Frank's Steak House

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896 reviews
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A neighborhood steak house with outstanding quality at prices you won"t believe. We feature steak and Prime Rib with a generous chicken, chop, and seafood selection. Franks is Greater Boston's oldest steak house, is adored by the Phantom Gourmet and the Zagat Guide and is going strong after all these years. The Bar has 5 flat screen tv's with live cover free bands on the weekends. Our chef also has some phenomenal specials every night for our ever increasing list of regulars. We are open for dinners only and Sundays at Noon.
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BC
New England
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great early bird specials and food hasn’t suffered over the years. Good people, better food

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RH
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Steak is way over priced otherwise its okay
That's all

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S
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I think it could be a good place to dine. But our experience was a little disappointing. We had to ask the waitress for water, bread and a wine cooler. Those are basic things no need to have to ask for them. Then when the meals arrived they were not hot!

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Was looking forward to traveling a long distance to Cambridge for the highly rated restaurant by Phantom Gourmet. We made reservations. Arrived 5 minutes before the reserved time. To my disappointment, right from entering, the bad service began. The restaurant was not half full but we had to wait 15 minutes for our table to be cleared and cleaned, though we made reservations. Waitress was okay, didn’t mention there was a daily special menu, just came across it on the table. Our table ordered prime rib and ribeye. Ribeye was thin and somewhat warm. Prime ribs were just cold, not well seasoned. Fries were hard and mashed potatoes ice cold. And my sidecar and lemon drop martini drinks were watered down way too much. Best food was the appetizer of Calamari Sicilian, the hot rolls and chicken soup. I won’t return or recommend the restaurant.

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HK
New England
41 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best

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JY
New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early bird menu is varied and plenty. The hot fudge sundae is outstanding.

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H
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This restrant is the best in Boston
area.

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v
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always amazing there!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a blast and our waiter was very friendly

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was great! Was there for my boyfriends birthday. Great time had by all!

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MR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good; my ONE complaint is that they really try to rush you out of there, which I detest. We had a 5 PM reservation and arrived at 4:45; were seated promptly. We ordered drinks and then an appetizer. I like to linger over my food and do not want to be rushed; the waitress kept coming over and asking if we were ready to order, etc. We did order and then when we finished, she immediately provided the dessert menu. I wanted to digest a bit and I told her that. My companion ordered another drink and then I ordered dessert. All in all, we spent a little over 2 hours there and if they had their way, we'd have been out in under an hour. I know it was Saturday night and there were people waiting, but that is not my problem.

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JW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Frank's delivers as advertised. I had a minor concern with the server that the owner was quick to respond and remedy.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed the visit. Food was good. Portion a little on the small size. Second time here that we asked for bread and didn’t get it. Overall a pleasant experience.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great our server who had our table of 7 was very helpful and was able to help us surprise my husband with a slice of cake for his birthday! Food was exceptional and pricing was great. We are definitely coming again.

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a
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank's Steak House continues to give great service and food. A very attentive server made the evening very enjoyable with the quality of food just adding to the overall experience.

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HP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best beef any way you cook it! Delicious sides. Try the Tomahawk for a real treat.

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BB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great old Cambridge place. Reasonably priced good food.

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MI
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The steak was chewy and portion was skimpy but for the price what can you expect?

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food at a low price. Would recommend to anyone!

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DW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time there. You exceeded my expectations.
That was the best filet mignon I have had in years.
The waitress was great.
I have a new favorite restaurant.

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F
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointing sides. Fries were not fresh. Baked potato seemed to have been baked awhile ago. Veg of the day was also old.

Sizzler steak was good. Tip is to add a slice of butter that came with the rolls on the sizzling platter and let the steak sit in the pool of butter. Steak is much better as a result. Good steak but most likely not Prime but Choice. Prime rib was a bit on the tough and unseasoned.

Grapenut pudding was dry and not very fresh. Waitress was very good and saw we didn't eat it and realize it was most likely old.

