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Philly Frank's Steaks

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151 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2501
+1 760-591-0145
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Try the ultimate fries. So freaking good! My personal favorite is beef, provolone, mushrooms & onions. Family owned & operated. People from Philly! Go Eagles!

Thank Bekhy C
Vista, California
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The inside is pretty dated. Looks like it was built in 1990 and never updated. The cheese steaks are pretty good most days. We have been several times, but this last time the meat was really bland. Couldn't even tell if there were any peppers on the sandwich. Their onion rings are pretty awesome though! Maybe catch them earlier in... More 

Thank Denise C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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282 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We were in Carlsbad when someone recommended this place after telling them we were born and raised in Philly. They even fly in the rolls from Philly to give you a true experience. This was the best cheesesteak I have had since leaving Philly. Very friendly employees, too. They even had whiz and applied the proper amount. It is in... More 

Thank RSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I have been around and have eaten the best cheesesteaks, but this place beats them all. One bite and it's self-evident. Dana, Melissa and crew work magic to get it right. I would recommend a thousand times over. Do it right and ask for whiz. -Detroit Nick

Thank Nick E
San Diego, California, United States
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Hands down, the best Philadelphia steak sandwich in San Diego county. That's all that needs to be said.

Thank Jeffrey H
Escondido, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

When in town on business, we never miss a chance to go to Philly Franks. The place is small and can get a bit crowded during lunch hour but the cheesesteak sandwiches and a basket of fries can't be beat.

Thank sceneisle
San Marcos, California
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Very good cheesesteaks, could use a little more meat on them for the price, but the taste is straight out of Philly!

Thank Mark M
Santa Clarita, California
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208 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

I love a good Philly cheesesteak and haven't been able to find one since my local place closed about a year ago. Well, Philly Frank, you made my day! My husband and I shared the mushroom steak Philly, with grilled onions, and it was exceptional! It's served on a long, soft roll with just the right amount of meat juice... More 

Thank travelingrandma91355
Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

I work in California a few weeks a year and when i'm in town this place is on my list. This is the best cheesesteak i have had.

Thank fiensiferum
vista, ca
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Never been to Philly or really much of the east coast for that matter. I'd been told for a while that this was a great cheesesteak sandwich by numerous east coast transplants. Tried it out & it's delicious. Definitley worth checking out if you're in the area & want something different / not-chainlike. Friendly staff & great food. You'll leave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Steakhouse, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-591-0145

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?