Franklinville Inn
Franklinville Inn

Franklinville Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.franklinvilleinn.com/
  • Phone: 8566941577
  • 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Franklinville Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
208 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
99% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (169)romantic (121)neighborhood gem (97)fit for foodies (83)good for groups (45)notable wine list (22)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (12)late-night find (9)great for lunch (8)scenic view (8)great for brunch (7)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
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    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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.
  • first time at the Inn
    Ajg2001
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    on a slow night, took awhile to get drinks from the waitress waited 20 minutes to be seated plenty open tables available maybe they were short handed that night , but could have said something crab dish was excellent first time to a resturaunte that offers 1 veg item
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great renovation!
    Sophiesmom
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised with the newly renovated dining room with tall comfortable booths and great lighting! Have been coming for years and the room was in need of some updating. Our meals were all good and our waiter was very pleasant. Will visit again. Franklinville Inn is beautiful at Christmas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Big taste in a small town
    Notmuchofameateater
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Wow, never a disappointment. Polite service, great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great ambiance and food. Somewhat pricey. Portions were small.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Dwdaffy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We go to the Franklinville Inn for special occasions and we've never been disappointed. The food and the service are consistently great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Willie M. Robinson
    willierob
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We drive from Delaware to dine at Franklinville and the drive is well worth it, the food is excellent and service is great. the best crab cake around and the salads are a meal in itself. We will be coming along time if Franklinville don't do like a lot of Restaurants start cost cutting and ruin the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Kfiz
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We love The Franklinville Inn. It is our spot for special occasions. Every anniversary and birthday is spent there. Awesome service too.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Use to great, becoming so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    This used to be one of my favorite restaurants - the food great, the service perfect, and the price fair. But as most things come to an end, I fear that Franklinville Inn has begun their decline. First, the menu prices have crept up. And up. AND UP. It's darn near impossible to get out of there for less than $50 or $60 a person when you have drinks, an entree, and dessert. Next - the service here really bugs me, and increasingly so. While the servers are efficient, they come off so trained, so robotic, that it's just laughable. Whoever owns Franklinville Inn and allows someone to train their servers (because they're all just alike) to be robots should be fired. Let's just say this is no longer a good value, or a great place,sadly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This Was A Good Choice
    Spamalopes
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I heard good things from various people about Franklinville Inn. Made reservations for wife's birthday dinner 60 days ahead. Glad I did. There were no empty tables. Sometimes you anticipate something so much it doesn't live up to expectations. Not in this case. The food & service were outstanding. The presentation of each food item was matched by their deliciousness. The chef's special fish soup was robust with flavor. My wife's filet mignon was tender. My broiled seafood combo was fantastic. The dessert tray had so many options and every one made our mouth water. My wife got creme brulee which they lit at the table. My tiramisu was enormous & awesome. Waitress was friendly & on the ball. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must go!
    HW2000
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Franklinville Inn should be your destination when looking for fine dining at its best! The food is always consistently outstanding, the service from all workers impeccable, and your experience will be one that will encourage you to return again and again. From the moment you are graciously welcomed to the Inn, to your experienced waitstaff ready to meet your every need in spirit, food, and dessert requests, you are in for a delightful treat when visiting. The Franklinville Inn is amazing and a must-go-to destination for delicious dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • goodeatin77
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Service was "outstanding". Food was beyond belief. The salad wedge has to be the classic of all time. The portions were way, way more than we could eat. Prices are a little high, but its worth the trip. We really enjoyed the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to par
    Jeri60
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Dining experience was mixed. The soup, salad and my husband's prime rib was delicious! However, ny shrimp and scallops in lemon butter sauce had a strange taste and didn't sit well with me. The serve was a little slow and my potato was not very hot. The atmosphere is really nice. Will try it again though.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good night
    jwgen
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    From the time we walked through the door I knew we were in for a good experience .server was very pleasant and knew the specials.wife had crab cakes fried,I had crab cake and filet done med rare that melted in your mouth.The crab cakes were nothing but crab and very good.We rate this dinner a solid ten
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SJ Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was referred by a colleague and I have been anxious to find a nice restaurant close to home. It more than exceeded my expectations. Great staff and service and the food was phenomenal. I look forward to becoming a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    BigAl
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Having been going to the Franklinville Inn for over 20 years. I have never had a bad meal or bad service. The place is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two words: crab cakes
    hooch
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is my go-to for a special occasion. Did not have a long wait this time, just long enough for one drink at the bar-perfect. The hostess knew who we were to seat us (she said that's part of her jobs, to remember faces) and seated us (my gentleman friend and I) in a more "remote" location, so that was nice. Sinatra and old-timey romantic music was perfect. Our server, David, was attentive. Bread was warm (maybe try a dipping oil?), salad was as expected. The crab cakes are nothing but crab and a little spices on top--what they should be, and delish. I've only had crab cakes here! My only complaint was the stuffed potato...seemed a little too "neat" and assembly-line looking, and a little salty. No dessert or coffee, we were too full.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bilkat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We do not have to go to Philadelphia for an excellent meal. Franklinville is our favorite place to dine for special occasions. We love the food, atmosphere and the staff. Great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • conkar
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    very poor meal. we hughly disappointed. It's always been a good experience for us, but not this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nick321
    Nick321
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Simply one word " Excellent "
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent
    ClassAct
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The entire experience was Excellent. The food was outstanding, the service and staff the very best. No wonder it is my choice for the very best in our area. The entire visit was so looked forward to and, as always, a very memorable experince. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Great Atmosphere, etc
    rayzee
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Outstanding food, Outstanding ambiance, Outstanding service. A wonderful place to take that special person in your life whether it be a special occasion or just any time. Also a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion with friends. I can't say enough about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good!
    LJZD
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been going to the franklinville Inn for over 20 years and it never fails to delight us. We love how they deliver freshly baked bread to the table shortly after they take your order. The house salad is always fresh and nicely arranged. The petite filet is cooked to perfection and the stuffed potato is the best!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet