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Franklin Cafe Cape Ann

) #14 of 92 Restaurants in Gloucester €€ - €€€ American, , Gluten Free Options
118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
+1 978-283-7888
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cod” (22 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

We had an amazing dinner, 4 adults for an evening out. The waitress was superb, constantly tending to our needs. The wine list was fabulous and we had two bottles at the table. For appetizers we had the marinated shaved bruschetta, seafood mac and cheese...More

Thank Autumnlover74
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Had a wonderful dinner at Franklin Cafe Cape Ann this past weekend. Let me start by saying front of house staff are great. From the person who took the reservation to the hostess and our waitperson, they were all top notch, kind considerate and attentive....More

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Franklin gets better with time. The food and atmosphere are excellent and Maria and Joe ensure that the service is as well. The new Fall menu adds some creative new appetizers and entrees, but retains some of the old favorites. It's cozy in the...More

Thank TJfromDC
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a long day of traveling and found this place for a late dinner. What a delightful surprise! Food was outstanding and service was excellent. Fish was fresh and prepared perfectly. the bruschetta is a must! Would definitely return if in the area.

Thank Fred454
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Friendly service. Great food. Interesting menu on Main Street Gloucester. Especially love dining here during the fall through spring months (only because summer months we prefer outdoor dining by the water.) Healthy vegetable sides and salads accompany delicious comfort food like baked cod/haddock with mashed...More

Thank DTWonholiday
Reviewed 10 October 2016

They're doing a very nice job at this restaurant. Everything we ordered was fresh, flavorful and well prepared. The service got a little slow at on point, but it picked back up and was acceptable. Good job, we're looking forward to going back.

Thank Beantown_Connoisseur
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended to us by our lovely Airbnb hostess down the road, we had dinner here on our first night. What a great suggestion! It was 9pm, so we skipped starters, which was ax shame as they sounded delicious! My cod with chive mash & spinach...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Been there before and will be back again. Must make a reservation! We're not the only ones who love it here. Food is consistently delicious, with interesting variety and nice presentation. Wait staff is pleasant,

Thank Anne1644
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This may be the most consistent restaurant in Gloucester. Food quality if always good, the wine list has something for everybody's taste and the bar is one of the coziest in town. Waitstaff are well trained, friendly, knowledgeable, service is fast. Franklin is a keeper....More

Thank Garth C
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We went there on a Tuesday evening about 6:30 which happened to Oyster night. Oysters on the half shell cheap, as well as other oyster dishes. Had no trouble getting a table. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. Gave us plenty of time to...More

Thank BostonJandP
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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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