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Frates Drive-In

1423 Somerset Ave, Taunton, MA 02780-5030
+1 508-880-4900
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (38 reviews)
“ice cream” (48 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast food
€€ - €€€
1423 Somerset Ave, Taunton, MA 02780-5030
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Frates Drive-In last night with my husband for dinner. We had seen their Facebook and the pictures looked so appetizing that we decided to give them a try. I’m so glad we did. The staff was friendly and the service was very good....More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 8 February 2018

very good food here. ever since the new owner took over, from the palmers, the food is very good. excellent fried clams, lobster rolls, and fish. al their food is great. definitely worth the trip, you will not be disappointed!

Thank joe d
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I came here twice during the summer and ordered fried shrimp and fries, their food is ok, a little pricey but overall its ok...i like the Elvis statue they have..ive taken a few pictures with it lol..it gets busy during the summer, its family oriented,...More

Thank Aida L
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Love their lobster roll, burgers and fries. Awesome ice cream options and good family outdoor seating. A must go when they are open and miss them when they are closed in the winter months! Definitely worth stopping in.

Thank rlthomas915
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Every time I drive through the area, I have to stop at Frates! It's great for lunch, dinner, evening snacks or ice cream treats! They have so many food choices and flavors of ice cream, it's all great, no matter what time of the day...More

Thank Nell D
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Frates Drive In restaurant has fabulous food and it looks fantastic. The building and the grounds are sparkling clean and the fiberglass cows, Elvis and the classic Bel-Air on the side of the building brings you back to the 50's! The outside seating is nice,...More

1  Thank gmuise
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great seafood, burgers and ice cream treats, but pricy. Nice outdoor seating areas...pet friendly. This is not a restaurant, rather a walk up order/puck-up area.

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Great food and ice cream. Come here for mostly ice cream and occasionally food- both are really good. Massive lobster rolls, tasty burgers... Nice place and setting. A gem in Taunton.

Thank Jeff A
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Went to Frates after reading great reviews but was totally disappointed with the lobster roll and bowl of clam chowder. We got take out and when we got home I was so upset with the so called Giant lobster roll. $ 31.99 , I didn't...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Amazed by the cleanliness of the entire shop, the building upkeep and the grounds well maintained. The small lobster roll was packed full and a delight. Also enjoyed the root beer float.

Thank Lisa B
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Response from jelun | Reviewed this property |
It would seem that you clicked the wrong facility. Good luck with your trip. j
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1423 Somerset Ave, Taunton, MA 02780-5030
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +1 508-880-4900
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