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Philly Frank's Steaks

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Steakhouse, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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151 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2501
760-591-0145
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Yummy, juicy goodness!

I love a good Philly cheesesteak and haven't been able to find one since my local place closed about a year ago. Well, Philly Frank, you made my day! My husband and I shared the mushroom steak Philly, with grilled onions, and it was exceptional! It's served on a long, soft roll with just the right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
travelingrandma91355
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love a good Philly cheesesteak and haven't been able to find one since my local place closed about a year ago. Well, Philly Frank, you made my day! My husband and I shared the mushroom steak Philly, with grilled onions, and it was exceptional! It's served on a long, soft roll with just the right amount of meat juice... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I work in California a few weeks a year and when i'm in town this place is on my list. This is the best cheesesteak i have had.

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vista, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Never been to Philly or really much of the east coast for that matter. I'd been told for a while that this was a great cheesesteak sandwich by numerous east coast transplants. Tried it out & it's delicious. Definitley worth checking out if you're in the area & want something different / not-chainlike. Friendly staff & great food. You'll leave... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Took awhile to receive my order but it was very good. Sandwich was pretty large and filling. Not the cheapest place but not too bad.

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Just a hole-in-the-wall located in a strip mall, Philly Frank's serves up very good cheesesteak. The sandwiches are huge; teeming with plenty of meat and cheese, with optional onions, mushrooms and peppers. The fries were very good too. Come hungry or split a sandwich with your partner. Two sandwiches, a basket of fries and two soft drinks set us back... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

this place has good sandwiches cheese steaks are good had an Italian sub not much of an atmosphere but worth trying good food

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place can be hard to find on Rancho Santa Fe but, it is so worth it! It is very authentic, staff is so welcoming and the food is amazing!!

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

These are the best cheesesteaks I have had outside of Philadelphia! We always order the mushroom steak with whiz and have yet to be disappointed. I will come here whenever I have a craving for a real cheesesteak!

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SAN DIEGO
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The good reviews of this place must be phony. Their best sandwich is terrible. The atmosphere couldn't be less appealing. Feel free to sit down on the dirty picnic tables and enjoy the ambiance of the food left by the previous eaters. This is an old hole in the wall that deserves no customers. I am surprised it is still... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

I have searched for a place like Philly Frank's since I moved from Maynard, Mass where I had my first cheesesteak. I had given up hope of ever finding the mouthwatering sandwich again until a co-worker took me here. When he first told me about the place I didn't get my hopes up. I'd been repeatedly disappointed before in many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 760-591-0145

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?