The Franklin is Apalachicola’s newest culinary destination, located in the historic Gibson Inn.

The Franklin is Open for Dinner:
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 5pm-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 5pm-10pm
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

 For parties larger than 8 people, please call 850-653-1159 or email

We happily welcome walk-ins, but reservations are recommended.

Led by Executive Chef Ken Lumpkin and Chef Breeze Lambert, The Franklin spotlights local seafood and farmers, reimagining familiar favorites by fusing Japanese, French and Southern cuisines.

The menu offers delicious food and unexpected but incredibly pleasing flavor combinations, unlike any other restaurant along the Forgotten Coast.

Our name is a tribute to the Gibson Inn’s rich history—the hotel’s original restaurant was called The Franklin Cafe when it was first opened in 1907.

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The Parlor Bar at The Gibson Inn

A can’t-miss destination among Apalachicola natives and visitors alike, the Parlor Bar has served as the local watering hole since its original opening in 1907.

Step back in time and experience Florida as it once was, enjoy a craft cocktail, locally-brewed beer or artisanal wine in the vibrant Parlor Bar. If you prefer, grab your drink and head outside to the alluring wrap-around porch. Leisurely sip your cocktail on a cozy white rocking chair or snag a table to enjoy with friends, new and old.

Join us for happy hour, served daily from 5pm-7pm.

The Franklin’s full menu is available in Parlor Bar and outside on Porch during regular restaurant hours.

The Parlor Bar Hours
Sunday-Thursday: 3pm-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 3pm-10:30pm

Daily Happy Hour: 5pm-7pm

For inquiries, call 850-653-2191.