Where to Eat in Franklin Square: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Dorsey Hagwood

Franklin Square is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 29,320 at the 2010 census. Franklin Square is an unincorporated area in the Town of Hempstead.
Things to do in Franklin Square

1. Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

850 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-4527 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Belgian, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 516-877-2177
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 339 reviews

Waterzooi Belgian Bistro

Reviewed By SaraSaraL1 - New York City, New York

Have recently been back there for weekend brunch and dinner, and the experience is perfection each Tim. The wait staff is attentive and remembers the special requests that we have. They work with the chef to accommodate and they are friendly. Everything from the octopus to the mussels, salads, Mac daddy burger (bacon Mac and cheese on a burger....what's better than that)!!! Raw bar is fresh and delish. Large and well rounded selection of red and white wine by glass and the bottle and great beer selection as well. Excellent experience every time.

2. Filomena's Restaurant

1037 Hempstead Tpke, Franklin Square, NY 11010-2632 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +1 516-437-4919
Excellent
74%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Filomena's Restaurant

Reviewed By Kevin G - Franklin Square, New York

We have been going to Filomena's restaurant for over 30 years and have never had a disappointing experience. Mario, Frank and company will accommodate your every need and respond positively to any request. We have been there with family and friends and no one has ever complained. An exceptional neighborhood restaurant.

3. Umberto's

633 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040-4518 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 516-437-7698
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 234 reviews

Umberto's

Reviewed By debp65 - Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

Visiting Long Island and wanted some NY pizza, stopped by for a slice!! OMG!! The best pizza ever!! Also had Cesar salad and meatballs, the meatballs were the best I ever had!! The sauce was incredible!!! Service was exceptional!! I love New York pizza and I think I just had the best. You must go and try Umberto’s!! Authentic Italian Food!!!

4. King Umberto

1339 Hempstead Tpke, Elmont, NY 11003-1126 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 516-352-8391
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

King Umberto

Reviewed By lejaceman - Garden City, New York

Why? The food is well prepared, consistent, always have new specials to make it interesting, the ingredients are always fresh and the staff makes sure you are well fed. It's always a treat whenever you finest King Umberto's, you feel like royalty because the service is friendly, warm which makes you feel you are dining with family. Old world charm meets new world nuances, oh so delish! The restaurant is divided for the casual pizza side and the fine dining side so you make the choice. If you choose the fine dining side, remember to make your reservations because it does get busy! If you desire old world food made like nana, yes you will find it here and if you want fancy smancy Manhattan-esque flair with excitement, yes this place will rock your culinary expectations. Most of all, you feel satisfied feeling like you really had a great meal. Happy Eating and I'll see you around the table from time to time. Capeche?

5. Crabtrees Restaurant

226 Jericho Tpke, Floral Park, NY 11001-2147 Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 516-326-7769
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Crabtrees Restaurant

Mediterranean/Continental/Restaurant

Reviewed By danfriedmanmd - Miller Place, New York

The village of Floral Park is home to many excellent restaurants, but Crabtrees, who gets its name from The Little Rascals, pleasantly surprised me. The restaurant was elegantly decorated for the holiday season, the bar area was lively but not too loud, and the management and service was superb. But I came here to eat, and eat i did! The food was outstanding. The chicken tenders came with two sauces, and left no annoying aftertaste. The fried mushrooms, calamari, and zucchini were delicious, and the tomato and mozzarella was better than I expected. My tilapia, accompanied by beets, vegetables, and mashed potatoes was delectable! And the steak was perfectly cooked. The carrot cake, apple tart, and chicolate mousse cake were as good as you can get. Don't pass this place up!

6. A & S Bagels

761 Hempstead Tpke, Franklin Square, NY 11010-4329 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch +1 516-326-9288
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

A & S Bagels

Reviewed By W.H. D - New York

Whenever we are near A&S we have to stop for bagels! "Cash only" is the only challenge here -- the bagels are fresh, tasty, and generous. Love the asiago and everything bagels, especially.

7. Sapienza Bake Shop

1376 Hempstead Tpke, Elmont, NY 11003-2539 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 516-352-5232
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Reviewed By Sonia T

I have both ordered cakes and purchased cupcakes and other baked goods from Sapienza's and I have never been disappointed!!!! Their baked goods are AMAZING and I absolutely love their cupcakes!

8. Frankly Thai Authentic Cuisine

959 Hempstead Tpke, Franklin Square, NY 11010-3626 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 516-616-4393
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Frankly Thai Authentic Cuisine

Was written up in the Long Island Newspaper not to long ago. Very good food.

Reviewed By Allison K - Long Island, New York

I've had Thai at Spice locations, and some other non-chain restaurants, but this is the first place I've really enjoyed the food. To start, the chicken broth is savory and rich. I've ordered the soup plain and also with Thai wontons. They almost look like small matzoh balls. The fried pancake appetizer is served in wedges for easy sharing. My Pad Thai with pork was very good, as was the Pad Kua Kai with sausage. Only bad note was the Pad Se-ew with chicken which was not up to par, lacked flavor not like previous times.
Prices are reasonable, and people are nice, so it's nice to patronize

9. Luigi's Restaurant and Bar

266th Street, 265-21 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040-1425 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 718-347-7136
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Luigi's Restaurant and Bar

Reviewed By Sahadeo B - New York City, New York

Visited luigi’s for dinner last week. The service was really good and there was no wait time since reservation was made in advance. The lamb chops was fantastic and the portion was very large. Everything was clockwork, very efficient and knowledgeable waiters. Would definitely visit again.

10. Stella's Ristorante

152 Jericho Tpke, Floral Park, NY 11001-2006 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch 516-775-2202
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Stella's Ristorante

This is an old, family owned Italian restaurant. It is a mainstay of the area.

Reviewed By BenzgalS550 - New York City, New York

It’s been decades since I have dined at Stella’s. The matriarch has passed away and we all have aged a bit but the food remains the good quality it always has been. The portions are still huge. My veal with pappadelle was a huge serving size that I was able to get another meal from my leftovers. The sausage rolls are unique and tasty.
Save room for dessert, the tiramisu is my favorite.
And yes the place looks the same after decades but that’s part of its quaintness.

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