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About Frank's Steak House

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.

2310 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
Rice

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 661-0666

Website:
http://frankssteakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Check website for local bands and piano players

Parking Details:
small lot in rear. Private lot on next corner behind Verna's and frame store, and plenty of on street

Public Transit:
77 bus to the front door from Arlington or Harvard. Red Line to Davis Square and 7 minute walk

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Frank's Steak House Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (41)
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Worth the Drive (21)
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Bar Seating (18)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (14)
Authentic (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Fun (11)
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Disabled Access (8)
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Live Sports (7)
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Great Beer (6)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Frank's is one of our favorites. Often times we forget about it when thinking of where to go and try these new places or chain places and are always disappointed. We always end up saying "Should of went to Frank's" it is always consistent with the food. Prime Rib is hands down my favorite and the wife loves the scallops. They had a Turkey dinner special she loved the other night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great prime rib and steaks. Surf & turf a little small, other than that great place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

It was Saturday, so it was busy. The wait staff was busy, but took forever to get acknowledged at table. Once we finally did, it went fairly smooth. The good is consistently good.... love their steak.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

I enjoyed my first visit to Frank’s Steak House. The staff was wonderful. I recommend you always make a reservation when coming to visit. The restaurant is pretty busy and the patron are so friendly. I will definitely revisit again.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and an even better valve. My wife and I had an appetizer, bottle of wine 2 meals and a after diner cocktail for just over a Benjamin. I don't know any where you can go for that. I got the prime rib and highly recommend it. She got the steaks tips which was very good as well. The service was OK because we were her last table i'm assuming, since she walked out after us. Despite the service I would recommend anybody who enjoys steak and doesn't want to spend a fortune. Go to Frank's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant is awesome it really exceeded my expectations o would definitely recommend this place to family and friends the stellar was so tender and juicy and the sides were great also I would most certainly come back for any occasion

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Our second special occasion dinner and second great experience. Low prices and high quality. Much better than steakhouses in Boston itself. The parking area is tiny but we were able to find a spot there on New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day. Service is a little slow and not the best but overall a very good restaurant. Will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Great Valentine’s Day Night! Tomahawk Steaks are amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Was looking forward to dining at Franks and really wanted to like it. Unfortunately, it was a let down. The price and service was good, but food was nothing to write home about. NY strip steak was overdone. Prime rib was ok. I wish there were more sides to choose from; at least some type of greens (Brussel sprouts, green beans, etc).
Dessert was a apple crisp. It was as if granola was warmed up and then an apple was cut into slices and thrown in. The apples weren’t cooked.
All in all, Franks is just ok. Good price point for the portion size, but quality was below average.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We celebrated Valentine day ! Was a little surprised that they didn’t acknowledge it ! The food and service was good our waitress was super .Lisa is good . We will come back .

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The steak as expected was very good, the scallops were not eatable, tough dry and chewy, The deserts were not home made (store bought) parking is tough but that was expected. All in all good but not even close to a wow factor.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My Mother and Father would have their Saturday date night at Frank’s when they first met in the 1970s. I have decided to revive this tradition with Hope. I can see why this was their go-to spot! Food was excellent and service was exceptional. Definitely make a reservation as the wait can flirt with 2 hours at peak dinner times.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Franks's steak house is awesome!
this was my first time here but definitely not my last . Its a bit of a drive for me but so worth the drive . Service is great, food is delicious, prices are the best .

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Frank’s is consistently good, this night was perhaps the best! We had Rib Eye steaks which were cooked perfectly medium with a shrimp scampi app that we had they fry. Our own version of surf and turf. Also, had the onion loaf app which was great! I do miss the little loafs of bread they used to give you.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We love it!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Stills love the sizzler sirloin.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We really enjoyed the drinks and dinner. The prime rib was delicious. The wait staff were attentive but not intrusive. We have been here several times and always enjoyed the foood and atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Prime Rib was outstanding. Server was overwhelmed but when assigned a new waitress she was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The whole thing was just eh. The chicken milanese, in particular, was dry and flavorless.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a solid dinner. Good steak.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great steaks--some of the best around! The seafood was salty.

