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The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store

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They have everything!

Don't run around looking for any souvenirs. Just stop here. They have gifts, clothes, and cleaning... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Thornwood, New York
via mobile
Worth the visit - lots and lots of things!

If you want to enjoy beach-theme items or bring back a nice gift for someone, you must stop here... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Lavallette, New Jersey
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1205 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735-2335
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Don't run around looking for any souvenirs. Just stop here. They have gifts, clothes, and cleaning supplies. They really have it all.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fivestarbeachbum
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you want to enjoy beach-theme items or bring back a nice gift for someone, you must stop here. I think the store has just about everything Its been around since I was a little girl!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sprinkles111
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This place has it all. From rub on tattoos to toilet plungers. You can find gifts for friends or buy a bike.. they have crab traps and t-shirts. Ultimate junk store. Bring $20 and you’ll leave with a hat and salt water taffy.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank krocking123
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Ben Franklin is an all- time favorite emergency stop or rainy day idea while visiting the Jersey Shore. You can find an amazing amount of everyday fix- it items to fun things to keep kids busy or small gifts to bring home from the shore....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank onnembocs
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This store has tons of random stuff. It is a cute little place to walk around and grab some things needed for your little vacation or to grab some souvenirs.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mariat1978
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Although you can find almost anything you need in Ben Franklin, I love to browse through the gift items. Be sure to look at the items on the wall behind the register.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 3 January 2018

That's what they have, a little bit of everything. Great place to go for whatever you need, greeting cards, summer stuff, odds & ends etc. Better than going over the bridge.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jimmiethemum
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Ben Franklin has been an institution in Lavallette for years and years. I can recall growing up and going there for beach toys, kites, chairs, and just about any other household item you can think of. It's still the same today. A true gem at...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Todd E
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

A real Lavallette tradition, Ben Franklin has been in town forever. Classic general store selling everything you need plus more. Lots of beach goods for sale as well. Love old stores like Ben Franklin and supporting local businesses.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank andrewsC7868UF
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Can always find what you are looking for and things you didn't know you wanted in this 5&10. The store has been around for a long time and is a must stop by when visiting the shore

Date of experience: May 2017
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9 October 2018|
Response from onnembocs | Reviewed this property |
I'm not from the area so don't know for sure. I do know however that Ben Franklin stores were a chain. We had one in North Arlington , NJ and Kearny,NJ