Where to Eat & Stay

Franklin Foodworks Dining

Franklin Foodworks
Our cafeteria-style eatery in The Franklin Institute is a lively, sun-filled place for a family meal. Our house-made soups and chicken tenders, crisp french fries, fresh salads and sandwiches, juicy hamburgers, and pizzas plus fresh-baked cupcakes and other desserts are familiar enough for kids yet sophisticated enough for parents' palates. Franklin Foodworks occupies one of the museum's two original wings on the main floor, a grand space with soaring ceilings, enormous windows, and spectacular views of the Parkway and Swann Fountain.

Located in Jordan Lobby, Second floor
Monday-Sunday, 11:00AM-3:00PM
Open to the general public

Franklin Foodworks Express
Franklin Foodworks Express offers a full range of snacks and beverages on the go.  It's the perfect place to quickly refuel and refresh during your visit to The Franklin Institute.  

Located in the Bartol Atrium, second floor
Sunday through Wednesday: 9:30AM-5:00PM*
Thursday through Saturday: 9:30AM-7:00PM*

*Cafe will be open later for evening events and IMAX presentations.

A brown-bag lunchroom facility with vending machines is also available. Reservation required Monday - Friday.

Group Dining Information
For a listing and map of nearby eateries, visit our Information Desk in the Atrium or view our Restaurant Guide.  Many are within walking distance!

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