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Franklin's Barber Shop is a traditional barber shop that provides old-school services like you'd find 100 years. True to the craft. Enjoy a friendly staff, while you get a haircut, beard trim, or straight razor shave in Fishtown, Philadelphia. The man behind the shop, Anthony “Sailor Tony”, is a navy veteran and truly cares about the art of barbering.

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4.8
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4.7
Tim Moorhead
Tim Moorhead
13:50 07 Aug 18
I'm brand new to Philly, and I feel like I hit the jackpot with Franklin's. Jay gave me an excellent cut, and I really enjoyed our conversation. You'll definitely need to make an appointment, but that's really easy to do on the website. Also, if you head over a few minutes early, you can sit back and enjoy a cold one while you wait. Overall a 5-star experience, and I will surely be back.read more
Nicholas Coffman
Nicholas Coffman
20:37 11 Jun 18
Excellent newer shop in Philly. Atmosphere is great, Vincent cut my hair perfectly, and the price is right. Full service shop and very professional (not too professional..). I’ll definitely make this place my new go-to for a cut. Highly recommendedread more
Tim Thielke
Tim Thielke
22:52 27 Jun 18
They do an excellent haircut. And, especially if you can get the apprentice rate, it's at a very reasonable price.They're a little chatty for me. But some people like talking to barbers more than I do.read more
Chris Stockwell
Chris Stockwell
17:49 14 Jun 18
Tony and his team are the complete package. They were welcoming to a first-timer and created a comfortable experience. The conversations were great. Best of all it's a guaranteed, great 30 minute haircut. Support local. Support veterans!read more
Ryan Craig
Ryan Craig
02:06 06 Jun 18
Awesome haircut and shave from a traditional, master barber. Tony and his crew are curators of the lost art of barbering, and the pride that Tony has in the profession of barbering shines through in his craft. Franklin’s is hands down the best barbershop I have ever been to.read more
Jacob Rex
Jacob Rex
13:41 12 Jan 19
Great haircuts and great atmosphere. I go to Jay but if he’s not available I’ll go with someone else and it’s always a great cut.
Christopher Charles
Christopher Charles
22:29 17 Mar 19
Excellent price for a great haircut in a place that respects the 30 minute time slot. What else can you ask for.
Pete Rhein
Pete Rhein
03:31 29 Mar 19
Premium level service. Exceptionally trained, experienced, and professional staff. This isn't a quick cut and run joint. Refined...not a word you usually hear when talking about a barber shop, but it applies here.read more
Erik Schulte
Erik Schulte
14:12 11 Apr 19
Incredible service, cool place and a great haircut!
Joe Lamberti
Joe Lamberti
21:47 22 May 19
Above and beyond. John nailed the haircut I was looking for. Great conversation and an overall pleasant atmosphere
Charles V
Charles V
19:41 15 May 19
Idk what products he used but it was really nice, good conversations
James Doodley
James Doodley
06:05 14 Aug 19
I love coming to this barbershop for several reasons. The first being it’s a friendly atmosphere for me and my 10 year old son. The conversations are hilarious as well. You’re greeted immediately as you walk in the door. The only thing I would suggest is either a sign in sheet or pulling a number for any of the barbers. This would eliminate the guessing game as to when you’re next in line. Other than that, this place is legit!read more
Andrew Schobert
Andrew Schobert
17:14 14 Aug 19
Great Haircuts, funny conversations. Terrific spot.
James Doodley
James Doodley
06:05 14 Aug 19
I love coming to this barbershop for several reasons. The first being it’s a friendly atmosphere for me and my 10 year old son. The conversations are hilarious as well. You’re greeted immediately as you walk in the door. The only thing I would suggest is either a sign in sheet or pulling a number for any of the barbers. This would eliminate the guessing game as to when you’re next in line. Other than that, this place is legit!read more
Pete Rhein
Pete Rhein
03:32 29 Mar 19
Premium level service. Exceptionally trained, experienced, and professional staff. This isn't a quick cut and run joint. Refined...not a word you usually hear when talking about a barber shop, but it applies here.read more
Charles V
Charles V
19:41 15 May 19
Idk what products he used but it was really nice, good conversations
Haris
Haris
20:49 14 Sep 19
Excellent service and some of the best quality haircuts in the city. Always run on time as well, but will never rush you.
