Franklinville Inn
Franklinville Inn

Franklinville Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.franklinvilleinn.com/
  • Phone: (856) 694-1577
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 8566941577

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 538
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Franklinville Inn
The Franklinville Inn continues to delight patrons with innovative cuisine & exceptional service. With the emphasis on presenting only the freshest seasonal ingredients, skillfully prepared & inventively presented, The Franklinville Inn is the destination of choice for exceptional dining. The elegant design & warm interior create an inviting & intimate atmosphere for you & your guests. Whether you're part of a large group seeking a great place to enjoy an evening of superior cuisine or looking forward to an intimate dinner for two, The Franklinville Inn is certain to please.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Franklinville Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
225 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (179)romantic (133)neighborhood gem (106)fit for foodies (93)good for groups (46)notable wine list (27)vibrant bar scene (15)hot spot (14)scenic view (10)late-night find (10)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Birthday Special on a Friday Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our night at the Inn, our very first visit, proved to be a totally enjoyable experience with just a few exceptions. The food was great and our server, Candice, was wonderful (warm, professional & attentive). I have only two recommendations for the Inn. 1. Upon our arrival at 6:40 PM (for a 6:45 reservation) 3 other couples were already waiting for seating in the foyer area. As I approached the desk a young lady asked my name which I gave her immediately. From that point to the time we were assigned our table a good 20/25 minutes later, no one spoke another single word to us. During that time we were forced to wonder, is something wrong, do they have our name correct, do these others waiting have reservations or are they walk ins, how long will the wait be??? The young lady, upon receiving our name never responded in any way, never acknowledged our name or reservation being on record. Someone should have acknowledged our reservation and told us how long the wait would be. Any communication whatsoever would have been appreciated and would have relieved the anxiety we experienced. We kept looking into the hall from the foyer hoping to ask someone but the person at the desk (a more mature woman) was on the phone the entire time and it was not possible to interrupt her to ask about the situation. We simply felt ignored and began to wonder what we in for. Someone, anyone representing the Inn should acknowledge each reservation and give at least some hint as to the wait time. If the wait is longer than 10 minutes past the reservation someone should come out periodically and tell the group "we haven't forgotten you". 2. No parking was available at 6:60 PM. All spots on premise were already taken. I saw no signs suggesting where else we might park. This would have been helpful. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. The bar drinks were the best. Expensive but worth every penny. Will definitely be going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special place for special dinners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Franklinville Inn is one of the finest dining experiences in the Delaware valley. They are known for their House crab cakes which are second to none. For those seeking a quiet intimate dining experience this is your place. Their serving staff are very well trained in making sure you dinning experience is perfect. It appeared that one server, served about 3 tables giving each plenty of personal attention. Food presentation is somewhat straight forward and does not look like tiny works of art, which for me is a positive. Portion size is another plus. These are not tiny fancy portions, but very thoughtfully presented generous portions. Appetizers are a little pricy, yet side dishes are quite reasonable. I suggest you locate their web site and review their menu selections and prices. Every couple should experience a special night of fine dinning at the Franklinville Inn.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I typically love the relaxed feel here, but my last visit I experienced a rather unpleasant event. I asked to speak to management about the inappropriate conversation at a table nearby that I was highly offended by. Unfortunately, the manager choose to move our seats, though we did nothing wrong. After my fiancé called the manager back over and asked why we were moved ad if they had planned on speaking to the table about their behavior she apologized and said she though I wanted to move. I don't feel I should have been the one punished for their rude behavior and remarks. Management did offer us dessert on the house as an apology, but I am still so mad that this was mishandled. The y should have been asked to leave for what they were saying.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home Run!
    JDTDiningout
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Excellent food and service. Filet Tips Oscar was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fabulous!!
