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Franklin Cafe Cape Ann

118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
+1 978-283-7888
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (23 reviews)
“hanger steak” (11 reviews)
“sashimi tuna” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
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1 - 10 of 190 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect food and service for all four of us. One of the best steak hangar steaks of my life! The demi glaze was pure perfection!

Thank RichardGonci
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere and menu here. Was lucky enough to go on Thursday while there was live Jazz ~ which really saved the day. All the food we all ordered was great ~ except for my steak which was way overpriced ($35) and way over...More

Thank kimmmmmmy
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Well the Franklin has been around for a while..which is saying something! ...and for good reason, consistently great presentations. The hanger steak is done right and a very filling proposition! Maybe too many fries on the plate !. Our guests went for the seared cod...More

1  Thank silvamine
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We arrived a little early for dinner at the Franklin with family; we told the waiter that we wanted drinks and appetizers, and wait a bit to order dinner. The appetizers were all good: spicy edamame, cheese and veg salad, grilled calamari. But the waiter...More

1  Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We live in a town near Gloucester, when we want a go to great meal and on those occasions a late meal, this is where we go. Oysters are always fresh, cold and great. Fresh bread with hummus served while waiting. Well mixed drinks. Seasonal...More

Thank JoesKatch
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We have been 3 times and each time we wait about 6 months before trying again. Great atmosphere, but service and food is not outstanding. There are just too many other places I would go.. and their wine prices are higher for the same wine...More

Thank Beth Z
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I've been visiting the Franklin for 15+ years, and it has been one of my favorites in the area since then. They offer 2 stories of dining (upstairs weekends only) and offer a vibe that's different from anything else in the area. If you plan...More

Thank CapeAnn7
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Gloucester has three or four excellent restaurants by any standard. The Franklin is clearly one of them. First, the oysters - cold and fresh, generall from Cape Cod, with a standard red horseradish sauce that happens to be my favorite. There is a list of...More

Thank JDM0418
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We have actually eaten here several times over the years when we travel to Rockport to visit friends. The atmosphere is friendly and on the weekend they have a jazz trio. The food is nicely prepared and presented, and we've never been disappointed by the...More

Thank snorkelingfan46
Reviewed 11 December 2016

There are many great restaurants in Gloucester but The Franklin is right up there as our all-time favorite. Being bar-dwellers, we love the dark, romantic ambience-the Jeff Weaver paintings, the excellent service provided by Stefano, and the fabulous food. On the regular menu the pan-roasted...More

Thank Debbie S
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Marionsguests
27 July 2016|
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Response from joanie2551 | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed!
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ivahm4u
2 October 2015|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
I think only dinner.
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marisad15
29 June 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 00:30
Saturday
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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