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Franklin Cafe

150 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-1097
+1 617-269-1003
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
11 Feb 2015
“Great food!”
22 May 2014
“Unexpectedly awesome!”
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150 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-1097
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Reviewed 12 February 2015

We had a really good experience at this restaurant. Really nice service, everyone raved about their dish. Great ambiance, a really nice option for Boston!

Thank Renee C
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Went here just to meet up with friends for dinner and drinks. It was definitely more upscale than we expected which was a nice surprise. Had the pulled pork raviolo. It was so good!

Thank CMiche47
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I met a girlfriend I hadn't seen in AGES and went to Franklin for a few drinks and appetizers. We originally went into Lincoln, which was loud and crowded. Also, in the 3 minutes I spent in there, I had seen enough skinny jeans and...More

Thank EmP79
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Talk about overwhelmed bartenders. It was pretty frustrating (and foreign) to be told "hold on a minute" when you asked for a fork… menu… to put in an order. We sat at the bar for dinner and drinks on a Saturday night and the service...More

Thank bostonkse
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Poorly shucked oysters. Weird appetizers. Below average service. Too loud. No bueno. Nothing good to say.

1  Thank Nicoya B
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We went back to the Franklin Cafe on Shawmut Ave. after a long hiatus after a poor service experience last winter. The service was outstanding and the new menu is excellent. We both loved the food we chose (both dishes were specials for that evening)...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 2 August 2013

I am always at Franklin Cafe, the service is great and the staff is always welcoming and friendly. The steak frites basically blows your mind. They have them over truffle fries with some type of parsley and the put butter on top which melts all...More

Thank BostonBob1979
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Four of us went to the Franklin Cafe on Shawmut Ave. on Saturday evening. We were seated right away and the waiter took our drink orders. The drinks were very good. We ordered appetizers, a bottle of wine and main dishes, all of which were...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Enjoyed a great Sunday brunch at the Franklin Cafe's South Boston location. Arrived around noon and it was very quiet inside the restaurant and was able to park on the street just around the corner. Had a great table and nice server. Enjoyed the veggie...More

Thank GandGTraveler
Reviewed 21 July 2012

The Franklin hails from the South End where the original, teeny, cozy restaurant has been for years and has always been a local favorite. This location is much larger and more open than its sister. The menu is creative, modern and has a fun flair....More

Thank LifeFoodWine
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02127-1097
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South Boston
  • Neighbourhood: South Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-269-1003
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