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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (37)
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Cozy (11)
Authentic (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
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Disabled Access (5)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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·Dined on January 12, 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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·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 7, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·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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·Dined on December 20, 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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·Dined on December 16, 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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Just great - as always.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

What a great steak restaurant that has been in business for many years... always reliable. The Staff was exceptionally kind and the service was well timed. I adored my prime rib which had 3 weight categories. Also my Manhattan was one of the best I had ever had.. not very large but extremely balanced and cold! We don't go to that part of Cambridge often but when we do we always try to go to Franks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went here as a recommendation from the "Phantom diner" a restaurant review television show we are from out of town and found this on that site..what an awful place ......what a bad terrible place.do not listen to it.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

the service was excellent and the food was delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

My family, including our three young grandchildren, had a nice meal and an overall good time for my birthday. The food was great and our server was efficient and patient. Because it was a Tuesday, we also found parking right outside the restaurant which was a plus!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

First time there and we were very pleased. Waitress was very attentive and the food was delicious.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great value, great service. I went there twice during my visit to MA.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service and atmosphere were fantastic, food and price were great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a gathering of friends at Franks. Our waitress was lovely, the round table in the corner was great because we could hear and see everyone we were with. The food was great and the prices very reasonable.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food and drinks were delicious not to mention the huge portions of Prime Rib and the Brownie Sundae that we received. Our waitress, Lisa was just outstanding and we look forward to her serving us again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Cozy, Vegan, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best pot roast ever

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've searched a long time for a good steakhouse, and I've finally found it at Frank's Steakhouse in North Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

A real local gem! We went for our anniversary and split the tomahawk steak and a bottle of wine. We couldn’t even eat our sides because we were stuffed. The price was amazing and the quality was superb. We will definitely be back!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Went here for a birthday dinner date with the bf due to Phantom Gourmet's reviews. The quality of the food and value with the price was definitely on point, really recommend it. It reminded me of a lot of the places I grew up going to with family like Hilltop or Picadilly Pub, loud and boisterous, lots of food for the price. The waitress left something to be desired but other than the unfriendly service I would really recommend it. (and she wasn't rude or incompetent, just not welcoming or warm in any way)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a great meal at a great price.
Rib eye is my favorite.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love, love, love this place. The steaks are the best and the price is right. 5 of us had reservations for 6, no waiting, sat right down. Myself and another had the clam chowder, the best I’ve had in a long time. Another diner had the onion loaf appetizer, fantastic! We all had some kind of steak dinner, everyone very happy with their choices. Can’t wait to go back. Service was spot on.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We (myself, husband, kids, parents, and friends), have been coming here for many years now. Never disappointed by the food and comfortable atmosphere. Rocco is a gem. He always makes you feel welcomed. All the wait staff are friendly and work hard to make your visit a great experience. The food speaks for itself. Always delicious, great quality and nice selection. There’s something for everyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sharon, waitress was very good. We drove 1.5 hours and although most of the meal was very good, it will not be memorable and we wouldn't go back. If you are in the area it would be a good stop for a nice steak. My rib eye was the only steak that came with seasoning, the london broil, NY strip and filet did not. Mixed drinks were a bit weak.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great time! The food and service was awesome!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Unfortunately the two "end cuts" of prime rib were not good. One was borderline inedible, and the other was very fatty and not a good value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very comfortable restaurant. Plentiful and delicious meals were served promptly. Servers were efficient and professional. Prices very reasonable for the quality.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

four of us went for the Early bird special and had a wonderful meal. The choices are very good and the amount served is perfect. I do not believe in "doggy bagging" but hate to waste food so the servings suit me. The fudge sauce on vanilla ice cream is to die for!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Steak is really good here. 3 different cuts and all very good. Sides nothing out of the ordinary, but tasty. Fair prices.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Celebrating my wife’s retirement with a quick get away trip to Boston. We found this restaurant to be just what we were looking for. Great food and ambience, moderate pricing on steaks that were cooked perfectly. Next time we come this way, we’ll be sure to come back to Frank’s Steakhouse.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Our waitress was not very good or talkative. We had a few problems with our orders, and they were not handled well by her. She was supposed to go look into what was in our drinks but never got back to us about the problem and just moved forward with other things. The food was good, and priced well. I would eat there again, but I will be in no hurry to go back.

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