Franklin Inn Mexican Restaurant

2313 Rochester Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15237

Under $25

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,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
We are no longer taking reservations. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Valid between: April 26, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2099
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
Friday
Evening - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
Sunday
Closed - Restaurant

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
Diana B.

One of our absolute favorite places! Amazing food and drinks, top service with friendly staff!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2021
Josh R.

Best Mexican in Pittsburgh. Small restaurant small business can’t beat their food. Only place we go


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 08, 2021
Erin C.

Always amazing!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2020
Cyn R.

They do a GREAT job w/Covid precautions & social distancing.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2020
Gregory P.

Excellent service and food. Owners very accomidating. Will return soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2021
Gilbert B.

The food, staff and value are excellent.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2021
Mario S.

The best staff around. Always a pleasant experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 20, 2021
Thomas M.

Did not serve wine by the glass. Very loud atmosphere.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 11, 2021
Diana B.

One of our all time favorite restaurants!!! Amazing food and margaritas, wonderful, attentive staff!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2020
Mike O.

Excellent in all categories!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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.


Overall: 5/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 4/10
Nov 02, 2020
Kaylor W.

The southwest chicken wrap just tasted like a salad in a tortilla. The enchiladas were not at all how the description said on the menu. The pico was just straight tomatoes with some cilantro. The guacamole was flavorless. The salsa was watery. However, the chorizo appetizer was very good.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 26, 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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 09, 2021
David F.

Excellent


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Bonnie M.

Really like the reservation venue, Our waitress Kathleen was wonderful and our meal was excellent!!Thanks Franklin Inn!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2021
Karen F.

Always good food- friendly service-great people!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2020
Donna M J.

We love Franklin Inn: the food, the employees, the owners. Can’t go wrong. Doesn’t disappoint. Thanks.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 5/10
Oct 12, 2020
Alexis M.

Our server was great however our food took 45 minutes for 4 people.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2021
Jami H.

Excellent service and food as always!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 12, 2020
Ron M.

Pleasant and accommodating server. Good food at a fair price.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 05, 2021
Danielle C.

Best Mexican Restaurant In Pittsburgh!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 12, 2021
Alan H.

Excellent experience. All went well.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 01, 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!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 02, 2021
Beth M.

Food and drinks were awesome! Wish the tables were a bit larger to fit all the yummy dishes!


Overall: 6/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 3/10
Mar 04, 2021
Donna R.

My Lobster enchilada was microwaved with tuff tortilla. The margaritas were overly sweet. Not the best it has been.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
Bailey B.

It was a great experience. Everybody was so nice and they handled the COVID restrictions and protocol well!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 25, 2020
Mike O.

Our go to place, excellent service and food, and the margaritas are the best in the world!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 11, 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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2020
Jim B.

Everything was excellent!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 01, 2020
Dan Y.

I would like a diagram of the seating to choose the table I want if available.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 26, 2021
Shelley T.

The food and service was excellent! Love the Franklin Inn. Would highly recommend it!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 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..


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 22, 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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 01, 2021
Barb T.

Wonderful as usual


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 04, 2020
Chris G.

Excellent!! We loved the food, the atmosphere, the waiter, the fried ice cream at the end!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 06, 2020
Marc J. M.

Efficient and friendly service with excellent food and drinks! Thanks! We’ll be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 2020
Belinda S.

Love this place!! thanks for keeping us safe!!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 10, 2021
Marcie G.

The best margaritas in Pittsburgh! Food was delicious! Friendly and helpful service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 30, 2020
Kim Z.

Love the food and margaritas at The Franklin Inn. Staff is always so friendly. So glad we can dine in again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 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!!!