Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Northwest Florida
  4. Apalachicola
  5. Apalachicola
Franklin Café at the Gibson Inn, Apalachicola, FL

Franklin Café at the Gibson Inn

4.5
4.5
244 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
Briny catches from surrounding waters, craft cocktails, and OCBC brews from our hometown brewery. At the Franklin Café and Parlor Bar, we source fresh and serve simply—honoring the spirit and traditions of the Gibson Inn’s original Franklin Café, which opened in 1907. We invite you to drop in for a Southern-style breakfast, lunch or dinner on the porch, or a Happy Hour toast, as we turn the tide on all-day dining in Apalachicola.

Open Daily for Breakfast 8am-11am, Lunch 11am-5pm, and Dinner 5pm-9pm. Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday! Daily Happy Hour from 3pm-5pm.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Oyster Bar, American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (850) 270-2150
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Edward Reese
  • Private party facilities
    The Franklin Café at the Gibson Inn offers an unparalleled setting for private events. We cater to both small parties and large groups who wish to take over the dining room, parlor bar and/or hotel.Whether your plans include a private dinner, wedding reception or family reunion, email Events@GibsonInn.com for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Apalachicola
  • Cross street
    Avenue C and Market Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 244 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for brunch

  • Northwest Florida

    Healthy

  • Northwest Florida

    Great for outdoor dining

244 Reviews
  1. DaleO

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Lobby gathering created extremely loud atmosphere within the dining area. Expected better!

    Is this helpful?

  2. LisaR

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick and friendly service in the wonderful atmosphere of a historic inn. The Cajun Benedict was excellent!

    Is this helpful?

  3. Mich

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Historic and charming atmosphere. Highly recommend visiting this special spot!

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We wanted to love this place but it really disappointed. We arrived on time for our reservation and were told that we would be seated on the patio but service “may” take a while to get to us. This was an understatement- service took over 2 hours, the food was underwhelming and overpriced for what it was. Our waitress was nice enough, but there were two other tables that received their food, dined, and checked out in the time we were there. We will not return.

    Is this helpful?

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to outdoor dine. The porch was quant with overhead porch fans.

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A "must visit" if visiting the Apalachicola and Saint George Island area.

    Is this helpful?

  7. GlennW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an excellent meal on Mothers’s Day. It was nice sitting on the outside porch. Food was delicious, but service was somewhat slow even though restaurant wasn’t very full.
    Franklin Café at the Gibson InnResponded on May 23, 2024
    Glenn, thank you for joining us for our Mother's Day Brunch. We're elated that you enjoyed the food and thank you for the constructive criticism regarding the speed of service. We are continually trying to improve our guest's experience and your review helps allow us to do just that. We look forward to your return.

    Is this helpful?

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother's Day Brunch Buffet was very well organized. Staff was very polite and very attentive to our requests. A variety of delicious foods that included shrimp, salmon, crab, soup, pork roast, chicken marsala, beef carving station, lots of vegetables and yummy desserts! The music by Cory Hall was excellent!
    Franklin Café at the Gibson InnResponded on May 23, 2024
    Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. Come back soon!

    Is this helpful?

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seven of us went to the Franklin to celebrate Mother's Day. The restaurant was busy, but not crowded and the buffet line flowed smoothly. Every item on the buffet was fantastic, especially the prime rib which was cooked to perfection. Items were refilled before the chafing dishes were empty. The restaurant was well-staffed and the service was perfect with empty plates promptly taken away and drinks never allowed to sit empty. At $75/pp I felt it was a little expensive, but that's to be expected for a special occasion with limited seating. The quality of the meal and overall experience were well worth the expense. We WILL be going back to the Franklin again soon! Grayson Shepard
    Franklin Café at the Gibson InnResponded on May 23, 2024
    Grayson, it was our pleasure to serve you on Mother's Day. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review; we are truly humbled. We look forward to your return.

    Is this helpful?

  10. Anita

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal here. From the service to the food. Breakfast 3 mornings, brunch one morning, and dinner one night.
    Franklin Café at the Gibson InnResponded on May 23, 2024
    Thank you for the fabulous five-star review Anita!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Franklin Café at the Gibson Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (850) 270-2150.

Franklin Café at the Gibson Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 244 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Franklin Café at the Gibson Inn

51 Avenue C, Apalachicola, FL 32320

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Avenue C and Market Street
  • Neighborhood
    Apalachicola
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Oyster Bar, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Edward Reese
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (850) 270-2150
  • Private party facilities
    The Franklin Café at the Gibson Inn offers an unparalleled setting for private events. We cater to both small parties and large groups who wish to take over the dining room, parlor bar and/or hotel.Whether your plans include a private dinner, wedding reception or family reunion, email Events@GibsonInn.com for more information.
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo