Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant

2313 Rochester Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15237
$ Mexican

Over 41 years of scratch made food served with neighborhood hospitality.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 2313 Rochester Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15237
  • Cross Street: Oakleaf Lane
  • Location: North Hills
  • Cuisine: American | Mexican |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 412-366-4140
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Takeout Available, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant - Franklin Inn Sign

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Late spring hours 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
Late spring hours 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Late spring hours 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Late spring hours 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Late spring hours
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.88 out of 5 stars based on 728 votes

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Apr 23, 2021
Mary beth D.
Never a disappointment !

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Apr 16, 2021
Paula G.
Went there for my birthday dinner, it was awesome as always.

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Apr 11, 2021
Michael P.
Best Mexican restaurant in the North Hills.

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Apr 09, 2021
David L.
Great service and margaritas were as advertised. Mole is the best

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Apr 09, 2021
David F.
Excellent

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Apr 08, 2021
Angie R.
Great food and excellent service! Always a really good time at the Franklin Inn.

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Apr 07, 2021
Erin C.
Always amazing!!

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Apr 03, 2021
Mario S.
The best staff around. Always a pleasant experience.

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Apr 01, 2021
Barb T.
Wonderful as usual

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Mar 31, 2021
Heidi L.
Always a pleasure to visit the Franklin Inn!

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Mar 26, 2021
Shelley T.
The food and service was excellent! Love the Franklin Inn. Would highly recommend it!

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Mar 21, 2021
Theresa C.
Myself, my husband and my sister and her husband love coming to Franklin Inn. Chef Nemario always seems to have something new and exciting on the menu and we also have our favorites. We’re so excited to be back to in door dining, we will be back.

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Mar 16, 2021
Jen D.
Everything was great, first time eating in the restaurant and we felt safe, atmosphere was better than we thought. And food, as always was great

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Mar 12, 2021
Alan H.
Excellent experience. All went well.

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Mar 11, 2021
Diana B.
One of our all time favorite restaurants!!! Amazing food and margaritas, wonderful, attentive staff!

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Mar 11, 2021
Dana S.
As always, Franklin Inn was awesome. They never disappoint!!

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Mar 10, 2021
Karen F.
Always good food- friendly service-great people!

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Mar 06, 2021
Brian K.
Best wings in Pittsburgh

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Mar 06, 2021
Kathleen K.
The Franklin Inn is known for its scratch-made authentic Mexican food and fantastic margaritas. The food is always delicious and the jalapeno margaritas always hit the spot! The owners and chef always interact with the customers, giving you a welcome and at-home feel.

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Mar 04, 2021
Josh R.
Best Mexican in Pittsburgh. Small restaurant small business can’t beat their food. Only place we go

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Mar 03, 2021
Jami H.
Excellent service and food as always!

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Feb 27, 2021
Christine L.
Our service was awesome and good food.

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Feb 27, 2021
Christine L.
The food and margaritas at the Franklin Inn are always excellent, and this time was no different. The staff is very friendly, and the experience is always enjoyable.

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Feb 25, 2021
Kurt M.
Food was great as always

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Feb 21, 2021
David D.
This is such a great Mexican restaurant. Very diverse menu and superb daily specials. Great food and drinks with great staff. Don't forget to try John's homemade ice cream.

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Feb 19, 2021
Betj N.
This was the 1st restaurant we have been to in 9 months. As expected, they are doing an amazing job. All safety protocols in place. We went for the salmon special which was delicious

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Feb 15, 2021
Gilbert B.
The food, staff and value are excellent.

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Feb 14, 2021
Donna J.
LOVE the Franklin Inn experience: great food, friends & fellowship. Have supported them nearly every week of the pandemic either by take out during closure or inside during limited % opening.

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Feb 10, 2021
Jenifer A.
We love that we have such a great restaurant so close to our house! It is always consistent and always delicious. We think the people are great as well!

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Feb 07, 2021
John F.
Everything was perfect!