    Franklinville
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Had a wonderful dining experience at the Franklinville Inn. This restaurant is truely excellent from the food, service and atmosphere. I could not asked for more and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Slvrscoobie
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Love this place, brought our friends for their first time. They loved the food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and atmosphere
    NJdinet
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    great place to have an enjoyable dinner and catch up with friends with few interuptions/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This restaurant is outstanding is every way. Service, gourmet food and great taste. Many of the menu items are among the best that I have tasted. Best Crab Bisque! Best Caesars Salad. Outstanding entries!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hidden treasure
    jack
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Food and service is excellent. ... Rob is an excellent waiter, the best I ever had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We always have a great experience at Franklinville Inn. We have been going for years and buy gift certificates for family and friends. The service is impeccable and the food always arrives piping hot. Our favorites are the prime rib, crab cakes and salmon. The desserts are very large portions and always delicious. Wine specials by the glass are always good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    FirstTimer
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    this was my first time going the the Franklinville Inn....i heard from a friend that it was very good. Everything was definitely good, but I wouldn't say it was anything to really rave about, plus it's definitely not cheap. The service was very good, however my entree came out only a couple minutes after I got my appetizer, so that felt a bit rushed. Overall, im not knocking the place, like i said it's definitely good, absolutely worth a try....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Franklinville
    AMK1
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We've always considered this restaurant to be a gem. The food is wonderful, service is great and ambience is simple, relaxed and friendly. The food is always outstanding although this last meal I enjoyed had a bit too much salt. That being said, 9.5 times out of 10, the food is fresh, tasty and reasonably priced for all the food you're served. The ribs and crab cakes are both outstanding, filet was perfectly cooked and desserts were well presented and delicious. The cream of asparagus soup sat under the heat lamp a bit too long, creating a thin film on top but we forgive the staff since the hot bread that's served is a perfect accompaniment. We'll be sure to request Jeffrey as our server when we return, as his service is always top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • abbey1
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My wife and I are making it a habit to go to the Franklinville Inn for our anniversary. Everything is done with a touch of elegance and personal touch. BUT: make sure when you do have the apple pie dessert order just one. It was HUGE and OUTSTANDING ! Thanks to the entire staff at the Inn. A wonderful place to eat & relax.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of a kind
    hungeryman
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The Franklinville Inn is a one of a kind dining experience the food and staff excellent! you won't find another place like this satisfacation is top priority they have this down to a science. everything they make is to perfection. there is something on the menu for everyone and made to your likings. the inn is truely a five star restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AWESOME
    DFun
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I have been to the Franklinville Inn numerous times and I have NEVER had a bad meal. The food is DELICIOUS!!!! Excellent service :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Online Reservations
    HappyEater
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The online reservation feature is very convenient. The problem with it we didn't discover until we arrived and were eating. We wanted a 5:30 reservation but the reservation app would not let us have that time. Logically we thought that time must be booked. We arrived for our 4:45 reservation and we were the only people in the place. We finished around 6:00 and approximately 6 groups came in and sat in various places, no one near each other. We would have had no problem getting a table at 5:30. Next time we will wait to get a live person by phone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • reservations
    PTpoppop
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    reservations for 6, didn't get seated until 6:30, I think that is a little too long.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A GEM AND CRAB BISQUE
    BARBIE
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    SEVERAL YEARS AGO OUR CHILDREN GRACED US W/A GIFT CERT. TO "THE FRANKLINVILLE INN".. IT WAS A CHRISTMAS GIFT, AND FROM THAT FIRST HOLIDAY VISIT WE KNEW THIS "GEM" WOULD BE OUR SELECTION FOR "SPECIAL-OCCASION-DINING".. THE SEVERAL DINNING ROOMS, LARGE BAR AREA, AND AN EXCELLENT STAFF, COMBINED W/SOFT LIGHTING, CRACKLING FIREPLACE (IN SEASON), AND THE BEST CRAB BISQUE, STEAK AND/OR SEAFOOD IN T/AREA GIVES IT MY 5+ STAR RATING.. WE'VE INTRODUCED THE INN TO SEVERAL OTHER COUPLES AND ALWAYS, BUT ALWAYS ATTEND W/ONE OR MORE FOR AN EXCELLENT EVENING OF FINE DINING.......
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 star experience.
