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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (23 reviews)
“hanger steak” (12 reviews)
“sashimi tuna” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:30 Hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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

1  Thank macsndy
Reviewed 17 June 2018

This is an excellent local restaurant whose ambiance is social and adult. Despite many excellent seafood choices, we had a flavorful mushroom ravioli and linguini carbonara. Both dishes featured perfectly textured pasta, with the ravioli delighfully full of mushroom and the linguini enhanced by bacon....More

1  Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We were here for pre-half marathon carbo loading so the veggie burger and fries hit the spot. Many of the items on the vegetarian menu can be made vegan ! Our server Marie was very knowledgeable about the menu and very helpful in guiding us...More

2  Thank Dosaprincess
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good for late night bites as it stays open quite late. Service was good. Food is mediocre. Tastes fresh, just could use some more flavor. Oysters were great. Favorite dish was the quinoa meatballs.

Thank kaylavincent99
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Questions & Answers
26 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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