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“Chilling out on chili”

Frank's Deli & Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 121 Restaurants in Asbury Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Trenton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
165 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Chilling out on chili”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

My wife had a craving for pastrami and had heard that Frank's Deli on Main Street (NJ Route 71) in Asbury Park did well in that genre. Not a fan, I tried a cup of the chili to start, and was bowled over (and indeed, got a bowl when we returned two days later), and for a main course tried the deli's chicken souvlaki, which was OK. (The second time I had the Southern fried chicken, which was better.) The staff is very welcoming and personable, and speedy to boot. Frank's is that modest kind of place where you wouldn't think to "BYOB." Homespun simplicity, where tastiness and affordability converge.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
West Milford, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A local mainstay, casual food, great at what it does”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Relaxed, comfort food. FRESH SQUEEZED OJ - fluffy pancakes, for a deli - its a treat.

Visited April 2012
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Red Bank, New Jersey
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great food and service, uncomfortable seating. Order out.”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

You can get some really good food at Frank's. Nothing starlit, just a good breakfast or lunch in a friendly, homey place. I love their sandwiches. The booths are oddly made and very uncomfortable.

  • Visited September 2011
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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“mixed review”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

The food is always fresh and tasty, and many deli and bakery items to go; while the food at the tables is wonderful... and they cater too...the MALE help cooking and behind the counter can be surly; I know it is sexist, but true; the women table servers are happy and helpful.

Visited March 2012
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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Frank's Deli is Old School Asbury Park”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

Frank's deli looks like it was frozen in time. that is not a bad thing. With just good old-fashioned cooking. There is nothing special here and that's a good thing. You see yourself the waitresses are friendly. The regulars are there being greeted by the staff when they walk-in. Every thing is basic a cook great. Many their baked goods for some of the best. They make their own roles friend doughnuts and cakes.

On the weekends breakfast time there is always a line.

  • Visited September 2011
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