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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)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
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11 - 20 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 4 December 2016 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...More

1  Thank Donna D
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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.

Thank Richard M
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

2  Thank IonaFezzywig
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
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Marionsguests
26 July 2016|
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Response from joanie2551 | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed!
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ivahm4u
1 October 2015|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
I think only dinner.
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marisad15
28 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
US$15
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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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