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Franklin Cafe Cape Ann

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$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
+1 978-283-7888
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16:30 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 00:30
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Middleton, MA
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Attentive and pleasant servers. Outstanding burger with blue cheese and special sauce. Fries were top notch, too! Jazz band was great but it is really loud and tough to hear your party. Would not recommend for intimate dinner because of this reason but fun for friends.

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Thank Donna D
Marco Island, Florida
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Six persons had a delightful dinner with excellent food and atmosphere.Good and plentiful cocktails. Had the Hanger steak cooked to perfection and medium rare as ordered.Fish was cooked to perfection.

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Thank Richard M
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and lobster dumplings. All amazing and so delicious! For dinner we had the panko crusted... More 

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Thank Autumnlover74
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. Reservations highly recommended or take your chances, not an empty table when we arrived and... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 winter, cool in the summer;nice crowd, nice buzz, great bars upstairs and down. My wife... More 

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Fred454
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Fred454
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 potatoes and seafood mac and cheese. Sushi also served. Late service a plus for anyone... More 

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Thank DTWonholiday
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Beantown_Connoisseur
Rugby, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 was magnificent! I truly adored it! As did I the old vine red Zinfandel. Call... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 00:30
Monday
16:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 00:30
Thursday
16:30 - 00:30
Friday
16:30 - 00:30
Saturday
16:30 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?