Tags: Live Sports, Comfort Food, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Franks has always been a great place for fine food. We have been going there for forty years and have always had a lovely dinner and drinks.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Four of us went for the early bird special and had a perfect portion of Rib Roast. Our waitress was delightful. The Hot Fudge sundae was a treat and all in all our evening was very pleasant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Went to celebrate my 50th birthday - what a mistake. Service was shockingly slow and very RUDE! After waiting over a half hour the food was delivered COLD! Never saw the waitress until she brought the bill. I will say the steaks are very inexpensive, but not worth it when the meal is cold. You get what you pay for - go anywhere else!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I and our two sons have been going to Frank's for several years now and it is always a treat. Myself and one of my sons has celiac disease and they have many options that are gluten free or can be made gluten free and we have never had a problem dining there. I would highly recommend Frank's to anyone looking for a great steak at a great price!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Prime rib was all fat. Filet was overcooked. Food was served either luke warm, some even cold. Service was rushed. Had heard great things but was extremely disappointed

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I went to Frank's for the first time a few days ago and will definitely be going back.

As others have stated, it's just a good local old-school steakhouse. Good food, nice (if a bit dated) atmosphere, good service, and reasonable prices. The fact they take reservations is a big plus for me. Really the only negative is the difficulty of parking in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food and ambiance were underwhelming. We came here for a birthday celebration and it was definitely a disappointment. Overpriced and the food was not worth the money.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A great experience. I liked the idea of a steakhouse, and Frank's filled the bill. Nice choice of steaks from tender to flavorful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have been going to Frank's for over 20 years. It has always been a family favorite. We dined there last week for my birthday. It had been 4 years since I had been there. I first noticed that the restaurant was very quiet for a Friday night. Not the usual excitement at the bar. I found that most of the prices have increased and the dinner salad was smaller than I had remembered. I did want to order the sizzling steak platter, but did not think it was worth $30. I specifically asked my waiter to cook my steak rare. As I remember, they usually overcook their steaks. I like my steaks a perfect medium rare. After a bit of an attitude from him, he placed our order. The salads were great (nice dressings). When the steak came out... Medium. I sent it back. When our waiter presented the check, he took my entree off the bill , but reminded me to order my steak the next time Extra Rare. A rude comment. I do not like extra rare steak, but obviously if you want a steak medium rare at Frank's you need to order extra rare. I will not go back. I have had many nice memories at that restaurant, but it just doesn't have the same vibe, service and value that it use to. Look elsewhere.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The prime rib was phenomenal. The house wine by the carafe was surprisingly good and a great value. Will definitely come back for the early bird special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a very old school Boston steakhouse. Great place to get some classic American eats.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I never leave this kind of review. I have only left a review like this one other time. We have eaten at Frank's a few times over the years. Always a good dinner and friendly service. So I give them a 10 in my book and we eat out at least 3 times a week at various Restaurants. Thank you

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went New Year's Eve and joyed delicious steaks. My partner had the famous sizzler and I ordered a flavorful classic rib eye. Both steaks came out hot. However, the sides where served cool and had to be reheated. And there weren't any options for "green" vegetables that night. If you want a great steak then this is the place. Steakhouse atmosphere with classic furnishings. It was a holiday treat.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The tomohawk came out very charred and most of the meat was fat. We drove over an hour for the 3lb steak and it was not worth it.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Amazing Food had a great time. Service was very good and food was even better.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were a table of 4 and unfortunately we all agreed we wouldn't return. I am disappointed as it would be great to have a good local restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always a solid experience. We love to go here for the steak!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Frank's is a great neighborhood steak house with a great atmosphere, good food and drinks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Just great - as always.

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