We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Philly Frank's Steaks

151 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2501
+1 760-591-0145
Website
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheesesteak” (20 reviews)
“potato chips” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American
PRICE
$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
151 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078-2501
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (34)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely the BEST Philly Cheesesteak in SD County. Authentic like Geno’s back on the South Side. The restaurant is small and offers little ambiance but more than makes up with Taste!

Thank db7477
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Most would say “yeah right, good cheese steaks in San Diego”... YES, there are and I found them at Philly Frank’s!!! The only thing that is NOT from Philly is the really friendly and helpful service. The “works” is the best way to go, and...More

Thank ExploringViking96
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We have been going to Philly Frank's since we moved here 5 years ago and have never been disappointed. We had had eaten Philly Steak and Cheese subs when we lived in Philadelphia and I can say what we get at Philly Frank's is just...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you were born in or around Phili or you have visited there...the cheesesteak sandwich is a local favorite and Philli Frank's duplicates these sandwiches. Easy to understand since the restaurant is decked out with Philadelphia team stuff and other Phili area photos....and the owners...More

Thank EscoDave
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome atmosphere awesome food! They've been a staple in San Marcos for years. They're food is authentic sandwiches from Philadelphia. The owners hail from Philly and have the restaurant decorated in Eagles memorabilia. They make cheesesteaks with or without onions, with provolone or whiz, with...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We'd been to Philly Frank's Steaks on our last visit to San Marcos and wondered if it still lived up to our first review (5 stars). We were not disappointed! Service was friendly and our sandwich ("The Works" $10.15) was delicious and generous enough in...More

Thank travelingrandma91355
Reviewed 18 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
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...More

Thank Denise C
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...More

Thank RSW
Reviewed 18 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....More

Thank Nick E
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in San Marcos
Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos
337 reviews
.90 km away
Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
821 reviews
2.63 km away
Days Inn San Marcos
502 reviews
2.64 km away
La Quinta Inn San Diego Vista
296 reviews
2.72 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Love Boat Sushi
54 reviews
.95 km away
Sorrento's Pizza
18 reviews
.83 km away
Taco Bar
22 reviews
.92 km away
Nearby Attractions
Discovery Lake
29 reviews
3.22 km away
Rip Current Brewing
16 reviews
.82 km away
Booze Brothers Brewing Co.
10 reviews
1.72 km away
Latitude 33 Brewing Co
7 reviews
2.64 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Philly Frank's Steaks staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing