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“A waste of money” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Frankie and Benny's

Frankie and Benny's
Central Drive, Morecambe LA4 4DW, England
01524 834 190
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Ranked #54 of 90 Restaurants in Morecambe
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
altrincham
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A waste of money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The food was very bland and is well overpriced. The drinks were also expensive, 2 small bottles of beer costing £6.70. My partner and I were very disappointed and will not be going again.

Visited December 2011
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English first
Halifax, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Poor and lacklustre service and awful food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

This restraunt was a real let down. The waiter was very friendly at first when the inital order was given, but after this, things just went downhill. The food was of a poor quality (normally we enjoy going to this style of restaurant and never had any issues but this venue was a real let down) all items were served cold and the portion sizes very small. The house salad especially was terrible. Tiny pieces of iceberg lettuce, brown around the edge, with a few onion rings and 6 or 7 bits of grated mozzerela cheese and 4 small pieces of 'soft' crutons which were inedible. It took almost an hour for the deserts to arrive. In the end our children just asked for an apple which the waiter offered to have cut up by 'his chef'. The sliced apple seemed to sum up the cooking abilities of the staff. Yes it was sliced up, but no attempt had been made to remove the pips or core of the apple!! The final insult was a waiter who decided to clean the table next to ours, spraying cleaning fluid straight over my daughter's food! In summary the service was half hearted,sloppy and at £50+ very poor value for money. We will never eat here again.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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cumbria
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant and nice food, but a little bit expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

I went with family and friends, all the food was niece but some of the portion sizes were small so a couple of us left hungry after paying about £10+ for a meal. The child's portions were the same so we got them ice cream for dessert.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A bit of fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

My boyfriend and I regularly go to Frankie and Benny's on weekends spent in Lancaster at uni. It is very good if you know what to expect. It is always busy and full of kids. There is always quite a few groups there celebrating birthdays which is quite annoying because they turn the lights off and put "happy birthday" on numerous times throughout the night.
Despite this, the food is always tasty and the menu is varied and reasonably priced. You can guarantee finding an offer online to make things even cheaper and the staff are always really helpful and friendly.
The vegetable risotto is a favourite of mine and my boyfriend enjoys the burgers. Portions are large and the atmosphere is always fun with the feel of 1950s America.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Morecambe
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

We have been to this restaurant before and enjoyed the experience, but sadly, this visit was a huge disappointment.

Everything from giving our order, getting the food, the drinks and then the bill took an extremely long time. I don't expect fast food in a restaurant, but this was just silly. By the time we managed to get out of the door, we had been there almost four hours!

The staff were very slow and seemed poorly trained. The food was mediocre and some of it was not hot enough. Overall it was not enjoyable.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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