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Feb 05, 2021
Danielle C.
Best Mexican Restaurant In Pittsburgh!

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Feb 03, 2021
kim l.
Julie is the best! Thank you for great food and service!!

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Jan 30, 2021
Rebecca D.
Loved the food. Loved the service. It would have been nice to have some soft music for the ambiance. Perfect evening!

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Jan 28, 2021
JOSEPH M.
Best place around. Hands down best Mexican and wings in area. Been coming here for 25 years. Consistency is your key.

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Jan 25, 2021
Ali H.
Always an absolute pleasure having dinner there. The waitstaff is amazing and so is the food and drinks. 10/10 experience EVERY time!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 23, 2021
Robert N.
We have always been fans of the Franklin Inn, but we have had some interesting changes we haven't liked. The old style yellow (chicken flavored) mexican rice was the best, but last year it switched to a "herbal" type of rice and it isn't very appetizing. Also the ground beef seems to be more salty than ever before. It makes it hard to eat the tacos and enchiladas. Hopefully they cut it back a little. he wings are still the best and always awesome. Chris made them perfect last time. Fajitas are great as is the salsa and chips.

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Jan 22, 2021
Daniel K.
Great food, served timely, great staff

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Jan 17, 2021
Joyce G.
Great food, great company, wonderful experience. Chef came out to check on us making us feel very cared for.

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Jan 10, 2021
Mark S.
As always.... all entrees and service were terrific. And of course.... the Franklin Inn margaritas are fantastic. It was great to be back for in for dining.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 12, 2020
Ron M.
Pleasant and accommodating server. Good food at a fair price.

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Dec 04, 2020
Amber H.
Everything was awesome. We had a great dinner with fantastic drinks and terrific server. Its our favorite place to go.

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Nov 30, 2020
Dan Y.
I would like a diagram of the seating to choose the table I want if available.

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Nov 29, 2020
Kim Z.
Love the food and margaritas at The Franklin Inn. Staff is always so friendly. So glad we can dine in again.

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Nov 25, 2020
Mike O.
Our go to place, excellent service and food, and the margaritas are the best in the world!

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Nov 20, 2020
Erin S.
As always, had a fantastic time. One of our margaritas was incorrect and the issue was quickly resolved. Food is always stellar and the staff is always friendly.

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Nov 18, 2020
Jill s.
Our server and all of the servers are excellent , but especially last night. The food was the best I've had in a long time.. it was our first time back inside, although we did a lot of take out. The cranberry apple margaritas were amazing

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Nov 18, 2020
Belinda S.
Love this place!! thanks for keeping us safe!!

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Nov 14, 2020
Mike O.
Excellent in all categories!

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Nov 13, 2020
Gregory P.
Excellent service and food. Owners very accomidating. Will return soon.

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Nov 12, 2020
Diane J.
It's so nice to go to a family owned business and get true authentic Mexican food. The Margaritas are the best in the burgh. Kathleen our server goes above and beyond.

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Nov 11, 2020
Bill V.
The food was delicious, the atmosphere and staff so cordial, and the ease in making reservations and distancing quite acceptable . Hope to return with other members of our family!

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Nov 09, 2020
APRIL W.
Excellent!!So happy to be back:)

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Nov 08, 2020
Brian B.
Myself and my wife and kids just love everything about the Franklin inn we are so glad you’re open again thank you!!!

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Nov 06, 2020
Diana B.
One of our absolute favorite places! Amazing food and drinks, top service with friendly staff!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 04, 2020
Chris G.
Excellent!! We loved the food, the atmosphere, the waiter, the fried ice cream at the end!

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Nov 01, 2020
Joe M.
The reservation system worked great. The service and the food was excellent. We have been worried about dining out because of covid, but we felt perfectly comfortable at the Inn with everyone taking every precaution possible. We will be going back soon!