Liam Szymanski
Liam Szymanski
23:14 10 Nov 19
Got a great haircut! Good job Vincent!
Paul Nonemaker
Paul Nonemaker
21:00 08 Feb 20
Great shop. I have been going to Vince for years, even followed him here from the old she he worked at. Easy to book online. Friendly, great environment, and always leave looking good.
Zach Tripp
Zach Tripp
03:11 19 Feb 20
Never going to another barber. Great haircut! It was easy, relaxing, and professional. I generally don’t like getting my haircut, but this was really great. My hair is usually the worst, but tony made me look good. Thank you and I will be back !read more
Murphy Turkleton
Murphy Turkleton
18:01 29 Dec 19
Great banter. They were polite when I argued with them about history. Haircut looks great too. Highly recommended
Tyler Breslin
Tyler Breslin
22:49 10 Dec 19
This place is great. Shawn gives consistently great cuts. The appointments are easy to make and the quality for the price is incredible. It's a laid back and unpretentious atmosphere with good conversation.read more
Eric Rivera
Eric Rivera
13:01 10 Jan 20
I’ve had cuts by John, Jay, and Tony (owner) and I get a solid cut every time. Overall best barber shop I’ve ever been to. Look no further.
Brian Nixon
Brian Nixon
22:31 29 Feb 20
Great cuts, warm lather shave, awesome Saff! A place where all men feel at home. All the modern services we want, without the fuss, at totally reasonable prices. You just found your new beard haircut place.Oh, there online only booking and cancellation system is fantastic! Sometimes you just don't feel like calling for an appointment, you end up waiting on hold only to find out they're booked solid! Not here! Just pick a service, pick a barber, pick an open slot. Done! Have to cancel trap the link in you're email confirmation and confirm. There's also a standby wait-list everyday! Love this place!read more
m leberman
m leberman
00:11 18 Mar 20
Always an amazing cut and love the free coffee and drinks . Staff is talented , and offer top quality pomades .
Ryan Swinney
Ryan Swinney
20:57 11 Jul 20
Amazing barber shop in Fishtown. All the guys seemed really nice. Got a haircut from Jay, and could not be happier. Keep up the good work
Scott Mayhugh
Scott Mayhugh
20:59 15 Jul 20
Great little shop. Able to accommodate during covid by just wearing a mask and using sanitizer. Vincent cut my hair great which was a welcome relief after 5 months with no cut.
Charles Sammartino
Charles Sammartino
02:45 26 Jul 20
Hands down one of the best haircuts I've ever received. Welcoming atmosphere and some of the coolest barbers around!
David Wysmuller
David Wysmuller
16:21 05 Sep 20
Best barbers in Philly, just make sure to book online in advance. Yes, that's how good they are.
Mabroor Saqib
Mabroor Saqib
18:15 21 Oct 20
These guys provide great service. Decent atmosphere as well. They are masters of their craft
Rob Durso
Rob Durso
16:00 07 Nov 20
Great place very clean, professional.. appt was on time.. the beard trimming was perfect I feel and look like a new man.. thanks again guys I might just be a regular here..👍🏼
David Vanyo
David Vanyo
02:39 11 Nov 20
Started going here during the pandemic, and these guys give an incredible haircut at a great price. ($30 flat). Very attentive to safety protocols, with appointment only (so no lines), temp taking at door, hand sanitizer, cleaning everything between clients & masks required. Beyond that, the atmosphere is welcoming & fun, but not pretentious like some barbers try to be these days (no IPA’s, no leather couches... it’s all about great quality cuts). Hot towels, straight razors... I can’t stress enough how incredible this place is. Highly recommend to any guy looking for an expensive cut at an awesome price.read more
Mark Minchoff
Mark Minchoff
00:00 27 Dec 20
Just a bunch of hunks cutting hair real good.