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FH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved our experience. So glad we made a reservation because it was a two hour wait when we arrived. The food was delicious and well prepared. We’ll be back soon!

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JO
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal for a very reasonable price. walked out for 4 people all getting steaks one being a tomahawk and the meal only came to 225 with a over 20% tip. server was really good I just couldn't tell if he was serious about the job or in a upset mood he was very abrupt and rushed. overall tho great experience and I would definatly go back again. well worth it.

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F
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Classic steakhouse with booths and great low noise level that you can talk with table mates. Food great value and quality. There is a reason it has been in business for so long!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal.... service was awesome!! We will definitely be back

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time.

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B
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there , we loved it ! Great food and atmosphere was wonderful !
George had a booth for us , we had made a reservation , he’s very kind and friendly with the customers !
We will definitely go back !

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reservations are recommended. We had reservations for 5:30 Sunday and people were waiting up to an hour. Food and service was Very good.

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VP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the food staff and drinks. The atmosphere is so warming

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SD
New England
64 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointing at best. Steak not cooked as requested.
Pork chop small and over cooked.
Shouldn’t call themselves a steak house.

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place great food. If any complaint took a long time to get meal but well worth it. Has to be added to your bucket list got the Fred Flintstone cut!!! Was good.

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RK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal the tomahawk steak was perfectly prepared. Onion soup was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

It took almost 2 hrs to get our meal because a filet was ordered med-well, and they were busy(never a problem at other steakhouses). We had to ask for our soup & salad well after our appetizer was finished. The ribeye was not cooked to temp(med). I might have ate half of the steak as it was undercooked and chewy. The baked stuffed shrimp should be called stuffing with shrimp. The stuffing far out weighed miniature butterflied shrimp. The cooked onions were good. The drinks were on the strong side which was a plus. Smh...

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NY
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

We were there for my son's birthday the waitress what's horrible we order a appetizers and dinner she told us she was going to space it out did akane no one came to clear the table from the appetizers so dinner and we barely have room for the tuner when we ask sister to please remember the dishes she told us she'll be back we had to ask three time when it came time for the search should even ask us if we need it dessert she brought out a piece of cake with a candle she didn't even remove the dinner dishes before bringing it out and asking us if we needed the dessert and that was I experience at Frank's Steakhouse

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I was surprised for such a fancy steak house the pricing was very reasonable however that's were the nice things end it was a shame that the waitress was not better my wife is not a big drinker one maybe two if were there a long time it seemed like the waitress was doing us a favor by bringing things to the table however when it was time for the check she was right back I have one suggestion for anyone who visits you will enjoy the food no doubt but the wait staff is something to be patient with and just in case the owners or who every is going to delete this remember the table next to us had to keep asking other wait staff to help them as there drinks went empty too.
Overall it was a great experience just the waitress who by the way complained it was busy FYI it was a FRIDAY night what did she expect.
We will return and give it another shot as I stated earlier the food was the best we have had for along time My HAT'S off to the head chef and staff hopefully on are next visit the front off the house will catch up with you.

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HS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Even with a reservation we had to wait over 25 minutes to be seated. Then the waiter was borderline rude when talking to us. We felt rushed through the evening. The only saving grace was that the food tasted delicious. Still probably never going back.

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CM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

Why did we waste the night at this restaurant. Rude hostess, poor food, Sizzler is better and that's a pretty low bar. Apple cobbler was nearly raw, iceburg salad was cafateria-esk. Ordered the king cut prime rib to ensure a bone for my dog and it wasn't put in the doggy bag. NEVER AGAIN!!! Don't make the same mistake.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s certainly not the most expensive place in Boston, but for $29 for a ribeye steak, I expect it to be a little better. It was flavorful, but it was nothing special. I would not say avoid this place. I would say lower your expectations.

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RL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tomahawk steat was the best steak I've ever had

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frank’s is consistently good. I had the surf and turf prime rib, fried shrimp with fries and Caesar salad. My partner had the rib eye, baked and Caesar salad . Katie our server was awesome, we were seated upon arrival and throughly enjoyed our meal.

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