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“Fun, Spectacular Food and ohhhh the Ambiance!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frates Drive-In

Frates Drive-In
1423 Somerset Ave, Taunton, MA 02780-5030
508-880-4900
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Ranked #1 of 111 Restaurants in Taunton
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
North Dighton, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fun, Spectacular Food and ohhhh the Ambiance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

You always leave Frates with a smile on your face and a Happy Tummy. The food is outstanding! From fried clams to a plain old hamburger, it is special! Then there is the ice-cream! It just doesn't get any better than Frates ice-cream! Do try a Frates Coffee Frappe!!! You have to see the decor....over the top, with Happy Cows to Elvis himself. It's a hoot! Beautiful pots of flowers everywhere. The sort of place that will make a great memory for a kid! Friendly people. Immaculate.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pensacola, Florida, United States
1 review
“Frates is Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Spent some time in the Taunton area and ate at Frates several times. Each time was great. All the food is excellent. Especially the lobster roll. The variety of food and ice cream is impressive. You get great value for your money. The area was clean and neat. The staff was excellent. Everyone should experience Frates. A great place for the entire family.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boxford, Massachusetts
1 review
“A classic drive-in from the '60's updated with great food and professional management”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you should ever find yourself within range of Taunton, MA. you owe it to yourself and your family to stop by FRATES Drive-in on Somerset Ave. The owner of this place, Dennis, used to work here as a teenager, then went on to an impressive career in hotel management, then came back to Taunton to purchase, reconstruct and re-invent the place from his childhood memories. The result is nothing short of spectacular ... incredible lobster rolls, great burgers, seafood, fries, shakes, ice cream ... you name it and you will find it at Frates, a good portion, at a fare price, in a great atmosphere ... with an owner who bends over backwards to assure you a great experience! You can't go wrong at FRATES!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful family experience; Can't go wrong.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Stopped for a seafood lunch with the family and couldn't be more pleased with our choice! Staff were very helpful and super friendly. Our selections (fish and chips and the giant 'laubstah' roll) were delicious. We sat at a shaded picnic table and enjoyed the classic tunes. Restrooms were spotless; prices reasonable. What's not to like? Go there!

Visited August 2013
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Baltimore, MD
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Classic Drive-In”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I was in the Taunton area for an event I was attending in mid-August, and had a chance to stop at Frates. After reading the great reviews, I was looking forward to my visit... and I was not disappointed. In fact, I liked the place so much, I went there twice!

The lobster roll was terrific, as were the frappes and the ice cream mix-in. This place is the real deal. A classic quick food/ice cream drive-in. If/when I'm in that area again, I'll do my best to make another stop there!!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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