Frankie's on Melrose

★★★★★
  • 7228 Melrose Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90046

    Map & Directions
  • 323-937-2801

About Frankie's on Melrose

Hours
Monday 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Tuesday 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Wednesday 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Thursday 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Friday 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Saturday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Hanging with my hubby in the Melrose area on Sunday afternoon and wanted to find a nice, quiet, authentic Italian restaurant. I'm Italian afterall, and he's been adopted in. We drove up and down the street and saw Frankie's. A quick

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Hanging with my hubby in the Melrose area on Sunday afternoon and wanted to find a nice, quiet, authentic Italian restaurant. I'm Italian afterall, and he's been adopted in. We drove up and down the street and saw Frankie's. A quick

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I have just returned home from having an amazing meal at Frankies. Everything we ordered was fantastic. The mussels in red sauce was so good, that when the mussels were gone we asked to have the sauce wrapped up to take home along with

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I have just returned home from having an amazing meal at Frankies. Everything we ordered was fantastic. The mussels in red sauce was so good, that when the mussels were gone we asked to have the sauce wrapped up to take home along with

Pros: great location, classic Italian food, friendly service

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I went to Frankie's on the recommendation of someone who loved it. Now, I wonder why she loves it so much. It is the filthiest restaurant I've ever been in. The bathroom looks like someone got shot in there, the carpets are 100 years old

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I went to Frankie's on the recommendation of someone who loved it. Now, I wonder why she loves it so much. It is the filthiest restaurant I've ever been in. The bathroom looks like someone got shot in there, the carpets are 100 years old

Pros: Alot of windows

Cons: Dirty, Classless, Dingy

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Hair in salad. Sand in Clam Linguini. Ripped off on price of wine. Insulted by bartender. Charged for everything. Need I say more?

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Hair in salad. Sand in Clam Linguini. Ripped off on price of wine. Insulted by bartender. Charged for everything. Need I say more?

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Frankies is Fantastic. Don't know what these other people are talking about. They need to get off their high horses. Frankies is such a great place with no pretentiosness of other flashy LA restuartants. It is a throwback to NY eateries

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Frankies is Fantastic. Don't know what these other people are talking about. They need to get off their high horses. Frankies is such a great place with no pretentiosness of other flashy LA restuartants. It is a throwback to NY eateries

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My wife and I had passed by so many times before we finally went for dinner. I wish we never did. \r
We should have been suspicious already, since no other customers were at any of the tables. just two people hanging out at the bar. The

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My wife and I had passed by so many times before we finally went for dinner. I wish we never did. \r
We should have been suspicious already, since no other customers were at any of the tables. just two people hanging out at the bar. The

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OK... Being a native NYer who loves Italian Food I thought it was time to try this restaurant. I should have made a u turn when I saw a "B" on the front door when entering.\r
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I ordered the Lobster Fra Diavolo -- the worst I have EVER

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OK... Being a native NYer who loves Italian Food I thought it was time to try this restaurant. I should have made a u turn when I saw a "B" on the front door when entering.\r
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I ordered the Lobster Fra Diavolo -- the worst I have EVER

Cons: The food was awful

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The pizza is great here! I went on a date and we shared a large pizza...something causal. It is the best pizza i had in a while!

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The pizza is great here! I went on a date and we shared a large pizza...something causal. It is the best pizza i had in a while!

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I love this place! It's a lil' pricey but the seafood it dishes are worth it. i usually go on sundays...its not too crowded.

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I love this place! It's a lil' pricey but the seafood it dishes are worth it. i usually go on sundays...its not too crowded.

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My wife and I walked into Frankie's on a Monday night. We had intended to go to Blu Jam Cafe, but they're not open on Monday evening. Neither was Vienna Cafe. So we kept walking until we found the first place open. Frankie's. The torn

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My wife and I walked into Frankie's on a Monday night. We had intended to go to Blu Jam Cafe, but they're not open on Monday evening. Neither was Vienna Cafe. So we kept walking until we found the first place open. Frankie's. The torn

Pros: Great seafood dishes.

Cons: Slow service, bad salads.

