Franklin Cafe

$ $
278 Shawmut Ave (at Hanson St.)
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 350-0010
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am



  • The Franklin Cafe has O'Hara's Irish Stout on draft for $5 and they serve really good food until 1:30am. It honestly doesn't get any better than that.
  • Thumping techno beats aside, the great comfort food draws chefs and restaurant crews post shift to grab real food late night. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Get the black pepper seared sashimi tuna loin w/citron blanc. They also don't eff around when they make a martini. Mine: dirty tanqueray martini, up.
  • Steak frites....mmmm!
  • They have the best Calamari!
  • Shrimp toast. Awesome!
  • Eat at the bar Thursday nights with Nancy are the best and Monday nights with Bethany are the bomb.
  • Fried clams !
  • Awesome quaint little place. Grilled calamari is AMAZING, just wish the portion was slightly bigger. Drinks are tasty as well.
  • Best mussels in the south end!
  • another awesome place. Never a bad meal here. They serve late night.
  • They stay open late...if you're so inclined.
  • Truly amazing food.
  • Painfully loud in here. Hard to enjoy a dinner conversation.
  • Fab drinks w/ a great price point for Boston @ $9!
  • A salad of seared soy-marinated chicken livers and crumbled bacon on sliced fennel, with mesclun & grated horseradish is the standout dish at this American pub grub/saloon hotspot.
  • I love this place. Great food, drinks, and atmosphere.
  • Check out the lomo with pear and manchego
  • Great wings and fries. Burger is enormous.
  • I have been enjoying the Franklin for nearly 20 years, and it never disappoints. Food, cocktails, wine, perfection

Nearby places

541 Tremont St (btwn Clarendon & Berkeley St)
253 Shawmut Ave (at Milford St)
1395 Washington St (at Union Park St)