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Franklin Steak House and Tavern

318 Passaic Ave., Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 808-9400
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Ranked #16 of 49 Restaurants in Fairfield
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Haskell, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for Happy Hour on a Tuesday night. Good drink specials and half price on a selection of appetizers. Enjoyed the Hotsy Totsy Shrimp, flavoring was just hot enough, and the Chicken Quesadilla, plenty of chicken. Nice atmosphere at the bar, but can get loud if a large group enters. Bartenders are friendly. The bartenders change their shift at... More

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Miami, Florida, USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was good, my daughter had the prime rib is was average at best, I had the pork chop, slightly over cooked, wife had the ribs, those were very good. Kids had the chicken fingers and mini burgers those were good. The saving grace was the service was excellent. Price was average.

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North Haledon, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food is great and the service is excellent. Even the owner, Frank Oliver, came to our table several times to make sure everything was good. Many families on a Friday night. The lobster bisque served in a bread bowl was excellent! Very friendly wait staff. The only complaint I have is that it is noisy, but considering the size... More

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West Orange
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Suggested the venue to some friends, as Wednesday night karaoke is fun --excellent KJ. My friend was first to arrive-- I was delayed at the office and the others hit parkway traffic. My friend was told we could not be seated until we all arrived. When I arrived, I found a half empty dining room and two "regulars" seated at... More

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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278 reviews 278 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Even though we were given a table way in the back and away from the bar, it was difficult to hold a conversation as the bar is huge and borders the dining area all around (it's an "L" shaped dining/bar area. with over 20 TV's ). The burger (just a regular burger w cheddar cheese) was only $7.99 and came... More

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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127 reviews 127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A group of six and no one was disappointed with his meal. Friendly, prompt and attentive service. Three had prime rib special and all enjoyed it. Appetizers were good and good value. Not sure I would call it a steak house though as most of the fairly large menu was not steak. Very accommodating making minor changes to a dish.... More

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We go here for happy hour once in a while...its great...friendly bartenders...good drinks-aren't they always...and the appetizers are perfect for happy hour...they have daily happy hour deals too which is nice!

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Fairfield, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We recently moved to Fairfield and discovered Franklin's right away. We go there at least once a month but never on Friday and Saturday nights when it is mobbed. There is always a crowd at the bar where the drinks are decent-sized and reasonable. The help staff is very friendly both at the bar and at the tables. Usually both... More

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Seaside Park, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Had dinner there tonight....table for 2..."it will be about 15 minutes"....that's when the fun began. 20 minutes later a couple walked in...table for 2 and GOT SEATED IMMEDIATELY! Wait a second my wife said...we were here first and are on the list. Oh, but that's a table for two all the way in the corner. SO WHY DIDN'T YOU GIVE... More

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Love the burgers and tend to sit at or in bar area. Can't comment on the other food. But drinks, service, burgers are great!

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