If anyone has wondered about the long lines of people in South Berwick recently, no, there is not a new DMV office in town.

Lee Frank’s has burst onto the scene with an unheard-of grand opening that has taken everyone by surprise, including owner Lee Frank.

This new eatery is the culmination of Frank’s lifelong dream to open a restaurant that reflects his upbringing in Los Angeles. Diners appear to resonate with Lee’s mission: high quality food, excellent service, and an unfussy menu.

“I think the thing that makes us different is just the simplicity of it all. Just a straightforward southern-Cali style burger joint,” he said.

Taking a look at the menu, you'll notice some classic All-American food: burgers, hot dogs and french fries. You can even grab a shake or two.

Frank and his wife, Brooke, also own Otis, a fine-dining restaurant located in Exeter, New Hampshire.

“I 1000% love Otis, and what we do there and will continue to do, but it’s fun having something on the opposite end of the spectrum,” Frank said.

A quick glance at Lee Frank’s Facebook page demonstrates their instant success, with multiple posts of SOLD OUT and customer comments raving about the food.

Lee Frank
Lee Frank

Frank said he has been overwhelmed by the community support.

“It’s amazing and humbling for sure. Brooke and I are extremely thankful to everyone who has come out during our first week. I’m thrilled to open a place that I’ve thought about many times over and see people enjoy it,” he said.

Lee Frank’s is located at 12 Portland St. in S. Berwick, Maine. For more information, consult their website.

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