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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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  • 11
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
East coast friends told us to check this place out.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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vista, ca
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vista, ca
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 500 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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Poway, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife, daughter have been going to Philly Franks for about 10 years...As native Philadelphians transplanted to Southern California, we had given up the hope of ever finding a restaurant with authentic cheesesteaks...and then we came to Philly Franks in San Marcos. They have their rolls shipped in from Philadelphia, and they know how to slice beef to make an... More 

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San Marcos, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

its a ok restaurant.. food average.. it is not the best sub out there! nothing special... but the fries worth the visit!!

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Additional Information about Philly Frank's Steaks

Address: 151 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2501
Phone Number: 760-591-0145
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?