Catering >Franklin Inn
2313 Rochester Rd, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1523740.578188 -80.077801
Monday -Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday - Closed
Terrible! – 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, however the food was terrible. I would never recommend this place to anyone. Next time I'll go to el Camp or Emiliano's. Save your money. What a waste of forty bucks!
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! Go! Enjoy!
The North Hills best kept secret! – 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 delicious Mexican dishes and arguably the best margaritas in Pittsburgh. If you are just in the mood for some munchies, the Franklin Inn boasts the most unique and tasty hot wings in the Burgh. It's a fun place to spend a night out with friends and family without "breaking the bank".
Great local eatery – 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 delicious. Our favorite items as a family (in no particular order) are the flash fried, then grilled wings, the soups (my 8 year old daughter loves their chicken noodle soup), the burritos, the lime cilantro vinaigrette salad dressing, the quesadillas, the "skinny mexican" and you can't leave without getting a margarita, sopapillas, and/or a dish of homemade ice cream... Best of all, it's a great value and you never leave feeling hungry!
Great food and service – 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 noodles! The food is very fresh and I hear most of it is homemade. Absolutely love the wings! Drinks are great too. All is very affordable!
Absolutely Fantastic! – 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, then they won't use them. And the homemade ice cream is out of this world! The peanut butter chocolate chip is my favorite....well, it is tied for the mexican chocolate and the oreo. Worth every calorie! But if you are watching your weight, the skinny mexican is everything you could ask for in a tasty mexican dish at under 400 calories. There is something for everyone and kids are welcome too!
Never even got the chips and salsa – 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 those people came in after we did. It appeared that most of the other customers were well known by the staff. It's great to treat your regulars well, but you will not gain new customers by ignoring them. We will not attempt to eat there again.
To keep these reviews honest – 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 pocket. After getting the vibe from looking at other people's food before ordering, I went simple with tacos - and those were terrible - they had no taste and the taco shells were terrible. I make better tacos at home. Please do not believe the hype. I do have to say the atmosphere was decent, so I could see this being an OK play for sitting at the bar for a couple beers and munching on chips and salsa (which wasn't that good, certainly not homemade) but I would never go here for dinner again.
not good – 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.
Must have gone on a bad day – 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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