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Franklin Cafe Cape Ann


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Summer Tomato And Watermelon Gazpacho
avocado croutons
Warm Grilled Asparagus Salad
pecorino, pine nuts, fresh herbs
Summer Green Salad
fried barlotti beans, pickled carrots
Garlic Grilled Calamari
basil, baby white beans, citron blanc
Eggplant Caviar
ciabatta crostini, summer herb salad
Barbequed Octopus
carmelized romain, soy ponzu, smoked sea salt
Smokey Skillet Roasted Mussels
warm clarified butter, parsley
Sticky Chili-glazed Spareribs
mint creme fraiche, pickled watermelon
Bistro-style Steak Tartare
pomme gaufrettes
Cappelini Salsa Fresca
fresh tomato, toasted garlic, basil
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
American, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It can be hard to get into at times without a reservation and can be noisy occasionally, but the food is great and the wine list well thought out. The best fries anywhere. Difficult not to eat the huge portion served.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank cdolmsted
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small local restaurant right on main street there are tables and a small bar on the first floor and additional seating on the 2nd floor that I did not see tables are a little tight but the food is well prepared and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bubbia1
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

This is one of Gloucester's very best. The food and service are outstanding. As a local, I have pretty much eaten in the entire city. I also had my son's graduate party here a couple years ago and they were gracious and organized and the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Janine G
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We came here for dinner for my son's 30th bday. We ate upstairs and the food was so good whether we had the fish, steak or pasta.The atmosphere was very warm and cozy and the waitress took great care of us. This is definitely a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stillcrazy86
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We’re new in cape Ann and have been here a couple times, the food and drinks are good but the service is a bit off. Water isn’t being refilled, no one checks in for a long while to see if anything is need like a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank francisv101
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Super cozy local Restaurant & Bar. the Bar Service and Wine suggestion was great. Very comfortable atmosphere. Local hang for sophisticated diners. Enjoyed the company, friends, environment and most of all, the food! Excellent menu. Would LOVE to return to this cozy place during one...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ShaBene108
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The best Classic Steak Frites I have ever had, with perfect port demi glace and yummy roquefort butter. Everything else is great too, from the selections on the menu, the wine list and the ambience. Love the bread service, with the chickpea At the bar,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank allyo511
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Seems like a much loved local restaurant. Food was very good. Oysters for started were great. Drinks very good. Wine suggestion by waitress was excellent. Small restaurant with a lot of charm

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RCornejo
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Great dining experience.. Cozy and charming atmosphere. Food was remarkable- nightly specials are worth trying. Great service. Definitely will dine here again.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 19Monkey66
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with impeccable service and amazing food. We came 45 minutes early but they promptly seated us. The restaurant was full but we had drinks in hand in 7-10 minutes. For apps we had oysters which were delish and arrived within minutes. Our mains...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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July 26, 2016|
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Response from joanie2551 | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed!
October 1, 2015|
Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
I think only dinner.
June 28, 2015|
Response from seasondtrvlr | Reviewed this property |
I just tried to answer this, but am unsure if it went through, so forgive me if I am repetitive: Yes, you can, HOWVER, it is really not suitable for young children. In all our visits there, we have never seen anyone younger... More
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