Visiting Franklinton, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Columbus neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a diner to a couple brewery.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Franklinton, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Tommy's Diner
Topping the list is diner Tommy's Diner. Located at 914 W. Broad St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 179 reviews on Yelp.
On the menu, look for the classic grilled cheese sandwich on Texas toast, the breakfast burger topped with a fried egg and a grilled chicken and strawberry salad. Soups, omelets, breaded mushrooms and roast beef are also on offer.
2. Land Grant Brewing Company
Next up is brewery and bar Land Grant Brewing Company, situated at 424 W. Town St. With 4.5 stars out of 157 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
The brewery has an extensive beer list, featuring the Stiff Arm IPA, the Pool Party Pilsner and a blackberry cream ale. The spot also offers barbecue, including baby back ribs, a pulled pork sandwich and beef brisket.
3. BrewDog Franklinton
Another brewery, BrewDog Franklinton, is also a neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 103 Yelp reviews. Head over to 463 W. Town St. to see for yourself.
The craft beer spot offers a range of regular brews, as well as seasonal and non-alcoholic beverages. Burgers, hot wings, a grilled chicken salad and classic fries are also on offer.
4. Ray Ray's Hog Pit
Check out Ray Ray's Hog Pit, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 59 reviews on Yelp. You can find the barbecue food truck at 424 W. Town St.
Try the spare ribs, the jerk chicken thighs, the smoked brisket or the pulled pork sandwich. Add coleslaw, baked beans or macaroni and cheese to your order.
5. Strongwater Food & Spirits
Finally, there's Strongwater Food & Spirits, a local favorite with four stars out of 181 reviews. Stop by 401 W. Town St. to hit up the cocktail bar and New American spot next time you're in the neighborhood.
The menu features jackfruit tacos, a grilled lamb burger with caramelized onions, cream of butternut squash soup and more. For dessert, try the pumpkin spice coffee cheesecake, the Granny Smith apple fritters or the chocolate cupcake with candied pistachios.