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Philly Frank's Steaks

151 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2501
760-591-0145
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Ranked #26 of 210 Restaurants in San Marcos
Price range: $5 - $10
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
Cuisines: Sandwiches
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English first
Escondido, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
443 helpful votes 443 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

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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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very much wishing I could give Frank's 5*... it's 2 blocks from my place. Honestly, I liked it, but it's lacking in my opinion (wish I could give it 3.5*, but rounding up, which would make my elementary school teachers proud).... and it's not so much the flavors, it's the polish. You should know now that I'm not an expert... More 

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carlsbad, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

great food, everyone of their sandwiches is a "10",their fries and onion rings are equally a "10". family owned and operated, great staff!!

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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: Sandwiches

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