J W
J W
01:47 20 Jan 21
They do what all great barbershops should do: cut great hair, plain and simple
Charles De Leon
Charles De Leon
17:17 13 Feb 21
This is an old school shop and I love it!
John Bevilacqua
John Bevilacqua
16:07 04 Mar 21
I love Franklins! It has a sweet old-fashioned feel and the guys are gentlemen and know their craft! I have been seeing Vincent, as my barber. He’s a master at his craft and really puts in the fine details and takes care of you. It’s definitely one of the best barber parlors of Philly! All the barbers are good dudes and take their time to make you look sharp!read more
Jeffrey Bos
Jeffrey Bos
21:03 20 Mar 21
Very friendly staff, cool atmosphere and great haircuts!
Jesse Dietrich
Jesse Dietrich
20:59 03 Apr 21
Awesome place awesome service ! Great atmosphere !! Been getting my haircut there for over 2 years and don’t plan on going anywhere else!!
Matthew Higgins
Matthew Higgins
00:48 18 Apr 21
Great experience. Classic barbershop. In and out in under 25 min!
Tyler Skradzio
Tyler Skradzio
20:38 20 Apr 21
Good energy with better cuts. Everyone from all walks of life are welcome here, as all places should be, but this places makes it known. I've been cut by Jay and Vince. Perfect everytime. I know each barber are as good as the next, so I can only state that when other customers are being cut by the other barber and are walking by, their cuts are also 10s.read more
Aiden Daly
Aiden Daly
21:11 27 Apr 21
Amazing service. Awesome stylists. Great atmosphere. My cut looks amazing. Hot shaving cream, straight razor detailing, and hot towels with tea tree to finish. 5 star service! Can't wait for my next cutread more
Scott Schuman
Scott Schuman
20:51 29 May 21
Old school barbershop vibe but with modern amenities. John always gives me a great and consistent cut. Appointments are easily made online and payment is easy and convenient. They run a tight ship when it comes to scheduling which I greatly appreciate. Highly recommended!read more
Matt Cohen
Matt Cohen
20:28 30 May 21
Barbers are quick and professional. Price is good. I love that you need reservations to get a haircut. There is no waiting around for your turn.
Gabriel Perez
Gabriel Perez
23:36 19 Jun 21
Franklin’s is a excellent barbershop, with caring barbers who are professionals at their craft, but also great to chat with, in an inviting atmosphere. I look forward to Tony cutting my hair for years to come, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a traditional barbershop in Philadelphia.read more
Abhishek Joshi
Abhishek Joshi
22:48 14 Nov 21
Service was great no problem with that at all. But the haircut was kinda expensive for what i got . I asked if they could not put product in my hair and then slapped a bunch of gel into the back of my head. Haircut was not bad but not really what I asked for. I don't think they know how to cut asian hairread more
Ed Crane
Ed Crane
03:47 02 Dec 21
I always get a great cut here, music and conversation are top notch.
Pete Rhein
Pete Rhein
19:57 21 Dec 21
Premium level service. Exceptionally trained, experienced, and professional staff. This isn't a quick cut and run joint. An hour at Franklin's lowers my blood pressure and anxiety and I literally am walking out a much Happier man. Thanks Jay!Refined...not a word you usually hear when talking about a barber shop, but it applies here.read more
Rich Gusick
Rich Gusick
20:45 26 Jan 22
If you're looking for the best cut in Philly look no further, the guys don't miss. From the atmosphere to the quality of the cut, you cannot find better. I've been going here for a few years now and I've never seen a bad cut walk out of the shop. Do yourself a favor and come here the next time you need a clean up.read more
Sara Heritage
Sara Heritage
17:23 12 Feb 22
I’ve been going to Franklins for years and it’s the best haircut I’ve ever gotten, every single time. Friendly staff, fair prices, beautiful clean shop and really skilled barbers. Couldn’t ask for better!read more
Paul Meggitt
Paul Meggitt
21:33 12 Feb 22
awesome barber shop! must stop by if you’re in philly. jay gives a great cut.
