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.
20 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 923-9867
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #463 of 6,724 Restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Canadian
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

255 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    76
    95
    59
    11
    14
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Went here for breakfast since it was so convenient to my nearby hotel. Great eggs, bacon and potatoes with the wait staff frequently offering hot coffee. Since it was Thanksgiving Day, I went back in the evening for their turkey feast. The turkey was terrific -- moist and flavorful. The pumpkin pie was also very good. But the rest of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
450 reviews 450 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Just stumbled in from the cold. Never heard of this busy little city eatery. WE WERE VERY PLEASED Tara, the waitress had poise and class more typical of a high end restaurant. My western omelette with cheese was FANTASTIC. Wife got her old standard "sunny side up eggs & sausage" HUGE PORTIONS GREAT COFFEE BUSY FOR GOOD REASON

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The neighbourhood may have changed a bit, but Fran's definitely hasn't. I popped-in and enjoyed a fantastic "big breakfast", and certainly wasn't disappointed. :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. John's, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Searched for a long time after a long flight for a nice breakfast around 8:30 in the morning and stumbled upon Fran's. This is the older location and was pretty packed when we arrived. We got a nice table in the back, which was nice and quiet. Everything is priced so well and you can get a huge breakfast (hashbrowns,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cobourg, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Perhaps it is unfair to go back to a place you used to go 25-30 years ago and expect it to be the same. The only thing that was recognizable was the name, Frans. The food which was known for its legendary burgers was a disappointment. The burger arrived overcooked and was on a stale bun. The fries were cold... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thunder Bay, Canada
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wholesome, filling meals at an excellent price - what more can I ask for? Well, service for one, which was excellent. Quality of foods - check. Fair price? Absolutely. An iconic Toronto eatery that I quite enjoyed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Large portion (scrambled eggs bacon home fries and toast). Nice presentation. Well priced. Also very good coffee. Things to improve, service and condiments. (Service was slow and had to ask repeatedly for coffee, etched. Jam and peanut butter are cheepo brands and not very tasty) I would come again though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Parma
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We have been here for dinner since it was quite close to our apartment. It is an old style diner...with the same average food as usal. Nothing special

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have known about Fran's for a very long time but never had an opportunity to visit. We went there on a Saturday afternoon after a busy day of shopping not wanting to go anywhere too fancy (or spend very much money). We were pleasantly surprised by how nice it was inside. It was very busy and bustling but we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pelham, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fran's is a nice diner with good food, good service. The wait staff are always helpful and friendly even though it always seems to be busy. The wait wasn't long though. We were here for brunch and my wife and I both had great meals (omelet, pancakes). We'll be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fran's also viewed

Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
 
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
 

Been to Fran's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fran's

Address: 20 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 923-9867
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Canadian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing