In the many years I've been patronizing Frankies, it's always been a great experience. The staff is always helpful, friendly,...read moreIn the many years I've been patronizing Frankies, it's always been a great experience. The staff is always helpful, friendly, and always seems to go above and beyond to give great service. Excellent experience, and highly recommended.read less
Wednesday was the second day of the summer for the St Paul police PAL program to take kids from the...read moreWednesday was the second day of the summer for the St Paul police PAL program to take kids from the inner city fishing on lake Chisago in boats.Due to a death in the family the normal pontoons that volunteers bring were not available,Frankie of Frankie’s live bait & Marine in Chisago stepped forward and gave us use of a pontoon.Big thanks to Frankie and his staff for saving the dayread less
Family run hometown business. Very helpful!
Recently purchased a new Ranger walleye boat from Todd at Frankie's... I grew up in Chisago and had visited the...read moreRecently purchased a new Ranger walleye boat from Todd at Frankie's... I grew up in Chisago and had visited the bait shop many times over the years with my dad as a kid and got to know the whole family there! They took care of us as anyone would expect from a business owned and operated by 3 generations. Had a few issues upon delivery that they took care of immediately and made us feel like we were a part of the family the whole time. Great place to buy a boat and I am sure a great place to service a boat as they really know their stuff. Would definitely recommend checking them out if you are in the market for a new ride.read less
Joseph Michael Vruno7/15/2019
I purchased a new Ranger Reatta from Frankie's after meeting Petey at the MN Boat Show in 2019. Petey...read moreI purchased a new Ranger Reatta from Frankie's after meeting Petey at the MN Boat Show in 2019. Petey is very knowledgeable on Ranger boats and made the ordering and delivery process very simple. Also made it easy to finance the purchase with their in-house financing. Nice to do business with a family-owned company.read less
Best staff and boats around!
Really helpful bait shop
I just got my 5th boat from Frankie's, a new 2017 Ranger 620, and I can't say enough great things...read moreI just got my 5th boat from Frankie's, a new 2017 Ranger 620, and I can't say enough great things about Frankie, Deb, their parts and repair folks, and my salesman, Todd George. They are always friendly, pleasant, and treat their clients like family. My salesman Todd George was awesome to work with-from start to finish. He was so helpful and responsive to my questions and really guided me through the whole process of custom building my boat. I'm in sales too, and Todd is a real professional and a great advocate for his clients. Todd told me he likes to treat his clients like he would like to be treated and he lives up to those words. I will always refer friends looking to purchase a boat to Frankie's and Todd George. jimmy pesisread less
James Jay Pesis6/13/2017
Good people friendly service
Great bait, awesome staff n great dealership! Frankie & Debbie are 1st Class & the very best people!
I was in northern Wisconsin at my cabin when I was having problems with my 2018 ranger 1880 MS...read moreI was in northern Wisconsin at my cabin when I was having problems with my 2018 ranger 1880 MS talk to my sales went Tod George and he would bent over backwards to help me with my electrical problem for at least a couple hours on the phone this is what I call dedication of a salesman and dealership thumbs up Todd and Frankie if I buy another ranger it will be from youread less
This place is the #1 Ranger dealership in the US and I understand why. Customized service, a patient sales team...read moreThis place is the #1 Ranger dealership in the US and I understand why. Customized service, a patient sales team (Todd George), and an overall friendly and helpful team. These people are true experts on the Ranger boat line and on everything else you need to be on the water in the Midwest. They provided me with accurate and important information, exactly what we needed to make this big decision. I'm sure the entire sales team is the same but our guy Todd took the needed time to help make sure our family was making the right decision. He did this without ever showing a moment of pressure. Todd's patience with us and his knowledge of the products we were considering made this a great experience. You cannot buy a boat in MN without stopping in to Frankie's Marine. This place makes you feel like family!read less
We bought a new 620 Ranger from Frankie's and the whole buying experience was great. Petey was incredibly responsive,...read moreWe bought a new 620 Ranger from Frankie's and the whole buying experience was great. Petey was incredibly responsive, proactive in communicating updates and sent many pictures. They deserve being the top Ranger dealer. Would recommend Petey and Frankie's Marine to anyone looking for a boat.read less
I decided this spring that it was time to update my fishing boat... I love to fish and I wanted...read moreI decided this spring that it was time to update my fishing boat... I love to fish and I wanted to fish bigger water in the years ahead so I figured I would start the search for the newest member of our fishing family. I went to the Minneapolis Boat Show to compare boats and boat dealers and because of the reputation of Ranger Boats and because Todd from Frankie's Marine was so friendly and excited to talk about fishing and share various innovations on the product, I decided that Ranger was the boat for us! Frankie's Marine in Chisago Lakes has been a family owned entity as long as I can remember. I grew up in the area and figured if I was going to be buying a Ranger, that I would definitely be buying from them. We ordered our Ranger 621FS and proceeded to visit the showroom once or twice a week to size up all the accessories we anticipated putting on after delivery. When the boat arrived we had an issue with the wrong fabric on our seats... Todd jumped in and got it taken care of for us, and in less than 10 days Ranger had delivered us brand new seats and they were installed at the shop. We had a few other minor tweaks needed and the service center got us in and out in less than 48 hours. It's strange for me to think that the largest Ranger Boat dealer in the country is the one in the little town I grew up in, but after being an actual customer, I can see why they sell as many boats as they do. A big thanks to the whole team that helped us get into our new dream boat... now I just have to figure out how to actually catch as many fish as this boat makes me "look" like I can! :D.read less