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Went to Frankie's last night and it was like I was transported back to 1950s New York. Sinatra and Dean playing, waiters dressed in black, amazing food & wine list. Had the Wild Atlantic Salmon (not on the menu ask for the specials) with a

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Went to Frankie's last night and it was like I was transported back to 1950s New York. Sinatra and Dean playing, waiters dressed in black, amazing food & wine list. Had the Wild Atlantic Salmon (not on the menu ask for the specials) with a

Pros: Great Food, Great Wine List, Fantastic Service

Cons: Tiramisu not as moist as I like it

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I agree with food fan that the watered down drinks are too expensive, but not that the food makes up for it. Why do I get the feeling that most of the positive reviews were posted by the owner. Seems when someone has something negative to

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I agree with food fan that the watered down drinks are too expensive, but not that the food makes up for it. Why do I get the feeling that most of the positive reviews were posted by the owner. Seems when someone has something negative to

Cons: Unhealthy greasy food, dingy atmosphere

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Last night was my girlfriend's birthday & we were looking for a place to eat after shopping all day on Melrose. We walked by Franky's and heard the Shins playing. THE SHINS!! at an Italian joint? We had to go in. So we did and it was like

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Last night was my girlfriend's birthday & we were looking for a place to eat after shopping all day on Melrose. We walked by Franky's and heard the Shins playing. THE SHINS!! at an Italian joint? We had to go in. So we did and it was like

Pros: Great music, great crowd, great food

Cons: NONE!!!!

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I've been to Frankie's on more than one occasion. First the cons: While the food price's were great, drink prices are a little high ($9 for a jack & coke). It seems like I hear the same songs over and over again when I go as well, like a

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I've been to Frankie's on more than one occasion. First the cons: While the food price's were great, drink prices are a little high ($9 for a jack & coke). It seems like I hear the same songs over and over again when I go as well, like a

Pros: Food, ambience, Frankie, Service, Sundays

Cons: Drink prices, Dead crooner music loop

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Frankies is a small Italian restaurant on the east end of the Melrose Ave strip between La Bra and Fairfax. For those of you that don?t know, Melrose gets a lot of foot traffic during the day on weekend, mostly window shoppers, (think

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Frankies is a small Italian restaurant on the east end of the Melrose Ave strip between La Bra and Fairfax. For those of you that don?t know, Melrose gets a lot of foot traffic during the day on weekend, mostly window shoppers, (think

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I came from Boston to the glitter of L.A. searching for something that made me feel at home. Frankie's is such a place. Frankie goes to every table, introduces himself and is very attentive. I sat at the bar where I chatted up a fellow

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I came from Boston to the glitter of L.A. searching for something that made me feel at home. Frankie's is such a place. Frankie goes to every table, introduces himself and is very attentive. I sat at the bar where I chatted up a fellow

Pros: Great Food, Awesome Bartender

Cons: Boring Music, Older Crowd

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I tell you what to pass on, that is JerseyDon's woefully inaccurate evaluation of this incredibly delicious and friendly restaurant. \r
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I stumbled upon this place quite by accident for a business lunch and was so blown away with my

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I tell you what to pass on, that is JerseyDon's woefully inaccurate evaluation of this incredibly delicious and friendly restaurant. \r
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I stumbled upon this place quite by accident for a business lunch and was so blown away with my

Pros: Terrific location, including parking, staff were wonderful

Cons: Not open 24 hours

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Tried Frankies based on the 4 ? star rating here but I was sorely disappointed. Good news was that it was mostly empty and we got a table right away, bad news was the food. Sauce was runny and the veal was chewy. I didn?t get the feeling

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Tried Frankies based on the 4 ? star rating here but I was sorely disappointed. Good news was that it was mostly empty and we got a table right away, bad news was the food. Sauce was runny and the veal was chewy. I didn?t get the feeling

Cons: Food, attitude

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You wont find this kind of italian food anywhere in la. if you want ny authentic food, this is the place to go. you can smell the sauce as soon as you walk in the door. you are always treated like family. it surprised me to read

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You wont find this kind of italian food anywhere in la. if you want ny authentic food, this is the place to go. you can smell the sauce as soon as you walk in the door. you are always treated like family. it surprised me to read

Pros: thumbs up- try the veal!

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I came on the recommendation of some friends. I am a native from NY and have been here for nearly 20 years. When people tell me to go to an Italian restaurant, i am sometimes hesitant. There is no food in LA like NY! When I walked into

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I came on the recommendation of some friends. I am a native from NY and have been here for nearly 20 years. When people tell me to go to an Italian restaurant, i am sometimes hesitant. There is no food in LA like NY! When I walked into

Pros: the seafood, the service, the Frankie!

