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“disappointed”
Review of Frank's A-Lot

Frank's A-Lot
Ranked #786 of 4,491 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

I visited here with my boys during the car show. We've had very good meals from every other place at the terminal. This has been the first that I write that was not up to an expected standard. We ordered my son's lunch, nothing too hard, chicken fingers and cheese french fries. We waited in line, not a big deal. When I was made to wait while other people who ordered chicken fingers and were sent on their way. Finally after approximately 15 people were finished and on their way, I had to ASK where our food was. Funny since the preparer was directly behind the cashier, had NO IDEA about the order. She seemed to get annoyed that we were bothering her by asking where our food was. When we finally received the order the cheese was gross and sparse. Seriously, I come to the RTM for a great meal and fun times with my children. This place will never get my money again.

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Reviewed 9 December 2012 via mobile

The lady serving the food was really nice; the lady at the cash register not so much.
For $11 I got a BBQ chicken breast and wing, onion rings, cornbread and a sweetened (fountain) iced tea which was advertised as unsweetened tea. The onion rings were pretty standard and unexciting, but the chicken and cornbread were quite tasty.
Not sure I'd go back there with so many other places to try in reading terminal market, but I'd recommend it if you haven't been there before.

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Reviewed 6 March 2011

Working another show means eating another fast meal. The show itself was at the famous Trocadero Theater for Jersey Shows Battle of the bands. I really just came along for the ride this time. And just helped out a little when it came to load in. After half way through the show, we decided to get food. So my friend Kevin suggested that we go a few blocks down to the Reading Terminal Market.

The Market is huge and has a lot of vendors and little restaurant stands. It is a amazing place for a person like me. So many choices to pick from and all of them smelled delicious. Unfortunately we were on a time limit. So we had to pick the place with the smallest line. Which left us with Franks Alot.

Frank's alot is a basic American BBQ spot. It seems to blend different items from different areas of the BBQ world. From your basic Hot dogs to BBQ chicken. It does seem that Frank is just a name sake. There was no one who could be frank in site, unless he is a little Asian woman. But the service was good and fast. I got a Texas Tommy, which is basically a hot dog with cheese and bacon wrapped around it. Apparently their version was a little different. It has the same basic elements. The difference is in how it is made. Usually the cheese is wrap around the dog. Then the bacon is wrapped around the cheese and the hot dog and it is cooked that way. They just threw the cheese on bacon on. It still tasted the same. So in the long run it really wasn't to much of a problem.

All in all the meal was nice and satifying. So I would say that Franks Alot is Fat Kid tested Fat Kid approved.

As always stay peckish my friends.

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