Kimtekz
Kimtekz
17:41 12 Feb 22
Favorite barbershop I found randomly and been here ever since. Shawn cuts the best hair and he's the right person to cut my hair
Tyler Boyd
Tyler Boyd
18:15 16 Feb 22
I’ve been going to Franklin’s for a little over 3 years now. They have been nothing but professional, and I’ve always been satisfied with my haircut. Additionally, they make you feel very welcome, and they all have a great sense of humor. You’re in for a great cut and good laugh at Franklin’s!read more
B Doc
B Doc
09:23 04 Mar 22
tried this twice. cool looking place but the quality of the cuts have been bad.a comment from a customer at my work the day I got my cut was "did your wife try to cut your hair? hahahaha"not exactly what I was looking forread more
Carl Fixsen
Carl Fixsen
12:20 13 Mar 22
Great vibe in the space. Solid hair cut, good attention to detail. Unbelievable value. Straight razor to clean up the neck with plenty of oil and soap to ensure a smooth shave.
Gus Moore
Gus Moore
21:47 24 Mar 22
I see John at Franklins and when schedules haven’t aligned I’ve gone to Shawn. Both are awesome. They listen to what you want, help you figure out what will be a good cut, and make you feel comfortable. If yr a friend of Dorothy this is a great spot to get a cut- the energy is always excellent.read more
Brennan Ray Hicks
Brennan Ray Hicks
20:58 04 Apr 22
Great haircut for affordable price. Easy to find an appointment. Friendly barbers. Complementary drinks. I will definitely be back the next time I need a cut.
Jake M
Jake M
12:49 28 Mar 22
Great atmosphere, best spot I've found in town for classic men's haircuts. Highly recommend if you want get a traditional cut, fade or anything similar in a fast, friendly, no-BS environment.
Robert Short
Robert Short
18:05 29 Apr 22
Went there for the first time last night. Great haircut by Sam. Cool old school neighborhood feel. Great convo all around. Will be back. Thanks
Matthew Brown
Matthew Brown
18:53 11 Aug 22
Rhys was awesome, can't wait to come back.
Howard Casler
Howard Casler
19:29 07 Sep 22
Sam gave me a great Flattop with shaved sides and back took her time and did an awesome job!
David Vanyo
David Vanyo
20:04 18 Oct 22
Franklin's always delivers the best cuts, with all the added perks of straight razor finishes with a hot towel. Best barbers in the city & definitely worth every penny. Shout out to Sam for giving me exactly what I wanted & needed... even got a compliment on my walk home!read more
Akul Patel
Akul Patel
20:37 14 Oct 22
First time going, Tony gave a great haircut! Will definitely go back
Randy York
Randy York
14:08 14 Nov 22
Friendly, down to earth barbers, excellent service and I always leave looking great!
David Patrick
David Patrick
21:05 19 Dec 22
The staff is professional, friendly, courteous, efficient and, above all, masters of cutting hair. I was listened to with what hairstyle I wanted and made to feel comfortable and welcomed. The hot towel shave was an incredibly relaxing experience.. Tony, in particular, one of the best barbers I’ve ever gone to and is well worth booking with. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a barber in town. Just book online through their website.read more
Stephen Mignone
Stephen Mignone
23:38 27 Dec 22
Had a great experience at Franklin's! Rhys was my barber. Not only did he do an excellent job pampering my follicles, he was also very chill and made great conversation. In fact, everyone working there seemed to have good chemistry. I was visiting Philly and got a recommendation to try them out. Def will make it back the next time I visit!read more
Sam Hall
Sam Hall
14:04 04 Jan 23
Great quick service and attention to detail. Fantastic shop feel and friendly staff
Thomas Taylor
Thomas Taylor
16:43 22 Feb 23
I've had such great haircuts since I started going to Sam, just as she was finishing up her apprenticeship. Getting a beard trim is an occasional decadence that is totally worth the dough - not just a trim, but massage, hot towels, nice smelling products for your beard and skin. The shop has a fun vibe with good banter, too. 11/10, highly recommend.read more
Hayim
Hayim
18:35 23 Feb 23
First time customer here :) I was absolutely stunned by their hospitality, skill, kindness, and professionalism. I will definitely be back!!!!
