is pretty good. It can be bland at times, but you can tell they use the freshest of ingredients. Their chips & salsa are very good, and they have the best wings & margaritas I've ever had! Overall a great place to go to, I live right down the street so I frequent the place often. They are very consistent with their food. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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★★★★★

The food is pretty good. It can be bland at times, but you can tell they use the freshest of ingredients. Their chips & salsa are very good, and they have the best wings & margaritas I've ever had! Overall a great place to go to, I live right down the street so I frequent the place often. They are very consistent with their food. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Pros: WINGS, MARGARITAS, SALSA

Cons: NONE

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Wonderful restaurant. Not expected in the area it is in. Food is authentic mexican, and the atmosphere is welcoming and the staff friendly. There bar is great, serving up the best ( and the biggest) margeritas!

4
★★★★☆

Wonderful restaurant. Not expected in the area it is in. Food is authentic mexican, and the atmosphere is welcoming and the staff friendly. There bar is great, serving up the best ( and the biggest) margeritas!

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This is very good family run mexican restaurant located on rochester road. It is suprising to find a place like this in an area which grossly lacks cultural diversity. The starwberry martini's are highly recommended over here.

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This is very good family run mexican restaurant located on rochester road. It is suprising to find a place like this in an area which grossly lacks cultural diversity. The starwberry martini's are highly recommended over here.

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By far the best wings I've ever had, the best in Pittsburgh, and I've had ALOT of wings

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By far the best wings I've ever had, the best in Pittsburgh, and I've had ALOT of wings

 

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