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“Just like home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frank's Grill

Frank's Grill
11400 Overseas Hwy., # 16, Marathon, FL 33050-3600
305-289-7772
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Ranked #6 of 77 Restaurants in Marathon
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Bromley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Just like home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We found this restaurant, 9 Years ago and have been back every year since, the steaks are fantastic, always first choice when we arrive, the specials are very nice to, Lamb shank, Pork Shank, & Lamb chops all Excellent, Must try the house Chianti very special .
We stay in Marathon for a week every year fishing & Frank will always cook your catch. Very good value with friendly staff.
Graham Sykes

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Italian Gastronomical Magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My wife and I decided to finally give Frank's Grill a try after reading the many positive reviews.
We've been vacationing in Marathon Key for 4 years and were pleasantly surprised to realize the simple little storefront of Frank's Grill contained within it the perfect ingredients of great atmospheric ambience and finely tuned Italian food.

My veal parmigiana entre was a beauty of a dish....the exquisite balance of sauce, cheese and perfectly breaded veal all perfectly cooked as a generous proportion fit for an Italian King.
My wife's entre was a similarly prepared dish of ziti with olive oil, broccoli and shrimp. Beautiful consistency and balance throughout.

The carafe of Chianti was the perfect pallet polish between the lobster bisque soup and main entre. The silky, smooth refinement of the Lobster Bisque turned out to be a precursor of the main meal to come.

Our Waitress Joanna was impeccable in the personal care with which was afforded to us as this kind of superior customer care only adds to the positive vibe and relaxed ambience of Frank's Grill.
Reservations are definitely recommend and needed for a table at this hidden gem of a restaurant.

If you like great Italian food, at very affordable prices served to you by caring, courteous servers in a clean, relaxed setting..you need to pick up the phone and set an appointment for Frank's Grill in Marathon Key, Florida.

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“Family dinner at Frank's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Our family ate Dinner here after reading the reviews in tripadvisor. It is a small place that I would recommend a reservation. All of us enjoyed our food.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Centerville, Ohio
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“OK, Franks is really number UNO in Marathon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Frank's Grill is on our lists of restaurants for Marathon! Frank was the chef at the old Village Inn in the small shopping center near Winn Dixie.

We were huge fans of the Village Inn. The verdict is out concerning its current replacement.

We had to do some web research to locate Frank.

A great chef is at the heart of a great restaurant. Frank's Grill has added and deleted some menu items, and we like the daily specials. Today’s special is St. Paddy’s day, and my Italian wife says, “no way.”

Frank does excellent seafood pasta at a great price. We have love the linguine and clams for 20+ years at the old Village Inn; Guess what? Frank has the recipe, and we are stuffed at ½ plate.

The clams are canned clams; however, there is a recipe for fresh clams.

Trust the reviews that recommend reservations. Frank's Grill is now in Town Center, east of Marathon, and west of the Marathon Visitor’s Center.

Frank's Grill is perhaps 1/3 the size of the old Village Inn, and expect a full house.

Service is great, Frank is great, and ambience is “little Italy.” Great family dining, friends dining, Boomer dining, and geriatric dining.

The fare is appropriate for the tariff.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Omaha, Nebraska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Average”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Walked in, but apparently need a reservation...but we were able to sit outside said the less than friendly server. Service was average, food was below average. Salad was worse than something from a fast food joint. Dressing came in a plastic ramekin with the lid still on. Way overpriced for the quality.

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