billy bevevino
billy bevevino
03:09 09 Jan 23
My favorite barbershop! I have been going to get haircut from Sam for years. The entire staff is like family and the vibes are pristine. There is a 100% chance you will get a good haircut and be apart of a funny conversation.Sam is one of my favorite people in Philly! Outside of the awesome haircuts, she is the best person to talk to at a fraction of the cost of my therapist.read more
Paul Wrocklage
Paul Wrocklage
17:34 05 Jul 23
Great cuts, barbers, service, and atmosphere. I explored the barbershops in the area when I first moved here from Hoboken a couple of years ago before trying out Franklin’s and now I won’t get my haircut anyplace else. All the barbers are extremely talented and super friendly so you’re in good hands in any chair (Rhys is the man and my go to guy) plus they do a hot shave to the back of your neck/sides and finish with a nice aromatic hot towel which once you start getting you’ll never go back to somewhere that doesn’t. I would HIGHLY recommend them if you’re looking for a new barbershop!!!read more
Carl Abramowitz
Carl Abramowitz
11:43 25 May 23
Even after moving out of Fishtown two years ago, I still return to this place. Quality services: highly recommend the beard trim as an extra decadence. The friendly banter and hospitality make the experience worth coming back to, again and again.read more
Ian Gliksman
Ian Gliksman
16:37 07 Nov 23
This place is great, so happy I found it walking around the neighborhood. I was previously going to Phila Barber Co but my main gal left with no word on where she was going.Enter Rhys, my new favorite barber. I rock a lot of hair for a guy, so I need someone who can style it and understand how it's going to grow in. Rhys gives me a great, clean look fresh out the chair. It gets better too, as the style hits its peak about 1-2 weeks post cut. I love it. I'm going to be moving soon, but I'll be coming back to philly specifically for this shop.The laid-back atmosphere is fun too, akin to a tattoo shop environment. Love it guys, keep up the great work.read more
Ryan Kane
Ryan Kane
02:58 09 Dec 23
Took a leap of faith and decided to check this spot out. I work basically next door and every time I walked by it I saw some pretty fire haircuts going down. I looked at a few Google reviews and saw that Rhys was one mentioned that was highly spoken of so I booked with him.Bruh.10/10 experience.I feel Bonita. 😂Honestly though the entire vibe there is great and my hair looks amazing. I also really appreciated that Rhys checked in with me a few times when trimming my beard to make sure I was really feeling it.I found my new spot forsure.read more
E H
E H
18:31 23 Jan 24
I’ve been coming to Franklin’s for just about a year now, and I’ve never gotten a bad hair cut. Sam is my go-to barber and she always does a fantastic job. However, what made me think about leaving this review today was my beard trim on January 18.I booked my beard trim two days before my wedding. I was very nervous about it, because barbers in the past had done really horrible jobs and not listened to what I wanted. This was not the case with Sam - I felt fantastic, friends commented on how great my beard looked, and my now wife loved it too. If you ever go in for a beard trim, the whole process is so relaxing and you come out looking and feeling amazing. Thanks!read more
El Miguel
El Miguel
21:46 06 Feb 24
Awesome my first time in here got a haircut from Sean awesome I'm glad finally found me a a real barber definitely recommend
Balansu Music Agency
Balansu Music Agency
23:30 06 Mar 24
I was there today for the first time, but I live around the corner and have walked by plenty. Having a lot of my family in this industry, I thought it was a great experience. Very genuine, down to earth, and quality work. John did a great job and was super personable. Glad to have Franklin's in the neighborhood, a place like this makes a difference.read more
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