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1423 Somerset Ave, Taunton, MA 02780-5030
+1 508-880-4900
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is amazing. Everything on the menu is delicious. The large lobster roll is my ultimate favorite. It's not cheap @ $32. But it's worth every penny. The burgers are amazing. The chicken. And can't forget about the ice cream. This is a seasonal place as it's closed for the winter.

Thank Joshua R
Green Valley, Arizona
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We got here late in the evening and still got served a good clam roll by friendly staff. It is worth the time to go here for a quick inexpensive bite to eat. Several other customers also got their orders to go during our visit. There are a few picnic tables for those who want to eat at Frates. The... More 

Thank Tucsonsoxfan
Taunton, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Finally stopped and ate here fast friendly service. Big menu with something for everyone. During the summer the place was always packed. It will close for the season on Oct 30, 16

Thank 821Bee
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great food we usually go for foot long hot dogs and waffle fries with cheese. Ice cream is good. I can bring my dogs for a hot dog too and feel comfortable.

Thank Lisa C
Taunton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This place looks cute from the outside, and when you pull up you are hopeful that the food will be good - especially since their prices are not cheap. I ordered the fried seafood platter. It cost $23.00+ including tax and when I picked it up, the box had no weight to it. Something told me, "That's weird", so I... More 

Thank YackeeDoodle
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I have been told that this place was once real good.. So decide to take a drive up from my town on one of the last before my kids head back to school.. So we went for a late dinner around 630pm. My kids already ate so they enjoyed some ice cream which was just ok and was melted to... More 

Thank Ron L
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Lobster roll was good. Prices were a bit high, outdoor seating only nice landscape, friendly staff, kind of out of the way

Thank Debra F
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I was raving about how good Frates is, so my family decided to try it. The prices are getting very high. We had 3 fried clam dinners, a scallop dinner, and an order of clam cakes. We requested the whole belly clams,but there were alot of clam strips mixed in. That is not appropriate. They should have all been whole... More 

Thank Norma D
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

If you don't get any thing else at Frates you have to have the whole belly fried clams...either a roll, plate or a side. Yhey are the best around.

Thank smeee57
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It's probably a fun place for the teenagers to go for a date night but the food is pricey and the ice cream is not mad fresh, I believe it is the Hershey brand. It's a seasonal joint so they make as much revenue as possible during the summer months.

Thank Michefarl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1423 Somerset Ave, Taunton, MA 02780-5030
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +1 508-880-4900

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