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Franklin Cafe Cape Ann

118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
+1 978-283-7888
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cod” (22 reviews)
“hanger steak” (10 reviews)
“sashimi tuna” (3 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5731
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Reviewed 24 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 19 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 18 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 1 October 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
Reviewed 3 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,

Thank Anne1644
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This may be the most consistent restaurant in Gloucester. Food quality if always good, the wine list has something for everybody's taste and the bar is one of the coziest in town. Waitstaff are well trained, friendly, knowledgeable, service is fast. Franklin is a keeper....More

Thank Garth C
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We went there on a Tuesday evening about 6:30 which happened to Oyster night. Oysters on the half shell cheap, as well as other oyster dishes. Had no trouble getting a table. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. Gave us plenty of time to...More

Thank BostonJandP
Reviewed 13 August 2016

A dinner for four at the Franklin fine as usually. Four patrons four different meals: Cod; ravioli; hanger steak; chicken. Also 4 different appetizers: tuna tartare; fresh mozzarella and native tomatoes; greek salad and asian dumplings. Each meal and appetizer done exactly as ordered. Good...More

Thank Buppa1
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent!! We enjoyed everything! Service was friendly and helpful. From the wine taste to pick the perfect bottle to the scrumptious desert we LOVE this place!

Thank Jerry C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a full bar service?
27 July 2016|
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Response from joanie2551 | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed!
Are you open for lunch as well as dinner?
2 October 2015|
Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
I think only dinner.
On a family vacation. Can I bring my two year old here for dinner?
29 June 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 00:30
17:00 - 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
  • E-mail