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Philly Frank's Steaks

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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, Takeout

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  • 14
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
I feel like I'm back in Philly

Hands down, the best Philadelphia steak sandwich in San Diego county. That's all that needs to be said.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
Jeffrey H
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Hands down, the best Philadelphia steak sandwich in San Diego county. That's all that needs to be said.

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Thank Jeffrey H
Escondido, California
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251 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 514 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

When in town on business, we never miss a chance to go to Philly Franks. The place is small and can get a bit crowded during lunch hour but the cheesesteak sandwiches and a basket of fries can't be beat.

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Thank sceneisle
San Marcos, California
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Very good cheesesteaks, could use a little more meat on them for the price, but the taste is straight out of Philly!

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Thank Mark M
Santa Clarita, California
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177 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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Thank travelingrandma91355
Panama City, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank fiensiferum
vista, ca
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Thank sd_foodies
San Marcos, California
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589 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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Thank JimmyJackk
Escondido, California
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251 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 514 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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1 Thank sceneisle
San Marcos, California
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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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Thank 7andersons
San Marcos, California
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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: American, Steakhouse, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?