    Beerman60
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Best experience I've ever had at any restaurant in my life. Celebrated my anniversary there. Told them in advance it was my anniversary and requested champagne be at the table when I arrived. When we arrived we were treated like royalty. The hostesses and the waiter all wished us a happy anniversary, champagne was waiting for us at the table as requested. Food was great! Service was great. I certainly won't wait for my anniversary to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Always Outstanding!!! Food is always prepared very well and very tasty
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    Michael
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We love to come for special occasions, and this time our dining experience was as memorable as ever. The food was delicious and the service was perfect! Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stop. never a bad meal.
    oldguy1VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Enjoy every visit to the inn good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been going for our Anniversary for the past 3 years. Each year it has been wonderful. The food is always great and the staff is always pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always outstanding
    kingfood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    As usual, the Franklinville Inn was outstanding. The food, service, and ambiance is always first rate. We have been going there for twenty years, and it has never disappointed, always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Franklinville Fantastic Inn
    Cfoodlover
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    After hearing many positive reviews, decided to give it a try for a 'birthday celebration'. We were more than impressed, from the hostess who greeted us how we were seated and the awesome waiter who was personable and knowledgeable! The food - to die for. I have never had crab the way this restaurant serves it! Lump crab cocktail was generous and succulent! Our meal was accompanied by a fine Malbec - nicely priced at $6.99 for a generous portion! This is now our favorite restaurant - even after frequenting The Chop House and Cafe Lamberti. We had the stuffed flounder and encrusted Salmon, we are going to try the aged steaks next visit! Oh, and dessert! Perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jb2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I would rate this restaurant as one of the top in Gloucester County.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinning Place
    Jimbo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We go here once twice a year and never had a bad meal love this place
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ustwo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    the Franklinville Inn has always been my go to place for special times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Boss113
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I will be back soon. I forgot about this place.......No more
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a special treat!
    ay2kbug
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The Franklinville Inn has consistently over many many years remained a very special experience. It is a little pricey, but worth every cent. We usually reserve our visits for special occasions. Last week I took my wonderful daughter for a wonderful 40th birthday dinner at Franklinville. Just the two of us. It was quiet and relaxing. We both groaned over the delicious food. Our waiter was oh so professional and pleasant. Next week my husband and I are going again with three couples from our neighborhood for a celebration of several birthdays. I can't wait! My favorite dishes are the crab cakes and the sweet potato casserole with cinnamon butter. Easily accessible from all South Jersey. This place is one you will be happy you tried.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib
    ds66
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have gotten the prime rib before, but this time the prime rib was very salty, to the point that I almost asked the server to take it back. I don't send food back so I ate it but it was very very salty and I like salt. I was disappointed to say the least.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    ruby711
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The Franklinville Inn has the best food around the area. The waitstaff is so nice and always there when you need them. The desserts were also unbelievable!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I have eaten in the most expensive restaurants in the area ,particularly steak houses and me and my wife both agree this was the best stake we had in a long time also the soup,wedge and the crab cocktail were excellent. The cream brûlée was also at the top of our list. The price for this dinner was very affordable. I would highly recommend this restaurant. My wife and I will definitely be back. P.s. The service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best In South Jersey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The best filet mignon in south Jersey. Everything on the menu is delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great2dine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    great service delicious food reasonable prices what more can I say
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Aweswome!!! Neighborhood gem!!! Wish the hours were more accommodating though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unchanged
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I've been to The Franklinville Inn many times and their menu remains UNCHANGED. Their dishes are great but it would be nice to see new items or specials.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    greatplace2dine
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    From the moment I entered being greeted by the hostess, to the time I left, I couldn't have been more pleased with the hospitality of all the employees. The food was exquisite to say the least, so my compliments to the chef. Truly a wonderful atmosphere, and would "Highly" recommend the Franklinville Inn to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oh Ribs
    rye0pa
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great food. I strive to make the ribs as good as this place. Everything was excellent. They are a little too quick on asking if you want pepper. I think that they should deliver your food, let me taste it and come back in 2 minutes and offer pepper. Overall I can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.