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Alumni Restaurant & Bar

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American, Bar, Pub
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391 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1350
+1 508-528-8804
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well not everyone there knows my name, but it is clear that this is a neighborhood hangout, and it is friendly to everyone, including me. Good burgers and salads, and there are many other entrees to choose from. I always have to ask for extra sauce when I have pasta, but other may enjoy plain pasta without any sauce. Personal... More 

Thank ansky777
Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great and the Roast Beef sandwich was even better! Also has a nice selection of draft beers.

Thank David W
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Have eaten at Alumni a number of times and have never been disappointed. My son orders the Alumni burger which is about 1/2 lb of meat on a large roll; fills you up. I have ordered the chicken pot pie which is difficult to finish, highly recommend. Comes with stringy onion rings on top... awesome. We have also ordered the... More 

Thank eplajones
Franklin, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I stopped in for a quick lunch and was met by a friendly staff. Good food and not a long wait. Nice warm cozy atmosphere.

Thank Pastordave2014
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211 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Was at a party there and they had a buffet. Salad was good, chicken and pasta was tasty. Mashed potatoes were hot and creamy. The fish was so-so. Service was quick.

Thank cityglow
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped by last night and had a great meal for dinner, nothing special, just good food at a very reasonable price. Service was fast and the portions were large.

Thank Dana S
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I always get the same thing - I can't help it - it's too good. Small roast beef, fries, side of Au jus, and a side of beef gravy. I dip my sandwich in it, fries, sometimes my shoe it's so good. Grab a beer, maybe two sides of gravy and you will not be sorry.

Thank TDK44
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner last night at Alumni. Thought we try it again after reading recent reviews in trip advisor. We had last eaten there two years ago. Disappointed then and still find it very disappointing. Started with the fried clams with onion rings which weren't too bad. My wife asked about the BBQ ribs to see if... More 

Thank Shakesmacoo
Franklin, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Alumni has a few items that are consistently good. The roast beef being one. The other is their lobster rolls (yes you read that right). A casual watering hole where service is good and the food is good.

Thank Mary P
Bridgewater, NJ
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Came into the area for the Jimmy Buffett Concert, read reviews on Trip Advisor and enjoyed a great evening. Went in for dinner, our server Meghan was outstanding. Helped with selections, portion sizes and constantly checking on us. With 4 of us, we ordered shrimp scampi, hamburger mac & cheese, fried clams (with bellies) and lobster bisque/lobster roll; all were... More 

Thank P L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 391 E Central St, Franklin, MA 02038-1350
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 508-528-8804

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?