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I have been reading city search reviews since it?s inception, and find it amazing that shills think we can?t see through them. The last two ?reviews? by Skyycran1, and Carlayoungsnkt are obviously an attempt to void out the complaint and

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I have been reading city search reviews since it?s inception, and find it amazing that shills think we can?t see through them. The last two ?reviews? by Skyycran1, and Carlayoungsnkt are obviously an attempt to void out the complaint and

Cons: Not so clean

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We were at Frankies the night that Tarpman came in with his group. They came on a Saturday night, it was busy and they got a table for the entire party without any reservations. They were sitting at a round table which is by some drapes.

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We were at Frankies the night that Tarpman came in with his group. They came on a Saturday night, it was busy and they got a table for the entire party without any reservations. They were sitting at a round table which is by some drapes.

Pros: Thumbs Up!!

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Hi if you are an Itailan food lover, you'll want to visit Frankie's on Melrose. I ate there for lunch with my co-works Glen and Kim who highly recomend it and I was not disapointed!. After having visited Italy for 3months and lived in New

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Hi if you are an Itailan food lover, you'll want to visit Frankie's on Melrose. I ate there for lunch with my co-works Glen and Kim who highly recomend it and I was not disapointed!. After having visited Italy for 3months and lived in New

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Wish I could give a better review of Frankie?s, but I can?t. I?ve been there six or seven time in the last year and although the food is fine, the service is hit-or-miss. In addition about a third of the tables are less than ideal, and it

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Wish I could give a better review of Frankie?s, but I can?t. I?ve been there six or seven time in the last year and although the food is fine, the service is hit-or-miss. In addition about a third of the tables are less than ideal, and it

Pros: Close to my house

Cons: Hit-or-miss service

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From the moment i walked in to Frankies on Melrose, i knew i was in for a REAL NEW YORK Italian food experience. I was brought by a girl i was dating that was from Conn. but for some reason always told everyone she was from NYC. You know,

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From the moment i walked in to Frankies on Melrose, i knew i was in for a REAL NEW YORK Italian food experience. I was brought by a girl i was dating that was from Conn. but for some reason always told everyone she was from NYC. You know,

Pros: great atmosphere, fun bar

Cons: parking was 5.00

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I went there for the first time last night (11/1/2007) and I have to admit, the food was fantastic, the service was exemplary and I believe I have found a great new Italian restaurant to add to my favorites. I ordered a special item not

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I went there for the first time last night (11/1/2007) and I have to admit, the food was fantastic, the service was exemplary and I believe I have found a great new Italian restaurant to add to my favorites. I ordered a special item not

Pros: Fresh Fish, great coffee, fantastic service, valet parking only $5

Cons: Wine (didnt read the entire wine list though)

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I was hoping this would be a nice place to take my mom for her birthday. But it was kind of a disappointment. The decor is nice, but not very warm or welcoming. Definitely more Los Angeles than New York. The food was alright, but for the

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I was hoping this would be a nice place to take my mom for her birthday. But it was kind of a disappointment. The decor is nice, but not very warm or welcoming. Definitely more Los Angeles than New York. The food was alright, but for the

Pros: outweighed by the cons

Cons: not worth the money spent

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I have no idea where the bad reviewers ate. Frankie's has now become my go to staple for celebrations, out of town guests and business meals. Frankie is almost always there to greet you and they have always made room for me. The food is

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I have no idea where the bad reviewers ate. Frankie's has now become my go to staple for celebrations, out of town guests and business meals. Frankie is almost always there to greet you and they have always made room for me. The food is

Pros: Real Italian Flare, Friendly Service, Relaxed Attitude

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NYer's - especially Italians, will probably love this place - I finally had a great veal parm in this town, and the lobster fra diavolo was really tasty.

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NYer's - especially Italians, will probably love this place - I finally had a great veal parm in this town, and the lobster fra diavolo was really tasty.

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DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!! I went there on a Sunday and the place only had 2 other tables filled. The waiter took our order. He took at least 5 - 10 minutes to bring me my drink, my appitizer never came and the waiter blamed the kitchen.

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DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!! I went there on a Sunday and the place only had 2 other tables filled. The waiter took our order. He took at least 5 - 10 minutes to bring me my drink, my appitizer never came and the waiter blamed the kitchen.

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Go to Frankie's to feel like you're in a great Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. The food is great and it's likely that Frankie himself will be there to greet you - 'cause that's how he rolls...

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Go to Frankie's to feel like you're in a great Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. The food is great and it's likely that Frankie himself will be there to greet you - 'cause that's how he rolls...