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Oct 31, 2020
Elizabeth E.
Boyfriend 50th birthday. he loved it. COVID precautions were being followed, Sarah our waitress was attentive and knew the menu, gave great reccomendations, and as always, the margaritas ! and complementary chips and salsa were outstanding. took home the homemade ice cream which we are still enjoying!

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Oct 27, 2020
Lisa G.
Food was great . The servicer was nice and friendly . We were so happy to be back dining inn. We missed all of the noice and the crowd which can’t happen right now but everything else was wonderful !

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Oct 26, 2020
Susan L.
Always love the Franklin Inn! Fabulous Mexican food and great family feel. You are never a stranger there and it just feels good to be there. Highly recommend!!

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Oct 22, 2020
Bonnie M.
Really like the reservation venue, Our waitress Kathleen was wonderful and our meal was excellent!!Thanks Franklin Inn!

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Oct 16, 2020
Donna M J.
We love Franklin Inn: the food, the employees, the owners. Can’t go wrong. Doesn’t disappoint. Thanks.

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Oct 16, 2020
Judy F.
We had great service. The margs were delicious. The food was very good and we had a lot of fun. Thanks for being open during this tough time.

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Oct 13, 2020
Bailey B.
It was a great experience. Everybody was so nice and they handled the COVID restrictions and protocol well!

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Oct 12, 2020
Maribeth W.
Every time, the food, service and atmosphere are perfect!

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Oct 12, 2020
Bette C.
This is our all time favorite Mexican restaurant. The food is great!!! The Margaritas and homemade ice cream are delicious! It is a small restaurant with nice ambience. It is a popular so its small size sometimes means a long wait, but it is well worth the wait!

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Oct 11, 2020
FELICIA F.
We came from erie.. was a favorite when we live in cranberry twp.. was disappointed they didn't have the Aztec chili .. but enjoyed the wings and our server was attentive.. overall we were happy..

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Oct 10, 2020
Robert B.
Always great . Margaritas, wings, and the enchiladas were as good as ever. Glad to be back.

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Oct 10, 2020
Kristie Q.
Everything was wonderful! Great food, Great service and we will definitely be back!!

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Oct 09, 2020
Cindy H.
Always excellent

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Oct 09, 2020
Carol B.
Always good food and good service!

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Oct 07, 2020
Jim B.
Everything was excellent!

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Oct 06, 2020
Marc J. M.
Efficient and friendly service with excellent food and drinks! Thanks! We’ll be back!

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Oct 06, 2020
Terry B.
As always, food & Margaritas are great and your reservation system makes it very easy to pick out the best time in this day of Covid.

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Oct 06, 2020
Karen F.
Was very easy making the reservations. Was taken in on time. The service was great! Food was delicious! It was so nice to sit at a table IN the Franklin Inn again!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2020
Bonnie E.
The service was excellent the appetizer came out just minutes before the food so the dinner sat for a few minutes. The reservation system was right on time

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 09, 2021
Marcie G.
The best margaritas in Pittsburgh! Food was delicious! Friendly and helpful service.

Overall: 9/10
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Feb 26, 2021
jerry j.
Not a frequent visitor, first time there since the Covid-19 experience. Everyone was very friendly and happy we were there. Our margaritas were perfect, just the right mixture. Our food was served fast and hot and was simply delicious!! I can promise, we'll be back there soon, mask or no mask!!

Overall: 9/10
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Dec 03, 2020
Linda W.
Love the margaritas! Steak and chicken fajitas excellent too. Best chips and house salsa around!!!

Overall: 9/10
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Nov 13, 2020
Cyn R.
They do a GREAT job w/Covid precautions & social distancing.

Overall: 8/10
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Mar 01, 2021
Beth M.
Food and drinks were awesome! Wish the tables were a bit larger to fit all the yummy dishes!

Overall: 8/10
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Jan 20, 2021
Thomas M.
Did not serve wine by the glass. Very loud atmosphere.

Overall: 7/10
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Oct 12, 2020
Alexis M.
Our server was great however our food took 45 minutes for 4 people.