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Franklin Cafe Cape Ann

€€ - €€€American, , Vegetarian Friendly
118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
+1 978-283-7888
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best Classic Steak Frites I have ever had, with perfect port demi glace and yummy roquefort butter. Everything else is great too, from the selections on the menu, the wine list and the ambience. Love the bread service, with the chickpea At the bar,...More

Thank allyo511
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seems like a much loved local restaurant. Food was very good. Oysters for started were great. Drinks very good. Wine suggestion by waitress was excellent. Small restaurant with a lot of charm

Thank RCornejo
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Great dining experience.. Cozy and charming atmosphere. Food was remarkable- nightly specials are worth trying. Great service. Definitely will dine here again.

Thank 19Monkey66
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with impeccable service and amazing food. We came 45 minutes early but they promptly seated us. The restaurant was full but we had drinks in hand in 7-10 minutes. For apps we had oysters which were delish and arrived within minutes. Our mains...More

1  Thank sjbrc12 S
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Walked in at 10:15 on a Friday night. Got seated quickly and had our drinks within minutes. Fantastic steaks that were cooked to perfection.

1  Thank RichardinVA
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We had a large group for dinner the other day. Great service in a large room and they let us order off the menu with so many people which was a plus. I just couldn't get excited with the food. A few of my guests...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We have been to Cape Anne again after 5 years and went to Franklin again. We weren’t disappointed. Food still innovative and good, service fast and friendly, room dark and a bit cold. Always a recommendation.

1  Thank bcs1309
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had an amazing meal at this restaurant. I am vegan and my husband is an omnivore. We really appreciated that there were lots of delicious options for the both of us. Will most definitely eat here again the next time we visit Gloucester!

1  Thank 12345hello123456789
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Was out later for drinks, came here around 9 and they were still serving. Food was spectacular even at the late serving! Had the tuna and it was so good. One of the best spots in Gloucester at any time of day!

1  Thank MagnoliaBTS
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Have only been to the Franklin a couple times but was just as good the the second time around. The food and drinks were great, we weren’t in a hurry and was socializing so it made for a very nice evening. Would highly recommend it...More

2  Thank macsndy
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Questions & Answers
26 July 2016|
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Response from joanie2551 | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed!
1 October 2015|
Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
I think only dinner.
29 June 2015|
Response from seasondtrvlr | Reviewed this property |
I just tried to answer this, but am unsure if it went through, so forgive me if I am repetitive: Yes, you can, HOWVER, it is really not suitable for young children. In all our visits there, we have never seen anyone younger... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 00:30
17:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +1 978-283-7888
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