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We just celebrated my husband's 30th bday at Frankie's tonight and we had an amazing time. We had a group of 12 including 2 kids. The food was fabulous. Everyone had a great time especially because of the service. They took care of my

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We just celebrated my husband's 30th bday at Frankie's tonight and we had an amazing time. We had a group of 12 including 2 kids. The food was fabulous. Everyone had a great time especially because of the service. They took care of my

Pros: Great Service, Tasty Meals- esp the eggplant parmigiana

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I absolutely love this restaurant. Hands down, one of the top hidden jewels in the city. My boyfriend took me to Frankies when we were first dating and ordered the Shrimp stuffed lobster and the shrimp cocktail. Two years later we still

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I absolutely love this restaurant. Hands down, one of the top hidden jewels in the city. My boyfriend took me to Frankies when we were first dating and ordered the Shrimp stuffed lobster and the shrimp cocktail. Two years later we still

Pros: The jovial owner, the wonderful seafood and steak, the wine..shall I go on?

Cons: Cons...Not so much..

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My fiancee and I went for the first time and we won't be back. The bread was very doughy, but we were willing to let that go. My spinach fettucine with vegetables was pretty bland and my fiancee's ravioli was just so-so.\r
The wine was

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My fiancee and I went for the first time and we won't be back. The bread was very doughy, but we were willing to let that go. My spinach fettucine with vegetables was pretty bland and my fiancee's ravioli was just so-so.\r
The wine was

Pros: Ambience (especially with the Holiday decorations)

Cons: Food

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Went to Frakie's with my visiting mother because she had seen it on Tony Danza Show and figured it must be good Italian if Tony Danza likes it. The ambience was nice and the the staff was very friendly and accomodating. They had a scallop

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Went to Frakie's with my visiting mother because she had seen it on Tony Danza Show and figured it must be good Italian if Tony Danza likes it. The ambience was nice and the the staff was very friendly and accomodating. They had a scallop

Pros: Nice, Affordable

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Now I have never eaten Italian in NYC. I am a New Orleans native, and this place reminds me of the little Italian gems you can find all over the big easy. The marinara is fabulous, the calamari has been delicious all but once (everyone is

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Now I have never eaten Italian in NYC. I am a New Orleans native, and this place reminds me of the little Italian gems you can find all over the big easy. The marinara is fabulous, the calamari has been delicious all but once (everyone is

Pros: food, service, everything

Cons: parking

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My wife is from Brooklyn and swears that Frankie's reminds her of all the great Italian places in The Big Apple. Imagine an LA restaurant without an Attitude and that's Frankie's.\r
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We love the fried calamari and the pasta with seafood

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My wife is from Brooklyn and swears that Frankie's reminds her of all the great Italian places in The Big Apple. Imagine an LA restaurant without an Attitude and that's Frankie's.\r
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We love the fried calamari and the pasta with seafood

Pros: No Attitude!

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We discovered Frankie's one night driving along Melrose. We stopped in and were greeted by Frankie himself. Since then, we've been back dozens of times. The food is so great. Muscles, Linguine with Clams, Calamari, Raviloi, you name it. We've tried it and loved it. Good prices. Very dark and romantic place. We love Frankies!

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We discovered Frankie's one night driving along Melrose. We stopped in and were greeted by Frankie himself. Since then, we've been back dozens of times. The food is so great. Muscles, Linguine with Clams, Calamari, Raviloi, you name it. We've tried it and loved it. Good prices. Very dark and romantic place. We love Frankies!

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My fiance and I tried Frankie's on Friday night at the recommendation of my Uncle (a Frankie's regular and h'wood heavyweight). Our experience was better than average. TONIGHT, we dined in and the hot food was served cold and the bread

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My fiance and I tried Frankie's on Friday night at the recommendation of my Uncle (a Frankie's regular and h'wood heavyweight). Our experience was better than average. TONIGHT, we dined in and the hot food was served cold and the bread

Pros: The lighting

Cons: The manager

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the real deal, i cut dan tanas down from once a week to once or twice a month. this is the place the will make anything just how you want it.

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the real deal, i cut dan tanas down from once a week to once or twice a month. this is the place the will make anything just how you want it.

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We went on a rainy night so the place was half empty. Skeptical at first but I was surprised by the excellent service by the waitstaff. I got the stuffed lobster. It only costed 24.95 and you get a whole lobster stuffed with shrimp, with a

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We went on a rainy night so the place was half empty. Skeptical at first but I was surprised by the excellent service by the waitstaff. I got the stuffed lobster. It only costed 24.95 and you get a whole lobster stuffed with shrimp, with a

Pros: Good value, good service

 

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